I suggest you contest both tickets. it will be easier to bargain with the prosecutor later since they often drop one ticket if you plead guilty to the second oneMzviolet wrote: ↑Jan 3rd, 2015 8:33 pmHello Djino,
I have two tickets on December 21st. Ticket #1 is for driving with a handheld communication device for a fine of ($280) and Ticket #2 is for failing to stop at the nearest curb for emergency vehicle for $490.
I've requested a trial and the interpreter, plea not guilty for Ticket #1. I think that when I go to court, I will plea guilty for the fine however I will ask for a reduction on the fine as I am a single mother with two kids.
Do you think I have a chance? If convicted, will my insurance premium go up? I will plea not guilty for ticket #2 because I had no idea that it was a police officer behind me since the weather was dark and the officer was undercover. I thought that the flashing lights were for a distant ambulance. This is my first traffic ticket since 1993. Should I hire a ticket defender? What are my best options?
explain your financial situation and they often lower the fine too
if you have no other tickets, insurance companies often forgive one conviction or they will simply not check your record. that's most likely if you have not had tickets for so long