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I received a traffic ticket/summons in New York (White Plains)

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I received a traffic ticket/summons in New York (White Plains) yesterday for "disobeyed traffic control device/no crossing" It has a "mail in or return in person by" date and to plead guilty or not guilty but no actual fine. What is the standard chain of events here?

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Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking.

You have to call the clerk of court for the actual fine on this citation to be exact, but the approximate fine and costs are $235 plus 2 points on your drivers license.

The standard chain is you would send in a plea of not guilty and appear in court and then try to negotiate a deal with the prosecutor to reduce the fine or hopefully the officer will not show up in court and you can seek to have the case dismissed. It depends on if you have time to go to court on the hearing date and if you are comfortable negotiating a deal with the prosecutor.



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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I was walking - I crossed the street. You're saying that's points on my driver's license?

Thank you for clarifying what happened to you.

If they wrote you for NY Veh and Traffic Code 110A, which is disobeying a traffic control device/no crossing, it carries a 2 point license penalty. However, if they wrote this as a pedestrian crossing against signal, under Section 1111, then this is a different story. The fine under 1111 is approximately $80 and no points on your license, but you need to still verify the fine and costs with the clerk if you are going to mail in your fine with a guilty plea.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Seems I was given 1110A - how can i get points when I was a pedestrian crossing the street doesn't make sense.


 


Is 1110A not a car-only code? Is it fightable?

Thank you for your response.

Yes, you can fight this as a pedestrian to get it dropped down to the 1111 violation and you should because the 1110A is a moving violation and the fine is minimum $150 and 2 points on your license, if you go to court they will drop it.
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