In accident cases there are two questions, often mutually exclusive. First who is liable for damages, injury and whatnot. Your insurance company attorney will handle that side of things. The other question is if one of the rules of the road was violated during the course of the accident. The...Read more »
In Washington State does a cop have to ticket you or give you a warning for what he originally pulled you over for to give you a ticket or arrest you for something different? What legally is a warning? Can he just tell you that he is giving you a warning or does it have to be a written warning?
So long as an officer has a reasonable expectation that a traffic violation or crime has been committed, the officer has a valid reason to stop a vehicle. That the officer discovers a second violation, that they may have not had a way of knowing about until the vehicle as stopped, is also...Read more »
If the violation is found committed, they will want the entire fine. I have never heard of the fines being waived due to an inability to pay, although judges and prosecutors can be sympathetic. Many court (but not all) will offer a chance to pay fines through community service, such as...Read more »
My wife was turning onto the highway from a side road. The other vehicle had his blinker on to turn on that road and was slowing down and starting to turn. My wife pulled out. The man realized he was at the wrong road, turned off his blinker, and turn back into the road, striking my wife. The state... Read more »
First of all, it is very likely that the other driver gave a very different story. It therefore becomes a question of "They said" vs "They said." It sounds like your wife was either at a stop sign or otherwise had to yield, so the office wrote her for that violation without...Read more »
I was stopped past midnight for speeding in the highway, was very polite to the officer as he was to me, he only wanted to see my I.D. and nothing else, no ticket was given to me on the spot, and no paperwork to sign etc, asked for my address however, and said I would be getting a ticket via mail.... Read more »
No, the law was changes some years ago because people were refusing to sign and then getting the ticketed kicked out for no signature. Now it must simply be "served," including by mail. One reason to keep your address with DOL current.
No license. No mention of no light over license plate on ticket. This light in no way is a public danger issue. and I believe the law changed to prevent the police from using a license light not working as an excuse to issue a $553.00 no license ticket. What is her defense?. She does not have a... Read more »
It is legal for an officer to pull over a vehicle when they are unable to read the license plate. The vehicle may be stolen. The vehicle may be unregistered. The registered owner of the vehicle may have warrants. The theory also holds for those cool-looking dark grey plate covers that people...Read more »
I took my eyes of the road and rearended the auto in front of me. I was barely moving, minimal damage. (I had no insurance at this time) I took out my registration, drivers license and business card to give to the driver. She would not roll down her window. She did nod to say she was ok. She... Read more »
Did you call in and report the accident between when you left the scene and when the officer called you in the evening? If not, why not? By not doing so, you committed hit and run. The policy behind the law is if someone in one vehicle is injured, someone in the other vehicle should summon help....Read more »
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.