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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: I was stopped at a Red Traffic Light, when suddenly I rear ended!! I got an “improper backing” citation of $163 dollars!

She had to suddenly stop, the car in front of me tried running the yellow light, then didn’t and caused me to slam on my brakes and then the car/SUV rear ended me!! She jumped out starting to yell at me!! She parades through 5 lanes of traffic asking for anyone willing to be her eyewitness that I... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Jun 27, 2022

If the car in front of you suddenly stopped, it seems like you probably shouldn't have been also trying to run the yellow light. But, at any rate, to prove you backed up, the prosecution will have to call the supposed witness. If that person testifies, you can impeach the witness'... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: I received a ticket for Traffic on Marked Lanes- Trucks 39:4-88E . No points? Also officer wrote wrong state for plate#?

I received this ticket on the New Jersey turnpike.

Officer said that particular ticket was no points, is this true? Also officer wrote the wrong state for my plate. He wrote NJ, and it's NY. Can I beat this, because of that error?

Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai
answered on Jun 27, 2022

39: 4-88E is a 2-point traffic fraction in NJ. If you are a NY driver, it's highly likely that the points won't transfer. However, the lane violation can be considered to be one of the "serious traffic offenses" under VTL when committed by a CDL driver operating a commercial... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: Incorrect year of car on ticket for throwing out a cigarette on highway

Cost and can it be dismissed because of incorrect info on year of car

Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
answered on Jun 26, 2022

No, they will simply amend the ticket to show the correct year.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Hi, I got a failed to obey traffic device ticket (section 3111) does that carry any points?
Timothy Kraeer
Timothy Kraeer
answered on Jun 26, 2022

If you have a Pennsylvania license, a conviction for 3111(a) will not give you any points. If you have a license from another state, including a CDL from another state, that answer may change and you should consult an attorney.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Maryland on
Q: What can be done to remove IID and fight back against the injustice of the police system? We live in MD.

We live in MD and my family was stopped for a routine traffic stop back in January. It was my husband, 14-yr old son, and I in the car with my hubbie driving. We were not far from home just coming from a quick dinner. As we were traveling downhill, we were followed then pulled over for speeding... Read more »

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Jun 25, 2022

It’s impossible to advise you based solely on these facts. Your husband needs a lawyer, and the best thing he can do is hire a good criminal defense lawyer. The lawyer will obtain all the discovery from the prosecutor and can better analyze the situation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: I had a unsat judgement driver's license suspension expire in 2014 in Indiana. Will i now be able to get a license?

When I was 17 I got into a car accident in Indiana. It was a friend's car. I was found at fault for the accident. I had an unsat judgement against me in 2007 and it expired 2014. Due to severe anxiety I just never tried to get my license again and over time forgot about the judgement. Now that... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
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Andrew L. Bennett
answered on Jun 25, 2022

If the suspension ended in 2014 then there should be no reason it would prevent you getting a license. However, there may be a reinstatement fee. Also, there could be other reasons preventing you from getting a valid license. If you do not have a myBMV account, set one up and look at your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: ARE THERE ANY POINTS FOR CONVICTION OF 39:4:88E IN NJ
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Jun 23, 2022

Yes this violation carries two points in nj

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: I got a ticket for window tint being too dark. Can proof of it being within legal limits still be provided after court?

The court said I had to pay it. However, a reputable business did the tint and when I got it tested by another business, it is indeed legal all the way around the car. How can I provide this to court after I've already had court? It seems asinine (and more like theft) to force someone to pay a... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Jun 23, 2022

Unfortunately, if you have already been found guilty, then you are precluded from being able to bring in new evidence that you could have gotten prior to your court date.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: How can a person signal before a stop sign when they don't know what direction they intend to go before stopping to look

Officer stated at beginning of his report that due to reports he had read about me, he stopped me using the excuse that I didn't signal WITHN100' of stop sign. States I DID USE blinker at both stops! He illegally profiled me, stopped,detained, searched and arrested me for misdemeanor... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jun 22, 2022

Due to your case specifics and the uniqueness of your case, your issue cannot be resolved in this forum - you should contact a criminal law attorney to assist you.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Virginia on
Q: My son received a speeding ticket yesterday. He was doing 59 in a 45. The officer put on the ticket that he was 15 to 19

Over on the ticket. He was also in a work truck and he put down a personal vehicle

Daniel P Leavitt
Daniel P Leavitt
answered on Jun 22, 2022

I don't see where you have asked a question.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: Can an EMS pull you over?

