New York State Troopers — Tickets
If you receive a driving ticket in New York State DO NOT MAKE THE MISTAKE of telling the truth. WHY? I'll tell you, I made the mistake of telling my teenage son to tell the truth after he received a speeding ticket. The state trooper who issued it told my son to show up in court and plead not guilty and to lie. I stupidly wanted to instill in my son that he should be honest and not listen to the trooper who was telling him to lie about not speeding. He clearly had him on radar. How can you plead not guilty??That would mean the radar does not work and it is defective! So my son told the TRUTH. He was coming off a hill and he did not brake and yes he was speeding and he would drive more carefully, he made a mistake. Well I was the one who made a mistake, I should have told him to lie like he was instructed to. All he received for telling the truth was a $600.00 fine. Do yourself a favor while driving in New York State, if you get a ticket show up in court and LIE like they tell you to and save yourself money.