Alabama Traffic Tickets Questions & Answers

Q: what are my options to hold an officer accountable for violating several of my rights during a routine traffic stop?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Alabama on
Answered on Sep 21, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
I told you on that without writing in sentences beginning with capitals and ending with periods, it is impossible to be certain enough to respond accurately. Your writing is a single run-on sentence.

Q: during a traffic stop, can an officer lie to me about catching me on radar, then fabricate the speed he cites me for

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Alabama on
Answered on Sep 20, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
Are you seriously asking if a police officer could invent evidence ?

Q: Is there a law that states that when a red light is out . you use it as a 4 way stop. If so where could i get proof

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Alabama on
Answered on Jul 19, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
If you are a AAA member they may have resources. Ask your local police. If you were hurt, consult a member of the Alabama Trial Lawyers Assn in your county.

Another way to look at it is, unless the lights were out for everyone, the others would still be controlled by their light signals:

https://law.justia.com/codes/alabama/2006/22786/32-5a-32.html

Good luck!

Q: If you get a speeding ticket and the vehicle, tag and address info is completely wrong, can it be dismissed?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Alabama on
Answered on Mar 13, 2018
Barbara H. Agricola's answer
the ticket is written to the individual, not to the vehicle. so no, it cannot be dismissed if the information associated with the car is incorrect. that would incentivize people to put incorrect info down and never have to pay a ticket if that were the case.

Q: IF I have marijuana in my car and I get stopped by the cops and I give no suspicion but they ask to search and I say no

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Alabama on
Answered on Dec 17, 2017
Samuel G McKerall's answer
The answer depends on the reason the officers state was the reason they pulled you over. IF, and that's a big IF, the officers had no legitimate reason for the stop AND IF they admit that, the marijuana they seized should not be admitted into evidence against you. If, on the other hand, the officers give a valid reason for stopping you, then the marijuana they seized WILL be admitted into evidence, even if the reason for the stop was not related to the marijuana. Sometimes the officers will...

Q: Is it illegal to have yellow and white strobing light bars on the front and back of a private vehicle in alabama

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Alabama on
Answered on Sep 19, 2017
Peter Munsing's answer
If they are used to mark a stopped vehicle, should be OK but the strobes may be distracting. Orange triangles lit or reflective may be more acceptable.

Q: Stopped for a routine license and insurance check. Valid NM license exp 2020, AL tag, POI shown.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Traffic Tickets for Alabama on
Answered on Sep 14, 2017
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
Please try this question again and give a few facts. Was your license suspended? Did you go to court? Can you show that your license was not suspended? Did you have valid insurance when you were stopped? Please ask again and tell EXACTLY what happened. Just the facts.

Q: If there is no property no money in a bank do you have to open up a estate after someone is deceased and there is a will

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Traffic Tickets and Probate for Alabama on
Answered on Sep 13, 2017
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
If there are no assets, generally speaking, there is no reason to open an estate. Remember that a Last Will and Testament is of NO legal effect unless an estate is opened. You should talk to an attorney in your home county and explain all of the facts and then make a decision about opening an estate or not.

Q: Can vehicles go around pedestrians when the pedestrian is still clearly in the crosswalk and it's a stop sign?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Alabama on
Answered on Apr 30, 2017
Samuel G McKerall's answer
The answer will depend on more facts than you've included, but while there might - emphasis on might - be some sort of circumstance that would justify a driver going around a pedestrian in a crosswalk at a stop sign, the answer is highly unlikely to be anything other than "probably not", or just "no".

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Q: 1. Are speed traps legal in alabama 2. Can local law enforcement write tickets on state highways.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Alabama on
Answered on Feb 7, 2016
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
As long as the speed limits are within the limits proscribed by Alabama Law with the proper signage and distances between limits (that is, you can't have a speed limit change from 65 to 15) then the police can write a ticket. Local law enforcement can write a ticket in their jurisdictions, state highway or not. Slow down.

Q: I got a seat belt ticket in alabama a couple years ago and forgot to pay it? Is there a warrant for my arrest?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Alabama on
Answered on Jul 30, 2015
Mr. James Parrish Coleman III's answer
Probably. You should call the municipality or county where you got the ticket and find out. If you have a warrant out on you and you get pulled over, you WILL be arrested, so it would behoove you to fix this and get it behind you. If you got the ticket in Mobile or Baldwin County and would like legal assistance, feel free to contact me and ask for James P. Coleman III

Q: Do I have the right to ask the officer to show me what he clocked me speeding

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Alabama on
Answered on Jun 27, 2015
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
You have a right to confront the officer during a trial. You don't have any right to question the officer at the scene.

Q: I got a speeding ticket, and I went to court. They gave me a certain day to pay it but I didn't, what will happen?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Alabama on
Answered on Jun 8, 2015
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
You will be set on a docket for not paying. If you don't show up for that you will have failed to appear and a warrant will be issued for your arrest. Pay your ticket.

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