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Q: If I did not sign a ticket do I still pay or what do I do (speeding)
Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Jul 29, 2021

Refusing to sign the ticket does not change things. You still need to either pay the ticket or dispute it,

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Q: Will a ticket show up in a court date that doesn’t have a verdict yet?

I got a ticket on a freeway for going 19 over. Then got pulled over a few days later doing 19 over on a business road. My second one is first and I’m wondering if the first ticket will show up on record since it doesn’t have a verdict yet. Also, what is the best way to go about going to court.... Read more »

Hunter G. Cavell
Hunter G. Cavell answered on Jul 17, 2021

You should speak with an attorney to represent you as both of these tickets likely carry at least two points. An attorney may be able to knock down the moving violations. Are both tickets issued by the same municipality? I'd assume not, but it would be worth knowing. As to your question, open... Read more »

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Q: I was in an accident and I was not cited there but then they called and said I have to pick up the ticket do I have to?

Do I have to go get the ticket or can I have them send it to me

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jul 16, 2021

You probably do not have to go get the ticket but depending on the seriousness of the charge and the law enforcement's attitude, they will either go to your residence and issue you the ticket or perhaps take you into custody. You have not indicate the charge, but you may want to get an... Read more »

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Q: Can cop from city a pull me over in city b

No

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jul 15, 2021

Many police departments have memoranda of understanding extending police powers from neighboring cities. So if they did, it is very likely that they can though it may be an issue worth exploring.

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Q: I got caught driving with suspended license it is my first time what will they do
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jul 12, 2021

They will make you get a valid license and insurance and pay a fine unless its an OVI suspension, in which case it could be include some jail days. You should consult with an attorney in person or over the phone.

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Q: Do you get double fine for speeding during a holiday
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jul 5, 2021

Generally that's construction sites, but a city or state certainly could pass a law increasing fines on holidays.

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Q: Why did a judge place someone as nonbondable for some traffic violation

Is it because they never showed for traffic court?

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Jun 9, 2021

Most likely yes. Failing to appear for a Court hearing can result in that.

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Q: I was pulled over given a ticked but not asked for any information

I wasn't speeding or anything pulled over cop said license were suspended wrote a ticket and left

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on May 25, 2021

What is your question? It's not uncommon for people with suspended licenses to be pulled over even when not breaking any traffic laws because the officer ran the plates and discovered the suspension.

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Q: Is it worth pleading my case in court or just pay the fine for a failure to yield to a right of way driver?

I was stopped behind another car at a 4 way stop heading North.After the car in front of me went across the road,I proceeded to move up to the stop sign when another car heading West was coming to a stop about the same time I was stopping for second time.I waited for her to go across but she... Read more »

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on May 21, 2021

It sounds like a defensible case. For a definitive answer you're going to need to sit down with an attorney to review the facts in detail and figure out the best game plan. Sometimes these issues continue on if the other driver tries to sue you civilly.

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Q: I have a friend who is in federal custody for possession of 2 kilos of Meth. I don't think the traffic stop was legal.

They were driving a rental car. They were pulled over for the tags not matching the car. I understand that only registration has to match the plates. 3 state highway troopers pulled them over and 1 had a dog. They said the dog hit on the car. Was that legal even though the reason they were pulled... Read more »

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on May 19, 2021

Unfortunately, then answer is, it depends. If the officers acted in good faith and the information they had would have established sufficient grounds for a traffic stop, it will likely be upheld by the Court. Ultimately, that's an issue that would need to be raised in a Motion to Suppress.... Read more »

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Q: Can I get issued a ticket without being pulled over even though I had a cop following me?

So I was driving in Mayfield to go get my shot for covid. I didn't want to be late so I was going a bit faster than I should (confident it was 40 in a 35, maybe 42). There was a officer in a drive facing the road so I slowed down to 36. He pulls out and follows behind me for a few minutes till... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on May 19, 2021

I think you are overthinking it. He would have pulled you over, if he was going to give you a ticket.

