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Q: bought a car during pandemic in PR.Got ticket for registration driving to dmv which was closed. No court date. ??
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jun 26, 2020

Whatever your question is, you need to ask it in the Puerto Rican section of Justia.

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Q: Recently got a speeding ticket going 55 in a 35 that was supposedly a costruction area in florida. passed 4 signs that

said 45 and were not covered as I believe they were supposed to be. Should I just pay the ticket or go to court?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jun 17, 2020

So you ignoring the signs that said the speed limit was 45 mph, you were traveling at 55 mph. Go to court and see if they will agree to a ticket for 55 in a 45.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: I was in a collision I believe I'm not at fault for but I told the officer I wasn't sure if the light was green or not.

I was turning left driving behind a friend and mid turn I was hit by an oncoming car. They claimed they had a yellow light and in the confusion I stated I wasn't sure if the light was a green arrow, or green. I was issued a failure to yield but I believe I had the right of way and my friend... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 13, 2020

A Florida attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. You could contact a traffic ticket defense attorney; many offer free initial consults. The case appears to present challenges, in terms of making a left turn, the reliability of your friend's testimony (as it... Read more »

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Q: Should I contest speeding if officer pulled me over while standing in the middle of the road (didn’t check radar first)?

I was issued a speeding ticket in my neighborhood yesterday. The officer was standing in the middle of the road and looked at my vehicle as I was approaching. I slowed down because there was a person in the road, he quickly starts pointing to the side telling me to pull over and tells me I was... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jun 10, 2020

Of course you have a good argument, in my opinion. But asking about radar calibration would be irrelevant.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: If I had identity theft and received a ticket due to this and now a warrant what would be my next step to getting lawyer
Jonathan Blecher
Jonathan Blecher answered on May 26, 2020

I think you just did, though it's unfortunate that someone did this to you and now YOU have to pay for it. Do you have any idea who stole your identity? I assume you reported it to the police. The case would have to be set for a Motion to Quash Warrant on a video remote calendar.

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Q: I have a warrant for arrest due to failure to appear would it be better to get legal representation or turn myself in.

Failure to appear is for tickets I did not know I had and I live in a different county and have no knowledge of the citations at all.

Jonathan Blecher
Jonathan Blecher answered on May 26, 2020

It's always best to have an attorney assist you. Depending on the case, you may be able to get the warrant quashed without surrendering. Your lawyer can assist you with digging up the out-of-county citations and help take care of them for you.

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Q: Officer asked for registration and said " hold on i will be right back" and didn't ask again for it, then gave us ticket

Officer was asking for registration and driver took considerable amount of time, the officer said he'd be back, then came back, didn't ask for it again but the driver had found it and when the officer came back he said they had found the info on the computer. Later on, he went back to his... Read more »

Jean Richardson
Jean Richardson answered on May 20, 2020

If your vehicle was registered at the time, ask for a court date. If the officer doesn't show, the ticket will be dismissed. If he shows, you can argue that you had the registration available and explain what you stated above to the magistrate. Bring the vehicle registration with you to the hearing.

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Q: I moved from nc to Florida I have tragic tickets can I be arrested if I get a fl id
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on May 19, 2020

I hope you mean "traffic tickets". If you haven't paid them, yes, in theory you might be arrested, but the more likely outcome is that you would be denied a Florida driver license. As far as a Florida ID is concerned, I suppose you can get one of those.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Civil Litigation for Florida on
Q: I received a red light camera ticket on 05/04/2020 in Miami however, I have been in North Carolina for a month ?

On top of that the tag on the ticket has been retired for almost 2 weeks. What can I do ?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 7, 2020

Contact the police department that issued the ticket.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: I’m 15 and I’ll turn 16 in less then a month. I got 2 tickets and I’m being sent to court.Can I go alone to court in fl?

