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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
Q: I got a ticket, but there has not been a report filed to the court yet and my court is in 2 days, what happens now?
Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers answered on Jun 21, 2021

You will need to keep checking Missouri casenet online to see if the ticket has been filed. Once the ticket is filed, you will have to appear in court on the court date (either in person or virtually, depending on whether the court is having in-person court or virtual online court), or you can hire... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Q: If a company is suspended by the tax commission, can they still do business legally?

It was a tow company that impounded my vehicle due to a traffic stop and me not having proper updated tags; which I also hear that insurance is voluntary unless you’re operating a commercial vehicle. The tow company is currently suspended via the tax commission on the Secretary of State website.

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Jun 21, 2021

First - insurance is not voluntary, hence the reason it is called compulsory insurance. There is a minimum amount required by law.

As far as the tow company is concerned, you need to actually verify they are suspended and not merely on a website which may or may not be updated. They could...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Maryland on
Q: i don’t know what to do to pay the ticket or a get court , I want to know what charges are , I was exceeding 88in a 55 a

Also a have my provisional license the police office only gave me the ticket and he didn’t talk me if I have go to court , I want to know the charges and if they are going to put point on my license o what I can do , not get the point.

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Jun 20, 2021

It’s a 5 point offense. That’s 3 points away from a 6 month suspension, and an automatic point suspension conference before the MVA. Any result other than not guilty will extend your provisional license another 18 months. You must request a trial (NOT a waiver hearing). If the officer does not... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Nevada on
Q: I have a traffic citation from yesterday, June 18, 2021, for permitting my unlicensed 15 1/2 year old minor daughter to

drive on a Clark County street. I was "compliant" per officer.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jun 19, 2021

Is your question what you should do? I would contact a traffic ticket lawyer in your area and ask him what he recommends. Depending on the circumstances of why your vehicle was pulled over, there could be some leniency on the prosecuting attorney's part.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: I was pulled over by a PA trooper for leaving the road....what will my citation be in the mail? Will I get one?

He asked me if I was aware how far off the road I was. To my knowledge I wasn't off the road at all. I sneezed a big one though and might have left the road for a second. He took my license and registration, looked briefly at my registration and then went back to his car. Came back and ask me... Read more »

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Jun 19, 2021

Sounds like you will be getting a ticket in the mail. Call a lawyer when you get it and make sure you research whether you will get points.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Michigan on
Q: I got a ticket for not producing my insurance card and ID in under 10 minutes. Is that legal?

I was looking for my credentials in my bag but I guess I was taking to long. The officer said he would look it up by my tag. When he came back to the car I found my license and insurance card but he already wrote a ticket because I didn't find it within 10 minutes. I've never heard of... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jun 17, 2021

One way to find out: ask for a formal hearing, and a judge or magistrate may agree with you. You won't find a specific time limit in the law. The cop can't be expected to wait all day for you; but to expect you to virtually be driving with your license in hand may also be unreasonable.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Are juveniles required to go to court for tickets or can they just pay them? It was a ticket for failure to yield w/MVA
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jun 16, 2021

If the ticket indicates that you are required to go to court, then you are required to go to court whether or not you paid the ticket in advance. Most likely, a ticket w/MVA is a court required ticket-----what you need to do is report the MVA to your insurance company and request from your... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: I got pulled over for going 87 in a 70. I was not going that speed but truly was going 75.

I would like to represent myself at trial due to it being false. What is the first step to take? And what can I do to show I am really telling the truth over the officer's story?

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

If you were going 75 in a 70 then you are still speeding and depending whether or not there is a bump in a fine for excessive speeding, more likely than not, you have the same consequences. My suggestion is that you contact a few traffic ticket attorneys in the jurisdiction/area the ticket was... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Wyoming on
Q: I payed speeding ticket a month ago (from September) DOT will suspend my license if I don’t show up to court?

