I got a ticket for being in the car pool lane by myself. I got a notice in the mail to pay the fine but I noticed that my last name is spelled incorrectly and my license number is incorrect. I also had no license plate number because I had just bought a new car. Can I ignore this ticket or is there... Read more »
You may luck out, however keep a very watchful eye. Though your identifying information is not accurate, it would take little effort to correct, and the citation could be filed and attached to you with the court. You may consider using the court website to monitor if a citation case appears in your...Read more »
Are you sure your license was suspended, or was it a hold placed? Huge difference. In either case you need to contact the court. You may have to set a payment plan or request a community service in lieu of the fine. Then contact DMV to address the suspension (if you were truly suspended), or you...Read more »
So i got a ticket for not stopping at red light to make a right turn. I did stop at the light but my problem was that I did not stop behind the marked line. And since i was driving in a town where speed limit is lower compared to sacramento. I was new to the town and i didnt see any speed signs... Read more »
You may try to use what the officer wrote on the ticket against him, unfortunately this may not yield the results you hope for. Understand the ticket is merely a "notice," and "promise to appear." As a notice, it serves to inform you of the alleged violation, more specific the alleged code you...Read more »
It is not uncommon for courts to be back logged on inputting citations in to their respective systems. Ultimately they (the court) have one year to address/file your citation. Most likely when you received the citation you signed a "a promise to appear on or before," a specified date. It would be...Read more »
Hello i live in California and was recently pulled over for speeding going 20 mph over speed limit. I was driving my brothers car at the time and do not hold an insurance for the car. When I got pulled over, the officier simply just asked for my license and didn't ask for car insurance, but I know... Read more »
Do not assume you will be facing "no insurance." The courts have no way of knowing, and if the officer did not cite you for the insurance then it is not a charge for the court to consider. The courts handle insurance a few ways. If there is no insurance, and no insurance acquired after the...Read more »
I've researched that if they're in the crosswalk you need to yield, but if they have not stepped into the street is yielding necessary? Some mid-block crosswalks are on very busy roads and it seems unsafe to stop in the flow of traffic.
You may have answered your own question. If a pedestrian is not in the crosswalk, rather still on the sidewalk then there is nothing to yield to. Becomes a question of fact, the pedestrian standing on the curb at the crosswalk waiting, or the pedestrian walking down the sidewalk then stepping...Read more »
You will most likely still have to pay a fine of some sort, however having your license in hand on the day of court will help reduce these consequences. You can hope the court merely assesses the administrative fine associated with fix-it tickets, rather than any license issue fines (would save a...Read more »
I fixed the cracked windshield and brake light but have been unable to pass smog because I can't pinpoint the evap leak yet. I've tried multiple fixes first still no luck. I'm broke and can only afford to fix things one at a time when I can put together the money. Can I get an extension for... Read more »
You can always ask the court for an extension. If you are bi longer eligible for an extension from the clerk, set the matter for trial. At the trial, explain the circumstances to the Judge. Most Jusges will be accommodating to allow time to fix things. Just have your documents and proof of your...Read more »
The 30 day hold on the vehicle is authorized by the vehicle code, specifically relating to suspended licenses. The managing authority is the law enforcement agency that towed the vehicle. That is who you would have a hearing with, the cops who ordered the tow. Experience is that if the car is in...Read more »
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