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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Constitutional Law for Missouri on
Q: If a cop gave me a printed out ticket but never asked me to sign it is the ticket valid it's on his vehicle camera

I got the ticket in Missouri but while in his vehicle when he gave me the ticket on camera he never asked me to sign it on any of the signature spots is the ticket valid he didn't sign the printed out ticket anywhere either

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers
answered on Oct 1, 2022

Yes, the ticket is valid. It makes no difference if the police officer didn't sign the ticket or if you didn't sign the ticket. After the police officer issues a ticket to a driver, the prosecutor has to approve the ticket, and then it goes to the court clerk to be filed on Casenet.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: Can I go to jail over a citation

I got pulled over for passing an emergency vehicle that was blocking the road for a wreck. I was given a citation for not yielding to the emergency vehicle. All of this was in Kentucky and now I go to court over it. What will happen at court

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 30, 2022

Fine and court costs.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: My ceremony is in 4 weeks. Should I answer "Yes" or "No" on question 4 on the Notice of Oath Ceremony (form N445)?

Q4 on form N445 says:

"Since your interview, have you been arrested, cited, charged, indicted, convicted, fined, or imprisoned for breaking or violating any law or ordinance, including traffic violations?"

Facts:

- I got a $164 traffic ticket three weeks before the... Read more »

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Sep 30, 2022

I recommend doing the following:

Obtain a court certified traffic citation disposition from the clerk of the county court where the matter was adjudicated (completed). Disclose that traffic citation and attach a copy of the certified court disposition with all conditions met (fine paid) on...
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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: If a police officer marks down the speed limit on the ticket then can I fight the speeding ticket since he can't prove?

I was regrettably doing 88mph in a 35mph school zone. Honest to God I didn't know I was in a school zone I thought the speed limit was 50 either way I was late for work and speeding. So the officer told me I was doing 88mph then comes to give me the ticket and I realized he marked it down and... Read more »

Michael A. Smolensky
Michael A. Smolensky
answered on Sep 29, 2022

There is also the possibility that the prosecutor will have the officer’s handwritten notes indicating that the officer already gave you a break when he issued the speeding ticket to you. If you are concerned, however, then meeting an attorney for a consultation might be something to consider... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on
Q: Federally issued speeding ticket 36 CFR 4.21(c). Result in misdemeanor on record although no required court appearance?

I received a speeding ticket on the Natchez Trace in TN...a federal violation. 36 CFR 4.21 (c) for 72 in a 50. I have been asked to pay a fine of $150 and don’t have to appear in court. (Box B). I have a clean driving record. My question is: if I pay the fine, am I admitting guilt and will this... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Sep 29, 2022

Paying the Citation by mail is a Concviction, and adds 4 points to your MVR. If possible go to Court and act respectful to the US Attorney. It may go better.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Utah on
Q: Im 17 and got a ticket in Colorado and I live in utah, can my ticket be taken care of over the phone?

I don't know if I have to show up in person to Colorado to get this taken care of or if I can just pay my fine over the phone? On the citation it says that a parent or guardian has to be with me in my "court date" The problem is my parents say they won't drive to Colorado with... Read more »

William Melton
William Melton
answered on Sep 28, 2022

You need to ask an attorney in Colorado to know for sure, but I think you can just pay the fine without appearing. Most states allow traffic tickets to be resolved without personally appearing. You should call the court directly and ask them. They may even have an option for you to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: Is it enough probable cause for someone to "look under the age of 18" in California? (On a bike without a helmet).

I was on my electric bike without a helmet and I was pulled over by a police officer, he asked me if I was over the age of 18, could I have just said, "I do not answer questions"?

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Sep 23, 2022

It's generally best not to give statements. Regardless, it's water under the bridge at this point, so speak with a local attorney to defend you. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on
Q: What happens if the officer failed to get my signature on a citation
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Sep 23, 2022

It is not a requirement, only a signed acknowledgement of the Citation. Go to Court with your paperwork and be respectful.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on
Q: What can you do if someone hits your parked vehicle and you’re not in it? What is LE expected to do?

I want to know if a person can be cited for causing damage to my vehicle that is parked in a parking spot and I’m not in it. If they hit it and leave without a note or contact information, can they be charged with a hit and run? What if officers don’t want to spend the time investigating and... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Sep 23, 2022

Have you identified the License Plate, or the Driver, that hit you? Some places have video surveillance. Any witnesses? Once you identify either the Driver or the Owner, then report it to LEO's and make claims against their Liability Coverages. You might try the Financial... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My son fell asleep at the wheel, causing property damage, and is being charged with a misdemeanor. How serious is this?

