Q: Can i get a ticket off my record that was listed wrong?
I got a ticket for failure to yield because i had accident. I was turning left on a one way street the correct way. When i had court i asked for a new date because i was sick. I got a paper in the mail saying i was found guilty of turning the wrong way on a one way street which is inacurate. The person in other car had stop sign to as i was turning left she came across the one way street caught my front bumper and her whole drivers side slid down my bumper. My insurance paid part of it but found her a fault to. Went back to court told them the charge was wrong the judge vacated the fine after i paid 20 on it before court. Someone said the charges should be dropped because they charged me with the wrong charge. Im finding it real hard to find insurance i can afford living on 730 a month SSI. My old insurance i was with 4 yrs went up to 100 a month. Can i get the ticket off my record ive never had accident and could renew my license by mail before this accident.
A: It appears you missed Court. The judge entered a judgment against you not being present in Court. There may have been clerical error by way of information on the ticket or how it was entered into the Court Clerks system. You went back to Court to try to clear the ticket. However, It is not clear what the judge exactly did by way how you described it. Contact the Court Clerks office - you may have to ask them to explain what the judge did with your case. Good Luck.
A: On your facts, the judgment was vacated which means that you don't have a ticket on your record. On your facts what you have on your INSURANCE record is an at-fault accident as reported by your insurance company. If you had appeared and asked for a continuance or hired an attorney to ask for a continuance, it would have been granted and you may not have been found to be partially at fault. Only attorneys can request continuances and then, not always. This proves the old adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
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