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Q: How can I get my license back I was pulled over vehicle taken about two years ago changed my life since job family

I need to get LIC back to go to work even if payment plan small I have proof I moved was stranded in California never received noticed didn't know warrant existed help

Zachary Divelbiss answered on Jun 13, 2019

The answer is fairly simple however the process can be complicated. Essentially, you have to contact the MVD and have them provide you a copy of your driving record. You can typically do this online or in person. Then, on the report you will be able to see which court, if any, have a hold on your... Read more »

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Q: Az new bill driving on suspened revoked does not result in impoundment of vehicle what if your driving with no license

The person was driving w/ no license a vehicle belonging to another person who was not present when pulled over for a wrongful turn.

Mike Branum answered on Jun 6, 2019

They eliminated suspended license as justification for impounding a vehicle but a REVOKED license will still get the vehicle impounded. Since no license is equivalent to revoked, law enforcement will likely impound the vehicle. The registered owner can petition for an early release of the vehicle... Read more »

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Q: What can I do if I have a failure to appear on a driving on suspended in Arizona but no longer live in that state

I want to pay my fines in Arizona so I can get my license in another state but I am unable to do so do to a FTA they want me to appear on the matter but I live 1500 mi away what should I do ?

Zachary Divelbiss answered on Jan 2, 2019

Hire a lawyer and we can go to court for you and allow you to complete the suspended license case without you having to come back to Arizona. Make sure you let the lawyer know the situation so you don't end up overpaying. Give us a call or email if needed 480-935-6545 or zach@divellaw.com

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Q: Why does the law state that you cannot take defensive driving if you hold A CDL in the state of Arizona

Zachary Divelbiss answered on Nov 20, 2018

Those who hold a CDL are held to a higher standard and thus will not be allowed to attend defensive driving school. It is a law that was passed and is still in effect. Additionally, MVD may take corrective action against you and your CDL for even some of the most minor driving infractions. If your... Read more »

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Q: Confused - is it okay to use your cellphone when driving - I see yes, but then I see some cities ban it?

Zachary Divelbiss answered on Oct 19, 2018

Correct, Arizona used to completely allow cell phone use while driving. Now, certain cities have created their own laws that prohibit it. A violation will result in a civil fine. In addition, there have also been laws about the age of the driver (under 18) and their ability to use their phone in... Read more »

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Q: Wreck no driver license. Given paper todo ddc. There was no complaint number on ticket.

I was handed the defensivd driver paper to take the course. On the ticket there is no complaint #. All the sites i went on need it.. I had no driver license. An i want to get this taken care of..

Zachary Divelbiss answered on Oct 16, 2018

There should be some type of case number on your ticket, usually at the very top. If not, you will need to contact the court where the ticket was issued. The court information should also be on the ticket. The court will be able to give you the case number if you well them your name and date of... Read more »

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Q: If I bailed out yesterday for a misdemeanor and was supposed to go within 10 business days

I go tommorw and it's a fauiler to appear and driving under suspended license

Zachary Divelbiss answered on Sep 14, 2018

I would like to help you out but it seems your question was cut off. Please contact us directly so we can discuss this more (free). Zach@Divellaw.com or 480-935-6545

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Q: I received a citation for open containers. Passenger container but my vehicle.. how can I keep this off my

driving record When I go to court. Can I get this hide from my driving record.

Zachary Divelbiss answered on Jul 13, 2018

Your best option is to hire a lawyer who can help you with the charge and get it reduced or dismissed. There isn't exactly a "hide" option in court. Feel free to contact us before your next court date so we can help you zach@divellaw.com or 480-935-6545.

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Q: my brother was driving my car and got a ticket, he did not have the insurance with him so what will happen in the court?

the car is insured but he did not have the insurance paper with him, he has a court date

Zachary Divelbiss answered on Jul 13, 2018

At the next court date, he will need to bring proof of insurance with him. The court will either drop the charge or reduce the fine. This is a frequent issue and courts are pretty lenient.

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Q: Is there any way to get a ticket in AZ from 2013dismissed, so long after, depending on circumstances?

The details were: failure to signal 90' before stopping to turn, no proof of insurance, driver's license not on person, and one other minor thing.

