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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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Florida on
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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Traffic Tickets for Florida on
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

Ask your question in Justia › Ask a Lawyer › Georgia› Traffic Tickets ›.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Municipal Law for Florida on
Q: Can we get in trouble? Thank you!

Me and my father are living in Florida, and he got the Nevada Driver's License, because there he has the documents that they required. We bought a car in Colorado. But now we are in Florida, with Nevada drivers license only, we don't have the required documents to get a Florida's License. We have... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Jun 25, 2019

You probably want to speak with an immigration attorney in Florida. If you do get pulled over, the officer may ask questions that could reveal your legal status in the country. If the jurisdiction in which you are pulled over has an interagency agreement with ICE, simply being pulled over and... Read more »

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Q: If i have court in 2 different counties but my courtdate for both counties fall on the same day what can i do

Driving while habitual

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on May 29, 2019

Call the judicial assistant for one of the judges before whom the hearing is scheduled. Explain the situation, and ask that your court date be continued.

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents, Insurance Defense and Intellectual Property for Florida on
Q: My sister crashed into a lady's car, while no major damage recorded by the cop the lady is suing us for over 10K+ estim.

My sister had a minor car accident when she hit an old lady's car while changing lanes, but it wasnt a major accident as it only scratched the lady's car. The cop gave my sister just a warning as it was her first accident and the damage was really low, even the lady said she wasn't hurt. Fast... Read more »

Griffin Klema
Griffin Klema answered on May 3, 2019

I would be pleased to discuss how you can defend the case: 202-713-5292 (cell).

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: What do I do if I was in a minor car accident a few months ago and the other driver was ticketed at fault

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Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Apr 25, 2019

You question is not sufficiently clear because you don't say what the Court ruled in its order or how the order affects you personally.

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Q: My son received a notice from a lawyer's office asking him to pay $188 for a no seat belt ticket from two years ago the

The problem is that my son doesn't even have a driver license or Florida I'd. And he didn't get that ticket, we check public records and in fact the ticket exists my son is afraid that when he decides to get his driver license he might get in trouble what can we do. Thank you

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Apr 4, 2019

Who does the lawyer represent?

You indicate that "in fact the ticket exists". Does it name your son as the person ticketed? Whose car is shown on the ticket?

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Real Estate Law, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: parents liability protection

S will be taking a vehicle to the university and he will need the vehicle to travel to/from his part time job I am wondering if it makes any sense to transfer the title to S's name? Does that offer us (parents) any protection from liability if, god forbid, something happens and he (we) was sued? I... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Mar 26, 2019

Yes, if your adult son has sole title to the vehicle, he, and he alone, is legally responsible for it and the use of it. Once your child turns 18, you are not responsible in any way for his acts or omissions for use of vehicles (or anything else) that are not owned by you, not shared with you, and... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: I was hit by someone without their headlights on at night, am I at fault?

Hi, I live in Pinellas County Florida. About a week ago I was driving at night and was making a turn on to a street with a yield sign for me. I looked both ways and made the turn. I didn't see someone who was driving without their head lights on and thus they hit me in the rear of my car.... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Mar 19, 2019

Since he hit you from behind, it probably doesn't matter whether he had his headlights on. And whether you saw him or not probably doesn't matter either. What does matter is that, if he had his headlights on he should have seen you and if he didn't that may have contributed to the accident. So... Read more »

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Q: My son received a red light camera ticket 3 months after the fact. Can he fight it?

He requested a hearing back in December when he got the ticket, heard nothing from them until yesterday when he got a letter notifying him that his license would be suspended for failure to show up in court. He NEVER got the notification for the court date. He called today and the rep claimed it... Read more »

Andrew Lawrence Moses
Andrew Lawrence Moses answered on Mar 14, 2019

He can pay the $23 reinstatement fee and request a hearing. I am sure that he never received the notice but he will need to pay in order to make sure that his license does not go into suspension.

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Q: Hello I recently received a speeding citation in my county in Florida.

My question is the speed limit and address listed on my citation are incorrect for the area i was pulled over in. What should I do to fix this in my citation? The difference in speed limit would lower my citation penalty price.

Andrew Lawrence Moses
Andrew Lawrence Moses answered on Mar 14, 2019

You will either need to go to court yourself or retain an attorney to go for you

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