Every court is different. Hire a local attorney to assist and it will be the best way to save money in the long run!
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)
I am a criminal defense attorney practicing in Nassau, Suffolk and New York City. The above information is not a substitution for a meeting whereas all potential legal issues can be discussed.
You have no obligation to answer a cop's question and why you would confess that you were speeding is beyond me. Your answer to "do you know why I pulled you over" or "do you know what you are doing," is "no sir, I do not know why you stopped me," because (A) you don't, and (B) they are not there to "help" you but give you a ticket! Ditto for "do you know the speed limit," simply say "officer, I do not know why you stopped me, am I free to go?" You say this over and over to each question. If you were to retain our office we would go to court for you and we give a money back guarantee to reduce the points. We would try to get you into a local diversion program, but in any event if we don't get you relief you get your money back from us. Best of luck - AND NEVER AGAIN CONFESS!!!!!!!!!!!
It all depends on where you got the ticket, what county. In general, in NY taking a defensive driver course, is a part of a plea agreement, not a way to do away with the ticket altogether