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How to Plead Not Guilty to a New York Speeding Ticket

Receiving a traffic ticket can be quite frustrating. However, no matter how annoyed you get, 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 follow information has been designed for those of you who are unfamiliar with New York speeding tickets and shows you how to plead not guilty to your NY traffic ticket.

Four Parts of Your Speeding Ticket

Your New York speeding ticket will be comprised of four main sections. The first section contains the driver’s information. This usually includes your name, address, gender, license plate number, date of birth, registration expiration date, the state you hold a license in, the make and model of your car, and other information that identifies you as the operator of the vehicle.

 

Top of New York Speeding Ticket

The second section describes what you are being charged with. It will likely include the time you were pulled over, the date of the alleged offense, the vehicle and traffic law (VTL) that you are being accused of violating, a short description the violation, where it occurred, and the signature of the police officer who issued you the ticket.

Middle of NY Speeding Ticket

The third section of your NY speeding ticket, which is at the bottom of the first page, tells you what court will be hearing your traffic ticket case. Additional, it includes the name of the court, its address, and a check-box indicating whether you are required to appear in person or simply return the ticket via mail.

3rd Part of NY Speeding Ticket

Lastly, the fourth part of your ticket appears on the back. This gives you the option to plead by mail. Section A should be filled out if you want to plead guilty (not recommended) and Section B should be filled out if you want to plead not guilty.

In order to plead not guilty to your traffic ticket (which is highly advised), simply sign your name at the bottom of Section B and check the box requesting a supporting deposition (if you were not issued one with your ticket).

Afterward, scan it or make a copy of the NY speeding ticket for your records and mail it in to the court.

Back of NY Speeding Ticket

Who Should You Contact?

If you recently received a New York speeding ticket, contact The Rosenblum Law Firm. 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 888-883-5529.

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  1. So, I was on the 878 by jfk and a patrol officer with his radar gave me a signal to either slow down or pull over, I wasn’t sure at the time because there were other cars going the same speed, just in the farthest lane from the patrol officer.
    So I pulled over and he caught me doing 61 in a 40.
    He asked why and to be honest I was going with the speed of traffic. He also issued another ticket for disposing ect… Yes I disposed of a cigarette because I thought it was disrespectful to smoke in front of the officer. He claimed at first that I threw it on his boot, but later on said that I should have something to put the cigarette out in the car. There were no littering sign whatsoever.
    I need advise on how to go about this please…

    • Alexander, you are facing a 6 point speeding ticket. This violation will result in a fine of $203, assessment fees of $300, and increases to your insurance rates. Travelling with the ‘flow of traffic,’ is not a defense to speeding, and we would advise against using this argument in court. Littering is prohibited, irrespective of whether there were signs present. I suggest fighting these tickets to avoid the above-mentioned penalties. Please note – this is a trial court, that does not allow for plea bargaining of any kind.

  2. I was ticketed for 59 in a 40 – thought the speed had already changed to 55 (officer noted my response at the bottom questioning the speed in the area I was in), and the officer clocked me literally maybe 500 ft before the official change and I was pulled over after it had already changed… but again, I thought it had changed earlier. Have never had a speeding ticket, and would NEVER intentionally go that fast over the limit, and not sure how to proceed… obviously I want to plead not guilty, but do I write a letter also? I can’t attend a court date as I live in western NY and the court would be in Cranberry Lake, NY; difficult to get over that way often.

    • There are a few points to note here: a) You are facing a 4 point speeding ticket that carries fines of $393, b) speeding tickets have a substantial impact on insurance rates, c) Driving 59/55 is still considered speeding, and is a 3 point ticket, d) Hiring an attorney will allow you to contest your ticket without personally appearing in court. Sending a letter with your not-guilty plea will not benefit you – and we would advise against it.



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