I got two tickets for speeding in a school zone and driving without a license. I’m getting my permit next week. The police officer gave me a court date, can I go to court alone In Broward county or at least bring my friend whose 18 without letting my parents know?

Corey I. Cohen
Corey I. Cohen answered on Mar 4, 2020

Yes, but it's always better to have a lawyer handle it so you don't even have to appear in court.

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Q: I received a Tix for no registration. Was unable to get it because my DL recently expired. Have been trying to get my bb

Birth certificate for three months now. Even though I've been licensed in FL for 36 yrs because of new laws implemented I have to provide my birth certificate, ss card, etc. I only realized that my license had expired two weeks after the fact when it was brought to my attention by a security... Read more »

Jean Richardson
Jean Richardson answered on Feb 25, 2020

Did you have an attorney? Did you plea "no contest"? Typically, you have 30 days to appeal. If you are within 30 days of your sentencing, you should consult with an appellate attorney. Good luck!

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Q: I live in Florida and went on vacation with my wife and two daughters to Georgia to visit my mother.

On our way back to Florida on 75 I was pulled over in sycamore county for tinted windows and given a ticket. The car was bought new at Toyota and came with tint from the dealer and is in compliance with Florida law but I guess not Georgia law. My tint is 30 on the front 2 and 15 on the back 3. Is... Read more »

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Feb 21, 2020

I am not authorized to practice law in Georgia. However, the statute in Georgia is, as follows:

Georgia's O.C.G.A. § 40-8-73.1 regulates vehicle window tinting. Under this statute, you cannot legally tint the front windshield at all, and you cannot reduce light transmission through...
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Q: Hii I got stopped by the police for driving without license He gave me a ticket and said I have to appear in court

I went to court the judge gave me a certain amount of days to get my license they said when I reappear back in court and I have my license they are going to dismiss the ticket what if I didn’t pass the driving test or exam and didn’t get my license What will happen when I go back to court will... Read more »

Jean Richardson
Jean Richardson answered on Feb 17, 2020

If the officer was extremely nice and chose to charge you with a failure to display, then it is a civil infraction. Therefore, no jail involved. It sounds like you were charged with a second degree misdemeanor driving without a valid DL. If that is the case, you face up to maximum 60 days in jail.... Read more »

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Q: Got pulled over and the cop gave me a ticket for following to closely but i was in the corner of my house.

No cars where infront of me but he gave me the ticket cause my lisence is suspended. So i got 2 tickets. The following to closely dont have description. Can i win the case in court and everything can drop?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jan 26, 2020

You were driving your car "in the corner of [your] house"? You probably aren't going to be able to beat the suspended license charge.

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Q: Can a officer write 2 separate tickets for a subsection of a law

I got pulled over last night for splitting lanes on a motorcycle and I got 2 tickets for the same law but it was a different subsection of the law is that the same as breaking 2 laws?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jan 18, 2020

One would have to know which statutory section it is, but in general, yes; violating two subsections is generally two violations.

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Q: What happens if a traffic citation hasn't been filed yet and it's beyond the due date?

I got a traffic citation on careless driving and the citation has not been filed with the clerk. I decided to get a lawyer to pay for the ticket online but he can't pay it since it hasn't been filed yet. The due date for the payment is on the 19th. The ticket also says that an appearance... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jan 17, 2020

What does your lawyer say? If I were your lawyer, I'd contact the ticketing agency (police department or sheriff's office) and ask them.

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Q: Can a private citizen issue a motor vehicle ticket in Florida? If so, what is the statute or Rule of Court citation?

Some young person almost killed me and a few others while driving recklessly on a 2 lane highway. She even passed a number of us on the right, driving on the grass. I have her license plate number and I got a good look at her. I want to prosecute her because she is going to kill herself or someone... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Dec 26, 2019

Good question. While private prosecution for violation of criminal statutes is allowed in some states, it is not in Florida, to my knowledge.

Why don't you contact the local police or State's attorney?

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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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