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    MMM613 is offline Junior Member
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    10+years old speeding ticket-Driving with Suspended license

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    Hi,

    I have a 10+ years old speeding ticket from New Castle, NY. Just recently as a result of a very minor traffic accident in a shopping mall's parking I was issued "Driving with a suspended license" criminal ticket.
    1. Is there a way to fight the speeding ticket arguing that it is too old?
    I barely remember sending "not guilty" plea, and never heared from them since. Also this suspention never showed up during 10 years. - Just a half a year ago I was ticketed for "no brakes light" and the cop never mentioned the suspention
    2. What can I argue in the "suspended license" court hearing? ( For example can I argue that driving in a parking lot is not on the public street?) I got a fax from New Castle stating that I responded to the speeding ticket and the new hearing date is set for February.
    3. Can I legaly drive to the suspended license court hearing?
    Thank you very much!
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    seniorjudge is offline Senior Member
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    1. Is there a way to fight the speeding ticket arguing that it is too old?
    A: No.

    2. What can I argue in the "suspended license" court hearing? ( For example can I argue that driving in a parking lot is not on the public street?) I got a fax from New Castle stating that I responded to the speeding ticket and the new hearing date is set for February.
    A: Do everything you need to do to get your license reinstated by the time you go to court.

    3. Can I legaly drive to the suspended license court hearing?
    A: No.
    There are two rules for success:

    (1) Never tell everything you know.
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    I_Got_Banned is offline Senior Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMM613 View Post
    I barely remember sending "not guilty" plea, and never heared from them since.
    Well, now you have... It was still your responsibility to ensure that your old citation was cleared either by paying the fine or calling/going to court and going the distance. An obvious case of "ignoring it doesn't make it go away". That only works with pimples (my Mom used to always say...)

    Quote Originally Posted by MMM613 View Post
    Also this suspention never showed up during 10 years.
    It doesn't mean it didn't exist!

    Quote Originally Posted by MMM613 View Post
    - Just a half a year ago I was ticketed for "no brakes light" and the cop never mentioned the suspention.
    He probably never ran your license. They are not obligated to do so for every stop.

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