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Plea plan may be no bargain

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It’s hard to tell whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to severely restrict plea-bargaining on speeding tickets is motivated by his need for revenue or a concern for motorists’ safety. Ideally, both objectives would be realized, so it’s not a bad idea. But it’s not without risk, either. When motorists plead a speeding ticket to a non-moving violation like “parking on pavement,” the fine they pay stays with the jurisdiction that collects it. But if there’s ...

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