Zachary Divelbiss answered on Jun 22, 2018

The quick answer is any ticket can be dismissed with the right circumstances. You should contact an attorney for a consultation to discuss your particular circumstances and likelihood of success. You should also be concerned about the fines that have been collecting since 2013 and I presume your... Read more »

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Q: I know I was illegally pulled over because of racial profiling. How do I fight back?

Kai Michael Henderson answered on Jun 17, 2018

Generally speaking, it is extremely hard to fight racial profiling. Many people facing criminal charges want to use a civil rights violation as leverage against the State in a prosecution. This is unsuccessful in the vast majority of cases.

The best cases have the best evidence. If you...
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Q: How does this affect Lyft drivers with a lit Lyft Amp light while driving, or at a complete stop.

Zachary Divelbiss answered on Jun 13, 2018

Hello, you should consider asking your question again with a few more specific details and then we can provide a more specific answer. Right now it is unclear what is at issue. Thanks

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Q: With ars 28.701a. What pleas can be taken

Zachary Divelbiss answered on Jun 13, 2018

Every case is different and without any more information we cannot tell you what an appropriate plea would be. I recommend you contact myself or another attorney for a free consultation to discuss your particular situation.

Most pleas typically reduce harsher traffic violations to the...
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Q: I got into my first accident but will attend driving school for it, do I need to attend the court date given?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 28, 2017

You may. Check with both the court and DA's office, notw who you spoke with, date time, etc.

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Q: I received a criminal speeding ticket, but have no prior record/tickets. Is it likely a judge won't convict me?

Ashelee Weeks answered on Dec 20, 2017

It depends on the facts, namely your speed. You may be able to get Defensive Driving School.

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Q: 28-3473 Suspension. Lic. A I have my Lic. Reinstated already.. what should I do with this ticket

Ashelee Weeks answered on Dec 5, 2017

Show your reinstated license to the Court.

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Q: Hypothetically, could a person offset responsibility in a negligence case if they could prove they acted reasonably?

Say someone is in a car accident for which the responding officer deems them responsible and cites them.

At their court hearing, they present the printed results of an online poll where half of the (random, anonymous) respondents said they would have behaved the same way as the defendant... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 4, 2017

Not at all. First it would be inadmissible second it isn't what the case is about. You have a good argument to make if you couched it in terms of believing it was safe to do what you did. Depends on what --hypothetically--someone has been charged with.If you were hurt you may have a... Read more »

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Q: who has right of way when there are two lanes turning left onto a freeway on ramp with green arrows

Example: Phoenix az cave creek road and 101 intersection. Who has right of way if a car is turning right onto the on ramp at the same time as the left turners get a green arrow to go onto the on ramp since the 2nd left turn lane becomes the right lane of the on ramp? Almost been hit multiple times... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 15, 2017

A lot depends on who is where at what time. They shouldn't have two streams of traffic headed for the same area without a yields sign. With no sign see if your state has a law as to who yields to whom at an unsigned intersection. Suggest you ask your AAA office if they have a traffic safety person... Read more »

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Q: How do I obtain a copy of the actual traffic tickets issued to a driver who hit, killed, my sister and did not report.

Driver is 19 years of age and had 3 previous speeding violations before he hit my sister and left her on the side of the road for dead. All violations were reduced to 15-20 miles over speed limit via on-line public court website. I'm interested in obtaining original copies of the tickets with the... Read more »

Matthew Maerowitz answered on Nov 14, 2017

You can make a public records request. If a crash report was drafted, it is usually available to the public upon request upon paying a small fee. Some jurisdictions allow you to get the crash report online if you know information related to the accident such as the incident number. You can... Read more »

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Q: I got into my first accident and was cited for running a red light. What do I do now?

Today I got an accident when I turned left onto a controlled intersection, as soon as my car crossed into it, the light turned red. As I nearly completed my turn, a car from the rightmost side of the opposing way street hit the side of my car. I even saw the car moving towards my position as I... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 11, 2017

See if there was an intersection camera.Act fast,request in person. If the light normally would go yellow you have a problem as you entered the intersection on a yellow. However worth a consult with an attorney. If you were hurt, contact a member of the Az Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free... Read more »

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