Asked 6 months ago - Mahopac, NYFlag
I recently was driving on 684 in Bedford (heard of a couple others that got ticketed there), and was issued a 1110A Disobeyed traffic violation device ticket. The cop who pulled me over said he gave me a break, and if I went to court it would be pleaded down even more. With that being said, I am scared to go to court because the 2nd sheet, supporting deposition, clearly says that by his direct observations, I disobeyed the posted speed limit signs of 65mph (85/65). I don't want more issues when I get to court or to get fined with speeding, but since I dont have any points on my licence, I'd like to keep it that way! What should I do?
You can go either way. Paying leads to fines and points. Fighting may erase that. They generally do not add charges at a later date.
Joseph A. Lo Piccolo, Esq.
Immediate Past President, Criminal Courts Bar Association 11'-12'
Hession Bekoff & Lo Piccolo
1103 Stewart Ave, Suite 200
Garden City, NY 11530
516-408-3666 (o) / 516-408-3833 (f)
Plead not guilty, retain an experienced traffic court attorney and fight the charges. Even if you get points you can still take a class and eliminate 4 points from your license. The course is available once every Three years. The class should be taken after a conviction not before.
He told you what he told you because the police are not the people you thought they were in Cub Scouts when you toured the police station. No, cops have their own agenda. It does not mean they are "bad" but just that they have their own motivations for what they do. In this cop's case he told you this because if you mail it in with a not guilty plea he gets overtime; if you plead guilty "as charged" then he does not. You are correct you may get an upgrade of the charges if you fight it; then again you may not. You really don't know until you enter the plea and go to court. You can also hire an attorney we go to court for you.
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