Common Question: I Disobeyed Traffic Device in New York City, but I live out of the State. What Legal Options are Available to me?
By Kenneth S. Feraru, Esq.
There is no plea bargaining of New York City traffic tickets. You will have to either plead guilty or go to trial. If you were local, I would suggest that you go to trial, because you have nothing to lose, and sometimes you get lucky! The officer may not show, or he/she has lost his/her memo back and doesn’t remember the ticket, or something else. And, if you’re found guilty after trial, it’s no worse than if you had plead guilty. The judge could not reduce a ticket like that even if he/she wanted to. Of course, since you’re out of state, it’s not that easy. You could plead not guilty online, and get a hearing date months in the future. You could then go to court if you’ll be in town, or change your plea to guilty and just pay the ticket as the date approaches.
If you find yourself with questions such as is above, please feel free to contact the Law Offices of Kenneth S. Feraru, P.C. we are happy to help you explore all of your legal options. Kenneth S. Feraru has successfully represented many clients against New York speeding tickets. If you need help defending yourself against a traffic charge in Nassau County, call us at (516) 535-3333 or contact our office through this website to set up a consultation. The information provided on this website does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only.
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