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Q: Can you win a case if the officer didn’t explain the reason for the stop, but he asking for my ID without him explaining

I was stopped by a police officer told me to give him my ID then I replied, asked the police officer what was the reason for my stop but he insisting that I give him my ID, but I asked him again what was the reason why I was stopped. I reply that I’m not refusing to give him my ID but wanna know... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Feb 6, 2023

You could move to suppress the evidence but it does not seem to justify the expense and trouble. Might be better to hire an attorney just to work it out at Court.

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Q: Will they drop the charges if I obtain insurance a day after receiving ticket for “financial responsibility?”

I live in Memphis, Tenn. I was involved in a car accident where I received a ticket for financial responsibility and wasn’t at fault. I was able to obtain auto insurance the day after the accident occurred, so I’m curious whether they will drop the charges if I were to present my auto insurance... Read more »

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Q: Help! I have a misdemeanor charge for theft under 1,000 along with my husband who also has a traffic ticket case too.

I missed my court date by oversleeping and now I’m scared. My husband has to pay $650 for restitution and the problem is over but we missed showing up and I don’t know what to do. My husband will be paid tomorrow morning and we plan to pay the restitution but I don’t want to go to jail or do... Read more »

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Q: I got pulled over today for climate weather not having my headlights on in climate weather but there was no climate

Weather and my lights we're on auto. I recorded many cars on the road like 75% did not have their lights on I looked it up and climate weather is if it's raining which it wasn't it had just flurries a little before but done quit I have it all on video it wasnt flurring when he pulled... Read more »

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Q: I got a ticket back in 2020 for speeding, I was just curious when it comes off my record or if points fall off?

I plead guilty because at the time they didn’t offer traffic school, and it’s been 3 years later and it still shows on my record. I’m an electrician and didn’t know when they would fall off my license that way I can drive a company vehicle. So I guess my question is what do I need to do, so... Read more »

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Q: I got a ticket back in 2020 for speeding, I was just curious when it comes off my record or if points fall off?

I plead guilty because at the time they didn’t offer traffic school, and it’s been 3 years later and it still shows on my record. I’m an electrician and didn’t know when they would fall off my license that way I can drive a company vehicle.

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jan 25, 2023

It should not be on your MVR for the DOS which is for the last 12 months. But it is still a conviction which will be on your NCIC check forever.

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Q: I have a question about a traffic ticket I got for careless driving and was arrested. I hydroplaned, what should I do?

I hit a wet spot on the rd and ended up on the side of the Hwy. and the police were called by another driver as I was stuck in the mud, he told me he was calling a tow tick as I was stuck in mud. Than a second driver stopped whom said he would wait till the tow truck driver got there. I have bad... Read more »

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Q: I got a ticket recently going 78 in a 55, and wasn’t asked for insurance or registration.

I wasn’t asked for my registration or insurance and I just moved from Illinois and I have to appear in court, feb 3rd what should I do, and can I get the ticket dismissed if I didn’t get asked for insurance or registration?

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jan 20, 2023

No, but go to Court with cash. There may be some Diversion available from the Judge, or even a reduced speed violation, as that 23 over will add points at least to a TNDL.

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Q: i need help i was driving during the snow storm without insurance and i’m getting a big bull for property damage?

I slipped during a very bad snow storm one morning and i hadn’t put insurance on the vehicle yet it had just came out the shop, i was just trying to get to work. Then the cop told me my license was suspended due to a payment not taken care of so i took care of all that and i can barely pay for my... Read more »

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Q: I asked a few days ago about 2 speeding tickets I got. One going 37 over and 1 40 over.

Is it better to just pay them online? I had points on my record prior to this so it will probably end up getting suspended anyway. So don’t know if I should even go to court or just pay online

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jan 13, 2023

Absolutely hire an attorney to represent you on both Citations. Once the TNDL is Suspended, you will be going to jail all the time. Do not pay by mail as it will be an irreversible mistake.

