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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
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 »
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 »
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