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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Constitutional Law and Legal Malpractice for Texas on
Q: Denied consent to search, waited 2 hours for k9, bogus reason for stop and bogus probable cause, illegal s and s

Stopped because claimed couldn’t read my license plate. Small town, same officer, seen me several previous times and had followed me 20 minutes before he seen me again to pull me over. I asked what his probable cause was and he said I looked nervous. All I was doing was putting gas in my... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on May 11, 2022

Your attorney may attempt to get copies of all data and voice recordings sent to that patrol car on that particular day in hopes of discovering whether or not the officer attempted to run your plates.

0 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Municipal Law for Texas on
Q: Does my citation qualify me to apply for time served

My citation was for pedestrian on a controlled access highway with $151 fine but I am completely indigent and have no way to pay, do I qualify to apply for time served on this offense

0 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: when handed my ticket I was never asked to sign it, He had initialed it RTA (not my initials), what does this mean ?

Just a normal illegal right turn on red.

He pulled over about 5 people.

I was the first, He quickly printed the ticked and Initialed it RTA for the violators signature area

Just handed it to me saying to take care of it online within three weeks.

Is this my... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: Got a speeding ticket, 92 is a 65. Is this considered reckless driving? What are my chances of getting it reduced?

I’m afraid a reckless will affect my internship and then later my career. Please help

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Q: Is a citation valid if neither you or the officer signed it?

I'm currently waiting for my court date but at the bottom of the citation where there should be signatures, it's blank. He never asked me to sign and he never signed.

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Apr 14, 2022

Signing a ticket or not has no affect on the validity of the charge.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: If I got stop by a police officer and he had a civilian with him is that legal

The civilian was his 14 year old son

Penny Wymyczak-White
Penny Wymyczak-White answered on Mar 12, 2022

Yes,it is legal.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: Can I get legal aid pro Bono to resolve failure to appears I have on my driving record

I'm trying to get my license and I have some failure to appears that are court costs and other costs dating back 10 years or more in various counties. How can I resolve this issue.

Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr answered on Dec 21, 2021

Get a certified complete copy of your driving record. You can get it online. Let an attorney review it and they can tell you what you need to do. You will need to resolve each case where there are FTA's or outstanding fines and costs.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: If I hot stopped because the officer said I didn't have a seat belt and I don't sign ticket do I go to court

Is my ticket dismissed? What happens if he writes refusual?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Oct 6, 2021

Yes, you have to go to court. The ticket is issued to you in lieu of your being taken into custody. Your signature acknowledges this. Your refusal could have resulted in your being taken into custody. In this instance, he wrote refusal as "his notes" to indicate that he... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: I was at fault for an accident in the time my insurance lapsed. Now the other person's lawyer is asking for compensation

I recently moved and my insurance sent a letter to my old house saying that my policy was going to end soon. I didnt know this since I was at a new house and they didnt call nor email. During my accident I didnt stop in time at a stop light and rearended the person in front of me. I got cited for... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 29, 2021

Contact an attorney in whatever state you moved from who can tell you what the law is on cancellations. Save the paperwork you got that was forwarded. Postmarks are key--sometimes, insurance companies being cheap, they hold their mail for a few days for a bulk rate. That means if the letter was... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: I was in round rock and a cop from a different town pulls me over because I was speeding away from car, tried to hit me

He gave me a speeding ticket and I tried to explain to him the car that ran away from him was trying to hit me. He left as soon as the cop turned around. I slowed and stopped for the officer and tried to explain the situation

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 22, 2021

Sounds like you have a defense to the speeding ticket. Plead "not guilty" and go to trial to present your evidence, be sure to bring independent witnesses or it will be you against the officer. Or you could see if you can go to traffic school. If the care did not hit you and there is... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Texas on
Q: Is it legal for a state trooper to search a locked glovebox? He said he was going to “bust it open” if I didn’t give key

I was pulled over for failure to display my front license plate - upon stop trooper asked if I smoked weed I said yes pointed to my pipe - then got out to get a leash from the trunk for my dog so he could search my car - I didn’t really give permission he just already was on it - so after... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on May 11, 2021

Once the admission of possession of an illegal substance was made, the officer had a legal right to search your car. Whether the officer was going to "bust up" your car or impound your vehicle to perform an inventory search is speculation. Call your lawyer. Good luck.

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2 Answers | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Defense, Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: If proof of insurance was provided to the court do they verify it?

If someone received a ticker for Financial Responsibility (No Insurance) and they showed the court they had a policy during the date of ticket is the case dismissed immediately or is the insurance policy verified? Not speaking of fake insurance but if you can't remember if it was cancelled or... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on May 5, 2021

They will probably verify it unless someone is being lazy.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: Has there been successful cases in which a traffic ticket was issued and the defence was Prima Facia in Texas?

Traveling 45 in a 30 three lanes going one way zero traffic sunny conditions no turns had complete control of the vehicle

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 23, 2021

Prima Facia? You mean that the prosecution/state did not meet is BOP or burden of proof? In order to prevail, the prosecution must prove each and every element of its case beyond a reasonable doubt. Should it fail to do so, it has not met its BOP and the defendant wins.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: I was notified that I have a speeding ticket.... through email from the DMV. Is this a scam?
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Apr 24, 2021

Well, have you been issued a speeding citation? If so, did you resolve it?

Bring the letter you received to an attorney for review. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: if a police officer gives you a ticket but doesnt make you sign it, can it be dismissed?
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Feb 26, 2021

Short answer is no, a citation will not be dismissed because the defendant didn't sign it.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: Can a ticket be dismissed if the officer didn't write a vehicle code of the violation,he just wrote out the offense
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Feb 18, 2021

Short answer: no, your citation will not be dismissed on the basis you describe.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Texas on
Q: Can police legally unlock and search my glovebox without a warrant

I was recently stopped for an expired registration which if I'm correct right now is not even stoppable offense due to covid-19 and subsequently pulled out and surendered marijuana from my person to the officer he then without saying anything else to be watching his car got gloves one over to... Read more »

Brian Foley
Brian Foley answered on Feb 12, 2021

You're best legal challenge would be the reason for the initial detention. In Texas a police officer has to have reasonable suspicion that a traffic violation has occurred to pull over a vehicle. If the only reason the officer had to pull you over was the expired registration sticker it may... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: I got the speeding ticket while I was travelling to school in Arlington, TX . Later I forgot to pay the fine and one day

I got the speeding ticket while I was travelling to school in Arlington, TX . Later I forgot to pay the fine and one day I got the speeding ticket while I was travelling to school in Arlington, TX . Later I forgot to pay the fine and one day I got a warrant in my name that was issued by the court.... Read more »

Brian Foley
Brian Foley answered on Feb 12, 2021

Most employers do not consider Class C offenses against applicants. Having a warrant related to traffic offenses is very common and most job applications request disclosure of criminal offenses "other than class C" offenses for this very reason. If you are asked about it indicating that... Read more »

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