Re: Have 4 Speeding Tickets - First Offenses, Need Help. (Ny)
A first time offender WOULDN'T have his/her license suspended! But, as has been pointed out, you are a REPETITIVE offender! Just because, for whatever reason, your appearance in court to answer for these repetitive offenses has been delayed doesn't give you a pass. I mean, let's keep going with your logic...if the police finally solve a murder that occurred 10 years ago, would it be appropriate for the defendant to proclaim "Yeah, but I haven't killed anyone else in a really long time!" and just be sentenced to probation and a fine? I'm not suggesting your violations are equivalent to murder. I'm just pointing out that your argument is flawed and carrying it to its logical conclusion.
What you personally feel is "fair" is irrelevant. What the laws of your state assert is an appropriate punishment for your repetitive offenses is what is relevant! If you don't like it, contact your state legislator and work to have the laws changed.
You sure are stuck on this idea that you are a first time offender...well, you are not! You are a 4 time offender. And, if your license is suspended, it isn't "out of the blue!" It will have occurred after you showed yourself to be a repetitive offender.
You might want to prepare yourself to dig a little deeper into that pocketbook. By the time you are done with these FOUR violations, it is likely to cost you more than $1,000...and that is just in direct fines and related court costs. Also expect your insurance rates to skyrocket and you can likely forget about any job that requires operating a motor vehicle for at least 3 years.
Behind the badge is a person. Behind the person is an ego. This is as it should be, person at the center and ego to the back.