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Q: My son got a speeding ticket 4/25/19 and another one today 10/25/20 would it be considered 18 mos. since it’s leap year
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Oct 26, 2020

According to the date calculator: it is 18 months excluding the end date. He may be eligible for traffic school.

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Q: A while ago I purchased my first car and I recently got pulled over and got a citation for my tags and/or registration

Bought my car from a Mexican family that spoke 0 english and I had to use google translate to communicate. I don't have much family so I didn't have anyone to let me know better and I never got the car registered and the tags were expired and that's why I got pulled over. Maybe... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Oct 26, 2020

First, the pandemic does not affect what you say in court. Your first appearance is an "arraignment" where you plead guilty or not guilty. If you show up with valid current paid up registration in hand it will go much better for you than if you say "I got this ticket 3 months ago... Read more »

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Q: Can a cop give me a fix it ticket in a different jurisdiction than his
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Oct 26, 2020

Possibly. Depends where his j/d is and where you were sighted and stopped. Depends on the kind of ticket.

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Q: How do I remove a 2 point violation ?

I’ve got a two point violation of reckless driving in California. I was driving on an unknown road at night and did not know I was driving on the wrong side. I did traffic school and got a letter back saying I was not legible and would get refunded. What can I do now ?

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Oct 22, 2020

Contact attorney Patricia Wagner in Orange County, she handles traffic violations like this one and may be able to assist you. You need to have a private discussion with your attorney, not post on a public forum.

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Q: Speeding ticket

I got a ticket 13 months ago and I recently got a ticket this month. Is there a loophole around the 18 month grace period so I could qualify for traffic school?

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Oct 21, 2020

No loophole. The dates on the tickets determine.

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Q: three misdemeanors: Reckless driving Obstructing traffic Spectator Violation

I don’t have a license and I’m working on getting it but this is my first offense ever how will this work out in criminal super court ??

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Oct 19, 2020

Each misdemeanor carries a penalty of 6 months jail time or $1000 fine (plus penalty assessments usually tripling the fine). You need to hire an attorney. Patricia Wagner in Orange County can probably refer you to someone in the Bay area to handle this case. Having these misdemeanors on your... Read more »

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Q: Where could I get help with a lawyer am on a fixed income am in the 209 area
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Oct 14, 2020

There are Traffic Ticket attorneys in your area, or you could contact Patricia Wagner in Orange County for a referral to an attorney in your area. Naturally, I cannot speak to the billing practices of others, but you may be able to make payments over time for the services. The earlier you retain... Read more »

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Q: I did a hit and run because I had no license but after they found my I wasn't arrested but my insurance paid for it

All damages to the car were paid and no one was hurt

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 14, 2020

more info needed.

technically and hit and run is a hit (T/A) and then you run

it makes no difference if someone is hurt..........you broke the law.

i would suggest you see a good criminal lawyer in your area asap.

that way the lawyer can advise the police that s/he...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: Do you think I'll have to do jail time

For my hit and run ?

John Rafferty
John Rafferty answered on Oct 14, 2020

It's very important you hire an attorney right away to discuss this matter. It's possible that a hit and run can result in jail time, but much depends on how early an attorney gets involved.

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Q: I have a hit and run while driving on suspended license I completed my classes

I also didn't get any letter from the court because they mailed my letter somewhere else no I have a warrant I went to the court house and file to be on the court calendar I have court the 27 of oct.

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Oct 14, 2020

Go to court on October 27 for your court date or you will have an additional $300 civil assessment on your record and your license will be suspended again.

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Q: My Driver History Report from dmv.ca.gov. Prior FTA's and Suspension for ignoring moving tickets. Why "NONE" at bottom?

Driver History Report

Print

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES

***CUSTOMER RECEIPT COPY*** DRIVER LICENSE/IDENTIFICATION CARD

INFORMATION REQUEST

09/26/2020

DATE:09-26-20"TIME:06:04

IDENTIFYING INFORMATION:

SEX:MALE... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Oct 9, 2020

"None" means no new ones without a license suspension.

