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Q: I got a ticket for speeding and the officer clocked me doing 65 in a 55 but in the description of what the ticket is for

Says i was going 20 over the speed limit in two different areas. What should i do, since i was only going 10 over?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Nov 21, 2019

The ticket says you were actually going 20 over the limit, but you are being charged with only 10 over? So what's the problem? The officer gave you a break, or figured that he/she couldn't prove that you were going 20 over.

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Q: Traffic Citation with another drivers registration information on the ticket

I recently was ticketed for unlawful speeding, however, the ticket had my license information but with another drivers registration information on the ticket.

I am not sure why the officer had another drivers registration on the ticket. I drive a truck not a car.

What would you... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Nov 18, 2019

It appears to me that the drive who was ticket somehow had your driver's license. Go to the hearing and be prepared to prove that it wasn't you who was speeding, nor was it your vehicle.

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Q: was giving a ticket for driving to fast in hazardous conditions after a wreck and when I paid the ticket it came back

And gave me a court date

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Nov 14, 2019

Chances are that there are penalties other than the fine involved. Call them and ask about it, or go to the hearing if in doubt.

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Q: was pulled over this morning for going 33 mph over the speed limit the officer gave me a citation what do I do?
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Nov 8, 2019

Go to the hearing and ask for a withholding of adjudication. If the officer fails to show up, or can't prove the radar device was properly certified, you may be able to get the case dismissed.

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft and Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: My Driving License Identity was used at a traffic citation by someone. I have received Order of Suspension from the Stat

Hi I received a Order of Suspension letter from the State of Florida Division of Motorist Services. Someone used my license details (name / DOB /height) on a traffic citation and the county is taking me to court. The car details on the Citation are unknown to me and I can prove I was at a... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Nov 8, 2019

You go to the hearing and prove it wasn't you. You might want to subpoena witnesses who would testify as to your alibi.

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Q: Is a ticket still valid although, the ticket was never signed by the violator?
Justin Gary Hausler
Justin Gary Hausler answered on Nov 7, 2019

Yes, the citation can still be submitted to the court. There is no requirement that the citation be signed in order for the officer to bring it to court.

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Q: What happens after getting multiple (4) speeding tickets and unknowingly driving while license is suspended in florida

I have had a pretty bad year of driving to say the least. I have received four speeding tickets, two of them I have already paid, and two of them + the driving w/ suspended license pending because I have just hired an attorney to try and fight them. I am 19 years old and I was wondering what are my... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Nov 6, 2019

You are probably going to get the points.

You should have had some idea your license was going to be suspended for not going to driver school, so I would question whether the issue that you were not informed of the suspension will be a valid argument regarding the third ticket.

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Q: I was driving and passed a car. At the next light noticed was taking pictures of plate. Can anything come of this?

The vehicle was moving pretty slowly, assume they think I was traveling too fast. Fairly certain I was going the speed limit. There is a school zone in the area, but did not appear to be active. This was in Florida. Can you get a ticket for speeding if a cop is not present?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Oct 21, 2019

In theory, I suppose you could be ticketed, but as a practical matter it would be extremely unlikely.

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Q: My minor child got pulled over and had a vape pen with a sealed cartridge of THC. Do we need a lawyer?

The police said they would contact us with the lab results. My child has started counseling and the counselor thought he might need a lawyer.

Jonathan Blecher
Jonathan Blecher answered on Sep 23, 2019

Possession of THC is a vape cart is a felony. The State has moved away from charging possession of cannabis cases (flower form), but they are still prosecuting vapes. Your child needs a lawyer.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: Florida Statutes 90.803 understanding and is a cop being able to be a witness

As 90.803 is stated: to the contrary notwithstanding, the following are not inadmissible as evidence, even though the declarant is available as a witness.

Do that mean Spontaneous Statement IS admissible in court because of the weird wording "not inadmissible."

I was driving when I... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Sep 20, 2019

Yes, it's a double negative, but it means what it says: in other words spontaneous statements ARE admissible even if they are hearsay. Also note subsection (18), admissions (your statement made to someone else).

The officer can probably testify as to your admission that you failed to...
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Q: My 17yr old received a ticket. The officer cited him for going 45 in a 35mph zone but then also wrote he was going 66.

My son received a traffic ticket and was cited for going 45 in a 35mph zone. In the notes field though the officer wrote that he clocked my son going 66. My son has never had a ticket before, he says he was going the speed limit, and because there are two different speeds on the ticket I can't be... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Sep 20, 2019

No, you cannot represent your son in court unless you are a licensed attorney.

