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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for South Carolina on
Q: Speeding ticket 21mph over on I-95 near Manning SC

Hi. I have a question and hopefully someone can help me with good answers. I got speeding ticket in SC ( 21 mph over on I-95 with my car) and that was on December 7. December 8 I called attorney in SC because i am from NYC an attorney said we will put ticket on jury trial. My first court was on... Read more »

Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton answered on Jan 15, 2022

Depending on the municipality or county where the ticket was written it could be many months before you get a new court date now that your case has been moved to the Jury trial docket.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: Hello I’m driving a commercial truck In the left lane to get back in the middle lane receive the ticket 39:4–56
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jan 14, 2022

You have failed to ask a question here however trucks are generally not allowed in the left lane as that is considered a passing lane for cars.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: Is it illegal for an HOA to boot your car if it is properly parked in designated area but just not registered with HOA

Own property, Car was properly parked in designated area, Car is registered as an antique, booting company is private, HOA gave 3 notices, car doesn’t exceeded owner maximum number of vehicles to be stored (2)

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jan 14, 2022

Your need to review your subdivision's governing documents and see what it says as to the HOA's right to boot under these circumstances. If the governing documents are confusing and vague, then I recommend that you contact a HOA attorney to review them and give you a legal opinion.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Name not listed correctly on speeding ticket Is this grounds for dismisal?

This was a speeding ticket going 80 in a 55, which was reduced to a 61 in a 55 by the officer when I was stopped

When I was handed the ticket though, in the first name and middle name, only my initials were listed. Is it grounds for dismissal?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 13, 2022

No. He handed it to you. You took it. Also, as he gave you a break, the District Justice will be frosty if you try a technical. He gave you a points break. A judge will think you are being greedy.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: I have a 10 day traffic Violation and the 10 day is Monday is the anyway I could a Continuance
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 13, 2022

Hard to tell. If you have a defense and a good reason for a continuance, yes. If you don't have a good reason and want to put it off no.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: I was pulled over for expired inspection sticker. The cop wrote the wrong model number

He made the same mistake I did. He saw a 2 and thought 3. I saw a 1 and thought 2. Is this enough to dismiss the ticket? What's the best defense strategy to at least get the fine reduced?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 13, 2022

No. If the sticker wasn't expired is a defense. The fact the cop missed a couple of numbers won't get you anywhere. Get the car inspected and maybe they'll drop it. In the meantime, don't drive it around without inspection.

1 Answer | Asked in Native American Law, Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: Can the sheriff pull you over on an Indian reservation?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 13, 2022

more info is needed.

if a sheriff is in pursuit, he could do so.

as a rule, it is beyond their jurisdiction and they are usually called by the tribe for booking.

however, some crimes are prosecuted by the Indian Tribe, and if so you should get a criminal lawyer with...
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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for Maryland on
Q: Can I get a hardship license? I have a back injury and unemployed. I lost my job in October and can't work do to injury

I have unpaid traffic tickets and can't afford to pay them, because of my injury what can I do?

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Jan 12, 2022

We’re these fines imposed by a judge after you requested a trial date and appeared for trial? If so, and if 90 days or less has passed since the trial date, you can file a motion with the court for reconsideration and reduction of the fines

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: Would a Court appointed attorney help a non resident of Minnesota with a speeding ticket of 100 mph? No alcohol involved

Winona County.

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Jan 12, 2022

The issue is not the residency. The issue is whether the ticket is charged as a misdemeanor or a petty misdemeanor. A petty misdemeanor does not carry the possibility of jail time and consequently you would not be entitled to court appointed counsel. But you would if the charge is filed as a... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Maryland on
Q: My license was suspended on January 7th (Non-Resident Violators Compact Suspension). I received a citation in NC.

I never received any documents via mail for my citation or suspension notice. Is it worth appealing this or should I just pay the fine to reinstate ? **more details per my last questions response. The citation was because I didn't come to a complete stop at the stop sign. My only concern... Read more »

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Jan 12, 2022

It is a minor moving violation, and although I do not know NC penalties for this offense, in Maryland that would be a 1 point infraction, so a very minor non-significant impact on your driving record and no effect on your driving privileges. Again, you need a NC lawyer to explain the consequences... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Maryland on
Q: My license was suspended on January 7th (Non-Resident Violators Compact Suspension). I received a citation in NC.

