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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Maryland on
Q: ticket for driving with suspended registration due to missing smog check in Maryland

My wife received a ticket for driving with suspended registration due to missing smog check yet I have paperwork showing the current smog check still has 8 months on it. The only option on the ticket is "request a trial" which seems way to much for what seems like a clerical error. Is... Read more »

Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
answered on Feb 9, 2023

You cannot clear this up without going to court. She should request a trial within 30 days of the ticket and go to court. She should bring proof that her registration is valid and the emissions test. She should be acquitted under these facts.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Maryland on
Q: Who is at fault for an accident at intersection?

If both ways have green lights and no arrows. A driver turning left from one side, another turning right from the other, so both heading to the same spot. If they collide and the driver turning right did nothing to avoid, but driver turning left didn’t yield properly, who’s at fault? Does... Read more »

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Feb 8, 2023

The vehicle turning left in your scenario must yield the right of way to the vehicle coming in the opposite direction and making the right turn. The vehicle making the left turn is at fault for the accident.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Q: I got pulled over for failure to maintain lane which resulted in me getting a possession of meth charge...

Cop said he heard me fail to maintain lane

Candace Alynn Hill Duvernay
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Candace Alynn Hill Duvernay
answered on Feb 8, 2023

Failure to maintain lane is a relatively low bar in Georgia. If you crossed either the solid white line on the outside of your lane or the lines between lanes, this could result in a failure to maintain lane citation. This is true whether or not there is an accident.

Discovery (dash cam...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: Doing 74 in a 65mph speed limit. Does this go on my record? If so, how do I get it off? Will my insurance be notified?
Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
answered on Feb 7, 2023

In Minnesota, a conviction for speeding 74 in a 65mph speed limit would bo on the court's record and the Driver's License Record. (Then the insurance companies will know.) The way to avoid that would be to set up a court appearance rather than pay the fine. Then try to resolve the case... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: Should I go to court for speeding ticket that was reduced by the St. trooper under the Dimler amendment?

Trooper got me on radar going 76 in a 60mph zone. I was on a 2 way highway but in a passing zone so I had sped up to overtake the vehicle in the slow(right) lane. The officer entered the violation as 65 in a 60mph zone stating the Dimler amendment was applicable. Is it worth going to court to try... Read more »

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
answered on Feb 7, 2023

Many people prioritize keeping a speeding ticket conviction off of the their DRIVER'S LICENSE record. Minnesota's "Dimler speeding provision" can provide an opportunity to do just that. But it may not always apply for all drivers cited for 65 or less in a 55 or 60 mph zone: CDL... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: I am only 17 and got pulled over in allen county for going 76 in a 55 which is 21 mph over the speed limit.

I have a court date February 22.This is my first speeding ticket will I get my license taken away? Can I get the ticket shelved? Like what do I do?

Leland Hulbert
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Leland Hulbert
answered on Feb 7, 2023

As a 17 year old if you plead to offense with 6 points or more you could be subject to suspension. I would contact an Attorney to represent you.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: Need my identification card. (Not a license) I have FTA for traffic. Will I get arrested if I go get ID?

Need a new ID not a license. Got a ticket years ago and moved out of state. Didn’t take care of tickets. Will I get arrested going to DMV for ID?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Feb 6, 2023

No.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on
Q: Can you win a case if the officer didn’t explain the reason for the stop, but he asking for my ID without him explaining

I was stopped by a police officer told me to give him my ID then I replied, asked the police officer what was the reason for my stop but he insisting that I give him my ID, but I asked him again what was the reason why I was stopped. I reply that I’m not refusing to give him my ID but wanna know... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Feb 6, 2023

You could move to suppress the evidence but it does not seem to justify the expense and trouble. Might be better to hire an attorney just to work it out at Court.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Washington on
Q: Pierce WA Driving NB5, got a speeding/ticket. Provided evidence NOT/Guilty WSP & Courts violated statues GOT 2 PAY. HELP

I have to pay. Judge Pro Temp Attorney & WSP Trooper statement was missing Day, Citation# Name etc... elements they both violated WA Statues What can I do Now who can I report this too

Antone Alfred Weber
Antone Alfred Weber
answered on Feb 6, 2023

You have a right to appeal a court's decision. It must be filed within 30 days of your first hearing, in the same courthouse as the first. (The appeal will be heard by the Superior court). The last I heard the filing fee was $250. You can get the paperwork for filing from the court clerk.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: I got pulled over for an expired registration ,on 1/31/23 ,it has been 60+ days late I guess ,again wasn't keeping track

Should I just pleas guilty and pay the 210.50 ?what's my best option for this situation

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Feb 5, 2023

Since you don’t mention anything that is likely to be a defense and the fine is so minimal, I recommend paying the fine and renewing the registration.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I had a 28 over speed limit ticket in 25 mph zone with court appearance. Will I go to jail?

