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Tax Law Violation (Missing HUT Sticker) Reduced to Jay Walking Ticket in Wawayanda Town Court

September 2021

The People of the State of New York vs. A.T. - Wawayanda Town Court, Slate Hill NY

Our client was a small business owner who owned a commercial trucking company. As a new business owner, he did not know that by operating his vehicles on New York State public highways, he was subjected to the New York State Highway Use Tax Law. 

Upon receiving the ticket, we immediately advised our client to apply for the HUT sticker with the New York Tax Department. When negotiating with the Town Prosecutor in Wawayanda, we showed the prosecutor that our client did apply for the HUT sticker after receiving his traffic ticket.

As a result of our advice and negotiation, the prosecutor agreed to offer a plea to the amended and reduced charge of Vehicle and Traffic Law 1152, which is jaywalking. The court then sentenced our client to a fine of $75. 

Our client, who lived in Queens, was relieved that he did not have to miss time from work to travel to Orange County NY to fight the ticket and was exceptionally pleased with the result. 

Practice area(s): Speeding / Traffic Ticket

John Scarpa

John Scarpa joined the firm June 1, 2021 and focuses his practice on criminal defense and traffic violations.

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