Receiving a traffic ticket can be quite frustrating. However, no matter how annoyed one may be over a speeding ticket, do not plead guilty to it simply to “make it go away.” It is highly recommended to plead not guilty and fight the ticket.
The following information has been designed for those who are unfamiliar with New York speeding tickets and shows how to plead not guilty a NY traffic ticket.
- Step 1: Understand the four parts of the speeding ticket (see below)
- Step 2: Fill out Section B on the back of the ticket
- Step 3: Make a copy of the ticket
- Step 4: Mail the signed original ticket to the court
Four Parts of Your Speeding Ticket
A New York speeding ticket will be comprised of four main sections. The first section contains the driver’s information. This usually includes the name, address, gender, license plate number, date of birth, registration expiration date, the state that issued the driver’s license, the make and model of the car, and other information that identifies the operator of the vehicle.
The second section describes what the driver is being charged with. It will likely include the time of the traffic stop, the date of the alleged offense, the vehicle and traffic law (VTL) that one is being accused of violating, a short description of the violation, where it occurred, and the signature of the police officer who issued the ticket.
The third section of a NY speeding ticket, which is at the bottom of the first page, says what court will be hearing the traffic ticket case. Additionally, it includes the name of the court, its address, and a check-box indicating whether the driver is required to appear in person or simply return the ticket via mail.
Lastly, the fourth part of the ticket appears on the back. This gives the driver the option to plead not guilty (or guilty) by mail.
Pleading Not Guilty to a Speeding Ticket
Section A should be filled out by drivers who want to plead guilty (not recommended) and Section B should be filled out by those who want to plead not guilty.
In order to plead not guilty to a traffic ticket (which is highly advised), simply sign one’s name at the bottom of Section B and check the box requesting a supporting deposition (if one was not issued one with the ticket).
Afterward, scan it or make a copy of the NY speeding ticket for recordkeeping purposes and mail the original to the court.
Who Should You Contact?
If you recently received a New York speeding ticket, contact Rosenblum Law. Our team of NY traffic ticket lawyers will do all they can to help you get the results you are looking for. Call us today at 888-434-0406.