Received letter from WYDOTT dated June 10, 2021. It says my license will be suspended unless evidence of satisfactory compliance with terms of citation is received prior to the date of July 11, 2021. Does that mean I have to show up to court? Also ticket was issued to Fort Collins, CO and DOT... Read more »

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

Without eyeballing the letter and the ticket, the most likely answer is that as long as you do not have a "court-required" ticket----which means you have to go to court----then you payment of the ticket should be all you need to do----the jurisdiction which receives payment will note that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: Is it legal for the cops to lie and say I have a warrant so they can get me near them to pin. Stuff on me?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jun 15, 2021

Cops are allowed to lie, but this one is a close one in regards to that which a judge would have to decide based on the testimony of the witnesses. That being said you always have a right to see a copy of the warrant.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Maryland on
Q: If I am on probation for a speeding ticket and am at court for another speeding ticket, what does that mean?

The judge asked me if I have anything on my record and I said no. But I think I’m on probation from another ticket, but thought she meant if I have points. Am I in trouble?

Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr answered on Jun 15, 2021

You should have told the judge you received probation before judgment for another speeding ticket and when that occurred. The judge can pull your driving record. If you were in trouble, the judge would have told you right then and there. The judge usually pulls your driving record during your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: Speeding 50 in a 25, 2 years ago was incarcerated for something else what do I do? Read the more info to understand

I got pulled over for speeding but I had a warrent I went to jail in a different county then my speeding ticket. They never took me to court for it and that was two years ago I got released on probation in December they said I needed to be call and be put on the docket. What do I need to expect... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 14, 2021

Hire a lawyer to handle your case so you don’t go back to jail and resolve it once and for all.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Had court supervision for 18 months a year ago would I be able to qualify after 7 months after it ended to get supervis

I got a speeding ticket after 7 months being off court supervision would I still qualify for it again?

Dan Nold
Dan Nold answered on Jun 14, 2021

Yes. You can be placed on supervision two times in any 12-month period. So I’m the last 12 months, you have not been placed on court supervision.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: Can a Bullitt county cop issues tickets in Jefferson county and lie and say the ticket was issued in bullitt county?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 14, 2021

No. The video of the stop should solve the jurisdiction issue.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on
Q: I got was given a ticket for speeding, going 74mph in a 45mph work zone. What should I do?

The officer who pulled me over didn't state on the ticket that it was reckless, but I'm afraid I'll be charged as such. This is my first ticket ever but I'm afraid I'll be subject to jail time. Is hiring an attorney my best bet?

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jun 14, 2021

Apparently you handled yourself well when the stop occurred. The Citation can be amended, but I doubt it will be anything worse than the 29 MPH over. That Violation will add 5 points to your MVR, so you must be careful for the next year. An attorney might help, especially as nervous as you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: bought a used car, threw my old plates inside, while trying to make appt for reg.summoned with 39:3-33a. guiltyplea?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jun 13, 2021

I suggest speaking with a lawyer for the specific penalties for your case, many of us lawyers offer a free in office consultation depending on your specific charge.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: WHAT IS THE PENALTY FOR VIOLATION 39:3-33A?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jun 13, 2021

Generally the penalty is as follows: a person on convicted of displaying a fictitious number, as prohibited herein, shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $500.00 or imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 60 days.

A person violating any other provision of this section 39:3-33...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: so i am 16 i got in a accident and i got a ticket for no drivers license and am wondering if the insurance can sue me

it was my dads friends truck that i was driving i was at a stop sign and i didn’t see the car and they hit the front left side no one was hurt but was wondering if insurance will sue me because i am a minor without a license but on monday i am gonna go take my permit test i was already planing on... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 13, 2021

if you had an accident as a minor and without insurance, I would expect DMV to suspend your license if you had one for a year or hold off issuing one to you for a year.

i would assume the insurance co's will deal with this......i you were a minor and not insured i would expect them to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on
Q: I was issued a citation for Using a hand held device while driving a Class A Commercial vehicle.

The vehicle information on the citation is wrong, he also did not check the proper boxes for commercial vehicle and the license plate number doesn't match the vehicle. I also explained to the officer I was only restarting my phone by pressing the power button since it froze and I use it for... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jun 11, 2021

That was an admission to the crime. The Citation mistakes can be easily amended in Court. You might hire an attorney, but in any case, you will need to go to Court.

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I received a ticket in a construction zone 73 in 55 no workers present. I have no other tickets. Am I better off

Pleading guilty and requesting court supervision or asking for trial, getting an attorney and hope the cop doesn’t show? What are is the percentage state police don’t show?

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Jun 10, 2021

Any state trooper who did not show up for one of these would probably get fired. It's a big deal.

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