In my younger years, I spent a LOT of time in traffic courts across the western states. In MOST cases (not all) I could negotiate something where the points were deferred, in favor of a hefty fine and "surcharge" (usually 80% of the fine!!). Various stipulations applied, including traffic school, defensive driving courses, etc etc. Most places out west have allowed a "Plea in Abeyance", which is essentially what clonmeliw described above: Plead "no contest" and agree to the terms, the sentence (points) are deferred until the terms are met, at which time they are suspended. I NEVER tried to do these negotiations on a 3-digit ticket without an attorney. Over 99mph, or anytime the infraction includes the words "reckless" or other "enhancements" I wouldn't risk it. that drivers' license means far too much to me. I've been pulled-over twice in my Ferrari since I got it this April. In both instances I was, in fact, speeding. Neither were barn-burners, but rather "42-in-a-35" sort of thing. In both instances I was polite, even pleasant and appreciative to them of how hard their job must be. In both instances they asked if they could take a picture, and then handed me back my docs and sent me on my way, without even so much as a written warning. By contrast: the last time I was pulled over in the Porsche, I had been doing 120 moments before I saw him and he clocked me at 98 (I was the only car on the interstate that early morning). I was just as polite and pleasant with him, but he wanted to scream and yell at me for 20 minutes about how unsafe that is. THEN he wrote the ticket. He also mentioned to me that over 99mph that county required him to impound the car.