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Old 02-19-2013, 06:40 PM   #7
Yeaa Rightttt
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Originally Posted by tootall View Post
I've always tried to show up and face the prosecutor and cop at the time and date stated on the ticket. You usually can negotiate and get something reduced, either the charge or the fine or both. In case points cannot be avoided, taking the NY Safe Driving Course through AAA will knock some points off if the course has not already been taken in the last 3 years. Also, is your dad a NY resident? If not, some states do not assess points for out of state tickets, like NY does not for ticket happy NJ. Still, I'd show up and get something reduced to avoid the insurance company from finding out about it.
Don't know who told you that, but that's completely incorrect.... NY and NJ are considered "sister states" and any points, suspensions, revocations etc etc carry from state to state. Back on topic if you contest the ticket and show up to court usually they will offer you a hefty monetary fine carrying no points or a much lesser fine with points and insurance notifications...
So either pay your insurance company or pay Uncle Sam
Pick your poison
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