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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: I was involved in a traffic collision

I got a voicemail from a collision investigator saying it was a hit and run, left my in formation at the scene because I couldn’t stay any longer. I also forgot to report it myself as it happened because I didn’t have the proper headspace

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 21, 2021

You need to contact the collision investigator and file a report with the police and an SR-71 report of accident. Your lack of headspace is not an excuse for leaving the scene of an accident. If you cannot comply with the obligations of the privilege of driving you can always surrender your... Read more »

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Q: Can I still request for traffic school after my date on the bottom of my speeding ticket?

I didn't know I had to request for traffic school from the court. The date on the bottom of my speeding ticket says 7/29/21, I have paid my fine before that date already so I didn't show up to court but didn't know I had to request the court if I can do traffic school. I never... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 21, 2021

You can go to court and explain all this to the judge and ask to change your plea from Guilty to Requesting Traffic School. Usually you do this before you pay off the ticket. The Court is not obligated to allow you this change. 90 days is the time you are allowed to complete traffic school-WHEN... Read more »

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Q: Can I pay a fix it ticket instead of fixing the issue ?

I received a fix it ticket for my window tint, the fine is 194$ if I don’t fix it , could I just not fix it and pay the fine instead ? It would be a cheaper route because it will cost me more to remove and then reapply the tint. What bad could happen by this ? Besides possibly getting another ticket

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 21, 2021

You have illegal tint on your vehicle windows. You can be cited for this violation every time you drive the vehicle, until the tint is removed. That is $194 each time. Or fix it an pay the court $25. If you remove and re-apply the same tint, you are then open for more citations. So, YES, you can... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Real Estate Law and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: How can the IT certification file before corporate burial services allocation that the lifecycle have discharge...upon?

Discharge...timeline for ex. AD or BC etc., Instructions Acanthosis Nigricans-solution; Benadryl Itch Stopping 1-0, 1% Cream...Extreme color code 'neck'-food safety or field marshal commission/Institute Risk Management Merchant ship port--tech, imperial, admiral, ambassador, or nonprofit... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 21, 2021

I have to admit that I don't really understand your question, but I can tell you that this is not Divorce, Family Law, Real Estate or Traffic tickets, and if you don't post in the right category then attorneys who CAN understand your question won't see it. You might want to contact... Read more »

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Q: What are my options for resolving a $537 debt in collections resulting from a fix-it ticket?

On 11/28/2020, I was cited in Santa Cruz County, CA, for failing to perform a change-of-address with the DMV after having to moved to Santa Cruz from a neighboring town months before. The police officer told me I could perform the address change online, which I did within 1hr or receiving the... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 13, 2021

By not going to the courthouse to resolve the matter you have changed a $25 ticket into a $500 ticket. You were assessed a civil penalty of $300 for failing to appear (fta) You made a common mistake, taking care of it with DMV but ignoring the Superior Court, and the SC does not like to be... Read more »

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Q: I got a seatbelt ticket wile I was a minor and I guess in the state of California I have to appear in court for that.

The deputy said that I will get a court date in the mail because it wasn't on my ticket but I never have received anything. What should I do?

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 13, 2021

The place where you signed your ticket says the last date and time for you to appear on the ticket, and your signature is your promise to appear. If you do not show, it will be an additional $300 assessment. The location of the Courthouse at which you must appear is also there. Some courts send... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for California on
Q: Hello I’m a commercial class a with endorcements today at 10:30am I was in lane 1 right to left traffic

Traffic came to complete stop I had my truck in neutral and left about one car space in front off me so wen traffic started to roll I put it in second gear to take off as I let go off the clutch about 2-3 miles per houre I felt like I pushed something so I stoped from going forward I don’t know... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 26, 2021

you are likely to be presumed to have a duty to not move forward until you know that no one is in front of you. If you hit someone in front of you, you will be presumed to be at fault.

there are lawyers who specialize in tickets that I have worked with.............it would be worth the...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: I got a reckless driving ticket in January but I'm not too sure if I should admit to it in court.

I was doing donuts in an empty cul-de-sac next to a dirt lot at 2am, the CHP office was pretty close by which is how the got me because my car was really loud and the only one on the road at the time. After I had my fun I start heading home and drove past the office, I see a cop car waiting for me... Read more »

John Karas
John Karas answered on Jun 28, 2021

The expired tags and no insurance can be added after the fact to the criminal complaint filed by the DA's office but they are infractions and easily correctable ($25 fix it ticket.).

The reckless driving will count 2 points against your record with the DMV just like a DUI....
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Q: I did my full 3sec stop & the officer said that he saw me going 10 on speed & not doing my stop ?

