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.
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This speeding ticket carries 4 points, roughly a $200 fine and can negatively affect your auto insurance rates. Therefore, I recommend that you plead not guilty and fight it. How you (or your NY traffic lawyer) fights it depends on the a few variables including in what court you case is to be heard.
Aggravated unlicensed is a criminal charge for driving when you know (or should know) that you are suspended. Because it is a criminal charge, you should definitely plead not guilty and fight it. Because you apparently cleared up your underlying suspensions, you should be able to resolve this case without getting a criminal record. You should retain an experienced NY traffic lawyer, however, to help you.
Your cell phone ticket will be heard at the Traffic Violations Bureau. At the TVB, there is no plea bargaining. You must plead guilty or not guilty, and if you plead not guilty, then your case will be scheduled for a hearing. Winning this this court is difficult especially for lay persons and lawyers who do not regularly appear in this court.
I've written an article entitled "Fighting A Traffic Ticket At The Traffic Violations Bureau". It should help you better understand how this court...
You can only be arrested if you get caught driving. It is illegal to drive when you know or should know that you are suspended. It is not criminal to merely be suspended.
There are no payment plans but you can pay one ticket at a time. Because three speeding ticket convictions results in a mandatory 6-month revocation, I recommend that you retain a NY traffic ticket lawyer to help you.
This ticket carries 6 points, roughly a $200 fine and a $300 Driver Assessment Fee. Because it is considered a "high" speed", it can also hurt your daughter's insurance rates (even though she has an otherwise clean record). Therefore, she definitely wants to plead not guilty. She can appear herself or with a NY traffic ticket lawyer. Whether she wants to hire a lawyer is a personal decision. If she hires an attorney, then she will NOT have to appear in court. Many appreciate the...
Unlike a NY parking ticket, these types of errors are insufficient to get your case dismissed. You can raise them at trial to show the officer was not careful and may have made other mistakes, but in my experience you'll need to show more than these two minor errors in order to beat this speeding ticket.
There are other ways to attack this ticket and get a possible result. You may want to consult with an experienced NY traffic lawyer.
Matthew Weiss, Esq.
Unfortunately, you are not entitled to a supporting deposition and will not be able to get your case dismissed for the police's failure to serve one. Your case is pending at the Hauppauge Traffic Violations Bureau. Because this court is an administrative agency, you are not entitled to receive one. This issue was litigated in the courts on equal protection grounds and the motorist lost.
As for the hearing, I wrote an article entitled "Fighting A Traffic Ticket At The Traffic Violations...
This ticket is a violation, not a crime. It carries about a $100 to $150 fine in New York. You are actually lucky. The officer could have charged with a misdemeanor known as Aggravated Unlicensed. As a New York attorney, I don't know much about New Jersey law but suggest you consult with a New Jersey attorney about this matter and about clearing your NJ suspension.
He was referring to both tickets. If the officer cannot properly testify about ID you at the hearing, you should win both cases.
Of course, if you appear, then the officer could say "that's the guy", "I remember his face". I therefore suggest that you hire a NY traffic attorney to appear in your place to avoid this possibility.
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Matthew Weiss, Esq.