Asked in Traffic Tickets for Utah

Q: If a county sherif pulled me over but didn't tell me my speed give or me a written ticket did I actually get cited?

The sherif after asking for my license and registration came back and said, "Looks like it will be a $250 fine. I bet there are a lot better things you could do with that money, huh?" Then handed me my credentials and let me go. I didn't recieve a written ticket or warning and I wasn't even informed how fast I was going. How do I know if I was actually given a ticket or a warning?

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Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Newport Beach, CA

A: It sounds like you were not cited or fined, and given a verbal warning. Pay attention to your speed. Utah has a legal limit on many freeways of 80. Yes things are far apart in Utah, but 80 is pretty darn fast to get between them. I drove in Utah when the National speed limit was 55- talk about crawling through the sagebrush, for hours. It took 5.5 hours to go from St. George to SLC then, it takes 3.5 hours now.

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