My question involves a speeding ticket from the State of: New York
I was traveling towards albany on I-90 East. I got off at exit 24 albany exit. When I got off I was going to exit 1S, I think it is. The sign says Route 20 Western Ave. It's right where the Crossgates Mall Road is.
Instead of going into the mall, I moved into the left lane and started going towards Western Ave. I didn't realize how fast as I was going and didn't even see him put his lights on, but as I turned right onto Western Ave. I see a state trooper's lights go on so I pull over. I have no idea where the state trooper was waiting, so he caught me off guard.
He tells me I was speeding and then takes my driver's license. He doesn't tell me how fast I was going or what the speed limit is, just takes my license and registration and goes back to his car. I wait for like 10 minutes and he comes back with the ticket. I didn't even see any speed limit signs on that road anyways.
He tells me he clocked me at 63mph but only wrote in 60mph on the ticket and that I was going that fast in a 45mph zone.
My girlfriend's in the car with me and the officer leaves and as we drive away, she notices that he wrote that I was going 60mph in a 20 mph zone.
I went to bring it to a lawyer to see if he could do anything about it, or to get it reduced and he kept asking me where it was and I kept trying to explain to him where I got the speeding ticket. I told him the location written on the ticket was SR910F and he was kind of being rude about it. He didn't understand it. All he said was I had to go back to where I got the ticket and be completely sure that it was a 45mph zone. I don't even remember seeing any signs for the speed limit at the certain location, but the officer himself told me it was a 45 mph zone. Does that even matter what the officer said since I can't prove that he said that unless he openly admits to it.
I'm not sure where to go from here. Should I plead not guilty and tell the judge that the officer wrote the wrong mph zone? What would happen then? Is there any way I can get this dismissed? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Edit: And the the VTL Section is 1180d