I received a speeding ticket going 13 mph over the speed limit in Clarence, NY. Should I hire an attorney?

Asked over 1 year ago - Williamsville, NY

I only had my license for 2 months and I was going 53 in a 40 zone on a local highway in Clarence, NY. The officer advised me to plead not guilty to the ticket and go to court to get it reduced to a non-moving violation. My worry is that if it does not get reduced, I'll get my license suspended and I need to drive to work, school, etc. What's the probability that I can get it reduced on my own versus hiring a lawyer? Would paying the extensive legal fees to hire a lawyer be worth it?

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  1. Geffrey Matthew Walter Gismondi

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    Answered . I agree. The town prosecutor will certainly be fair to you if you handle it yourself, but you have the potential of getting a better result with the help of an attorney, and it most likely could be arranged so that you do not have to go to a court appearance. The legal fees for a speeding ticket are pretty reasonable around here.

  2. Eric Edward Rothstein

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    Answered . I think hiring a local attorney who appears on these cases regularly is always a good idea. I don't know what you mean by extensive legal fees but shop around; you should be able to find someone reasonably priced.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and now handle criminal defense and personal injury/civil rights cases.... more
  3. Joseph A Lo Piccolo

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    Answered . Definitely. Look for a local attorney in the general area.


    Joseph A. Lo Piccolo, Esq.
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    Hession Bekoff & Lo Piccolo
    1103 Stewart Ave, Suite 200
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    I am a criminal defense attorney practicing in Nassau, Suffolk and New York City. The above information is not a... more
  4. Frank Mascagni III

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    Answered . You need to hire a criminal defense attorney to represent you. He/she will know the practices and offers made on similar charges and what options are available to you.

    I am trying to give you a general answer to your question. We do not have an attorney-client relationship by this... more
  5. Michael J Palumbo

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    Answered . If you retain our office we go to court for you and give you a money back guarantee.

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