Chalmette, LA asked in Traffic Tickets and Appeals / Appellate Law for Mississippi

Q: I'm from Louisiana and received 4 tickets in Mississippi last month. 2 tickets in LA aren't valid but in MS it is.

I have never received a ticket before, so drivers record is clean. I'm from Louisiana and received these tickets in Mississippi. But 2 tickets are not valid in my state of LA but is in MS. Understandable. But one of those tickets was no insurance, which I have but just didn't have the proof on me at the time. The second one, no tag, but the thing is, I still have a paper license plate so I have 45 days? In Louisiana to get that. But I see in MS, you need to get that right away. Should I call the court and see if I can just provide all this information and not have to go to court since all 4 will, as the officer also said, would be dropped? anyways because I'm a Louisiana resident and traffic laws are different here than in Mississippi? Then I have the proof needed for one, insurance, just not at the traffic stop. (I was originally stopped because the officer didn't see my temp tag, which I did have in clear view on vehicle, but was issued these other 4 as a result to the stop)

1 Lawyer Answer
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Baton Rouge, LA

A: It sounds like you have 4 paper violations----if you can cure the paper violations and provide proof that you have them taken care of, then the prosecution is likely to provide you with an offer to resolve the matter, maybe even dropping them completely. The safer way to do this is to hire a MS traffic ticket attorney in the area the ticket was issued, provide him the proof that your violations have been cured and let him negotiate for you. Good luck.

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