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Q: What type of lawyer do I need when city street patrol towes my car from in front on my home unjustly? Menifee, CA

I'm high risk (and disabled) and have been stuck in my home with limited income when my car tags go late. Im not driving it as it sits on street in front of my home. Hearing about the mandate to not tow while dmv is closed I let it float to the back of my mind until I hear a city of Menifee... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Oct 6, 2020

Sorry to hear about this, very frustrating I know, I had a similar experience when I was younger. You need an attorney that specializes in Government Claims- usually a personal injury attorney can assist you. The problem is that your case is not worth enough for an attorney to get involved, the... Read more »

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Q: If I received a traffic ticket for no seatbelt as a minor will that still be held against me as an adult?
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Oct 5, 2020

Depending on what happens in Court, your driving record is permanent and lasts forever. Offenses as a minor remain when you reach 18 and can be used for enhancement of fines as second or multiple offenses. The point count tickets also remain.

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Q: Got a ticket for going 91 on a 55 but the officer told me I was going 80. Also got a ticket for being unlicensed

Also I did not have a license during that time I ended getting a license one week later.

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Oct 2, 2020

Contact attorney Patricia Wagner in Orange County, she handles traffic tickets, and will refer you to someone in your area who will help you keep your license.

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Q: What does Bail Forfeiture mean?

I had my license suspended unfortunately due to not paying a ticket on time. I finally got the funds and paid the ticket and today I got a letter saying the bail was forfeited and a bunch of other stuff I don’t understand. What does that mean? Do I need to do anything else? Also, would my next... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Oct 2, 2020

You probably need to go to Court to make sure that the Court tells the DMV that you have taken care of your financial obligations, completely. Then the DMV will release the suspension on your license. When you sent in the money you were posting bail, it was forfeited when you did not report for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: I have to appear in traffic court soon .I have a few questions about my defence argument I was pulled over for speeding

Speeding and unlicensed driver . my car was impounded and I recieved traffic tickets.

I would like to pitch my defence arguments to you for advice and feedback. before I walk in to court room and make it even worse

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Oct 1, 2020

IMO the only defense that MIGHT get you off a speeding ticket is if you were in fear of death for yourself or your passenger. Such as you had a pregnant woman giving birth and you were racing to the hospital; or you were being chased by a youth gang who were shooting at the car and you showed the... Read more »

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Q: I got a ticket out of state (Utah).I paid it online, Did I have to still show up to court? It has been almost a year.
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 25, 2020

It depends on what kind of ticket you received. First, this is best posted in Utah, since Utah rules apply, not California. It depends on what kind of a ticket you received, some tickets require you to show up, like over 100 mph, or involved in an accident, and there are plenty of roads in Utah on... Read more »

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Q: As a LEO, conducting traffic enforcement stop - does asking vehicle operator to roll down tinted windows Alter -

While conducting a traffic enforcement stop - the officer asks vehicle operator to roll down tinted windows (example: 0 percent tint). If that reveals contraband is that in plain view? - or does the action of rolling down windows alter?

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 23, 2020

Why is a LEO different from a GEMINI or a TAURUS? An officer has the right to ask you to step out of the vehicle and if opening the door would reveal the contraband you left in plain sight, it is probably not an infringement. You might need to establish that rolling down the window was not within... Read more »

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Q: If a traffic ticket is issued with a court date, but they have no record of it when I show up for court. Is it dismissed

I was written a ticket for 3 violations. 4000(a) 12500(a) 4462(b) on July 22nd. My court date on the ticket is sept. 8th. I showed up but they had no complaint filed. I have been trying to get something in writting stating that info but with no luck. Today I went to the D.A office and they gave me... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 21, 2020

Having a little problem with your post since all the violations you list have to do with registration or driver's licenses. These are not what you get booked for, it is just a personal appearance citation, and usually these are fix it tickets. When you go to court you should have your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: i was issued a ticket for driving on a suspended license expired registration i missed the courtdate do i have a warran

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Douglas Hugh Ridley
Douglas Hugh Ridley answered on Sep 17, 2020

If you were issued an infraction or misdemeanor for driving on a suspended license and do not show up for the court date, the court will issue a warrant. It will probably be immediate, but there could be a slight processing delay (especially with Covid). The best solution is to go to that... Read more »

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