I never received any documents via mail for my citation or suspension notice. Is it worth appealing this or should I just pay the fine to reinstate ?

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Jan 11, 2022

You do not state what the citation was for—how serious it is, or what the potential consequences will be if you simply pay it. Some states penalize speeding a certain mph above the posted limit as reckless driving, which can carry jail, or enough points upon conviction to result in suspension or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: If I was at fault for an accident and wasn't insured, can the victim take my assets to pay damages?
Morris  Margulis
Morris Margulis answered on Jan 11, 2022

Yes, they can sue you, and if they win, they can take collections actions against you to collect on their judgment.

If they have uninsured motorist insurance coverage, their insurance company can sue you, as well.

If you would like assistance putting yourself in the best possible...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on
Q: If I received a speeding ticket in Tennessee, but just mail in payment with the citation, do I have to attend court?

I am going to be out of the country at the date assigned on my ticket and am choosing to just mail in payment instead. Can I mail in payment for my ticket in Tennessee (Sumner County - Portland, TN) without having to physically attend court in person?

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jan 10, 2022

You will need to call the Court Clerk and ask. That will be a conviction with points added to your MVR.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
Q: Can I sue?

I was recently just on a zoom meeting for a court case dealing with my reckless driving. And during the court case there a bunch of other people on the meet with their own cases. And one if the men showed himself going to the bathroom on camera and his private parts were showing. I am also 17 years... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jan 10, 2022

If you saw it the court probably saw it and will probably take care of the matter for you by reporting it to the police.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Virginia on
Q: i got a court date for driving with expired DL in herndon, VA.

Dmv Appointment is already booked before my dl expired, but dmv appointment i got is after my dl my expiration date.

Ann Thayer
Ann Thayer answered on Jan 8, 2022

You should contact clerk to continue your case until after a date you go to dmv to fix license OR when you go to court take proof of date your dmv appt is set for and ask judge to continue case until after that date.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Questions about what to expect when going to court for tickets received.

Driver got into a wreck... 3 tickets received. 1, wreckless driving- hit person from behind. 2, no insurance. 3, driving with suspended license. When checking red flags on license.... 3 appeared. 1, driving with suspended license. 2, no insurance for 28 days. 3, no insurance for about 5 months.... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 8, 2022

Go pay license reinstatement and get insurance before you go to court with your lawyer.

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: I received a speeding ticket for $55 in New Jersey. The cop told me I don’t need to go to court I should just pay online

Does this mean I also got points on my lisence ?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jan 7, 2022

Yes, all speeding tickets in NJ come with points. With a good lawyer you should be able to reduce or eliminate these. Most of us traffic ticket lawyers offer a free in office consultation, I suggest you set one up.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Virginia on
Q: Is it illegal to pass a moped doing 30 over the double yellow lines on a road with a 55 limit in Virginia?

I live on a road with no lines and a speed limit of 25. I ride my moped at 30 as that's all it will do. People pass me on this road. I turn onto a road with a double yellow and a speed limit of 55, people pass me here too, over the double yellow and without signalling. I turn onto route 60 and... Read more »

Daniel P Leavitt
Daniel P Leavitt answered on Jan 7, 2022

You should probably get a car as it provides more protection and you won't have this issue. Consider yourself as a bicycle. Cars are going to pass and while they should give 3 feet they often don't. Driving on a 55 mph road isn't smart. Good luck and stay safe. You may be guilty of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
Q: I received a failure to keep right ticket. I accidentally drove into a ditch. How can I contest this ticket?
Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Jan 6, 2022

You can show up at court, ask for a trial, and defend the case. A more practical option, if you wish to avoid points against your licenses, is to hire an attorney to contact the prosecutor and seek a "recommendation." That means your attorney would be seeking to have you plea to a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Nebraska on
Q: My car got pulled over for a headlight out. My boyfriend was driving and his license is suspended and I didn't know.

He got a ticket and court date. What happens to me?

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Jan 6, 2022

Were you issued a citation? If you were issued a citation at the time of the encounter nor soon after, then likely nothing will be issued to you at a later time. Either way, you should get your headlight fixed before you drive it again. Depending on what citations were issued, you may need to... Read more »

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