i’m in mn, just yesterday i got my 4th speeding ticket i believe? i got it in a different state too?he clocked me going 83 in a 75 but knocked it down to 80 in a 75. my last two speeding tickets were received in april & august of last year, and a “fail to exercise due to care or control”... Read more »
You are looking at your insurance rates going through the roof with this mean tickets on your DL, especially if you keep driving the way that you are. The habitual offender revocation is very date specific. It would be important to have the dates of each of these citations/guilty pleas. The...Read more »
I would imagine that the ticket was erroneously issued to you. And that error can be fixed by issuing the ticket to the correct person so long as the statute of limitations on the charge has not expired.
First, someone you know should be addressing this issue themself. They can certainly contact an attorney if they wish to challenge the ticket. But in any event, this person certainly is at risk for a conviction for a conviction for their driving conduct. The prosecutor could certainly amend the...Read more »
Dmv was closed for covid so i couldn't switch my license when I moved. Ticket didn't have a court date just a number that was a recording on how to pay fines and was not a number to speak with a clerk. Email district attorney office asking for my court date and got a response asking for... Read more »
Let’s address a couple of things here. First, COVID did not authorize you to drive without a valid license. You might be in a different situation if you had a valid SD license and you were charged with not switching you license over. The fact that the DMV was closed might be something you...Read more »
If a driver who has been cited for traffic violations pays the fine without contesting it in court, that driver loses; will have both a court record and a driver's license record of conviction(s). So the question I would ask is: "Why would a cited driver *not* contest those charges in...Read more »
I was stopped for a few moments in front of the UPS store in the south metro (Dakota County), it was marked with no parking signs welded to a old wheels, and no yellow markings on the curb. An individual approach Me and after a tense conversation he mentioned he was going to take a picture of my... Read more »
The officer took my ID and returned to his car while I looked up my insurance info. He returned with a ticket for speeding and no proof of insurance. I showed him proof of insurance. He said he couldn't remove the ticket because it would be more work and I needed to send the proof in.... Read more »
Consider a Driving While Impaired Case. It would begin with a police officer's traffic stop of a driver. The police officer would need reasonable articulable suspicion of a crime, or an observed violation of a traffic law. Either-or both. In the case of crossing the fog line, i have had...Read more »
The road was a dead end as I tried to turn around I got stuck in the snow. While I was getting my truck out I slid side ways a little into a green power box it damaged my truck I walked after getting unstuck it had a dent but looked fine. Got a call 3 days later apparently it knocked power out for... Read more »
The charge is a misdemeanor because there was property damage involved. You will need to appear in court for this and you should strongly consider getting an attorney - either a private attorney or a public defender if you cannot afford one. You are unlikely to lose your license, particularly if...Read more »
This question gets asked all the time. An error like that is not automatically going to result in dismissal of the ticket. Those errors can be amended by the prosecutor. There might be other issues that could benefit from a conversation with a defense attorney.
When the officer pulled me over, he asked me how fast I was going and I admitted to 70 and he said 74. During this stop there was a liquor bottle on the floor in the front passenger seat left from the weekend before and since this was also a recently purchased vehicle, I didn't have our... Read more »
No. That is not a basis for dismissal. As art of the discovery process, you can get a copy of the citation and the police reports. There may a basis for a challenge, but a different officer’s name isn’t going to be the basis for challenge.
The police officer writing the wrong year, make and model of the vehicle on a speeding ticket would not automatically make the speeding ticket void. Not paying the ticket and not contesting it in court, would result in the listed driver being convicted. The state could then pursue collection...Read more »
The issue is not the residency. The issue is whether the ticket is charged as a misdemeanor or a petty misdemeanor. A petty misdemeanor does not carry the possibility of jail time and consequently you would not be entitled to court appointed counsel. But you would if the charge is filed as a...Read more »
If I am in the left turn lane, with my left blinker on, and 30 feet before the crosswalk while moving forward I blinker right and get back into the lane that goes straight through the intersection, is that against any traffic laws? No other vehicles were around at the time and I was pulled over for... Read more »
The police need reasonable articulable suspicion to pull someone over. There isn’t necessarily anything illegal about what you did, but other factors might’ve played a part in why you were pulled over. Speak with attorney directly about your situation for more specific answers about your situation.
I haven’t had a speeding ticket in 5.5 years. I don’t mind paying the fine, I would like to avoid the insurance hike. Is it possible to get a continuance for dismissal based on my driving record or will previous tickets remove that option altogether? Ticket was issued in Steele County, MN.
The bigger issue for you is the county where the citation was issued. Not all counties give continuances for dismissal during the negotiation process. They are far harder to come by the further from the metro that you get. Steele County may not offer continuances for dismissal as a matter of...Read more »
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