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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Immigration Law and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: what should I do if the cop write wrong speed over on ticket?

The local road limit 45mph but ai drove 56mph that what cop said, but later on he wrote on ticket 66mph. What can I do now?

William John Light
William John Light answered on Mar 5, 2020

Ask for Traffic School; or, go to your trial and plead Not Guilty. However, your admitted speed makes you guilty, just not at the speed the officer wrote. That might make you eligible for a lesser fine, but you would have to consult with a Traffic Ticket attorney for specifics on that.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: I plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of driving on suspended license. The judge rescheduled my arraignment for

A later date because the prosecutors did not have my criminal file with them and could not find it in their office does my guilty plea still stay or does it mean I have a chance to plead not guilty at the next arraignment?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 19, 2020

more info needed.

didn't you have a lawyer with you.

normally the court would appoint a public defender and that is the person who has all the info and can give you the most accurate info.

every court is different as is every DA.

Did the judge and DA take your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Immigration Law and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: My husband has a tourist visa and was working for a trucking company in the US and got a traffic ticket what do we do?

He is working for a trucking company in the US with no work permit he currently has a tourist visa and recently got a ticket. His court is coming up and we are unsure of what to do. Or how to go about it.

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Feb 19, 2020

Your spouse appears to be unlawfully employed in the U.S.and should seek to obtain lawful status.

In regards to the traffic ticket, he can engage the services of an attorney to assist him with the traffic violation.

Good luck to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: What can my boyfriend do for his drug paraphernalia case tomorrow which was found during illegal search and seizure?

He was legally parked next to the curb w/other cars in a neighborhood and had just walked to the car to go look for paper he had in the glovebox when cops pulled up along side of the vehicle and demanded that he exit the vehicle immediately where they detained him and then searched the vehicle... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 20, 2020

more info needed.

if there is an illegal search and seizure explain the facts to your lawyer who can file a 1538.5 motion to suppress evidence and dismiss the matter.

remember they are charging him with possession AND NOT OWNERSHIP

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: If I got a fix it citation and my vehicle wrecked and is totaled, how do I go about the fix it ticket at that point?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 18, 2020

BRING PROOF TO THE COURT THAT YOU NO LONGER HAVE THE VEHICLE AND WHAT IT WAS TOTALLED

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: I got a citation for no licence and the citation says booking required. What will happen if i dont go to booking?

I can miss booking and wait until the judge ordered it?

William Joseph Duffy
William Joseph Duffy answered on Dec 21, 2019

Yes! In most cases you would be required to book if you are convicted. Make sure to appear in court or have a private criminal defense attorney appear on your behalf. If you have or can get a valid license you may be able to gain a dismissal or reduction of the charge to an infraction.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: I was given a citizens arrest ticket in Lake Tohoe, California this past weekend. Highway 50 through the mountains is

A two lane road with very few passing lanes to pass slower traffic. The guy in front of me refused to pass the cars to the right while in the left lane. I flashed my brights at him and he reported me for wreckless driving. This was 30 miles from Lake Tahoe. I was pulled over upon entering Tahoe... Read more »

Joseph Franklin Klatt
Joseph Franklin Klatt answered on Nov 18, 2019

I'm confused by the citizens arrest mention in your title. From the body of your question, it sounds like you got a ticket and have a hearing date. Your options are to not contest the citation and pay the ticket, show up yourself and argue the merits of the infraction, or retain an attorney... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: Hi my names is jose I just got my 4th ticket for no license and my ticket is of 1000$ Will I do jail time?
William M. Weinberg
William M. Weinberg answered on Oct 29, 2019

The answer depends on what the reason is for the suspension. If it’s for a DUI then you are looking at jail time otherwise, you could avoid jail. Is there some reason you can’t get a valid drivers license in California? Often times, it’s just because of some fines or fees that were not paid... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for California on
Q: If my license was suspended by the section 16073. What does this mean? Would i be able to drive or continue working?

I would like to know if this would affect my job if i work in a car industry and the company insurance does not want to cover me.

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Sep 28, 2019

Suspension of your driver's license for any reason can be used by your employer to suspend or terminate you at any time. You are considered to be employed at will unless you have an agreement to the contrary with your employer. That means your employer can discipline and terminate you at any... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for California on
Q: What happens if you drive with no lisence and lisence plates that expired the next day ? But hadn't had the plate sticke

My plates did get paid for I just didnt have the plate sticker . Because I failed my smog check once. My plates didnt expire until the very next day.And I drove with no lisence. What will happen in court for all of this ?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 2, 2019

more info needed.

no license meaning you never had one or that it expired or suspended?

driving without a valid license is a 14601 VC violation.............12500 VC covers no license too. They are misdemeanors.

each court and each DA will have their own opinion as to the...
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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for California on
Q: Is it proper procedure to be issued a ticket while sitting in the left turn lane in the middle of traffic?