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Q: Is it possible to be able to resolve a speeding ticket from Virginia because I study and live in florida?

My speeding ticket is in Virginia, the police man says I was above 101 mph and give me a court date saying that i must attend. However, I live in Florida and I am an international student and cannot skip classes. Thus, what is the ways of solving my problems with attending the court if it's because... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Sep 16, 2019

You need to ask this question in Justia › Ask a Lawyer › Virginia › Traffic Tickets ›. A Florida lawyer can't really help you, unless that lawyer happens to also be licensed to practice law in Virginia.

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Q: How do I fight getting my license suspended without me knowing about the citation.?

I was given a ticket for speeding and in that moment I found out that I was driving on a suspended license. My license had been suspended for a citation that I never received. I was not aware.

Sasha Dadan Bonna
Sasha Dadan Bonna answered on Sep 13, 2019

Are you saying you were never pulled over for speeding? Do you believe someone used your identification? If so you should contact the Clerk's Office and get more details. You will have to prove that it was not you.

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Q: Bought a car and got a ticket for no license plate on our way to get a license plate, should I pay or fight.

We bought a car in a neighboring state on Saturday. On Monday, dropping the car off at the mechanic to fix some basic problems then on on our way to the DMV, we got pulled over and got a ticket for not having a current plate. We got the plates later, but do we pay the ticket or do we fight since we... Read more »

Sasha Dadan Bonna
Sasha Dadan Bonna answered on Sep 13, 2019

It is best to hire an attorney to handle your ticket. Depending on the Officer the Attorney may be able to convince him or her to drop the ticket without having to go to trial, if you can show you immediately got the tag and plate.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: are blue park/running lights illegal?

I was pulled over by a cop who did a U-turn to get me and told his boss he pulled me over for my blue license plate lights (but gave me a warning on that) but then wrote me a ticket because he said I had flashing blue tail lights and that my blinker was blue, but when you turn on the car the lights... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Aug 27, 2019

https://www.extremetacticaldynamics.com/blog/can-civilians-use-police-flashing-lights-guide/

The internet is an amazing self help research tool

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Q: I received a citation in Florida and called every few days up to the court date and the ticket was not filed by Trooper

Now almost three weeks later I receive a message that I have a court date six weeks after initial date. Is this citation valid?

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Aug 14, 2019

You are not providing me with any specifics needed to provide you an answer, but this may be of some help. Florida Statute 316.650 provides that: Except for a traffic citation issued pursuant to s. 316.1001 or s. 316.0083, each traffic enforcement officer, upon issuing a traffic citation to an... Read more »

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Q: is there a statute of limitations on speeding ticket and possession of alcohol by a minor from 20 years ago?

My fiancé received a letter from a law firm for tickets from 20 years ago for 2 tickets from another state. One for speeding 15 mph and one for possession of alcohol by a minor. It states he needs to appear in court or pay $500. Is this something they can still go after?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Aug 13, 2019

If the tickets were from another state, you should ask your question in the Justia section for that state. But the chances are that if he was ticket by a police officer a judgment of guilty has long-since been entered on those tickets; a SOL would not apply. There is an interstate compact on... Read more »

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Q: If you get pulled over for driving a vehicle with improper tag and it's not your vehicle, what to expect in court

I borrowed a friend vehicle to go to the laundry mat, I got pulled over and ticketed for the tag on it not belonging to the vehicle, now I have court over ticket. It had a tag on the vehicle but it didn't belong on that vehicle

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Aug 7, 2019

You are still going to be charged with driving a vehicle without a tag. You can explain that in court and the owner could be cited for that for lending the car to you.

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Q: Hello. Yesterday I did an u-turn at a red light. I was pulled over and gave me a ticket for one but forgot to give me t

Forgot to give me the other ticket even though he issued two tickets . One for my Colorado dl since I’m in Florida and one for turning on a red. The ticket he gave me was for my license. But he forgot to personally hand me the turning ticket which is 6 points. So my question is do I still have to... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Aug 1, 2019

I believe the officer has to give you the ticket for it to be enforced. But what do you mean that he also gave you a ticket "for [your] Colorado dl since [you are] in Florida". It's not a violation of law to drive in Florida with an out-of-state license.

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Q: Do I need to appear in court if I pay the ticket off?

I got a ticket in Georgia and I live in Florida

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jul 12, 2019

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