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Q: Traffic stop for window tint

During a traffic stop for window tint at night do police have to run your license and registration before they ask you to step out of the car and before they ask you to search your car

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on May 12, 2022

The police do not have to run your registration before asking you to step out or before asking to search though they generally do. You do not have to consent to the search. But you do have to get out and provide your information.

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Q: Court appearance for speeding

Kids in the back seat

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on May 12, 2022

You have not asked a question. However, if you were charged with child endangering as a result of this incident, it is far more serious than a speeding ticket and you should hire an attorney.

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Q: The Ordered to Appear Time on my ticket is "05/13/2022" At "22 52" which is far beyond court hours, can i not show up?

Or could I show up & take a photo of myself outside the court at the time to prove that I appeared at the proper time?

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Q: Ihave multiple traffic tickets and I also have ASSAULT FV, INTERFER EMG R Will I have issues crossing the border?

I came to Mexico while charges where pending, got sober and also got married.

I got a job offer in Cancun that requires training in Ohio, the charges I got where in Texas.

Will I have trouble in the Ohio airport??

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Q: A police got behind me because he noticed I was driving . (He knows me prior) I parked my vehicle in my driveway.

I got out my vehicle, and he never turned on his lights but tried to give me a ticket for driving under suspension .now 5 days has passed and they want me to come to the station and receive the ticket.

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Q: What is a liscense fortification suspension

I missed court but was told if box wasn't checked I didn't have to appear now they trying to take my driver license which I never had been driving since I was 16

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Apr 28, 2022

A license forfeiture is a process by which a court invalidates your license to force you to deal with them. If you want your license back, you need to obtain a document called a release of forfeiture from the court. It is true that you do not have to appear in court, if they don't check the... Read more »

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Q: can a prosecutor give you their opinion on how judge will rule while offering you plea bargain?

i heard pros say it’s highly unlikely i’ll be convicted but he still wanted to offer me a reduced charge. The words highly unlikely motivated me to refuse plea. Then, I was found guilty. Next day I called pros and he denied what he said. He said he may have said it’s highly unlikely i’ll... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Apr 19, 2022

The prosecutor is free to offer his or opinions. You should not listen to them seeing how their job is to convict you.

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Q: Could a speeding be " thrown out" if the wrong model of car is showed?

I was pulled over for speeding. The ticket he give me has the wrong model of car. It said it was a station wagon and I drive an edge. Two very different vehicles. Also he had be going faster than what I was. I had my cruise control set for 75 and the speed limit was 70. He said he clock me going... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 15, 2022

Based on your post, you have admitted you were speeding, but that the law enforcement officer noted things which are in error. The prosecution has the burden of proof and would call the law enforcement officer who would identify you as the operator of a vehicle which was exceeding the speed limit.... Read more »

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Q: I need to pay court fines in Sydney Australia. I’m in the states. I’ve been told pay through Bitcoin

I’ve been told the court only excepts payment through Bitcoin. I find that hard to believe. Is this a scam? My friend hit a parked car but didn’t stop. There was no injuries. He is under house arrest now. I’m not comfortable paying that way

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Apr 11, 2022

While you should ask a lawyer in Australia, technically, this seems like it is almost certainly a scam.

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Q: My son was in accident and at fault. He had no insurance. On the ticket they put the wrong first name.

Will he have to show proof of insurance in court or will it be thrown out? There were no injuries but both cars totaled. The ticket said the offense was "stop sign". It also says he does not need to appear in person. Can this be thrown out without showing proof of insurance?

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Feb 2, 2022

Tickets with incorrect names on them do not get thrown out. They get corrected. He is going to get a license suspension from the BMV for not having insurance.

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Q: a school bus stops with its flashing lights on at an intersection on my right , can i turn left away from the bus?
Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Sep 24, 2021

The answer depends on additional details. Section 4511.75 of the Ohio Revised Code spells out your obligations. (link below)

https://codes.ohio.gov/ohio-revised-code/section-4511.75

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Q: Do police have to use their sirens to pull you over
Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Sep 23, 2021

Your question is somewhat vague. The audio siren is not a per se requirement of a traffic stop.

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Q: Is it illegal to make a left turn over solid double yellow lines in Ohio? Additionally, are U-turns always illegal here?
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Sep 8, 2021

I know of no ordinance that prohibits turning left over double yellows to enter a driveway. Crossing them for any other purpose is generally unlawful and it is possible that a municipality has outlawed crossing them even to get to a driveway.

In Ohio generally, you can make a U-turn...
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Q: I got a speeding ticket, sheriff was sitting in a driveway to abandoned property for sale. Is that legal ?

Meaning is that legal for him to be sitting there? Does law enforcement need permission to be parked in driveway of private property in Ohio? Also was half mile from where limit posted I would have been legal. And I had no traffic, clear road conditions

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Aug 31, 2021

It is legal for anyone to enter a drive way and sit there so long as the owner doesn’t show up and ask you to leave. If you were to disobey, you would become a trespasser. Even if the sheriff shouldn’t have been there, it has nothing to do with the fact that you were speeding just like the fact... Read more »

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Q: I was rear ended yesterday ..my tags and license had expired..and no insurance..i was not cited..i don't think the other

Driver was either only listed as at fault..will my license get suspended..am now current on tags and license..do i have any recourse for damages.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 12, 2021

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. It's possible you could have a basis for recovery - but only an Ohio attorney could advise for certain what types of damages are included or excluded. In many jurisdictions, those violations on your part could... Read more »

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Q: One of my sons just got pulled over he used his brothers social security number who be in trouble he may gave name

He may have given his name also I do not know this yet I don't want my other son to be in trouble can you help me

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Aug 12, 2021

Yes, that can be an additional criminal charge. I suggest sitting down with a criminal defense attorney in your area to discuss. Keep in mind that attorneys cannot solicit or contact you directly, you will need to initiate contact.

Best of luck.

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Q: If I did not sign a ticket do I still pay or what do I do (speeding)
Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Jul 29, 2021

Refusing to sign the ticket does not change things. You still need to either pay the ticket or dispute it,

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Q: I was in an accident and I was not cited there but then they called and said I have to pick up the ticket do I have to?

Do I have to go get the ticket or can I have them send it to me

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jul 16, 2021

You probably do not have to go get the ticket but depending on the seriousness of the charge and the law enforcement's attitude, they will either go to your residence and issue you the ticket or perhaps take you into custody. You have not indicate the charge, but you may want to get an... Read more »

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Q: Can cop from city a pull me over in city b

No

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jul 15, 2021

Many police departments have memoranda of understanding extending police powers from neighboring cities. So if they did, it is very likely that they can though it may be an issue worth exploring.

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Q: I got caught driving with suspended license it is my first time what will they do
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jul 12, 2021

They will make you get a valid license and insurance and pay a fine unless its an OVI suspension, in which case it could be include some jail days. You should consult with an attorney in person or over the phone.

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