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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Q: 28-3473 Suspension. Lic. A I have my Lic. Reinstated already.. what should I do with this ticket
Ashelee Weeks
Ashelee Weeks answered on Dec 5, 2017

Show your reinstated license to the Court.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Defense, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
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
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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Arizona on
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
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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Arizona on
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... Read more »

Matthew Maerowitz
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 »

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

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Q: Does the Assured Clear Distance Ahead law apply to parked vehicles in Maricopa County Arizona?

My car was parked and the car parked behind me was parked to close to my car and was rear ended resulting in my car being rear ended.

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

Not as far as I can see. Why try to nail the guy behind you? Go after the guy that rearended him--or better yet if you have collision use that and let them go after both.

Let's face if, if the hit is bad enough, if the other guy was 8 feet away from you you's still have been...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Q: I live in Az and was recently stopped illegally. After the stop the officer never cited me for the original made up

Offense. I was charged with driving while revoked and taken to jail. After the stop the officer made a comment he thought my wife was a prostitute and that's what we were up to. The area we were in was near Metro Center Mall and i guess it's a high crime area. Neither of these is... Read more »

Matthew Maerowitz
Matthew Maerowitz answered on Feb 11, 2017

The standard for an officer to initiate a traffic stop is actually Reasonable Suspicion (not Probable Cause). Reasonable suspicion is a lower standard than probable cause. You really should consider hiring an attorney as we are very familiar with writing suppression motions. With reasonable... Read more »

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Q: What can I do about a recent traffic ticket for a moving violation?

I was recently on vacation in Arizona, and this moving violation occurred in Scottsdale. I had a green light, which quickly turned yellow, and very quickly turned red. I didn't know the light would've turned red that soon and I saw the flash come from the camera. If I knew the timing... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Jan 23, 2017

You should keep this off your record if you can and the best way to do that is to hire an attorney is AZ. You can use the find a lawyer feature to find an attorney who regularly handles traffic matters and has a good relationship with the court and prosecutors.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Q: Criminal ticket 61 in a 40 in phoenix. How much do you think it will cost and its my second criminal within a year

The cop didnt scratched his name off and didnt mark me with a radar gun. He paced me but i know i wasnt speeding so i know hes bullshitting. Should i fight it?

Matthew Maerowitz
Matthew Maerowitz answered on Dec 28, 2016

As I answered in your earlier questions, if the judge allows Defensive Driving School that would allow the charge to get dismissed. If you live out of state, do you really want to travel back to attend your hearing and take the risk? A pace can be questioned, but again I recommend hiring an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Q: Will my license get suspended or revoked in arizona. 7/8 points with criminal ticket on the way

This ticket was 61in a 40 this is me second crimianl ticket within a less than 6 months

Matthew Maerowitz
Matthew Maerowitz answered on Dec 28, 2016

Possibly, if you accumulated 8+ points within a year then you face a three month suspension or Traffic Survival School. Each speeding violation (including criminal speeding) is 3 points. If you are eligible for Defensive Driving School, ask the judge to see if he or she will allow it. That would... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Q: My son is 17 years old and drives a truck that is in my name. Can I find out if he has received any citations?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 21, 2016

Only if he plead not guilty and there was a court hearing. Even then you'd have to go to each lower court office where tickets are heard. Make it part of the deal that he has to tell you. Whenever a young adult drives a vehicle owned by someone it's a good idea to state what the preconditions are.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: what is B11508004 in Arizona penal code

i went to the dmv in california and the clerk said that i have a hold on my drivers licence and she gave me this code B11508004 for Arizona

Matthew Maerowitz
Matthew Maerowitz answered on Aug 5, 2016

This doesn't sound like a statute or anything. If you know the hold is in Arizona, you can call the MVD in Arizona and figure out what court is causing the suspension. You commonly see this with unpaid fines in an AZ court, which you would need to take care of in order to remove the license hold.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Q: got a ticket for criminal speeding my first offense I was going 20 over the speed limit I have no record what wilhappen

I have no record at all I have no clue what will happen I have a criminal ticket for 20 over the speed limit what can I expect to happen

Matthew Maerowitz
Matthew Maerowitz answered on Jul 12, 2016

This depends largely on how fast you were going. If it was barely over the 20mph criminal threshold then the prosecutor may agree to offer a civil speeding plea or the judge may allow you to take defensive driving school. If it is in a school zone, other erratic driving observed, etc. then maybe... Read more »

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Q: How long does NY traffic court legally have to issue a postponed court date?

Got a ticket 2013, postponed original trial, the court finally Issued me a new trial date March 2016. Just received summons in mail Feb. 14. I have also moved out of state and cannot make the trial. The court clerk said I can change plea to guilty and pay, or have a family member stand in for me.... Read more »

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Feb 21, 2016

You might get more responses posting this question in the NY area.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Q: My neighbor is filming me drive. can the police issue me ticket based on his video?
Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Jan 30, 2016

More info is needed and unclear how neighbor films you driving around town.

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Q: can I be taken to jail without bei)g pulled over for driving on suspended after pulling up to my friends grandmas house

they never charged me with driving on suspended the added me to a warrant for some one else's house why did they take me in in the first place seems illegal

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Jan 21, 2016

Unclear what occurred. Talk to a criminal defense lawyer.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to...
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Q: Do I have to pay a speeding ticket caught by a camera?

58 in a 45

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Jan 21, 2016

You can talk to a traffic ticket lawyer about your rights and options.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is...
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Q: How can I say my cell phone on stand was on isn't careless driving

Driving on Highway in a smart car. Cell phone Holder attached to middle of windshield. Officer says I was watching a movie. Was written ticket for careless driving.

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Jan 21, 2016

A traffic ticket lawyer can assist in your defense.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a...
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Q: I have unpaid traffic tickets in arizona which lead to the courts suspending my license and putting them into collection

its been 5 years hiow can i get them reduced?

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Dec 19, 2015

Courts will do that. Talk to a traffic ticket lawyer.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate...
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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Q: If I got a ticket from a highway patrol for speeding but his lights where completely off can he do that ?

There was also a car going way faster that me in front of me and the officer also told me that can the ticket be fought in court ?

Jay Hall
Jay Hall answered on Nov 21, 2015

No, you're not excused from your offense simply because someone else was also speeding.

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