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Q: Is there a set amount of time u have to drive in the fast lane if not passing before u can be ticked?

A time limit in seconds or minutes

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answered on May 6, 2024

No

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Q: I got pulled over for violation of vehicle registration and I have a mandatory court date. What should I do?

Im 19 and I'm just a little confused. I cant find any information online. What documents do I need to bring?

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answered on Apr 18, 2024

Current Registration of the vehicle is needed in Court. Also bring your TNDL and Insurance. If you were not currently registered, but are now, you might get it dismissed on costs.

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Q: I got pulled over for no insurance and my seat belt ticket. I showed up to court and showed proof that I had insurance

Now and paid my fine. But 2 months later I get pulled over and they say my license are suspended. Why did they get suspended for?

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answered on Apr 12, 2024

You apparently were found guilty of lack of financial responsibility since you paid a fine. Why did you not hire an attorney? It might be possible to set aside the Sessions Judgment, but very doubtful. Contact DOS and see what it takes for reinstatement. Also hire a competent attorney.

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Q: Husband received speeding tickets 6 years ago. Was notified by the state of TN that his cdl class b was now suspended
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answered on Apr 9, 2024

He needs to contact the various Courts that have each Citation and pay them, getting receipts. Then contact DOS about how to reinstate CDL.

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Q: I was driving someone else's car and got a ticket for no insurance, they have insurance now

Do you think that the judge will drop the ticket

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answered on Apr 9, 2024

Hire an attorney to go to Court with you. The Financial Responsibility Statute may suspend your DL, and there may not be anything to do about it. Bring owner to Court with you, but it was your offense.

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Q: I owe $15,000 dollars for DUI,s, if I start making monthly payments on them will the state of Tennessee give license
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answered on Mar 29, 2024

Consult with an attorney after you personally contact the DOS. You will probably need to do most of this yourself, but advice or representation to get paid in full receipts may be needed. There are alot of factors involved, especially completion of all Sentence requirements which you have... View More

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Q: What can I do in this situation?

So my temp tags expired on March 3rd and on March 6th I got pulled over for expired tags. Now I'm having to book in and out of jail to get a court date all because the dealership never sent my title package out until 8 days after the registration expired. I went to the county clerk and they... View More

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answered on Apr 8, 2024

Tell the dealer you need a new temp tag. Take it to court with you and explain. If you can't hire a lawyer ask to have a lawyer appointed to represent you in criminal court.

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Q: Ticked with failure to prove insurance in Tn. I don’t have insurance. Wondering if that’s a more serious charge.

Im wondering if I can just pay the ticket and get insurance. Or if I’ll get in more trouble if they find out I actually don’t have it.

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answered on Feb 20, 2024

If you do not have insurance at the time of the stop, then it is a crime. However sometimes you can get the charge dismissed with costs if you show up at Court with your new insurance card, registration and TNDL. It would be worth it to hire an attorney to represent you. Conviction for Lack... View More

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Q: If pulled over in Tennessee an charged with driving on a revoked DL is the officer required to give you a paper ticket
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answered on Feb 19, 2024

No. He may give you a Citation or Arrest you on an Arrest Warrant. His discretion.

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Q: Can a drive off tag be displayed in my rear windshield in algood tennessee?

Was pulled over and told having it here where the dealership put it was illegal and it must be taped to the rear mount.

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answered on Feb 4, 2024

In Tennessee, the placement of temporary tags, often referred to as "drive-off tags," is regulated by state law. These tags are typically issued by dealerships when you purchase a vehicle, providing a temporary registration until your permanent plates arrive. According to state... View More

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Q: I’m Nashville tn can u go to jail for not showing for a traffic ticket
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answered on Jan 5, 2024

Yes... Hire an attorney to take you to Court off the Docket and dispose of everything at once.

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Q: Is it true that if a misdemeanor warrant isn't served after five years it is void in Tennessee? Thank you.

My daughter was served a failure to appear in court warrant during a traffic stop and was sentenced to serve ten days in jail. She had no idea of a warrant because she paid the citation and got her driver's license reinstated.

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answered on Jan 1, 2024

In Tennessee, the statute of limitations for misdemeanors generally does not apply to the issuance or service of a warrant. Unlike some states, where charges may be dropped after a certain period if a warrant hasn't been served, Tennessee operates differently. Once a warrant has been issued,... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on
Q: If a witness' at trial testifies on the stand and tells lies,everything he said in the preliminary hearing will confirm!

Then he cant be held as a credible witness??!! All testimonies sworn under oath are recorded right?

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answered on Dec 17, 2023

Any hearing in court should be either audio recorded and/or recorded by a court reporter. You could request a transcript of the hearing which could be used to impeach the witness at a later date. Impeaching is the fancy term for calling someone a liar in court by showing the inconsistency in their... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Real Estate Law and Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on
Q: Can a cop demand to see your id(my DL is rev)bc I ran out of gas and walking?arrest you for being rev?and search my car?

I was nowhere near the vehicle! Hours later a mile and a half up the road

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answered on Dec 18, 2023

You could file a Motion To Suppress Evidence, but if LEO had any plausible reason to think you were driving, it will be denied.

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Q: Hello. My license are suspended and I am wanting to get them back so I can get to work and back legally!

My tickets are for: 3/13/06, 3/15/06 - those 2 r for speeding. 5/04/06, 8/22/08, & 3/28/16 are for DWLS. I've never had a DUI or anything like that. Just speeding. I was told by a receptionist at a lawyers office to ask for an abstract on most of these, since they are so old. How do I go... View More

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answered on Dec 6, 2023

Each citation and/or arrest warrant must have the Sentence completed and all costs/fines paid in full. You will need to contact each Court Clerk for each misdemeanor, and get paid in full receipts from each Court. Then call the Dept. of Safety and see if there is anything else besides the... View More

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Q: I got pulled over by an officer and signed the citation, but officer drove away without giving me a copy of the citation

What should I do, I've called the courts and for 2 weeks they have said there is nothing there yet? I don't know what date the court is and it is a 4 hr drive from where I live.

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answered on Dec 5, 2023

LEO's do make mistakes. You are correct in calling the Courts in the County you were stopped in on a weekly basis. You might hire an attorney for representation.

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Q: I got a seatbelt violation as a passage can that go against my license
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answered on Dec 4, 2023

Yes, a seatbelt violation can go against your license in Tennessee. If you are convicted of a seatbelt violation, you will be assessed two points on your driver's license. If you accumulate twelve points on your license within one year, your license will be suspended.

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Q: If I'm doing the speed limit can I still get the violation 55-8-204 which is the slow poke law?
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answered on Dec 5, 2023

LEO may have observed a different speed. Go to Court and testify to what you actually did.

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