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Q: I need help with my licences in Bradley county TN. the judge gave me like 4 months to get my license back and then I

I went back to court and didn't have my license back yet and the judge got upset with me over honestly not knowing what exactly I had to do to get my license back and gave me one more month to get my license back and I go back to court on February the 8th and I honestly can't afford to go... Read more »

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Q: what would be considered a premise that is "frequented by the public at large"

pertaining to part 1 accidents 55-10-102

Henry Ambrose
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answered on Jan 25, 2023

Generally places that are open to the public fit in this category. Shopping centers, apartment complexes, office parking lots that also allow access to the public. Places that would not fit might be a fenced area with a gate that required a pass card or check in with a guard. The answer to your... Read more »

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Q: Can I get a speeding ticket without getting pulled over? The cop never pulled me over but he did get the car beside me

He was driving behind me for a little until he pulled the person beside me over. So is there a chance he could’ve got my license plate? So should I expect something in the mail

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jan 9, 2023

It is possible that the LEO will show up at your address on your DL to serve the Citation, but it appears unlikely.

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Q: I got caught going 40 over in Maury county. What can I expect at court?

The first one was 80 in a 40 but I had a prior one from going 82 in an 45 and they are both for the same date. Should I pay them online or go to court? I was stupid and it’s my fault but I don’t know what will be better or how to deal with that

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jan 9, 2023

Do not pay by mail which is pleading guilty. You will loose your TNDL for points. Hire a competent attorney to represent you now to possibly work it out on at least one of the Citations. You may need a DOS Hearing. Do not get in any more trouble.

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Q: Verbal warning for driving on revoked but apparently 11 days later there's actual charges on my record for this incident

How can I receive a verbal warning for driving on revoked and allowed to leave with my friend driving and find out 11 days after this traffic stop I have charges for driving on revoked and possession of paraphernalia a whole different charge that I have no clue about on me from that same traffic... Read more »

Michael Hollins Sr.
Michael Hollins Sr.
answered on Jan 1, 2023

If your record shows that you are being charged with a crime, you want to take it serious and hire a criminal defense attorney to act on your behalf to ensure that your rights are preserved.

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Q: I was pulled over for doing 75 in a 45 and speeding violation 55-8-152. No fine on ticket but also no court appearance.

It was in a construction zone with no workers present. I don't travel that road often, and while I wasn't aware that I was going over 55-60 (I was in a pack of cars and I was the one he got), I cruised through a construction zone at 75.

The THP officer explained that the offense... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Dec 19, 2022

The Court Clerk should be able to determine the Fine, so call again. However you will probably be better off going to Court. It might get reduced or Diverted. The worse that can happen is a conviction, which is what payment by mail is.

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Q: On my traffic violation it says my car is not registered to me but it is is my violation valid?
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Dec 19, 2022

Cannot quite understand the issue, but it sounds like you need to go to Court with your Registration. General Sessions can amend the pleadings quickly and orally, so mistakes on the Citation does not mean you win. Politely inform the DA or Judge that you are the registered owner.

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Q: I was driving down a hill and had my blinker on to turn left to go around the median. It was a left turn and the light w

It was a left turn and I went under the yellow light. Well I only made the half turn. And I went under the red light camera on the wrong side median. Lucky no cars were there. I stopped and put my blinker on and pulled into a nearby Restaurant. I couldn't turn around cause traffic was coming... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Dec 19, 2022

It is a civil offense not criminal. It cannot add points to your MVR or suspend a TNDL, but you can be sued for the money. Disputing it is not worth the trouble, so either pay it or forget about it.

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Q: I had a speeding violation back in 2016 and was driving without my insurance card. I never reported my insurance.

It is now 2022 and when I call to obtain information about this case they tell me I have to come in for court to resolve. What is the likely hood of me going to jail or paying a fine? I need my license but I live in TN and have to go to Kentucky courts.

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Dec 5, 2022

Hire an attorney to take you to Court off the Docket. Take money to pay off the costs. Get a paid in full Receipt for the Dept of Safety. This is how to handle it in TN. If KY Court, then ask your attorney.

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Q: I was going 108 in a 55mph zone. Got citation, but only charge I see is speeding. What're ALL the consequences?

Going 108 in a 55 but on my citation it ONLY says speeding. It doesn't say anything about reckless driving. Got it under statute 55-8-152 in TN code. Could I get community service? What're all the possibilities of punishment?

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Nov 25, 2022

What are you complaining about? Depending on the Citation, either pay it (which is a Conviction with MVR points) or go to Court. You might get the speed reduced or some type of Diversion. Have money there to pay it. Be respectful.

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