Why did the ticketing police officer recommend I plead not guilty to a moving violation?
February 6, 2011 8:26 AM Subscribe
I just ran a red light in Brooklyn and was pulled over by police. I was given a ticket and the officer urged me to plead not guilty and to attend the scheduled court date and pay the citation otherwise I'd be hit with 6 points to my license. Why did the officer recommend pleading not guilty? And what should I expect in a Brookly TVB court?
posted by ranunculus to travel & transportation around New York, NY (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've read responses on here ranging from the officer no-show is an urban legend to make sure to get an attorney to pleading not guilty could lead to increased fines. I'm feeling anxious about this and could use some advice. I have a clean driving record, fwiw.