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Q: 03/28/24 in Jackson Mississippi a flowood police officer gave my boyfriend a citation for an expired tag. What do I do?

Before pulling us over both officers in separate vehicles passed a car illegally to get behind us with no blue light. When we turned into hinds county his lights were still off. We were on Jefferson street right before Jackson ice company. He wrote on the ticket the location was old Brandon road.... View More

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Q: I got a show of cause order for speeding although I’ve settled all of my previous citations.

Not really sure what it is or what it means I just understand I have a court date with a fine. I’ve gotten a few speeding tickets although some occurred out of this city/county. I’ve gotten 2 tickets in the county this occurred in. One by the city police and one by the sheriffs office. The... View More

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Q: I got ticket for reckless of driving and dwi when I went to court they never called me and the clerk could not find me

Could not find me in there system what should i do

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answered on Dec 19, 2023

If you received a reckless driving and DWI ticket in Mississippi, and the court cannot locate your information, take the following steps: contact the court clerk's office to inquire about your case, verify the accuracy of your ticket details, and consider seeking legal advice, especially if... View More

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Q: will a old ticket i got taken off be brought up in court if i got reprimanded a second time

I got a speeding ticket about a year ago, and I got it fixed where I wasn't ordered to court or pay a fine and was told if I got reprimanded again, the judge would bring it up and make me pay the speeding ticket. is that true? The ticket I got taken care of was just speeding, and my new ticket... View More

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answered on Dec 12, 2023

Whether an old ticket can resurface in court for a new offense in Mississippi depends on factors like the judge's discretion and your driving record. While there may not be a specific law requiring it, judges can consider past infractions during sentencing. Your previous speeding ticket, even... View More

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Q: If u get a ticket an the cop gets killed before court what happens

I got a ticket by a cop an he got killed few days later what happens when I go to court on the ticket

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answered on Nov 10, 2023

If you get a traffic ticket and the officer who pulled you over is killed before court, the ticket will still be valid. The case will be prosecuted by another officer from the same department. The outcome of the case will depend on the evidence against you, including the police report, any witness... View More

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Q: We live in Louisiana. My 16yr old son received 2 Disregard for Traffic Device tickets in MS at Scrapin the Coast.

1st ticket was given at a flashing red light, where an officer in her police vehicle was “controlling traffic.” As an inexperienced driver in a different city than he’s used to driving in, my son misunderstood the officer’s cues, went through the flashing red light and was cited for... View More

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jul 8, 2023

I recommend you contact several attorneys in your area that practice this type of law, as soon as possible. Thank you for using Justia ask a lawyer.

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Q: I got pull over today they pulled me over for a crack windshield and wrote me y tickets with the wrong year of my birth

Can I get them throw out of court when I wasn't born in 1982 I born and 86 and the rote me a ticket for wife prescription and charge me schedule 4

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jul 8, 2023

Not likely to be dismissed for a typo error on your birth year. I recommend you contact several attorneys in your area that practice this type of law, as soon as possible. Thank you for using Justia ask a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: Is it required by Mississippi state law that I provide my ID during a traffic stop, Or is providing my name good enough?

I was traveling westbound on I 20 at 10:30 at night just after a rain storm. I’m approaching a box truck in the right lane I am in the left lane trying to pass the box truck. I noticed in my mirrors that there is a vehicle approaching me at a high rate of speed in the right hand lane. Therefore I... View More

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on May 24, 2023

Great description of facts. I felt like I was there. I do not know of any state that DOESN'T require you to have your license in your physical possession while driving. And I mean the actual license, not a photo of it on your phone. This is so the officer can determine if it has been altered... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and DUI / DWI for Mississippi on
Q: I have a court date on my ticket , not the same date apparently and now there is a warrant out for my arrest ?
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answered on May 24, 2023

You need to contact a DUI attorney in your jurisdiction. Many times an attorney can clear the warrant without you having to post bail. This can save you thousands of dollars. Don't turn yourself in. Just seek out counsel.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: Speed ticket Canton Parkway, yes guilty , I would like to pay the fine.

It’s been 20 days since ticket was issued the Canton Municipal Court still has no record. Court date is June 14 all I want is to pay the fine and move on i’m not contagious but they can’t tell me how much so How can I go about paying the fine? Can the police tear up a ticket and throw it away... View More

Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
answered on Apr 26, 2023

If the Court has no record of the ticket, the officer hasn’t turned it in. You can’t pay the ticket until it is turned in and sworn to by the officer before the clerk or some other designated person. Continue to check back periodically to see if it has been turned in. If the officer doesn’t... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: Can a cop give u a ticket for possession but under explanation only put N/A , and not specify what he found or how much
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answered on Jul 27, 2022

It is highly unusual for them to not put the controlled substance; however, the information should be further explained in a supplemental report. Your best bet is going to be to get with an experienced criminal defense lawyer to talk about the ins and outs of the case. While the wrong information... View More

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Q: If I was given a very vague ticket for posses. with wrong info also , could i have the ticket dismissed ?

was pulled over by a cop who’s known to be dirty. he saw me at gas station, never says a word to me , but as soon as I pull out of parking lot pulls me over. Wasnt even maybe 5 yards from parking lot of store when he pulled me over. Never gave me a reason as to why , or asked me my name or my... View More

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Arthur Calderon
answered on Jul 27, 2022

It is highly unusual for them to not put the controlled substance; however, the information should be further explained in a supplemental report. Your best bet is going to be to get with an experienced criminal defense lawyer to talk about the ins and outs of the case. While the wrong information... View More

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: If an officer charge u with a dui and put the wrong vehicle information on the ticket can it be dismissed
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Jul 27, 2022

It really depends on how bad the information is. If it is a completely different vehicle and absolutely nothing matches up, then there is a better chance of having the ticket thrown out, or at the very least casting the officer's story into question.

Q: If the officer pulled me over without reason & violated multiple rules n conduction of stop , would he even file charges

Have there been certain circumstances where a ticket or affidavit isn’t filed because the officer knew he did multiple things wrong

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Arthur Calderon
answered on Jul 24, 2022

It really depends on the circumstances. Lots of officers will still file charges regardless of their own conduct; however, if an officer has said that they are pressing charges, then the best thing to do would be to follow up with the local court periodically to see if they did.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets and Workers' Compensation for Mississippi on
Q: I know this is a long shot or if anything will come of this besides my answer I'm looking for or if anything can be done

I live in a small town in Mississippi as where the police dept I believe don't just do their job in some aspects but go far above and beyond the area of rights and I feel the deliberate disregard for one's rights giving the date place. And whom they are stopping!!! It's as if... View More

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Arthur Calderon
answered on Jul 24, 2022

Without more information, it's very hard to answer your question. Generally speaking, officers and prosecutors have a lot of discretion when it comes to prosecuting or pursuing charges against a person. Even if charges are filed, they can decide to drop the case or drop only certain parts of it.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: Can an officer write a ticket issued to the car in a handicap?

Wrote the ticket when i was in a store and after which I came out to him asking for the placard which I provided he didn’t put my name on the ticket and he put the wrong street on it do i have a chance of fighting it?

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Arthur Calderon
answered on Jul 12, 2022

Typically, unless your name is on the ticket, then there is not proper notice of a charge. Regardless, because you provided a placard, you have a good chance at getting the ticket dismissed, assuming that the officer turned in the ticket. Your best bet is probably going to be to contact the court... View More

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Q: Incorrect year of car on ticket for throwing out a cigarette on highway

Cost and can it be dismissed because of incorrect info on year of car

Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
answered on Jun 26, 2022

No, they will simply amend the ticket to show the correct year.

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