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Q: How many court appearances do I have to make before I get a trial for a traffic ticket I plead NG to?

I have appeared 1 time to plead NG. The court set a 2nd date for plea/trial. I appeared again ready for trial but was only given yet ANOTHER court date. Is this legal?

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on May 19, 2021

There is no set standard. It depends on where you are, the exact charge, underlying facts, presiding judge etc. Maybe 2-3, maybe 7-8. From what you describe, it sounds like the prosecuting agency requested a continuance of the trial. That is legal. For a more detail analysis of your situation... Read more »

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Q: can i be charged with dus if i wasnt driving and the cop came in store/the call was some1 gettrn high in parkinglot

Like it was my b/f car my buddy was driving we was in dollar general someone called said someone was getting high in parking lot. officer came in store we was only ppl there and asked me to step out to talk to him. mind you i was pretty messed up why i wasnt driving they asked whos car/owner etc.... Read more »

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on May 13, 2021

When you say dus, are you referring to driving under a suspension? For any charge, the state has the burden of proof. If they lack the evidence to prove that you were driving it sounds like you need to fight the charge. Doing this by yourself can be very difficult. I recommend finding a... Read more »

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Q: Where would I start looking for additional information on my case? The only thing I have are the tickets. No police

Reports or witnesses statements. How can I view them for my defense?

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Apr 21, 2021

You need to file a motion for discovery in the court.

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Q: My 21 y/o crashed car injured no one has no license but he has been on my policy since 18. Car insured not what?

Yes I never knew he didn't have his license. This makes no sense to me why not just take the test follow the rules. Young and wild. He bought a car with extra COVID relief $$ and was able to add to the insurance we have Progressive. Please any advice would be greatly appreciated to help me... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Mar 5, 2021

I seriously doubt the insurance company is going to pay anything since one of the conditions in their contracts is only licensed drivers.

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Q: How can they pull taxes out for a court case that was dismissed in the atate of ohio

I was given a seat belt ticket told i had a suspended license the suspend license was thrown out as I proved my license Wasnt suspended and that suspension had been lifte

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Mar 4, 2021

Your question is difficult to follow. But, cases are very often dismissed at defendant's cost, which can result in an outstanding bill even for a dismissed case.

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Q: I got a speeding ticket of 17mph over in Ohio, the ticket says the court date is “to be set”. I haven’t received a notic

I am 17 and haven’t had any other violations before. It has been 18 days since receiving the ticket

Hunter G. Cavell
Hunter G. Cavell answered on Feb 2, 2021

Given the issues with USPS, I would call the Municipal Court Clerk to see if any date has been set.

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Q: Is it better to plead guilty to a minor traffic ticket and avoid points or plead no contest and take the points?

In Cleveland they recently made it known (through a flyer attached to my ticket) that I can plead guilty and not get any points as opposed to pleading no contest and getting points on my license. It was for not making a complete stop at a stop sign.

Hunter G. Cavell
Hunter G. Cavell answered on Feb 2, 2021

It sounds like they are offering you to plead to a lesser offense, such as a non-moving violation. If you receive enough points, your license may be suspended and your insurance rates may go up, or you may be dropped by your carrier. You should speak to an attorney about your specific case, but I... Read more »

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Q: I got in a car accident that I was at fault for but on my ticket is say no crash, what can i do with this?

It is an ovi charge

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 12, 2020

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks and time is probably very much of the essence in your actions. If you have not already done so, you should consider reaching out to an Ohio criminal defense attorney. Only an Ohio attorney is qualified to advise you on... Read more »

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Q: What can I do about an illegal tow/scrapping of my car?...

My boyfriend used my vehicle to move some things from a house we were moving out of. The owner called the police said we were stealing the items. my boyfriend was pulled over, the impounded the car and when we called to get my car out of impound they said that it had a holder on it threw the... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Dec 11, 2020

As the prosecutor said, you must get a lawyer and sue, although the government might have some immunity from having to pay you. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local litigation attorney who can advise you.

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