I felt it was unsafe to be stopped in the middle of traffic. I could have made my turn and pulled over where it was safe. He unnecessarily impeded traffic and created a dangerous situation for all other motorists.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Aug 5, 2019

More info needed.

i would need to know the probable cause for his citing you and whether he pulled you over etc.

the officer probably just saw you impeding traffic.

if you explain what happened i think the judge would dismiss.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: I would like the section of vehicle code 22500.1 explained when it states fire district jurisdiction

I got a red curb ticket but the issuing officer was a street sweeping officer. Is the ticket constituted? Or what does vehicle code mean by fire district jurisdiction?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 17, 2019

PDF]Fire Department Specifications and Requirements - Anaheim

m.anaheim.net/fire/fire_prev/forms/FireLanesandTowingfromPrivateProperty08.pdf

No person shall stop, park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, except when in conflict with other traffic, in a fire lane.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: I just recently got pulled over going 75 on a 65 freeway. Will traffic school make it seem as if nothing happened?

After traffic school (if applicable) will anything show up on my record saying that I had received a ticket? Or will nothing appear? I live in California.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 15, 2019

yes, if you qualify for traffic school it will be as if it never happened

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1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law, Mergers & Acquisitions and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: I got a ticket for disobeying sign/signal/ markings at intersection in BH, officer gave me a juvenile ticket but I’m 19
Marc David Pelta
Marc David Pelta answered on Jul 7, 2019

You should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney to schedule a case review, most do not charge for the first meeting with you and then you can consider your options.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: I found that I got a ticket 3 years ego and they sent letter to address that was not on my driving license

I live in San Diego and ticket was in Fremont and I don’t know they send it to the address that I had in 2010 not 2016. Now ticket is $800!! What should I do?

David Dastrup
David Dastrup answered on Jun 17, 2019

If the ticket is causing a hold for your drivers license, then you should take care of it. Find an attorney in the area of where the court is located and hire them to help you resolve it.

By the way, if you were handed a ticket in person, that would have been notice to appear. The court...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: Can a cop legally give two different people the same ticket for the same vehicle if it is being transferred from one to

A friend is take over payments on a vehicle I no longer need and he was pulled over for speeding after making a turn from a stop light and I as the vehicle owner as well as the friend got a ticket for the same thing even though I was not present.

David Dastrup
David Dastrup answered on Jun 17, 2019

Generally, only the driver can be cited for speeding. If the owner is cited, it is probably for something else. To receive an owner responsibility ticket, the owner does not need to be present.

4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: who would be at fault for an accident with an unprotected left turn?

If at a traffic light there are two cars on opposite sides of the street both making left turns and a car from behind one of the turning cars decided to go around and then hits the turning car from the opposite side of the road who would be at fault for the accident.

William John Light
William John Light answered on May 22, 2019

The car from behind would have most, if not all of the fault, assuming everyone agreed on the facts as described. The car turning left from the opposite side may also have some fault as it could have had a clear view of the oncoming vehicle and might have been able to yield to avoid the collision.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: Is there an ADIS-equivalent class here in California?

I had a DUI reduced to Reckless Driving in Washington back in 2015. The court has released my license since then, but the state of WA demands that I get this class done if I want my license again in California.

I'd really like to drive for myself again but I have no way of getting to... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 26, 2019

more info needed.

however, you have to look to what Washington demands.

we are doing the same thing with a Calif DUI with a client living in Hawaii.

the best thing is to check with a company that handles it in your state and see if they can refer to someone.

a class...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Family Law and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: I was charged for possessions of sales now It iz Wut It Iz bee about a year since my last court hearing which I

failed n didn't appear to the court date scheduled under going classes n completing a drug program due to my possession for sales to be over with it . now I am worried about turning myself in and what are my chances for doing a period of time n if so will it be a small charge or some time in... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 18, 2019

MUCH MORE INFO NEEDED

THE BEST PERSON TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS ARE THE LAWYERS YOU USED IN THE UNDERLYING CASE WHICH I AM GUESSING IS THE PD.

IF YOU PLEAD OR ARE FOUND GUILTY THEN IF YOU DON'T COMPLY WITH ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PROBATION A BENCH WARRANT FOR YOUR ARREST...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: I have an open warrant since 2012, can i still be arrested?

I did not know i had an open warrant for 26k, until i did a background check on my self.

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Feb 15, 2019

Yes. You should hire an attorney to seek dismissal before your arrest

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