I came up on an accident as I was headed home from work. As I approached the scene I was flagged to come on by so I proceeded through. As I was passing through the apparent supervisor hollered at me to “slow down” at this point I was maybe doing 5-10 mph on an extremely narrow road. So I keep... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jun 22, 2022

The issuance of a citation/ticket under these circumstances is most likely valid, however the ticket is simply an accusation that you committed an infraction-----based on your post, there are legal defenses available to you, as well as perhaps the less than common sense of the EMS people out there,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: My girlfriend was pulled over by a state trooper and issued a citation for out of date registration and at the time she

She couldn't find her registration card but the sticker on the license plate said it was good until 11-22 and we have the registration card now and it says the same thing what should we do

Timothy Kraeer
Timothy Kraeer
answered on Jun 21, 2022

She should plead not guilty. A hearing will be scheduled, and if she brings proof of current registration, the trooper may be willing to withdraw the citation. At worst, a violation for expired registration carries only a fine - there are no points or license suspension. That differs however from... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Georgia on
Q: Can a Georgia stat trooper pull your vehicle over for a missing signal light as being probable cause?
Morris  Margulis
Morris Margulis
answered on Jun 20, 2022

Yes, vehicle equipment violations are permissible reasons to initiate a traffic pullover.

What happens after that point is not necessarily fair game, however.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: I was pulled over for speeding and racing the other night. The officer wrote down the completely wrong vehicle.

I was on a motorcycle and he wrote down that I was driving a truck. He also said he clocked me going much faster than I was. Would there be any grounds for dismissal knowing it’s the wrong vehicle?

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on Jun 18, 2022

No, a clerical error like that can be easily rectified. But there might be other legal or factual issues that could get you out from under the ticket.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on
Q: i got a reckless driving ticket in the state of tennessee back in oct 2019. Was supose to appear in court in blount Co.

missed court in march 2020 around beginning of covid. Also i live in central Indiana. Recently called their courthouse, they said i would have to appear in front of judge before i was able to get my liscence reinstated. what am i facing when i go there? Also the offense was for riding a wheelie on... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jun 16, 2022

Hire a competent attorney to turn you in to the Court when you are not on the Docket. The Judge may arrest you, set Bond, or you might dispose of it all at once. You will need cash that day. Once it is paid in full, take that Receipt back to IN DMV, etc.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: A cop pulled me over and told me he would mail me a citation, but never asked me to sign anything.

I’m not sure if this is something I’ve experienced but I was always made to sign something when getting a ticket. (I got one 2 years ago in NJ) Not sure if I will actually be getting a citation or if it was a scare tactic?

Timothy Kraeer
Timothy Kraeer
answered on Jun 16, 2022

An officer is permitted to mail you a citation in Pennsylvania. If you do receive one, feel free to reach out to a traffic or criminal defense attorney for a free consultation. There is some odd interactions between the PA and NJ vehicle code when it comes to points transferring from PA to NJ.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Municipal Law for New Hampshire on
Q: What can I report a town resident for going through a "road closed" sign?

I work for a town municipal department in New Hampshire and we're (public works dept.) having trouble with some residents going through our road closed sign. Our signs are properly placed out from another. We have a "road closed ahead" at each entrance into the road and our... Read more »

Leonard D. Harden
Leonard D. Harden
answered on Jun 15, 2022

Thanks for posting your question. I represent only folks charged with a crime so I would do not actually bring any charges. However, in the past I have represented citizens that have been charged for entering a closed road with various violations.

I would think that your local PD would be...
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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: Is a first-time offense a reason for dismissal for a speeding ticket when contesting a citation?
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on Jun 14, 2022

No, the ticket isn’t going to get dismissed simply because it’s your first ticket. There may

be other reason to dismiss the citation, but this isn’t one of them.

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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Traffic Tickets for North Carolina on
Q: An organization refuses to admit not seeing a sticker on my car for parking, forcing me to pay a “discount”. Legal/Sue?

My apartment complex put a tire clamp on my vehicle because they thought they didn’t see a sticker. I had talked to them about overriding it because it’s there but they claimed the sticker needed to be placed in the front. No instruction was given to me and nowhere on the lease does it... Read more »

Ben Corcoran
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Ben Corcoran
answered on Jun 13, 2022

Send them a copy of your lease, you are not bound by a term that is not contained in your lease. Politely ask them to remove the jack and waive the fine. If they refuse then threaten legal action.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: Charged with 39:3- 29A for the third time. What am i looking at legally
Michael A. Smolensky
Michael A. Smolensky
answered on Jun 12, 2022

A person charged under N.J.S.A. 39:3-29a faces fines and costs totaling $190, and possibly up to $440 if the person is a driver or operator of an omnibus. It is a good idea to speak on the telephone to a lawyer to review all the details.

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