Seller giving me a fake bill of sale. While waiting for the investigation to be completed so I can register the car and get a tag my temporary tag was expiring. I ask the MVA if they could issue me a new temporary tag will waiting but they told me they can't. I make the wrong decision to... View More
the officer was no show. I was asked to enter a plead. of course I said not guilty. immediately after being found not guilty, the judge made a comment on the record and advised me to slow down. I thought judges are supposed to be unbiased, partial, etc..I am serious thinking to file a complaint... View More
So, you’re saying you were truly innocent, the officer’s laser/radar/Lidar device or speedometer on his cruiser was not working properly, and had he showed up you would have won? In that case, you can be upset. But if you were clocked on laser equipment the device number for the equipment used...View More
My license plate expired 7/31. I renewed well before and had the updated registration card with the new sticker in the glove box, but forgot to put it on the license plate. On 8/23, I parked in free street parking and came back to my car having a ticket for “expired tags”. Is there any grace... View More
You can request a trial within the required time limit and go to court. You should also demand the presence of the parking attendant. If they fail to appear, the ticket should be dismissed. If they appear, show the judge proof that you renewed your tags before they expired and the judge may give...View More
In Oct '22 I received a speed camera ticket from the DC DMV (I am a MD resident). The issue is that I was definitively NOT on the road at the timestamp on the ticket but in with a doctor, which was verified with a written letter from him. This letter and my disagreement with this ticket was... View More
Birthdate. We live in Pa. She’s a top student & has never been in trouble.Can she plead guilty & ask for the diversion program? What is the best avenue to try to get a misdemeanor off her record? Thank you.
I wholeheartedly agree with my colleagues' previous responses. Having handled countless cases involving young adults using internet generated fake I.D.'s, it is not uncommon, provided a Defendant has no prior convictions or similar offenses in their history, to avoid formal prosecution....View More
Minimum of 1 car but up to 3. They are left there from 1 week up to 4 months. The roads are owned by the county not the HOA. So far all I can do is have them tagged as abandoned at which time the owner is notified and moves the car for 1 day and then returns it. I have to believe this is illegal... View More
You might need to hit the books better or retain someone who can. I recall reading something that limited parking on public roads to a time limit unless the road was adjacent to your home, but it might have been Montgomery County Code. The County and incorporated city codes are often unindexed and...View More
Drivers under the age of 18 may not use a "wireless communication device" (a handheld or hands-free device used to access telephone service) while driving, except to contact 9-1-1. Doing so is a primary... View More
Seems a bit odd. Is there an evidence based reason for doing so? Did a witness or security camera footage identify the offender in part by their footwear or feet? Was this a DUI where you failed to perform field sobriety tests and there’s a potential issue that the type of footwear interfered...View More
If the car leaves and returns to the location and continues to block the sidewalk on each occasion, a note on the windshield might suffice. If the car has remained in place for some time, the better approach might be to call the police and report that the car is seemingly abandoned and/or, if...View More
This is a 1 point ticket unless there was an accident in which case it is a 3 point ticket. Your post indicates it was not an accident so it should be 1 point. Do not pay it. Request a trial (not a waiver hearing) and go to court. If the police officer does not appear, you will be acquitted. If the...View More
Not guilty does not necessarily mean you were not responsible. So this question cannot be answered without knowing all of the facts. But the not guilty does not necessarily release your potential liability
Once upon a time, the traffic code only applied on public highways and streets maintained by the state or local governments. I won a lot of traffic cases for clients defending under this restriction, including a lot of probable cause stops for DUI based on not moving violations within apartment...View More
I left my car running and entered to buy a coffee. When I returned an officer cited me for leaving my car running. I just want to know if I could just pay the fine$60, if it is not a moving violation. Thanks
It is not a moving violation and does not carry points. The statute states that "(b) Except as otherwise provided in this section, on any highway outside of a business district or a residential district, a person may not leave any vehicle standing, without providing an unobstructed width of...View More
I'm driving my brother's car and got ticket at parking lot. Ticket description: displaying expired LC plate, decal expired 2022. But I have record of renewing and did put sticker for 2023 (expired in March). Now the sticker isn't there and I was charged. Should I contest? What will I need?
Request a trial within 30 days and go to court. Bring proof that the tags were current and explain to the judge what happened. You should also replace the sticker and bring proof (a picture) of the new sticker. If the police officer appears, you will be acquitted. You can still have a trial even if...View More
My wife received a ticket for driving with suspended registration due to missing smog check yet I have paperwork showing the current smog check still has 8 months on it. The only option on the ticket is "request a trial" which seems way to much for what seems like a clerical error. Is... View More
You cannot clear this up without going to court. She should request a trial within 30 days of the ticket and go to court. She should bring proof that her registration is valid and the emissions test. She should be acquitted under these facts.
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