Yes, your son or his traffic lawyer can make a motion to vacate guilty plea (called a motion for coram nobis). We've done this many times but not always successfully. While some courts are liberal about granting vacatur others are not.
Because reckless driving is a criminal offense (misdemeanor), carries 5 points and can adversely affect your insurance rates, we strongly encourage you to fight this ticket. Further, given its seriously, you consult with (if not hire) an experienced traffic lawyer. Feel free to call us for a free consultation. My Avvo rating is 10 and my firm handle reckless driving cases regularly.
Yes, you can certainly fight these two 2-point tickets. In NYC, however, there are no deals or plea bargains in your court -- Traffic Violations Bureau. Therefore, to win one or both, you'll need to have a hearing before an administrative law judge.
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This ticket carries 6 points, roughly a $200 fine and a $300 Driver Assessment Fee. If you plead guilty, you or your traffic lawyer can likely get this reduced to a less serious charge (saving you points and money). Further, this speeding ticket can adversely affect your insurance rates. By fighting it, you can likely avoid the possibility of your insurance rates being raised. Let me know if you have any other questions.
You should clean up your older suspension (preferably before your court date). Most judges will require that your suspensions be lifted before they will resolve an AUO3rd case. If this is a first offense, an experienced NY traffic ticket lawyer or criminal lawyer should be able to get this reduced to a non-criminal result.
Yes, it's possible to get 2 speeding tickets from the same officer at the same time. I've seen it many times (although it isn't common). With that said, one of the tickets is very defensible on the grounds (among other things) that you should be penalized for essentially the same incident. The 89/55 carries is 8 point, the 101/55 is 11 points and the disobeying sign is 2 points (potential total 21). Because you can be suspended at 11 points, I seriously recommend that you retain an...
Because a NY conviction will transfer onto your Ontario license as demerit points, I recommend that you plead not guilty. If you do, you or your NY traffic lawyer most likely can negotiate this 6-point ticket (4 Ontario demerit points) down to a less serious saving you points as well as the $300 Driver Assessment Fee (and possibly avoid your auto insurance rates going up). When hiring a traffic lawyer make sure that he or she is familiar with the Ontario demerit system as it is very possible...
Your tailgating ticket carries 4 points and roughly a $200 fine. You should therefore fight it (especially given your point problems). Before your court date, you should take a NY Driver Safety Class which will remove 4 points from your license. You should also consult with (if not hire) an experienced NY Traffic Ticket lawyer.
At your hearing, you can see whatever documentation the officer brings with him. It may be a Memo Book, a copy of the ticket with his notes and/or a Radar/Lidar activity sheet. Other than that, there is no discovery at the Traffic Violations Bureau.
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A lawyer who handles a lot of traffic matters can cover most cases with only a few days notice. However, because there are major changes occurring at the Suffolk traffic court, you should talk with an experienced traffic lawyer as soon as possible. This is a difficult place to fight a ticket and having a knowledgeable attorney is definitely worthwhile.