How to Get Rid of a Traffic Ticket
A traffic ticket is an annoyance at the best of times, and it can also cost you money in the short term and even your license in the long term. But there are ways to minimize the impact of a Traffic ticket, or even erase it completely.
Should I plead guilty to a ticket in NY?
The first step is to check your citation for instructions on how to plead not guilty. Once you’ve done that, make sure to attend your court date as indicated on the citation. If you don’t show up, the judge will issue a warrant for your arrest and add a new charge to the original one.
During the hearing, it’s important to keep in mind that you have the right to confront the officer and any witnesses and present physical evidence such as photos. As with any other type of court hearing, you can also object to any evidence presented by the prosecution.
Once both sides have finished presenting their evidence, the judge will either dismiss the case or find you guilty. If you are found guilty, your driver’s license will be suspended or even revoked if the violation is serious enough.
You can avoid a traffic conviction altogether by attending traffic school, although this varies by state and often requires paying a tuition fee. Most states allow the ticket to be dismissed if you complete an approved course and submit your certificate to the court. In addition, some states reduce the amount of points on your record and/or remove them entirely when you attend traffic school.
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