Mt prospect

Brandon K. Davis
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Brandon K. Davis
answered on Feb 5, 2023

The maximum penalty for speeding 26-34 mph over the limit is 6 months in jail and a $1,500.00 fine - the minimum penalty is court supervision. Of course, the goal is to avoid jail time and a criminal conviction. Traffic school and community service are more common than jail. The ultimate result... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: I got a ticket for driving 28 over speed limit in 25 mph zone. I know it can be a jail time . How likely that to happen?

Mount Prospect Illinois

Brandon K. Davis
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Brandon K. Davis
answered on Feb 5, 2023

The maximum penalty for speeding 26-34 mph over the limit is 6 months in jail and a $1,500.00 fine - the minimum penalty is court supervision. Of course, the goal is to avoid jail time and a criminal conviction. Traffic school and community service are more common than jail. The ultimate result... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents on
Q: I need help for an early resolution meeting

I got into a car accident where I was at fault due to weather conditions and need advice for early resolution meeting

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 3, 2023

Your question remains open and you may lose valuable time awaiting a response without including a state/territory. However, it could be quicker to simply reach out to attorneys to try to arrange a consult to discuss. You could search attorneys on your own or use the tab above, Find-a-Lawyer, or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Maryland on
Q: How should we proceed with the search that looks like was unlawful and a violation of rights.

My son which is a black 21 year old male was recently arrested in Ocean City MD over the weekend 12/31/22 for what we can only see as him being profiled but we live in Virginia. He was told by the police officer that pulled him over that his license plates didn't match his car and that he... Read more »

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Feb 3, 2023

Your son needs a criminal defense lawyer. Either he/you can afford private counsel, or he needs to apply for the Public Defender in the county where the charges are pending. The lawyer will obtain all of the discovery and evidence from the State (including officer dash video and body camera video... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Q: Court replies to mail in plea agreement under the offer section is the word cover. What's does cover mean?

I Pleaded not guilty by mail to a speeding , unlicensed operation, improper plate in Buffalo New York. The reply was a offer to reduce the speeding to a non-moving violation, disobeying a traffic device. under the offer section pertaining to the two charges of unlicensed operation and improper... Read more »

Susan Michelle Veltry
Susan Michelle Veltry
answered on Feb 3, 2023

Hi. Great job! It means that the other two violations will be dismissed as “covered” by your plea to the disobeying a traffic control device violation.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Q: Court replies to mail in plea agreement under the offer section is the word cover. What's does cover mean?

I Pleaded not guilty by mail to a speeding , unlicensed operation, improper plate in Buffalo New York. The reply was a offer to reduce the speeding to a non-moving violation, disobeying a traffic device. under the offer section pertaining to the two charges of unlicensed operation and improper... Read more »

Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai
answered on Feb 3, 2023

That means unlicensed operation and improper plate charges will be covered under your plea to the amended charge with no independent plea to them. You will only be pleading to the reduced offense amended from the speeding. You need to note, however that disobeying a traffic device IS a moving... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: i was pulled over by a sheriff and let go with just a verbal warning for speeding is he able to mail me a ticket later
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Feb 2, 2023

The answer to your question is yes, you could be mailed a citation ut the question I would have is: why wouldn't the office give you the citation at the scene? Call an attorney if you receive anything in the mail. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: I was pulled over. Never received or signed a citation now I have a failure to appear

If I was never given a ticket or sign the ticket because I was never given a ticket how can I have a failure to appear against me if I did not know I needed to appear because there was no citation given to me but now I have a failure to appear and they claim that they have an unsigned ticket what... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Feb 2, 2023

No one in this forum can accurately comment on your specific situation, but you have the right to contest the matter if you believe you did not commit an offense. Contact the court and request a hearing. Calling an attorney might help. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: What can happen to a driver if they refuse to sign for a ticket because they felt they were in the right?

Hypothetically, a person is pulled over for speeding but said person was not speeding. What would happen if that person opted not to sign for the ticket?

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Feb 1, 2023

The individual could be arrested and jailed pending a court date to adjudicate whether he/she is guilty or not.

Signing a traffic ticket is simply promising to appear in court. It is not an admission of guilt by the driver.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Q: Hi, I got a ticket in Rye, NY going 90 in a 55 MPH. I have no prior tickets and no other offenses, my record is clean.

The ticket says for 7. the charge was based off of officers direct observation then confirmed with radar, but there were also cars a next to me. Any advice on how I can try and fight this in court, I have already mailed in right away and pleaded not guilty. Thank you for any help, I appreciate it... Read more »

Susan Michelle Veltry
Susan Michelle Veltry
answered on Jan 28, 2023

Hi. This is an 8 point speeding violation. You basically have two options-plea bargain (negotiate) or trial. In general, for a high speeding ticket like this it is best to plea bargain with the prosecutor to have your violation reduced in order to avoid a heavy impact on your insurance premium.... Read more »

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