Saturday, January 18, 2014

Ithaca Cortland Lawyer Gets Complete Dismissal of a Speeding Ticket

It can happen, the Complete Dismissal of a ticket. 

Speeding tickets can be nasty business. They can cause short term(fines, surcharges, points, license suspensions), and long term pain (increased car insurance premiums).

Sometimes we can decrease the ticket mph through plea bargaining. Sometimes we can change the infraction (the offense) to something less caustic (irritating). Sometimes we can also completely eliminate the ticket.

The video above highlights two recent cases where we were able to get speeding tickets completely dismissed. The complete dismissal is the exception not the rule but it can be done.

Case ONE, 53 mph in a 30 mph speed zone. 

A 6 point moving violation, would have had hundreds in fines, three years NYS DMV surcharges ($100/year), plus increased insurance costs:

I filed a demand for a supporting deposition along with my notice of appearance to the Court.
They did not send me back a Supporting Deposition with the 30 day time period allowed by statute. I then filed a motion to dismiss the ticket based upon their violation of the law.  

Case TWO, 110 mph in a 55 mph speed zone. Crazy Fast!

An 11 point ticket, automatic suspension, HUGE fines, three years NYS DMV surcharges ($$225/year), plus increased insurance or maybe even being dropped?

I filed a demand for a trial (there was NO offer or plea bargaining with this speed in this Court), cop was a NO show so ticket dismissed.

It begins here but where it goes is up to you and your lawyer

To learn about New York's Proof Level for Traffic Violations see my blog post here:

or my blog post on NYS DMV's classification of serious traffic offenses here:

or Why the need for speed is so costly, here:

Reviews of Larry Newman:

Chosen as a 2013 Rising Star in DWI/DUI in Upstate New York by Super Lawyers

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I am a co-author of Strategies for Defending DWI Cases in New York, both 2011 and 2013 editions:

Leading Lawyers on Understanding Today's DWI Environment, Constructing a Defense Strategy, and Counseling Clients (Inside the Minds) New Edition

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