Another speeding ticket thread by yours truely!
As many of you know, I'm currently dealing with a ticket. My court date is early Jan but in the letter it says that the magistrate (spelling?) cannot take away or reduce points. Meanwhile you guys in my last (1st ever!) thread about my ticket said that they can give you multiple parking tickets or make you take a class. I really don't care what I have to pay just as long as I don't get the points! The question is, what do they mean that the magistrate cannot reduce or take away my points? does it mean all charges are lifted or still stay is the only way it can go or what?
Originally Posted by RedHotChiliDog View Post
In NYS, the prosecutor for NY State Police is not allowed to completely drop a speeding ticket. Although, it can be reduced by the judge. I was told this by an Assistant Prosecutor who announced it to an entire courtroom full of speeders when I went for my following too closely ticket.
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Originally Posted by LoneJeeper View Post
I got caught for speeding 83 in a 60 and he let me go with a warning. Couple years ago I got caught for 56 in a 35 and go let go as well. Guess im just lucky. Plead guilty and say what you were doing wrong and why you were speeding and they might reduce it.
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Originally Posted by LBrook View Post
Originally Posted by 1997_Sport View Post
So you guys are saying that I am basically getting points no matter what or can the ticket still be changed?
No points in WY. I got a letter 1 day from my insurance company saying that due to my long term history with them I would NEVER be canceled and NEVER be ineligible for a new policy. The next day I got a letter from my insurance company saying that if I got another ticket (3 in 3 months) my rates would increase. I put both letter in the closet and let them fight it out
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Most jurisdictions just want your money (PA especially!). I have gotten tickets in the past but have never gotten points as they were reduced to a lesser (different) charge that cost me more money out of pocket but no points (Pay more up front or points and more money later). I think it varies state to state but it has been years since I had to deal with your situation and things could be different.
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Originally Posted by flyboy14295 View Post
When I got pulled over a couple of years back, I went for the court date. The AP called each one of us up by name, and had already reduced the charge. If you accepted the deal, the AP just told the judge and you were free to go.
Ticket was for 16 over in a 25 zone. Dropped to 5-10 over without having to ask or negotiate.
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