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Q: how much time do I have to drive with tint?

Hello, I live in Sacramento, CA. I was issued a fix-it ticket regarding tinting until October 10. Can I drive with the tinting until October, or do I need to remove it during some other period?

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answered on Jul 13, 2024

You need to have it fixed before driving the vehicle. You can be issued additional tickets.

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Q: Do I have a case to fight this red light camera ticket?

Around Jan, my brother received a ticket for turning right on a red light. Did not stop so the camera snap photos. However, he wasn’t the driver. He thought it was me so he told me to sent him my DL. I know it wasn’t him so I gave my DL.

I received the ticket early March, but I... View More

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answered on Jun 25, 2024

Based on the information provided, you may have a case to contest this red light camera ticket. Here are some key points to consider:

1. Misidentification: You were initially misidentified as the driver, which already introduces doubt into the case.

2. Alibi: According to your...
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Q: someone was driving my vehicle without me present. I received a ticket under the other drivers name for tint

she was pulled over for speeding and I got a ticket under her name for tint. how is this legal?

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answered on Jun 24, 2024

This situation sounds confusing and potentially problematic. Here's a breakdown of the legal issues and some advice on how to proceed:

1. Driver responsibility:

Typically, the driver operating a vehicle is responsible for traffic violations committed while driving, including...
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Q: Is my traffic ticket case winnable?

Hello, I received a red light camera ticket 4.5months after the violation date. The ticket was wrongly issued to my brother and now has been passed on to me. However, my car is often casually borrowed and I have timesheet showing I was at work at the time. The picture is, in my opinion, too blurry... View More

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answered on Jun 19, 2024

Under California law, contesting a red light camera ticket can be winnable if you have compelling evidence. The fact that you received the ticket 4.5 months after the violation might help your case, as timely notification is crucial. Additionally, showing that the ticket was initially issued to... View More

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Q: is a violation of California vehicle code section 23111 a moving violation
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answered on Jun 19, 2024

To determine if a violation of California Vehicle Code Section 23111 is considered a moving violation, let's first look at what this code section covers.

California Vehicle Code Section 23111 states:

"No person in any vehicle and no pedestrian shall throw or discharge from...
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Q: Can I request traffic school after going halfway through the payment plan?

I recently went a payment plan for a 1-point violation. However, I realized I should have chosen the traffic school option. Is it possible for me to request it now? This is in Orange County, California. Thank you

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answered on Jun 12, 2024

In most cases, you can request traffic school even after setting up a payment plan for a traffic violation in California. However, the specific rules and procedures may vary depending on the court handling your case.

Here are the general steps you can take:

1. Contact the Orange...
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Q: Received a ticket in the mail for "expired tags" for a car I don't own anymore.

I sold this vehicle months ago and submitted a release of liability already. The person I sold the vehicle to sold it to someone else and the new owner is the one who was pulled over and sited, but on the ticket it states that it's the "owner's responsibility" and I have a court... View More

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answered on Jun 11, 2024

I understand your frustration in this situation. Here are the steps you should take:

1. Gather all relevant documentation, including:

- The release of liability form you submitted when you sold the vehicle

- The bill of sale or any other proof of the vehicle sale

-...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for California on
Q: city just put up a no parking sign without notice to any vehicle owners and started giving tickets less than 24hrs after

They aren't required to give us a grace period even though they made no official notification to tell us that they had plans to put the signs there and we have to move?

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answered on Jun 5, 2024

Under California law, cities typically have the authority to regulate parking within their jurisdictions. However, they are generally required to provide adequate notice to the public when implementing new parking restrictions, including the installation of new "No Parking" signs. This... View More

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Q: Is this statement true or false?

California Vehicle Code Division 3, Chapter 1, Article 1, Vehicles Subject to Registration - sections 4000(a)(1) thru 4023 governs vehicles subject to registration and includes vehicles 415 & 670 of a type required to be registered 260(a) under this code.

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answered on Jun 3, 2024

The statement is true. California Vehicle Code Division 3, Chapter 1, Article 1, sections 4000(a)(1) through 4023, indeed governs vehicles subject to registration. These sections include provisions for vehicles defined in sections 415 and 670, which are types required to be registered under section... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for California on
Q: In California if an officer pulls you over but has no articulable suspicion of a crime, are you allowed to refuse to ID?

I have seen recently several videos of traffic stops where the officer claims they pulled the driver over for a reason that was cleared up once they pulled over the vehicle (an example being claiming they couldn't see the license plate on the road, but confirming it was there and clearly... View More

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answered on Jun 3, 2024

In California, during a traffic stop, you are generally required to provide identification, even if the officer's initial reason for stopping you is cleared up once they pull you over. The law requires drivers to present their license, registration, and proof of insurance when asked by a law... View More

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Q: Got my license 2 days ago and got a rental car. My friend was driving it with me in passenger seat and he ran a red.