He was like 4 cars away on skyway blvd to get to the airport blvds yield & the stop that i was at ? He also accused me of being drunk & continue to ask me how much I had , had of alcohol . ( I don’t drink )

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jun 24, 2021

You are welcome to contest the ticket. The best way to contest a ticket is to have a traffic ticket attorney represent you. Use the Justia Find a Lawyer tab, search for traffic ticket lawyers in your area, contact a few, discuss the specifics of your case with them, obtain your options and then... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: so i am 16 i got in a accident and i got a ticket for no drivers license and am wondering if the insurance can sue me

it was my dads friends truck that i was driving i was at a stop sign and i didn’t see the car and they hit the front left side no one was hurt but was wondering if insurance will sue me because i am a minor without a license but on monday i am gonna go take my permit test i was already planing on... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 13, 2021

if you had an accident as a minor and without insurance, I would expect DMV to suspend your license if you had one for a year or hold off issuing one to you for a year.

i would assume the insurance co's will deal with this......i you were a minor and not insured i would expect them to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Hi I was arresteded by opd searched my car and took a lot of money from me I haven went to court yet I think my case dro
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on May 24, 2021

more info would be helpful as i don't understand the question.

if you are trying to find out if/how to get your property back, it should have been booked into evidence and should be returned to you.

you should consult with a local lawyer to look into it.

however, you...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: illegal search?

So I got pull over cause my tags were expired and so the officer pull me over and came to the window and asked me "you know the reason why I pulled u over" and I reply yes cause of my tags. So the officer asked me and the passengers for our ID (3 people in the car) so we hand them our ID... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on May 13, 2021

what they are probably going to charge you with is Possession of Drugs............

NOT ownership. We drugs found on the seat, between seats, on the floor etc?

i assume one of the guys was on parole or probation with a search condition.

your case would have been stronger if...
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Q: I'm a CDL class A in California. I got an speeding ticket when I was driving my car. Can I take traffic school to avoid

the point in my driving record

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on May 6, 2021

Maybe, but the best thing for you to do is to contact an experienced traffic ticket attorney in your area, discuss your specific situation, obtain your options and proceed accordingly.

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Q: Is it better for me to contest a speeding ticket with a trial by declaration or should I claim financial hardship?

I got a speeding ticket for going 80 in a 65, but I think I was only going 75. Also, I'm a college student about to lease my own place so it will be difficult for me to pay. I have savings but I was planning on using those for a new lease. I also don't drive very often and was in an unfamiliar area.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on May 6, 2021

Contact a traffic ticket attorney who practices in the local jurisdiction where the ticket was issued and see what options he recommends. Myself, I would do neither of the 2 you have suggested and fight the ticket and/or seek other options, however a local traffic attorney is in a better position... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for California on
Q: My 18yr old son was driving my rental car and met with accident.

He is not on the rental car agreement nor is on my auto insurance. The other car(2008 Toyota SUV) was damaged and there was damage to the rental car as well. There was no injury to my son and the other party also did not have any injuries. The other party did not call the police and they waited for... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 26, 2021

CONTACT A LOCAL LAWYER TO REVIEW ALL FACTS WITH HIM/HER....AND MAYBE TALK TO THE OTHER SIDE

BE HONEST

THEY WILL PROBABLY PROCEED WITH UM, BUT TECHNICALLY YOU ARE LIABLE.

YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE ALLOWED ANOTHER DRIVER, ESPECIALLY A MINOR, LET ALONE YOUR SON, DRIVE THE...
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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for California on
Q: If someone is suing can i sue the same person as well?

Can i join another person lawsuit for financial compensation?

John Karas
John Karas answered on Mar 26, 2021

Your question has absolutely nothing to do with criminal law. If you want to sue someone, that's a CIVIL matter.

Just because someone else is suing someone, doesn't mean you can join their lawsuit (or file an independent action against that defendant). to "get on the gravy...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for California on
Q: I missed my court date for failing to yield in the high desert. It was on Thursday March 24, 2021at 8:00 am. I was told

by the clerk “Do to COVID-19 I cannot go and clear it until November 24, 2021. Dept. V5. In conclusion I am a victim of racial and identity profiling (Parole and Police departments), slander, police falsifying evidence, and last but not least “GANG STALK” 2 years now. I’m also a 290... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Mar 25, 2021

more info needed.

if you missed your court date a bench warrant was issued.

if the clerk advised you of a new date far off then you are to return by then.

if it is just a traffic matter you can pay tix and not attend.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: I was stopped on a public street making a left turn into a private driveway. Got ticket for blocking street. Really???

The ticket was for 22400 California, BLOCKING ROADWAY. The road was one lane each way public street. Yes, it was a narrow road, cars could not pass until I turned into the driveway. Coming out of the drive way was a car with a guy looking at his lap. (using phone I guess). I beeped the horn, he... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Mar 19, 2021

There are many attorneys who specialize in representation on Traffic Tickets. You should consult with one of them. If you read the code section and do not believe you were in violation, you should fight the ticket. It will be a point count on your driving record and you could end up with an... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for California on
Q: My son got a vc12500 a and has no permit or license. I want to start the process of getting him licensed. Will he get a

Misdemeanor automatically since he didn’t have a permit to drive even? He was driving a small 2 seat dune buggy if it makes a difference.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 24, 2021

DMV WILL PROBABLY NOT ADDRESS THIS FOR A YEAR B/C OF THE 12500.........SO BE PREPARED.

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Mergers & Acquisitions, Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for California on
Q: My ex boyfriend hit me in the face and ran into a tree with his truck he was given a ticket for driving with no license

Or insurance the police gave him a pink ticket and he has court case, he said i grabbed the strearing wheel and tried to crash on purpose. How can you know if the court opens a case against his accusations

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Feb 17, 2021

If they didn't give you a ticket, then it is very likely that you don't have a case. You can check the courts online periodically to verify for up to one year.

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