District of Columbia Traffic Tickets Questions & Answers

Q: may I get a ticket if someone se complained about me ?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for District of Columbia on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
You can be cited for an improper takeover or reckless driving. You may have possible defenses, especially if you were dealing with a road rager. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law:...

Q: Can the police pull me over for making a u-turn when I am in line for a checkpoint?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for District of Columbia on
Answered on May 5, 2011
Daniel Gross' answer
I assume that you are talking about a sobriety checkpoint, and not the police looking for a suspect. Generally speaking, choosing not to enter a checkpoint should not give the police sufficient probable to stop you if the u-turn is a legal maneuver. However, in reality, you will probably be stopped. The police may follow you until to you commit some minor moving violation, of which there are many, and pull you over for that. It is best not to drink and drive. However, if you have been...

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