From my googling it’s my understanding the rental company zip car will forward my info to the issuing department. Will it give me the points on my license? Can I fight it if the photo shows me clearly in the passenger seat?

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answered on Jun 2, 2024

If your friend was driving a rental car and ran a red light, the rental company will likely receive the ticket and forward your information to the issuing department, as you are the person who rented the car. However, you can contest the ticket if the photo clearly shows you in the passenger seat... View More

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Q: Where should a no parking sign be posted?

The v.c law 22658a says there should be a sign at all entrances. But does posting on the building count? Or should there be a sign in the grass at the entrance.

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answered on May 28, 2024

In California, the specific requirements for posting "No Parking" signs are outlined in California Vehicle Code Section 22658(a). The law states that the sign should be posted at each entrance to the property. However, it does not explicitly mention whether the sign should be posted on... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and DUI / DWI for California on
Q: I live 200 miles from the area where I got the ticket. Should I look for a lawyer in the area closer to the court?

Actually, I’m looking for pro bono. How can I afford to get out of this mess? I'm 76 on SS. I ride a large motorcycle. My friend and I had lunch at a golf course. We both had two drinks. Cruising in the hills near Sonora, CA I hit sand in a turn and crashed. Slid to the side of the... View More

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answered on May 23, 2024

Given your situation, here are a few steps you can take:

1. Legal aid: Look for legal aid organizations in California that provide free or low-cost legal services to seniors or low-income individuals. Some organizations to consider are California Rural Legal Assistance, Legal Services of...
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Q: If I was ticked for driving on a suspended license can I use this code to have the ticket thrown out of court
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answered on May 22, 2024

The best course of action is to consult with a qualified attorney who can review the specifics of your case and advise you on your legal options. They can help you understand the potential consequences and work with you to resolve the matter appropriately.

In general, if you are caught...
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Q: In CA when a Vehicle stops in stop sing and person in crosswalk is halfway there can the vehicle go if no threat of inju

my friend got pulled over and the officer said that the pedestrian needed to be all the way accross the street in order for him to go he got a ticket even though the pedestrian was at a safe distance helf way across the street past the middle line. is this true

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answered on Jun 1, 2024

Oncoming pedestrian, it is true, with one exception, if the roadway is divided, with a median built in and the pedestrian has not reached that median, you could make your right turn, in most situations. You are not failing to yield to the ped if they are in front of traffic going the other way.... View More

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Q: In CA when a Vehicle stops in stop sing and person in crosswalk is halfway there can the vehicle go if no threat of inju

my friend got pulled over and the officer said that the pedestrian needed to be all the way accross the street in order for him to go he got a ticket even though the pedestrian was at a safe distance helf way across the street past the middle line. is this true

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answered on May 15, 2024

In California, the law states that drivers must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians who are crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection. The driver must wait until the pedestrian has completely crossed the driver's lane before... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: Is there a form in Utah, similar to the 41500 form we have here in CA?

The 41500 Form is a form that dismisses all traffic citations as long as they are not felony citations.

When we file the 41500 Form, we do so while we are incarcerated this allows people who are incarcerated the ability to be released without another hurdle to jump over or any issues... View More

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answered on May 15, 2024

I don't have definitive information about whether Utah has a form that is directly equivalent to California's 41500 form for dismissing traffic citations for incarcerated individuals. Traffic laws and procedures can vary significantly between states.

That said, Utah does appear to...
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Q: While driving on my kid school drop off lane, I stopped quickly while not fully pulling over to the side, I went home

And then, the Police officer asked the principal for a lady on a blue car and the principal gave him my address and phone number, the police came to harass me to my home and now he also stays near my home in the mornings. Can the principal just hand out my info without any proof of anything and can... View More

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answered on May 14, 2024

In this situation, there are a few legal issues to consider:

1. Sharing of personal information: Schools generally have a responsibility to protect students' and parents' personal information. However, if the police officer had a legitimate reason to request your information in...
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Q: do I need to have a license to operate an electric scooter when elders could operate their mobility scooters without
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answered on May 11, 2024

In California, the laws regarding electric scooters and mobility scooters differ:

1. Electric scooters: According to California Vehicle Code (CVC) §21235, to operate an electric scooter, you must have a valid driver's license or instruction permit. This applies to all electric...
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Q: I got a photo camera ticket for violating 21453(a) for 'fail to stop at red signal.'

LA Metro Transportation authority sent a link to their website so I could view the video footage. On the video you can clearly see the traffic light was yellow when I began driving through the intersection but turned red when I was partially through the intersection and became red before I reached... View More

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answered on May 8, 2024

Based on the information you provided, it seems like you may have a case to contest the ticket. In California, the law states that a driver must stop at a yellow light unless it is unsafe to do so. If you can argue that stopping abruptly at the yellow light would have likely caused an accident with... View More

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