My 19 year old daughter was ticketed doing 92 in a 65 on NY-17 in Liberty, NY. This is her first offense. I called a few attorneys and found their fees to be between $350-$750. I am trying to make an informed decision as to hire one or not.
1. Is she in danger of having her license suspended by the NY DMV? Someone told me that doing 30mph over the limit or over 90 mph, the NY DMV can do this.
2. She pleaded not guilty. Should she go to court herself? She will have taken a defensive driving class to show them. I was told that usually by just showing up and being reasonable, the court will lower the speed by 15 mph.
3. My daughter was given a supporting depositon with her ticket, but the ticket had a box to check for "supporting deposition". I'm not sure if this would be something in addition to what she was given, but she did not receive anything with her notification of her court date. Should she expect something else, and if it's not received, would that be grounds to dismiss the ticket?
Thanks for your help!