Long ago in Minnesota, police could ask a driver to sign an acknowledgment that they received a copy of a traffic citation. But even then if the driver did not or refused to sign to acknowledge receipt, it made no difference. Today, Minnesota's uniform citation for traffic violations does...Read more »
You are not required to sign the citation in Minnesota so that is neither here nor there. I would imagine that you are going to be mailed a copy of the citation so you should be looking for that in the mail.
I'm a bit unsure about the question, since some of the terminology used in it may be different than as used by attorneys. A traffic stop alone is not an "arrest." When a driver is issued a citation by a police officer, that is done instead of an arrest, normally. In any event, you...Read more »
Recently my wife was pulled over for "yielding" through a stop sign when making a right-turn at a 3-way stop (the cross street has a yield so she assumed the same). She said, however, that the cop didn't flash his lights / blare the siren until she was a few miles down the road (she... Read more »
As a general rule, if anyone can do it so can police. In other words, if anyone can lawfully drive down the road behind another motor vehicle, police officers can too. In that circumstance they would not exercising any special police powers granted them by law. Police can lawfully follow a car,...Read more »
Offices started following me for a wide left turn, which is not a thing since statute in MN does not specify a lane. However then officer saw me cross fog line and pulled me over? Is this a legitimate stop since everything started on the erroneous assumption by the officer that I made an illegal... Read more »
The officer doesn't need a legal reason to follow you. He or she only needs a legally sufficient basis to pull you over. Crossing the fog line could be such a legal basis. But don't take the officer's word for it. You should get an attorney and have the attorney view video of the...Read more »
I have a Minnesota driver license with no violations. I'm a MN resident but while traveling in IL was issued a speeding ticket in IL. Illinois offers 'court supervision' and attend a 4 hour safety course which IL says would keep my record clean for insurance.
In Minnesota, if a person is "convicted" of a driving-related offense, then the Court Administrator will "certify the conviction" to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, which in turn would then place the conviction on the Defendant's Driver's License record. So...Read more »
Here’s the scenario; I’m in a friends car, my friend is driving and my friend runs a red light or breaks some type of law and we get pulled over. the cop ask for the My friends drivers info and then comes back and asks for my identification do I have to give it to them even tho I haven’t done... Read more »
Law enforcement isn't necessarily entitled to identify you in these circumstances. That is very fact specific. They would need reasonable articulable suspicion that you committed a crime to take your DL from you as that is a seizure from a legal perspective.
(Hypothetical) I simply drove past a Sherriff. Not so simply going 90 in a 60... was not drinking, just not thinking. I am licensed, the vehicle is not registered to me. There is no visual proof attaching me to the vehicle during the time. I parked and got a ride home. Now sheriffs are driving by... Read more »
Theoretically possible. But without proof of identity of the driver, a judge would likely find a lack of probable cause for the charge. That a big reason why police stop drivers - to ID them. Of course, if they later admit being the driver when talking to police .... Avoid saying words to police.
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 »
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