My Alabama ticket says I have to go to Limestone county municipal court. Huntsville city annexed the area I was stopped at from Limestone county. Does jurisdiction matter if the area the ticket says the infraction happened in belongs to and is maintained by Huntsville city and not Limestone county?... View More
Even though Huntsville split between Madison County and Limestone County it is still within those counties and therefore subject to their jurisdiction. Alabama does not have independent cities; the cities are a part of the county in which they reside.
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An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. At this point, you likely consulted with a traffic ticket defense attorney or submitted a response. The circumstances of the accident are not fully clear from the brief description, but if you were proceeding on...View More
So I was traveling behind at a truck at a safe distance and the truck slammed on his brakes due to a cop being up ahead. Due to him doing this I came up on him and proceeded to slow down so I wasn’t right up on him and the cop pulled me over and gave me a ticket. When I told him why I was so... View More
The best way to fight a ticket is to contact a local area traffic ticket attorney (or a few of them) and discuss mitigation options available to you, including whether or nor to fight it---it is much cheaper to pay an attorney now than to have months of higher insurance premiums in the future....View More
I'm sorry to have to say this but, it depends. Jurisdiction of a county office doesn't immediately end at the county line. There is an area of concurrent jurisdiction. This means that there is a buffer zone where the counties meet in which officers from both counties are well within their...View More
Assuming this is a traffic ticket and no great bodily harm was caused, it is highly unlikely you will be detained for your failure to appear if you go to court and answer for the bench warrant. Actually, I would call the court house and ask them and they most likely will tell you the amount of the...View More
If you go to trial, the prosecutor has to prove that you are guilty of speeding beyond a reasonable doubt. If the prosecutor can show beyond a reasonable doubt that you were going at least 56 mph, then it does not matter whether the limit is 45 or 55, you are speeding. That said, a savvy traffic...View More
Show up in court and ask for driving school. It only costs $40 bucks instead of $300 for the ticket. After you take the class file the certificate with the court and ask that it be dismissed. It only works if it’s your first ticket. So slow down!! Good luck!!
I was clocked by a state trooper supposedly doing 102 in a construction zone on a sunday. i say supposedly because he had to come over through 2 lanes in steady traffic to get behind me. I am in college and I really cant afford a ticket that big, and the points on my license will make my insurance... View More
If you don’t have any prior tickets, ask for it to be dismissed if you take driving school. If you do have prior tickets ask for it to be dismissed on costs. Or ask for a trial because most troopers don’t show up. They will get one continuance. At the next court date, if the trooper is not...View More
Your license can be suspended for a number of reasons. If you owe back child support it can be suspended. If you had a wreck and didn’t have insurance and owe a money judgement, they can be suspended. Also if you’ve had a failure to appear for a previous traffic ticket your license will be...View More
If it’s been two years you have a FTA warrant and you can’t get that off unless you talk to the judge. Write the judge a letter and tell him you want to pay it, to set aside the FTA. Most of them will do it.
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