I got a disobeyed traffic device ticket in Bedford. I was wondering since it was my first speeding ticket, if I can bring it down to a non moving violation and how would I proceed doing so? If anyone wouldn’t mind telling me what to say or do, I would appreciate it. Thank you.
It sounds like you already received a roadside reduction down to a non- speeding violation. You could attempt to have reduced to a non-moving violation like parking on pavement in violation of VTL. I suggest you emphasize your clean driving record, no accident of any kind and your having been fully cooperative with the officer who issued you the ticket. You should bring a copy of your driver’s abstract to prove your clean record. You can obtain a copy of it at your local DMV for $10.00.
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I believe in Bedford the Officer who issued the summons handles the pre-trial conference. It is generally a good idea to hire a local Traffic Court lawyer who regularly appears in the courthouse and will have a professional relationship with the Officer.
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Should you be so inclined, an attorney can go to court instead of you and ensure that this gets reduced to no points.
A ticket for disobeying a traffic device is not a speeding ticket. I think you may be using the term "speeding ticket" too loosely. If you hire counsel to handle this they will go to court for you, and you do not have to appear. The attorney will have a better chance than you have at getting this reduced to a non-moving, no-point violation.
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