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Q: I'm looking at Indiana Code IC-9-21-11-3(b) which states that "A person may not ride upon a bicycle unless seated..."

If I'm reading this right, a person has to be seated on the bicycle at all times. How did this law go into effect?

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Q: Should i plead guilty? no contest? or ask for infraction deferral?

I got a 9-21-5-11 (c)(2) ticket for speeding in a workzone, no workers present. The cop clocked me going 90 however I had my cruise control set to 80. the speed limit was 55. How do I plead to best lower my ticket price or consequences?

Andrew L. Bennett
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Andrew L. Bennett
answered on Feb 3, 2024

Pleading guilty will add significant points to your record. Also, a no contest is really a plea of guilty in disguise, same effect. If the prosecutor offers an infraction deferral, that would keep the conviction and points off your record. If they do not offer the deferral, then you should... View More

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Q: I got pulled over for not using a turn signal leaving my driveway

Do you have to use a turn signal leaving your own driveway

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answered on Jan 12, 2024

In Indiana, as in many other states, the specific requirements for using a turn signal depend on the circumstances. Generally, when driving on public roads, it is advisable to use your turn signal when making a turn or changing lanes to indicate your intentions to other drivers. However, the... View More

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Q: In 2020, I got a warning for speeding in Indiana and today I got a speeding ticket due to that warning.

Can I plead not guilty since the warning was issued over three years ago?

Andrew L. Bennett
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Andrew L. Bennett
answered on Jan 8, 2024

If the ticket was filed more than 2 years after the infraction offense date then the State has blown the statute of limitations and the case should be dismissed.

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Q: I received a traffic citation in Indiana for disregarding a traffic signal. The officer provided me a hand written

citation. The citation section for my name, vehicle description, date, and time were all left blank. The only info on the citation is a court date, the violation, and the officers name. Is this grounds for dismissal? I checked mycase.com and it was filed I’m assuming he filled out the rest of the... View More

Andrew L. Bennett
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Andrew L. Bennett
answered on Oct 17, 2023

If the officer left off your name, vehicle description, date & time, I think its quite possible the case will not get filed. You can check on mycase.in.gov to see if the citation does get filed, though not sure how without your name.

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Q: I got a class C misdemeanor for driving without a license. However I have gotten my drivers license. Before my...

Sentencing and was wondering with this being my very first ever to get into trouble how likely am I to go to jail. I have a child with autism and I am his main caretaker as I've said before I've never gotten into trouble with the law before and I'm unsure how my court sentencing date... View More

Andrew L. Bennett
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Andrew L. Bennett
answered on Sep 6, 2023

Without knowing the specifics of your case as well as which court and the judge and prosecutor's take on such cases it is hard to say. You should contact an attorney who practices in the court where your case is pending and have a consultation.

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Q: Can a police officer lie about doing you a "favor and writing the ticket so it doesn't go to the state"?

I was told this exact statement, then advised to just pay the fee online. Never occurred to me he could be wrong on purpose or just mistaken. I have points on my license now. I paid the ticket online, never imagining what I was doing was a huge mistake. Because I didn't know he was wrong/not... View More

Andrew L. Bennett
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Andrew L. Bennett
answered on Aug 23, 2023

Depending on where the case is filed you may be able to file a motion to set aside the judgement and enter into a new agreement. You need to ask yourself are the fees paid to an attorney worth the points coming off your record? or Is my insurance rates going up so if I can get the judgement set... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Civil Litigation for Indiana on
Q: In Indiana I made an illegal turn I didn't get a ticket I got an ordinance violation, why can't I pay this online?

Apparently they're making me go to court it took them 3 months to send me paperwork this isn't how an everyday traffic ticket works why can't I pay this online?

Joel D. Hand
Joel D. Hand
answered on Aug 11, 2023

Courts are not required to provide you with the option to pay a ticket (or ordinance violation) online. However, most courts will permit a person to pay ordinance or infraction tickets through the mail or by telephone. You may wish to contact the court for assistance with payment options.... View More

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Q: Hi. I'm wanting to see how I can go about getting this resisting law enforcement with a vehicle charge dropped??
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jul 8, 2023

Your question asks for a specific response about a specific charge. Justia's ask a lawyer isn't the place for that. You need to contact an attorney handling criminal law/traffic tickets to discuss all the facts and see what can be done. Not clear if this is a criminal charge (Misdemeanor... View More

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Q: If car is registered in Indiana and was properly stickered does it become an illegal vehicle if the sticker is stolen?

I was parked on a street in City of FW. I was parked legally on the street. I received a ticket saying vehicle was illegal. The sticker was stolen and I was unaware of it. I have proof of registration. DMV told me the car was legal and saw registration online as paid. If plate was run it... View More

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jun 9, 2023

Current registration stickers are stolen all the time, they are peeled off and put on another vehicle that isn't properly registered. You can protect yourself from this by cutting the sticker with a razor blade in a cross hatch pattern. Yes you were a victim of a crime and it is being used... View More

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Q: Wrong first and middle name, wrong city for my address, wrong height and weight and wrong license type on ticket.

