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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: I am a New Jersey resident, on H1B visa. I got a speeding ticket of 118mph on California free way.

What are the consequences. Is that a criminal offense is that gonna appear on criminal and background checks.

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Jan 24, 2022

1. Speeding over a certain milage is a quasi-criminal state misdemeanor offense,

2. That speeding citation will appear on one's driver's license background,

3. Also, if that traffic citation resulted in a brief traffic arrest, processing and release on a bond that arrest...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Traffic Tickets and Child Custody for California on
Q: I need help to get my kids back in Dependency court allegations against me were false

I was wrong for incarcerated later quitted my kids are taken from me my parents told the court reporter a bunch of lies about me

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 21, 2022

much more info is needed.

it is hard to understand the facts of your case. Maybe you should write them down.

however, many criminal lawyers don't get involved in issues like this.

i would suggest you make an appointment with a local criminal lawyer to discuss your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Native American Law, Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: Can the sheriff pull you over on an Indian reservation?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 13, 2022

more info is needed.

if a sheriff is in pursuit, he could do so.

as a rule, it is beyond their jurisdiction and they are usually called by the tribe for booking.

however, some crimes are prosecuted by the Indian Tribe, and if so you should get a criminal lawyer with...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: An officer thought something was stolen and demanded their removal can he still search?

Officer said speakers in my back seat “looked like boat speakers” and demanded I return them to an obviously abandoned boat outside in the desert across from pick-a-part. When I took them from my car he proceeded to search my car, including closed containers/my purse which obviously did not... Read more »

John Karas
John Karas answered on Nov 19, 2021

Whether the LEO (Law Enforcement Officer's) actions constituted a unlawful warrantless search of your vehicle and your purse, was anything incriminating found? Were criminal charges filed against you? If not, what do you hope to gain by asking a rhetorical question?

Also, you list...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: I have several street sweeping and no parking tickets. Can I get them dismissed if I'm sick with ovarian cancer?

Chemotherapy makes me really sick and really tired. I'm in a lot of pain due to ovarian, colon, peritoneum, breast cancer and a colostomy that is prolapsing so I park my car right outside my house to avoid walking. There is a no parking sign from 7am to 6pm and sometimes i won't wake up... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Nov 5, 2021

If you bring proof of your condition to Court and have a sympathetic prosecutor, then he has the discetion to dismiss your ticket and may do so this time, however, you are committing parking infractions and if you continue to do so, he may become less sympathetic. Sorry.

3 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: Admitted to drinking and driving but passed sobriety test. can the judge change his mind and sentence me?

Involved in a single car accident, nobody was hurt. i admitted to the officer that i had a drink that night. he gave me a field sobriety test and i passed, he said “i’m not being arrested for DUI” i got a infraction for an unsafe lane change. the officer didn’t do any blood work or... Read more »

Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair
Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair answered on Oct 28, 2021

If there's no chemical test it's very difficult to prosecute you for DUI, especially if you passed the FST's. If you want to fight the infraction, have at, it would be difficult for anything to be added to the case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Collections for California on
Q: If a car trailer is towed for not having proper plates showing and is transporting a car can they charge for the car

The car is mine and was not on California roads, the trailer is what was on the road, can they charge me for getting my car back.

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Oct 25, 2021

Your question is not clear and concise, and fails to include sufficient detail so that it can be answered.

Prepare a chronological history of what happened, when, where and how, and name all witnesses (good and bad), then compile all your documents which help tell the story.

Then,...
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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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
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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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
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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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
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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