Cincinnati, OH asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio

Q: In Ohio I got a ticket for expired tags not even a month after my b-day. I got new tags the same day I got pulled over.

2 weeks before my birthday to when I got pulled over I have had tons of life distractions. I got robbed and had been dealing with that. My son started school for the first time and I was occupied with getting him clothes and supplies. I’m a single father. It didn’t even register in my mind that my tags were expired until I got pulled over. But as soon as I got the ticket I went and got my tags. It’s not like I said I’ll go as long as I can without getting them. It’s not like I couldn’t afford them. I’m usually pretty good with stuff like that just was completely distracted. How can I fight paying for the ticket?

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Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Plead not guilty and ask to talk to the prosecutor. You’ll get a pretrial date and you can explain what happened. Or you can have a lawyer do this for you. It’s not uncommon for such cases to result in a dismissal.

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