Got a citation for not coming to a complete stop for a right on red. was given a ticket with the wrong first and middle name(completely wrong not just misspelled) my weight and height on the ticket does not match my license, license type was written as OL when i have a CDL also wrote the wrong city... View More

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jun 9, 2023

All excellent points to present to the Court to show that the ticket was improperly issued. You still have to appear in Court because you signed a promise to appear, and the states are now interlinked, so any problem you have in IN will affect your CDL. This is in the area of traffic ticket law.... View More

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Q: Cop put all my identifiers in wrong on my ticket Wrong address, wrong DL number and state and wrong race. Can I fight it

I have a current valid Michigan license. They use my old Indiana license with an address that I’ve never stayed at before. I haven’t had a license in Indiana in 3-4 years now.

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jun 9, 2023

Insufficient facts to provide a cogent response. Did you present your MN license to the PO? This could be relevant evidence at your trial on a not guilty plea. This case arises under traffic ticket law. You need to discuss with an attorney in your jurisdiction that specializes in this kind of law.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: Was stopped for failing to use turn signal leaving dollar store parking lot at 10 p.m and there were no other cars in

sight to notify of my intentions. The cop was parked down the road on a private lot in the dark. The stop led to more charges. Is his stop justified? I can't find anything about using turn signals being law in this situation. Could a good lawyer get this thrown out? And if so do all the other... View More

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jun 9, 2023

Current law requires drivers in Indiana to use turn signals any time they’re about to make a turn or change traffic lanes. Effective 1/1/23. This case arises under traffic ticket law. You need to discuss with an attorney in your jurisdiction that specializes in this kind of law. Thank you for... View More

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Q: I was pulled over and given a ticket for not having my insurance in the car. I provided the court with proof of insuranc

I was under the impression I didn't have court and ultimately the ticket was dismissed but still I have a failure to appear. They suspended my license for that and not going to driving school but I didn't know I was supposed to...help

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on May 28, 2023

In most states you sign a promise to appear in court in lieu of being arrested for an infraction with a traffic ticket. It is important to read any ticket you receive and ANY document that you sign. There are traffic ticket attorneys working in all states, you should contact one to discuss your... View More

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Q: Unsafe Start driving a Manual

I have a CDL with a manual restriction. I just bought a car on Saturday, 6 days ago, that's a manual. I drove it across town, about 1.5 miles away, and he was giving me tips. I went to leave, exiting to the main road, I pulled the clutch out a bit too much and chirped the tires. There was a... View More

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on May 27, 2023

You should determine what the possible penalties are going to be and if this will result in any points on your driving record. (points are bad). There are traffic ticket attorneys that practice in all states. You need to consult an attorney in your local area that practices this kind of law. Thank... View More

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Q: I'm 17 and live in Indiana and just got a speeding ticket is my Lisance going to be suspended?
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on May 24, 2023

It may be possible depending on what the ticket is for and the rules in Indiana for drivers under 18. Be sure to attend any Court appearances because otherwise you could have an FTA, which can result in a license hold or suspension and an addition fine; and even an arrest warrant being issued for... View More

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Q: I got pulled over and the cop told me look in the mail for a citation, but never had me sign anything. Will I get one?

He told me he had to draw up the paperwork and that he would have it sent to my address and to be looking for it so I know when to go to court, but he never had me sign anything at all. I thought you had to sign a citation so they know that you will be there. Was he letting me go without telling me... View More

William Jeptha Williford
William Jeptha Williford
answered on May 12, 2023

I can't answer for sure whether or not you'll get one but as a general rule I'd argue best practice here would be to go ahead and contact the police station or local court clerk to see if one was issued. It seems to me it'd be worse and probably more expensive on you missing... View More

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Q: I got pulled over and was issued a citation for doing 100mph in a 35 mph zone. What do I do?

I am from Illinois and was driving through Indiana

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on May 23, 2023

First, SLOW DOWN. People will die in a collision while you are going 100 mph, and you could be charged with vehicular manslaughter and in some cases murder in the second degree. A 35mph speed limit is there because of pedestrians, bicycles, driveways, dogs and children in the area. It is a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Appeals / Appellate Law for Indiana on
Q: What's the possible outcome of me getting pulled over again?

Have class A misdemeanor for driving while suspended. Got pulled over again for no brake light. Drove because friend was sick & needed help to translate to English. I didn't get arrested. I got a ticket for court after made to exit vehicle. I was put on good behavior for the other one I... View More

Aaron J. Harshman
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Aaron J. Harshman
answered on May 8, 2023

Driving offenses can stack up quickly if one is not careful. Generally speaking, the progression moves from multiple driving while suspended as an infraction, to multiple driving while suspended as a misdemeanor, then being declared a Habitual Traffic Violator as a felony offense. Do whatever you... View More

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Q: I got a warrent that expired for not appearing for a misdemeanor driving while suspended what should I do about it ?
Joel D. Hand
Joel D. Hand
answered on Dec 14, 2022

Just because the warrant expired does not mean that the case went away. The case is likely still pending and the prosecutor could ask for the warrant to be reissued at any time. You are well advised to take this opportunity to try to resolve your case. If you have not been fingerprinted and... View More

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