Don’t send in that guilty plea. Think of the ticket as the officer’s opening offer. Don’t accept it, until you’re sure the prosecutor won’t make a better one.
A defensive driving course will reduce your point total by four points for suspension purposes and will reduce your insurance premiums by 10%. This article explains exactly how this works and provides links to NY DMV approved courses.
“AUO” is based on driving with a suspended license. Our goals in AUO cases is to first to eliminate a criminal conviction and ensure that the client's license is clear to drive.
Law that governs the suspension and revocation of a CDL.
There are 2 relevant time periods involved: 1) the eighteen month window and 2) three years after a traffic conviction.
Some of our out-of-state clients 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, but helpful for everyone, here are answers to 7 questions that are not answered by the NY ticket.
Most speeding tickets require no appearance. But a few are appearance courts. Either way, you don't have to appear and the difference is in the legal fee.
Pleading guilty to one seemingly harmless speeding ticket can, and often does, set off a snowball effect of unforeseen consequences. Learn more.
While VTL 1180(a) announces the general rule, VTL 1180(e) defines specific circumstances that require an appropriate speed under the circumstances.
Receiving a speeding ticket that does not reference a particular speed, while confusing to many, is possible in New York. The basis for this ticket is New York vehicle and traffic law section 1180(a).