Seeking Guidance On Traffic Ticket And Court Appearance

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Nataile J.'s Comment
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Hello all, I acquired a speeding ticket on Hoosicks and was once thinking what the technique is. My scheduled date is on 5/12/2023 however I might not be returned for it. Is there any way I can simply stroll in the following day or do I have to agenda a meeting? Also, what have to I do for the duration of the trial? I used to be dashing 47mph in a 30 mph region however to my defense, it was once darkish out on a hill and there had been two lanes in every path so I thinking it used to be a forty mph zone. Can anyone suggest me?


Operating While Intoxicated


When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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It being dark and being on a hill is not a good excuse for gp9ng 17 mph above the speed limit. Infact quite the opposite you should have been more careful.

You should probably request a different court date if you can not make it for the scheduled one. You can not just "stroll in" when ever you want. If your in the USA (not 100% sure based on English used) and do not show up on your court date it will make things worse.

BK's Comment
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Are you talking about Hoosick Falls in NY?

If you are a CDL driver, 17 mph over will get you fired at most companies. You really need a lawyer to help you. You need to get the charge lowered to no more than 14 over, minimum. The more they work with you, the better. Take this very seriously. Just to reinforce the previous advice, call the court and reschedule your court date BEFORE it is scheduled if you can’t show up on the scheduled date.

Hopefully you have informed your company about the citation. What is their safety department advising you to do??????


Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.


When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Old School's Comment
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You seriously need to agenda a meeting with a good successful traffic attorney. Don't just stroll into their office. Be dashing and get in there today or tomorrow.

Do not go to court without an attorney. You will gain nothing. They will literally laugh at the excuses you gave us. You are not going to be able to help yourself. You will bring heavy losses on yourself. DON'T DO IT!

Sally forth, and be dashing to the attorney's office. Surrender your money to the attorney. They are your only hope.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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You'll never believe it. It turns out this person is a foreigner, trying to pretend they're an English-speaking American truck driver, so they could post a spam link. Very convincing!


I deleted the spam post.

Navypoppop's Comment
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Maybe a clue was the report date of 5/12/23 for ticket report date. A little don't you think?

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