My father was involved in a car accident where the final report was delayed to obtain video footage to determine fault. When it came back, he was listed as at fault because he allegedly ran a red light. My father says he crossed the line on yellow, and the oncoming driver ran their red. They were... Read more »
Would I have a case to sue for damages? I'm trying to get it dropped right now as I've contacted the PD and showed them my proof. Just trying save us all the time and cost of a trial. If not dropped I plan to request a jury trial. I'm just wondering if I have a case to sue them... Read more »
The State/prosecution must prove its case with competent evidence ---in this case, it must prove via testimony that you are the one who committed a traffic infraction. Unless the different officer can testify to this, then the different officer does not provide any help. That said, the...Read more »
I got pulled over and was charged with the DUI a few months ago and I allowed the officer to search my vehicle and I told him where my firearm was they took it and the next day when I was released from the jail they didn't give it back how long are they allowed to keep it before I can have it back
If the firearm is evidence in the case for some reason (it doesn't sound like it, but for example, someone might also be charged with unlawful carry in addition to DUI), then they'll hang on to it for at least as long as the case stays pending in court. But if not, then they should be...Read more »
Admiralty/Maritime is included here, but a maritime connection is not clear, unless you mean a bond in connection with a proceeding for a ship or boat involving exoneration or limitation of liability. If this does not involve a vessel, it could be something closer to the criminal law section than...Read more »
For most traffic offenses if the penalty is not provided for in that particular section you go to the general penalty section of Title 65 Chapter 5 which provides a $100 fine or up to 30 days in jail. This is the fine prior to assessments and court costs. I have attached the general penalty statute...Read more »
Hi. I have a question and hopefully someone can help me with good answers. I got speeding ticket in SC ( 21 mph over on I-95 with my car) and that was on December 7. December 8 I called attorney in SC because i am from NYC an attorney said we will put ticket on jury trial. My first court was on... Read more »
I got a ticket in June 2021 for driving "10mph or less", paid the fine, but am now receiving a court summons for Dec 2021 for this same offense. I don't understand the timing, nor the reasoning for such an escalation in action. Since the incident, I have taken a defensive driving... Read more »
If you received a ticket and paid the fine then generally you are not required to attend Court. When you pay the requested fine then you are essentially pleading guilty to the offense. I would contact the Clerk of Court for the court in which you received the notice and find out the status of your...Read more »
I went to apply for an apartment recently and was denied due to a misdemeanor on my background check. This came as a shock to me. They informed me that it was "carless operation," and then I remembered. In the beginning of 2018 I accidentally ran a red light in a town that I had never... Read more »
When you pay a fine that is essentially pleading no contest, which has the same result as a guilty plea for purposes of your driving and criminal record. So unfortunately the answer is yes, this traffic citation should have been on your driving record.
Officer lowered ticket to 10 mph or less. Ticket states court date time and address however Area of ticket for officer to mark “appear in court? Y or N?” Officer left blank. And we cannot find any information on the back of the ticket as to whether or not this is a mandatory court date.... Read more »
If he is only charged with speeding he can just pay the ticket and not show up for court. At that time the "bond" (what he paid) with be forfeited and the case will be over. That being said, depending on what state he has his license in the points for the ticket can transfer back and show...Read more »
If you pay the ticket before the court date you are not required to appear. That being said, they will accept the payment of the ticket (bond) and adjudicate you guilty and send that to the DMV to assess points on your license. It might be worth speaking with an attorney in that area that would be...Read more »
I haven't had a ticket in 15 years. I was heading to work. Passed a car moving slowly ( I thought 15 under apparently they were 10 under). When I passed the individual I must not have decreased speed. Not justifying my actions as correct, but I was distracted due to a work situation. The... Read more »
Depending on what agency wrote the ticket you can reach out to that agency directly. It it was the Sc Highway Patrol you cal also reach out to the officer’s post to leave a message for a call back. The posts and numbers are listed on the Highway patrol’s website. The other alternative would be...Read more »
I was issued a ticket for not wearing a mask outside in Charleston, SC. There are no signs or warnings anywhere to let tourists know masks are required OUTSIDE. The officer did not write the bond amount on the ticket. I live out of state, and was in Charleston for less than 24 hours. I am not... Read more »
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