This is a gross over reaching by the cop he essentially gave you 2 tickets for the same occurrence in violation of NYS and Federal Constitutional protections. While there is no plea bargaining in NYC, I would certainly move to dismiss at trial as the Constitution still applies. You need to retain counsel and forget about your photo evidence because their does not need to be a posting - your defense lies in the law not in the facts. Don't go it alone retain counsel - it will save you money in time and insurance increases if you spend some up front on counsel that specializes in traffic ticket defense.
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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It will be difficult but you show up and try or hire an attorney to do so for you. It's at least 4 points and a few $100 in fines.
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