I am licensed in NJ and have 2 points on my license from a speeding violation in NJ in October of 2013. I also received a speeding ticket for going 10 over in Rhode Island in September of 2014. The ticket I received on 287-W is for going 31 mph over which was confirmed with radar.
You are facing 8 points on your NY record, Driver Assessment fees in Ny in addition to the fine and it is considered a "required appearance". That means that the Judge CAN suspend; it is discretionary. In any event, I believe 2 points would transfer to NJ. I advise fighting it to minimize the damages as conferencing is available to plea bargain. An attorney has the best chance of getting a good deal.
Ms. Kalker is correct. Get an attorney to help you negotiate or fight the fight the ticket
You should definitely fight it. You run the risk of having your license suspended so I would advise you to consult an experienced traffic attorney in the jurisdiction you received the ticket.
Assuming you have no prior moving violations in NYS over the past 18 months a conviction for an 8 point ticket will result in a large fine and an additional "responsibility fee" from NYS Dept. of Motor Vehicles of $450. None payment of the DMV "fee" will result in a suspension of your privilege to drive in NYS and be reported back to NJ. If this ticket can be reduced to an offense that carries less than 6 points the $450 fee will be eliminated. A reduction would also help mitigate insurance damage that would occur if you simply pleaded guilty.
I suggest you find a local traffic attorney that can obtain the best possible plea bargain/disposition. The advantages of a negotiated settlement are potentially substantial for you.
The above answer is intended as general information regarding traffic or criminal law. It is NOT intended as legal advise or counseling.
It almost never makes sense to "just plead guilty" to a speeding ticket. Hiring a local attorney to handle the ticket for you will most likely result in the best possible disposition, which is probably a substantial reduction from the original charge.
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