I got a cell phone ticket in Forest Hills and my license is totally clean. The ticket comes with 5 points. I used speaker.
Forest Hills, NY |
The cop asked who I was talking to, I said my daughter and he wrote on the ticket left hand to left ear. I have plead guilty but I would rather plea bargain down the points but I was told I don't have the option.
There is generally no plea bargaining in NYC Traffic Court. Hire a Traffic Court lawyer.
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You apparently have already plead guilty, therefore I would say you chance to plea bargain is over. Even if not probably could not always - check with a local traffic ticket attorney
This is not intended to be legal advise or as legal representation. I am a California personal injury attorney . Be aware that every state has its own statute of limitations; and statutes & case laws that govern the handling of these matters.
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After you plead guilty is not the time to seek advice from a lawyer - before you do anything on your own such as plead guilty is. Next time you get a ticket anywhere reach out to us before you do anything. 1-877-99-NO-TIX (1-877-996-6849).