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Q: Can I beat my careless driving ticket in court?

Im 33 years old and this is my first accident. I have had 1 speeding ticket about 10 years ago. I was on a 2 lane, passable road. I was behind a woman on her phone, obviously distracted and not knowing where she was going. She was going 10-15 miles an hour on a 30 mph road and kept stopping every... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Apr 16, 2021

From what you indicate, it seems like you have case. Give it a shot if you want.

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Q: What are the statute of limitations in the state of Virginia for unpaid speeding tickets?
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Mar 12, 2021

You should ask that question here:

https://answers.justia.com/questions/all/virginia

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: Do you need to report closed civil traffic cases on Notice of Related Cases?

I am filling out a "Notice of Related Cases" in relation to having my name legally changed. All I have on my record is a pair of civil traffic cases, but they are both closed cases. I verified they are closed through Duval County's CORE Website.

Do I still need to list those... Read more »

Vanessa Vasquez de Lara
Vanessa Vasquez de Lara answered on Feb 28, 2021

The Notice of Related Cases is for cases that are related. For example: if there is a child support case and a divorce case. Closed traffic cases are not related to a name change.

Good luck!

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Q: License suspended in Florida

Hello everyone,

I got a speeding ticket in Georgia and my license got suspended due to failed to appear (I have florida driver license) i have got an attorney in Georgia(he only practice in Georgia and he's not aware of Florida low), and the state offers me if i play guilty i can ask... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jan 8, 2021

That's what you have an attorney for; ask your Georgia attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: I got a careless driving ticket in an accident if I get that removed from my record can the other person still sue me
Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Jan 3, 2021

You cannot get that "removed" from the record, though you could beat the ticket, which would create a record that you beat the ticket. REGARDLESS of what the record shows, or doesn't show, the other person can sue you for bodily injury and/or property damage, but to prevail, must... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: After 30 days of being on hold from another county what is the process of inmate being release if it was vop

My brother violated with a misdemeanor traffic charge it’s his first vop and Columbia county gave the crime time served only problem is dec 4 will be his 30th day lock up without them coming to get him what would be the process of having him released or who could I talk to about him being... Read more »

Jonathan Blecher
Jonathan Blecher answered on Dec 2, 2020

You should retain an attorney to seek a bond on the probation matter, or release on recognizance, with the judge and prosecutor on the probation case.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: I was only asked for my drivers license i wasn't asked for registration or POI is that a improper traffic stop?

(Florida highway patrol)

(POI) proof of insurance

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

It depends on what you were ticketed for.

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Q: My boyfriend got a speeding ticket in Alabama while driving my car. The ticket says he is the owner of the car.

Does that change anything, could the ticket be dropped?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Nov 22, 2020

I'd normally reply by suggesting you ask your question in Justia > Ask a Lawyer > Alabama, but no, it doesn't matter who's car it was; your boyfriend was speeding in it.

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Q: For OCGA 40-6-189 does this apply only to Georgia or nation wide suspension of driving privileges
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Oct 19, 2020

If your driver's license is suspended in Georgia (I assume OCGA 40-6-189 is a reference to a Georgia statute), you basically aren't allowed to drive in any state.

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Q: I was passenger in a car that was pulled over for speeding driver did not receive any citations or tickets but we were

Searched and I received a ticket for possession of paraphernalia would this be illegal search and seizure since a driver received no tickets for the initial stop because without that stop I would have never been searched

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Oct 11, 2020

No, it was not an illegal search. The prosecution isn't required to prosecute the speeding violation.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Criminal Law and Collections for Florida on
Q: License suspension due to non-payment of court cost?

I have outstanding court costs that have gone to collections from 2010 to 2017 I was wondering if there was any way that I can get my license back without having to pay the full amount do to me living on social security income

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Sep 8, 2020

You may be able to work something out with the clerk's office to get a clearance on your license. That may all depend on the number of cases that are pending and the locations of the tickets issued. Or, you may wish to contact a lawyer.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: Primary and secondary offences

Does anyone know whats considered a secondary traffic offence in FL. I think texting while driving is. Are there any others. I keep finding conflicting information.

Thanks

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Sep 6, 2020

In Florida, violations of mandatory seat belt laws are subject to "primary enforcement". To my knowledge, there is no "secondary enforcement" in Florida for any violation of the traffic laws. See... Read more »

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Q: How to obtain an FTA release from georgia while living in Florida?

I recieved a ticket in Georgia but failed to appear at court because I became homeless and had to move to Florida. My license was suspended due to this fact. I just paid the ticket fee and the failure to appear fee yesterday but it said to get license reinstated that I needed to obtain a FTA... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Aug 21, 2020

I would be surprised if you can't call the Clerk of Court in Georgia and have them send the release; you shouldn't have to physically go there.

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Q: Is driving without a valid drivers license in Florida considered a Misdemeanor?

My wife a long time ago was living in Miami Florida and she did not know at the time about getting a drivers license there. So she had her German license when she was pulled over. So what is driving without a valid license considered? Is it considered a Misdemeanor?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Aug 19, 2020

Florida Statute 322.04 provides that: 

"Persons exempt from obtaining driver license.—

(1) The following persons are exempt from obtaining a driver license:



(c) A nonresident who is at least 16 years of age and who has in his or her immediate...
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Q: I just found out today that my license is suspended in North Carolina for a citation from 36 yrs ago. Wtf? What canido

The citation was issued in 1984, How do I get this thing handled?

Also the ticket was issued to someone with a very close but, different last name than mine. Does this matter to anyone but me?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Aug 11, 2020

You should have received notice that the license was being suspended. Talk to an attorney in North Carolina about looking into it.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Traffic Tickets, Workers' Compensation and Admiralty / Maritime for Florida on
Q: AA222141 what's this #means

Moorish is the only citizen, not Americans

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 10, 2020

This is posted under Admiralty/Maritime, but I am not able to cross-reference any federal maritime statutes under those letters and digits. If it is a case citation, one possibility is Moorish National Republic Federal Government #AA222141 et al v. US Department of State et al, US District Court... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: If you have a failure to yield ticket with injuries you have out of state license which state do you pay penalties for?
Jonathan Blecher
Jonathan Blecher answered on Aug 7, 2020

The state where the incident occurred, however there may be repercussions in your home state.

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Q: I have 7 traffic tickets and just got another one for speeding. This is the only one in the past year. What should I do?

Last year I only had one as well.I was not driving recklessly I just didn't notice I was speeding because the road was empty.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Aug 7, 2020

Remove the lead from your foot and consider using cruise control.

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Q: Can a GA county cop pull someone over in FL if the cop says they did not move over in GA?
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jul 22, 2020

Probably. But you should really ask your question in Justia > Ask a Lawyer > Georgia.

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Q: In the state of Florida, can I drive a new car from a private sale home without plates?

I purchased a new car on a Sunday (when the DMV is not open). I drove it home and got pulled over for not having the car registered in my name. I showed the officers the title with my name and signature and they still ticketed me. I had called The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jul 13, 2020

I suspect that technically the officer who ticketed you was correct. But if you can prove what the department told you, it may be possible to get the ticket dismissed. Can you get something in writing from whoever you talked to?

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