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  • Vikas
    January 22, 2020

    I was given a citation for driving without licence in the month of December 2019. I’ve submitted plea request to court. Today i received a letter from court stating that ” plea was not considered and need in person”. Now i have learners permit.

    What could be the consequences?

    • Ronen Cohen
      January 23, 2020

      Vikas – please advise us of the violation code you have been charged with in order that we may properly provide you with our recommendations.

  • John Dimase
    January 7, 2020

    I would like to know what ones obligation is when receiving a traffic summons. Example being you receive a ticket that says you must Mail by or appear on 10/26/2019 You show up on 10/26 and the court is closed. I know I am expected to return when they are open. Am I obligated to under the law ?

    • Ronen Cohen
      January 8, 2020

      John – you must submit your plea by this ‘reply by’ date. This date is not an appearance date. Upon submitting the plea, a hearing date will generally be scheduled.

  • Don Walzer
    December 23, 2019

    My son had an accident that damaged no others. Hit some ice on a bridge and hit a guardrail. A trooped stopped about 15 minutes after called a tow truck and issued a ticket for “speed not reasonable & prudent”. As the office asked no question and did no see what happened is it ligitmate for him to say that my son’s speed was not reasonable & prudent?

    • Ronen Cohen
      December 30, 2019

      The ‘speed not reasonable and prudent’ ticket – VTL 1180(a) – is frequently issued after an accident, when the officer did not witness the underlying events leading up to the incident. While officers are entitled to give such a ticket on the inference that, but for the ‘unseasonable speed, and accident would not have occurred,’ whether this assessment is accurate is a matter to be contested at court.