If you received a second page attached to your uniform traffic ticket, it is likely a Supporting Deposition / CPL 710.30 Notice. This second page combines the Supporting Deposition, at the top of the page, with an NYS Criminal Procedure Law 710.30 notice, at the bottom of the page. The NYS CPL 710.30 notice makes you aware of any statement that the People intend to use against you.
If you made any statements to the officer, that they intend to use against you when prosecuting your case, those statements will be provided at the bottom of the supporting deposition.
What is a Supporting...
"Traffic Infraction is defined by the New York Vehicle and Traffic Law section 155.
A traffic infraction is not a crime. If you are charged with a traffic infraction, as opposed to misdemeanor or felony, it means that you do not have to appear in court and you may answer the ticket by mail. That answer may be "guilty" or "not guilty." We strongly advise against pleading guilty without first seeking a reduction.
A misdemeanor, on the other hand, is a classified as a crime and requires a physical appearance in court for an arraignment. Misdemeanors also...
Plea Bargaining for a Reduction
The overwhelming majority of traffic tickets, that drivers do not plead guilty to, are resolved through plea bargaining. Plea bargaining occurs with the prosecutor whereby the prosecutor makes an offer to the driver to plead guilty to a reduced charge. The reason the prosecutor makes these offers is to resolve the case. Otherwise the prosecutors would have to have a trial for every ticket. The prosecutor also seeks to serve the interests of justice. The amount of the reduction is a matter for argument.
For example, a driver is charged with...
This charge is for talking on your phone while driving. This post lists the fines and consequences of a conviction that the ticket does not tell you.
Are you wondering what is means to charged with imprudent speed? Read this post for a description and to learn the fines and consequences.
Your ticket for speeding a construction zone does not state the fine or consequences of a conviction. This post does.
This post lists the fines and consequences of convictions for the most common types of speeding tickets.
Speeding in a school zone can be a sensitive issue for prosecutors and judges. Read this post to learn the fines and consequences of the school zone speeding ticket.
We help many drivers licensed outside New York State. Many out-of-staters call mention that, unlike their home state, the NY ticket does not state how much the fine will be, how many points the conviction will be, or any other consequences of pleading guilty.
Prompted by our out-of-state clients, here are answers to 7 questions that are not answered by looking at the ticket.
1) How Many Points is My Ticket?
Points attach as a matter of law for each conviction, even though you will not see any mention to them on the ticket or even in court.
The most common tickets are issued for...
A traffic diversion program gives you the opportunity to have certain tickets dismissed. There are currently six counties in New York with such programs. So if you have a ticket pending in any court in Allegany, Broome, Livingston, Otsego, Tioga, or Wyoming county, this article is for you.