I am 19 and have never gotten a ticket before. I live in NY. The other night I was riding in a car that got pulled over for speeding. There was alcohol in the car which was my bottle but I was not drinking at all. Other passengers were but not the driver. The cop gave me and 2 other passengers consumption/alcohol in a motor vehicle traffic infraction. He said it was less worse than a speeding ticket....along the lines of a seat belt violation.
My question is should I plead not guilty seeing they didn't breathalyze me or the girls that were drinking. I don't want my parents to find out considering it is only an infraction which won't go on my record or insurance (i think?).
Just looking for advice on what to do here. Should I just mail it in as guilty? Anyone know what the penalty will be? Thanks. +k for good answers.
The cop was nice enough to let you off really easy. Just pay the ticket. If you try to contest it you'll have to go to court and so will the cop and he'll just be pissed off because he let you off easy. Not to mention your parents will probably find out if you go to court. If you plead not guilty that's what happens- you go to court to contest it. Just pay the fine it's not a big deal.