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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Alabama on
Q: If someoone wrecks and leaves the seen but no others were involved and no property damage what can happen?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 22, 2019

It is possible that the person can be charged with leaving the scene so I would advise them to get their car out of there instantly, for starters.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Admiralty / Maritime and Municipal Law for Alabama on
Q: Can I defend against an unsworn complaint issued by an officer in the form of an "e-ticket" under 32-1-4(a)?

At bottom of ticket, it states "no signature required pursuant to 32-1-4(a)", but that code appears to be stating that the violator would be deemed to have given a written Bond to appear, not waiving officers' need to sign the complaint. Violated Montg. Municipal Ord. 1-9 adopted 32-6-65

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 26, 2019

This was posted under Admiralty/Maritime, but I was unable to find anything under maritime laws pertaining to the listed statute(s). It looks like it involves violation of a Montgomery Municipal Ordinance. Consult with an Alabama attorney, as it probably requires a prompt response/appearance where... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Alabama on
Q: what are my options to hold an officer accountable for violating several of my rights during a routine traffic stop?

is there no accountability to hold the officer accountable should he pull you over for no reason, lie about what he pulled you over for, fabricate some sort of probable cause evidence to search my car without my consent, forces me to stop recording the stop with my phone, two diff officers tell me... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 21, 2018

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Alabama on
Q: during a traffic stop, can an officer lie to me about catching me on radar, then fabricate the speed he cites me for

my vehicle is equipped with an accurate speedometer,and i also employ an app that records my rate of travel along with the date and time and does so by GPS so is very accurate.both of my devices showed that i was traveling 43mph in a 40 zone,so i understand I was 3mph over,but during the stop, i... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 20, 2018

Are you seriously asking if a police officer could invent evidence ?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Alabama on
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

An accident accrued at a red light due to red light being out. The other insurance is refusing to pay due to they say its no state law

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 19, 2018

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:...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Alabama on
Q: If you get a speeding ticket and the vehicle, tag and address info is completely wrong, can it be dismissed?
Barbara H. Agricola
Barbara H. Agricola answered on Mar 13, 2018

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Alabama on
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

... and I say no to the search and they bring the dogs out and the dog finds it is that evidence in court ?

Samuel G McKerall
Samuel G McKerall answered on Dec 17, 2017

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Alabama on
Q: Is it illegal to have yellow and white strobing light bars on the front and back of a private vehicle in alabama

The lights would be used while stopped on the side of public roads as caution lights

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 19, 2017

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Traffic Tickets for Alabama on
Q: Stopped for a routine license and insurance check. Valid NM license exp 2020, AL tag, POI shown.

NM tag due to attending college in NM. Tag AL bc mother owns title and AL resident. Why was a ticket given and charged with court date for a suspended license? Everything is current and no traffic citations current. New insurance recently, no issues. What recourse is possible?

Mr. James Parrish Coleman
Mr. James Parrish Coleman answered on Sep 14, 2017

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.

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Traffic Tickets and Probate for Alabama on
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
Mr. James Parrish Coleman
Mr. James Parrish Coleman answered on Sep 13, 2017

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... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Alabama on
Q: Can vehicles go around pedestrians when the pedestrian is still clearly in the crosswalk and it's a stop sign?
Samuel G McKerall
Samuel G McKerall answered on Apr 30, 2017

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Alabama on
Q: 1. Are speed traps legal in alabama 2. Can local law enforcement write tickets on state highways.
Mr. James Parrish Coleman
Mr. James Parrish Coleman answered on Feb 7, 2016

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Alabama on
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?
Mr. James Parrish Coleman III
Mr. James Parrish Coleman III answered on Jul 30, 2015

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Alabama on
Q: Do I have the right to ask the officer to show me what he clocked me speeding
Mr. James Parrish Coleman
Mr. James Parrish Coleman answered on Jun 27, 2015

You have a right to confront the officer during a trial. You don't have any right to question the officer at the scene.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Alabama on
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?
Mr. James Parrish Coleman
Mr. James Parrish Coleman answered on Jun 8, 2015

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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