I got a speeding ticket on an Interstate doing 80 in a 65. I was in the fast lane passing someone and as I was merging into the right lane I came up on a trooper who then pulled me over. I told him the only reason why I was going so fast is because I was passing someone and all he wanted to hear me say is that I was doing 80 and that he clocked me at that exactly. Also, my ticket says my truck is grey and that it's a 2015, but I have a 2014 and my Nys title says my vehicle is blue.
The discrepancies about the car probably won't get you anywhere because it's not a parking ticket. A four point speeding ticket is somewhat serious. Retaining counsel puts you in the best position to minimize the damage as much as possible.
Fighting this is going to cost you. Your lawyer will charge a substantial fee for filing motions & if they get denied another substantial fee to take it to trial.
But if you'd be happy with a reduction to a zero-point violation, you can probably find a lawyer in your area for a much more reasonable fee.
It sounds like you are guilty of speeding and you should attempt to seek a plea bargain reducing the ticket to a non-moving or at least a non-speeding offense if the ticket is returnable in a venue that permits plea bargaining. Retaing an experienced traffic ticket attorney would be advisable.
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The wrong information regarding your car is irrelevant and won't affect anything. You're excuse as to why you were speeding is only an admission to the offense. There is no exception to passing cars for speeding. You can't go over the limit. Your best option is try and negotiate an outcome that will lower, and perhaps eliminate, any points. You should consider hiring an attorney to do this because attorneys get better results than others. The immediate cost of an attorney will definitely be lower than your car insurance rates going up due to a speeding conviction.
This is a 4 point speeding ticket in New York. If you plead not guilty and the ticket is returnable to a local court, which it probably is - most likely the town or village you were passing through when you were stopped, you will be scheduled for an appearance date. You may be offered a reduction, which would involve pleading guilty to a lesser charge - that could be a speeding charge carrying less points and/or a less significant type of offense with less or no points, possibly a non-speeding offense, possibly an offense that will not appear on your driver record. Whatever it is, if you accept it, you will pay whatever penalties apply to the lesser offense which could include a fine and surcharge, and have to undertake whatever else are the conditions of the plea - in some places community service or the completion of a defensive driving course are made conditions of a reduction. If you decline to accept a plea offer or none is offered, or nothing acceptable, you still may plead guilty to the original charge or request a trial. If you are unsure of whether to accept a plea offer after it is offered and want an attorney for that purpose an adjournment will be allowed for that purpose. If you request a trial you will likely have to return at least one more time for that purpose. Some counties in this state also offer a diversionary program where a person charged with an offense of that nature may be allowed a dismissal after completing an application and paying a fee to the county prosecutor and complying with their conditions which usually involves completion of a defensive driving course. The facts you suggest the ticket has misstated, the vehicle color and year, could be subjects for a trial, but will likely not be impressive in negotiating a plea offer. Whether those facts, and whatever else you can tell about what happened, including your admission when stopped that you were going exactly the speed you ended up being charged with, when all taken together suggest forgoing a reduction and putting on a trial in lieu of whatever alternatives are available, is beyond the scope of this sort of this Q & A. You might benefit from a consultation with a lawyer to decide that if you care to. More likely whatever you're offered, if anything, will reflect standard policy in the court your matter is in, your driving record, and the amount of time you've been licensed. There is some room for negotiation in some places and with some defendant's specifics. To maximize that you could benefit from having a lawyer handle it for you. In most such cases traffic defendants can also avoid the stress and inconvenience of attending if they are represented.
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