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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: Do you have to show ID if you are pulled over by a police officer for allegedly swerving

I Was driving down a highway when I got pulled over for swerving Despite the fact That I had a dashcam that said otherwise

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Jan 18, 2022

In Indiana, if you are pulled over for a traffic violation, alleged or actual, you must show identification.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Collections for Indiana on
Q: If my ticket goes to collection will I be issued a bench warrant?Or a warrant period?I dont have the$ and it's due 4days

I was in a car accident that was deemed not my fault. But because my insurance had relapsed the month prior ( I was working food delivery to keep in income when the accident happened) I havent had the money to pay it. Its 12/2 and it's due by 12/6. Should I just go to the traffic court before... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Dec 3, 2021

If your case is an infraction and you do not pay by the deadline the court should not issue a warrant, though I have seen it done. However, your license would most likely be suspended. You should file a motion with the court requesting more time to pay and state your financial issues with paying... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: My license for double suspended just before my reinstatement payment how can I fix this?

My license was original suspended for a no insurance accident. And I was eligible to pay a reinstatement after six months. Before I paid my reinstatement my license was suspended again for a traffic stop for speeding. It was a he say she say situation. I admitted to the fine because the prosecutors... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Nov 10, 2021

It may be possible to set aside the judgment. However, if you are suspended for a proof of insurance violation, even setting aside the judgment may not remove the suspension. You may be eligible for specialized driving privileges if you can not clean up the suspensions.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: Can I do the pretrial deferral for a speeding ticket with a “operating while visually impaired” charge from 2018?

I got a speeding ticket for 12 over the limit 10/29/21. The officer told me (and I got a letter in the mail) that I could do a deferral and get the ticket off my record if I don’t get another ticket in a year. I got an “operating while visually impaired” charge in august 2018 in Michigan,... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Nov 10, 2021

Review the letter in more detail to see if there is an exclusion, my guess is there is not. It should also give you a phone number to the prosecutor's office to call and get more clarification.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: Is there such thing as Indigent papers I can fill out so I can get two suspensions removed off my driver's license

I am trying to go back to work but I have to have my driver's license to be able to get to and from work because I have no friends or family that will take me to and from work everyday I got a speeding ticket in Georgia and a month after I got it me and my ex-wife was going through a divorce... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Oct 14, 2021

If you are wanting the suspensions removed, it will depend on a successful argument in front of the judge after filing the appropriate motion. If you are wanting reinstatement fees waived because of indigency, you can go ti IN.GOV and click on the link to the BMV to find forms for the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Indiana on
Q: Revoked license in IL, driving in Indianapolis on a valid Michigan drivers license. Is there a punishment, from IMPD?

Could Indianapolis police arrest the driver, having previously been revoked in Illinois despite the valid Michigan license?

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Sep 13, 2021

All mentioned states are the members of the Interstate Compact Agreement that share driver's information for the purposes of issuing, revoking, and suspending one's privileges.

Thus, by routine traffic stop, an Indiana police officer or a state trooper may see the actual status...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Criminal Law, Products Liability and Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: Is backing out of a private driveway with my truck which had a car trailer behind it at time onto a state highway illegl

I made sure both directions was clear of any on coming traffic. I was in process of still backing out Had trailer completely on the highway was getting truck straightened out then seen a truck coming fastly towards me he wasn't slowing down i hurried got truck back into driveway but other... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 29, 2021

An Indiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Unfortunately, the scenario you describe places the primary blame on you. In virtually any jurisdiction, entering the main roadway from a driveway gives right of way to drivers already proceeding in the main... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Defense and Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: insurance company refuse to pay for my vehicle after an accident cause someone was driving with suspended license

My husband received a ticket in February 2021 we paid the speeding ticket and the Bmv sent the sr-16 to the Bmv my husband got into an accident and hit a tree he was the only one involved in the accident in July 2021 and that’s when he found out his license had been suspended and yes I know... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Aug 13, 2021

An insurance company has a right to refuse payment on an accident claim if the driver did not have a valid license. You admit that your husband did not have a valid license at the time of the accident. Your insurance company may well be refusing to issue a certificate of coverage but that refusal... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: I pay my speeding ticket. What I want to know is if I can go back and try to go to court instead and fight for it?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jun 22, 2021

Short answer is that you can try. The discretion whether or not to allow you to withdraw your guilty please (which is what happens when you pay your ticket before court) is within the province of the presiding Judge. If he say no, then it is over. If he says yes, then your guilty plea is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: How long would a prior conviction effect a new case?

