Albany, NY asked in Traffic Tickets for New York

Q: I recently got pulled over for lack of insurance in NY what are my options I just mailed in all the tickets non guilty

Otherwise I have a clean record I have some proof of have insurance previously

I want to get my CDL a or b and I’m trying to keep this off my record

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: In New York, if you've been pulled over for lack of insurance and have pled not guilty, the next step is to prepare for your court appearance. Since you have a clean record and some proof of previous insurance, these factors may work in your favor. It's important to gather all relevant documentation, including any proof that you were insured at the time of the traffic stop or immediately obtained insurance thereafter.

At your court appearance, you'll have the opportunity to present your case. Explain your situation clearly and provide any evidence you have. If you did not have insurance at the time of the stop but have since obtained it, showing this proactive step can be helpful. However, keep in mind that driving without insurance is taken seriously and can carry penalties.

Since you're looking to obtain a CDL and want to keep your record clean, it might be beneficial to consult with an attorney who has experience with traffic violations. An attorney can provide guidance on the best approach to take in court and may help in negotiating a plea that could minimize the impact on your record. Remember, each case is unique, and the outcome can vary based on the specifics of your situation.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Check with a traffic ticket defense attorney, but you may need a quick two-sentence letter from your carrier that your insurance policy was in effect in full force on the day of the occurrence. Good luck

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