To our knowledge, the property owners are not pressing charges. However, the District Attorney is charging him with a misdemeanor for this accident. He was not under the influence of anything. He was returning home from football practice. He's a good kid. No history of drugs or alcohol. Good... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 21, 2022

If the District Attorney is prosecuting this, then you need to hire an attorney to represent your son's interests and help mitigate this matter----depending on the age of your son, it may be possible to get all of this transferred to juvenile court jurisdiction which might keep all of this off... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: I got pulled over in lexington Ky for speeding expired tags and no insurance. What could happen at court

I have insurance now I didn't know it had lapsed before I got stopped, and the tags renewed as well.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 20, 2022

Probably fines and court costs.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for New Jersey on
Q: Can I still receive a ticket in this matter?

Hello, I was in a traffic accident approximately 1yr and 5 months ago where I rear ended a motorvehicle. My vehicle (Sedan) was totaled the other vehicle (SUV) had some had rear end damage. After flagging down an Officer they completed their investigations and towed my car. I received the tow... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Sep 19, 2022

You can't still receive a ticket as you would be past the statute of limitations, but it sounds like you may already have had one. I would hire an attorney to research this and see if any tickets arose out of the situation to make sure you don't have a warrant for your arrest for not... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: If I am to receive a citation I should by law have to sign the citation I was never asked to sign any citation
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on Sep 19, 2022

No. You are never asked, nor required , to sign a citation in Minnesota.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: If I am to receive a citation I should by law have to sign the citation I was never asked to sign any citation
Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
answered on Sep 19, 2022

Long ago in Minnesota, police could ask a driver to sign an acknowledgment that they received a copy of a traffic citation. But even then if the driver did not or refused to sign to acknowledge receipt, it made no difference. Today, Minnesota's uniform citation for traffic violations does... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: I was stopped for driving on suspended license I was not given a copy of said citation or I never signed said citation

Or asked to sign said citation

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on Sep 19, 2022

You are not required to sign the citation in Minnesota so that is neither here nor there. I would imagine that you are going to be mailed a copy of the citation so you should be looking for that in the mail.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on
Q: I was going 17 over in a 55. I’m 17 years old what type of punishment would going that fast Intel

They gave me a court date and no other information was on the ticket. It had no price I would had to pay just a court date for a few months out. It has me worried that I might get my license suspended.

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Sep 19, 2022

At least go to Court with your TNDL, Insurance and Registration, with cash. Better to hire an attorney. Judge has wide discretion with a juvenile. Be respectful.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Municipal Law for Minnesota on
Q: I was stopped arrested in my affidavit says a citation was issued I was not given a copy of said citation

Or given opportunity to sign the citation

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
answered on Sep 18, 2022

I'm a bit unsure about the question, since some of the terminology used in it may be different than as used by attorneys. A traffic stop alone is not an "arrest." When a driver is issued a citation by a police officer, that is done instead of an arrest, normally. In any event, you... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Virginia on
Q: My speeding ticket for 52 in 35 citing VA code 46.2-875, but court site RD-GENERALLY-MISD 46.2-852. Is this correct?

This a class 1 misdemeanor according to court record but I thought it had to be over 20mph to be a misdemeanor reckless driving charge. Below 20 mph would be reckless driving but not a misdemeanor (i thought).

Daniel P Leavitt
Daniel P Leavitt
answered on Sep 17, 2022

If the only thing that you received was a ticket from the officer for driving 52 mph in a 35 mph zone and you are correct, it is a speeding ticket and not reckless driving.

The ticket that you received should govern. I am assuming the officer didn't go down and get a warrant for...
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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: a police officer motioned for me to put seatbelt on and i did. then 30 secs later he pulls me over and gives me a ticket
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Sep 16, 2022

That's the same as the police officer motioning/telling you over his speaker to slow down. That doesn't mean that he can't give you a ticket later for speeding at that time. So yes you can still get a ticket for what happened.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: Can I fight a driving on suspended license if I was walking

As I walk into store a cop rolls in the parking lot I see him behind my truck he then leaves I come out and walk away from the store get a block away the cop rolls up on me and proceeds to give me a ticket for driving on suspended is this something I should fight and if so is there a chance of... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 16, 2022

If you get your license, they will probably amend the charge without you even having to fight it.

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