15 years ago I received a driving while suspended citation. I recently received another. I received the ticket because someone ran a red light and Tboned me. How will that affect the verdict/punishment? My license has zero points on it. Was a dumb mistake. I have gotten my license reinstated... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on May 25, 2021

Your question is a bit confusing. It looks like you are saying that you drove on a suspended license for 15 years. If you live in Detroit, Michigan, why are you asking about Indiana law? You really need to consult a local traffic attorney to assess your options. print out a copy of your driving... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: I was ticketed 7-262019 and just Received a licence suspension for failure to appear How is that possible it was 2yrs ag
Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on May 18, 2021

The courts, clerks, and the BMV can be slow sometime. Consider speaking with an attorney to see if the suspension can be set aside or if you qualify for specialized driving privileges.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: Why do I get charged a court fee? I got a ticket on the 24th of April and it wasn’t payable until May 18th.

A $75 ticket now costing me $185? I don’t understand why.

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on May 18, 2021

Tickets, with the exception of a seatbelt ticket, have court cost. Court costs are currently $135.50 and are assessed even if you do not go to court but simply pay the ticket.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: I was ticketed 3/27/21 for 82 in a 40 in Brown County, Indiana. That is reckless. I got a "civil complaint & summons"

I called the clerk in Brown County and they could not find my UTT or my name in the system. I spelled my last time twice and she confirmed it with me, letter by letter. The court date is for 5/6/21 but she said she'd have to call around and call me back. If she can't find it initially,... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Apr 30, 2021

You will still have to appear in court on 5/6/21. The prosecutor has 2 years to file charges.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: I recently loss employment due to having an open warrant for a traffic violation, how do i go about getting it recalled?

Its 2 tickets, one for going 60 miles on a county road and driving on a suspended license.

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Apr 30, 2021

Contact a local criminal defense/traffic attorney who can assist in requesting the warrant being recalled and also working to help you get a valid license. Use the find a lawyer feature; most attorneys have payment plans to work with your budget. If you choose to go it alone, it is unlikely the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Consumer Law, Traffic Tickets and Collections for Indiana on
Q: Abandoned vehicle at storage has been here for years, tag expired 2012 Is there Streamlined abandonment tiitle Process?

Vehicle stored over 5 years with no payments or contact with owner.

Attempts to contact owner satisfied but unsuccessful. Vehicle valued under $700, not road worthy.

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Apr 15, 2021

If the vehicle is abandoned, you can file a request for salvage title and obtain title to the make it your property.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: I need help understanding IC code: IC 9-21-8-1, for disregarding traffic officer.

I was trying to enter the highway based on google maps. I saw two police cars parked in one lane of the lanes of the highway, so I slowed down completely to go around the car, like you normally would on the highway when a lane is blocked. There were no stop signs of traffic cones to block the... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Apr 12, 2021

You should consider speaking with a local criminal/traffic attorney who will be able to best argue your position. If you simply pay the ticket it will add a minimum of 4 points to your record and could raise your insurance rates.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: I have tickets that are from 2019 an have gone to collections and are way more just because should I pay the whole amout

Need help I don’t have all of witch there asking for

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Apr 9, 2021

Depending on where your tickets are filed it may be cheaper to have an attorney see about setting aside the judgments and working out agreements that will not impact your license and insurance as much if you just pay the tickets.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: System want let me pay my tickets

I paid some tickets.. But one say unplayable.. Can u help..317 2469749

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Mar 18, 2021

I am assuming you have tickets in Indiana and are trying to pay the tickets online. You should consider speaking with a traffic attorney to determine if paying the tickets in the long run will be more expensive than hiring an attorney who may be able to negotiate a better resolution to the case.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Appeals / Appellate Law and Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: is hitting a dog reason for license suspension in Indiana?, I found out I was suspended for an accident i wasn't in

was suspended for an accident involving a dog I wasn't involved in or even knew of...i got 8 kids, i cant afford this , what do i do now pro se?

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Feb 7, 2021

In law, a dog is a chattel (an animal that constitutes property). If you leave the scene of an accident involving property damage and fail to contact either the owner of the property or law enforcement in Indiana, you commit Class B Misdemeanor which is punishable by a fine of $1,000 and/or... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: I have unpaid tickets from 2017&2018 that I never received information in the mail on.

I tried paying them today on public.courts.IN.gov today and all of them say they have been sent to collections, but they are not on my credit report for me to know what agency they are with. What is the best way for me to go about paying these/finding the information so I can get my license back?

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Feb 2, 2021

You should set up a MyBMV account if you have not already done so which should give specifics on each. Additionally, consider speaking with an attorney about the unpaid tickets, if you are suspended for an unpaid ticket, it may be possible to set the judgement aside and keep it off your record.... Read more »

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