Richard C Simons' answer I honestly have never heard of a derelict vehicle but I have heard of a citation for an unregistered one. Whether your vehicle is on the road or not, you need to have it registered as soon as possible in order to stop receiving further citations.
Richard C Simons' answer Assuming this is your only offense and you are a non-cdl driver, no you will not lose your license. Do you need to get an attorney, Yes I recommend getting an attorney and getting your ticket amended to a non-moving violation. In Missouri they department of revenue adds points to your record and if you get enough your license can be suspended. Insurance companies will check your driving record when you renew or look for new insurance. Because you got a speeding ticket, they will raise your...
Richard C Simons' answer The current answer is no. This is actually an interesting question because the Missouri Supreme court is going to decide the answer to your question very soon. The Missouri supreme court in August of 2015 ruled in the case of State of Missouri vs. McCoy, that it was constitutional for the Missouri legislature to keep firearms out of felons hands. However the court is taking up a case out of St. Louis on a similar question asking the same right. We shall see what the court says. Below is...
Richard C Simons' answer This question all depends on the crime that was allegedly committed. Missouri Revised statute has a long list of crimes and the statute of limitations on filing. I will post the entire statute below but will summarize in the following sentences. Homicide and higher end sex crimes have no statute of limitations and can be charged whenever. The rest is the following directly from the statute:
(1) For any felony, three years, except as provided in subdivision (4) of this subsection;...
Richard C Simons' answer This is all left up to the prosecutor if they have enough evidence or if the judge feels their is not enough evidence on motion to dismiss. But there is a bigger problem here, this case could get amended from robbery and assault with a deadly weapon to murder in the second degree. Under Missouri statute Section 565.021.2, murder in the second is: "A person commits the crime of murder in the second degree if he:
(1) Knowingly causes the death of another person or, with the purpose of...
Richard C Simons' answer It is tough to have a case if there are no witnesses. If your sister is the only witness and refuses to testify, then the prosecution has no evidence and will probably drop the case. However, since there was a ticket I am guessing a police officer might be able to provide testimony, if that is the case then there is evidence against you. If it is Jackson county you can contact the public defenders office, my guess is that you are in Kansas City Municipal court, in which you can still request...
Richard C Simons' answer Well there would appear to be multiple violations committed here. The first I will focus on is Section 304.012.1, commonly known as "careless and Imprudent" which makes careless driving a Class B misdemeanor which is punishable by a $500 fine and or six months in jail, and 4 points on your license.
The second one could be that you put the officer at risk by making him flee which is called Aggravated Endangerment of an Emergency Responder which is a class c misdemeanor( 15 days in...
Richard C Simons' answer They most certainly can get in trouble. The crime is statutory sodomy Section 566.064 of the missouri revised statutes states the following. 566.064. 1. A person commits the crime of statutory sodomy in the second degree if being twenty-one years of age or older, he has deviate sexual intercourse with another person who
is less than seventeen years of age.
2. Statutory sodomy in the second degree is a class C felony.
Richard C Simons' answer This is new to me to see the word "cited" instead of "convicted." Since the word, "cited" is what is used, you have been cited with a speeding ticket. You received a citation from the officer but were not convicted by the court. The big deal is if you lie in this situation. Better to just tell them you have received a citation.
Richard C Simons' answer Not having the correct tags on your car is a violation of the law. The police in several states have what is called a "wolf pack system" that automatically reads the plates on your car. The plates on your car are always in plain view and an officer can run them at any time. You also give up that right since you can be stopped for wrong tags as an administrative stop. Though you weren't committing a visible driving offense to a non-police officer, you were breaking the law in plain site.
Richard C Simons' answer Honestly I cannot see why not. A cursory glance at California law shows that bicycle law is governed by the department of motor vehicles. Missouri bases its laws on motor vehicles. Also you did not specify if those tickets are outstanding or not. If they are and that can suspend your license in california then probably cannot get your license here. Interesting question!!
Richard C Simons' answer Without knowing the jurisdiction or exactly what the cause was of the incident, this question basically cannot be answered. The fine also is left up to the discretion of the judge
Richard C Simons' answer There is reality and what is on paper. The answer in general is no. He can claim he saw you do both and wrote a ticket for only one. The other problem is proving he lied and the cost of having an actual trial to get an officer on the stand and getting him to admit what occurred. This is all costly and time consuming. If you hire a lawyer you do not need to appear, if you don't then you need to make an appearance.
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