Ticket Question! Will my license be pulled?

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  1. first time farmer

    first time farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was pulled over on friday night doing 85 in a 65. I know that is bad and every thing. I was given a summons (ticket) for 258.33. I am going to pay the ticket. But im woundering if they are going to take my license. This is my first traffic offence.

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  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    They shouldn't take your license, but you need to take the class so you won't get the points on your license. They would make your insurance sky rocket and too many of them can cause your license to be taken away.
     
  3. first time farmer

    first time farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its 4 points I belive and i am definatly taking the class my insurance is already high enough.
     
  4. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you thought about pleading not guilty and seeing if they lower the points and just giv ey ou a parking summons?
    Before anyone jumps down my throat - it is VERY common here to plea a ticket down to just a parking violation that carries a heavy fine.
    Ask me how I know - a DH with three motorcycles and a job working in a dealership.............
     
  5. first time farmer

    first time farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really dont have a defence though I was going 85 and I knew I was going 85. How could I plead not guilty?
     
  6. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure about where you are - my DH didn't need a defense, just pled not guilty, twice he hired a lawyer who got it down to a $200 parking ticket
    Then, he went without a lawyer twice and got the same thing.
    He just pled not guilty - they had never seen him in court before ( Iguess that helps) and he had a clean driving record, no prior points, no tickets.
    Have you thought about getting a lawyer to do it? The lawyer told my DH that he was better off not going, just to let the lawyer go, because if the officer who gives the ticket is there, he'll remember you - if youdon't go, the police don't remember who you are and they plead down the ticket.
    Again, quite common here. The reason they plea them down - if he just paid the speeding ticket - the state of NY gets the money - if he pleads not guilty and goes to town court, the TOWN gets the money

    Big difference - They actually EXPECT you to plead not guilty so they can make money on the ticket
     
  7. first time farmer

    first time farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, only working part time I dont heve money to higher a lawyer and still have to pay lol but i can pay the ticket. Which is what I think im going to do. Im just worried that I am going to get my license pulled. I am in New Hampshire and I was pulled over by the state police.

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  8. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In most states, you won't lose your license for your first offense for simple speeding. If you were driving reckless and caused a lot of damage or injuries, were on drugs/medications, or had a certain type of medial issue, then that would be another story.

    In my state, you could pay the fine and go to traffic school and that would leave the ticket off your record, but if you get one within the next three years, it would go on your record. I don't know how it is in your state.

    Or, you can go to court and contest it, but that's a lot more risky and if you lose, you can't go to traffic school and it will end up on your record. But, many people have gone this route and won. They just did their research.
     
  9. jerseygirl1

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    Ha, my DH last ticket was the NY State Police
    Unsafe lane changing
    He pled not guilty, had a one year wait for the court date
    Went in and paid $100 parking ticket instead
    What's the worst that could happen if you pled not guilty? The $258.33 fine?
     
  10. first time farmer

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    Quote:The thing is its 20 over the posted speed.
     

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