Two weeks ago, the title of this blog post would have been “Traffic Lawyer’s Wife Gets Traffic Ticket” but I decided to be nice and spare my wife the embarrassment. Well today, it is me who is embarrassed. (Not really, I have thick skin).
In bumper-to-bumper traffic on the westbound Long Island Expressway, I got impatient and allegedly used the accelerator lane to pass a bunch of cars on the right (note emphasis of “allegedly”). A nearby officer didn’t like my time-saving maneuver and pulled me over.
I was issued a ticket for Disobeying A Traffic Control Device (Vehicle And Traffic Law Section 1110a). This traffic ticket is a moving violation and carries 2 points. The fine is currently $50 plus an $80 surcharge.
To my readers, I promise to put my keen legal skills to work and beat this ticket. Stay tuned.
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