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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: Can I fight a FL ticket written to the wrong person?

My son caused a fender bender with no damage done. The ticket was written to the other driver who was not at fault. Does he HAVE to call the officer to correct it or can he get out of it due to technicality?

Michael  Mayoral
Michael Mayoral answered on Nov 29, 2021

The best advice I can give is that neither of you should contact the officer and you should hire a traffic ticket attorney for your son and explain the situation to them.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: How do I reinstate a license if I have a new license in another state?

I got a DUI in Washington State in June 2021. I requested a licensing hearing per the advice of my lawyer, so my license was not officially suspended until 9/27/21. In the meantime, I relocated to my home state of FL and obtained a license here on 8/27/21. I just checked, and my license is valid in... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Nov 11, 2021

You probably should ask that question of the lawyer who advised you to request a licensing hearing in Washington.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: I was stopped by an officer 2-3 blocks over before he throwed his lights on. What can I do?

Is there anything I can do as taking this to court, because the area he stated I was speeding at was not accurate and had the wrong street names on the ticket where I was stopped at !

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Nov 2, 2021

If you contest the ticket, that would be "taking this to court". Instructions should be on the ticket.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: What happens if you give evidence without been asked to swear in by raise your right hand.

I requested a hearing for a traffic ticket,

but I was not swear in. Neither was the police officer.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Oct 19, 2021

In general, and without knowing what happened at the hearing, your talking to the judge or other persons in a court hearing doesn't necessarily mean you are testifying (or giving evidence, in other words). But if you aren't put under oath, you can't later be prosecuted for perjury.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: If pulled over driving, when required to show a driver's license, may I refuse to let the officer run a check on it?

My friend and I are debating a video in which a man in a parking lot, dumping garbage from his car into a dumpster, showed an officer his license. When the officer went to run the license for the man's info, he refused. He said he's a lawyer and knows his rights and the officer may not... Read more »

Michael  Mayoral
Michael Mayoral answered on Oct 7, 2021

Yes, you have to show your license, and yes the police officer can run your DL in their system. The statute is below. Pro-tip: don't pick up an arrest trying this theory out.

322.15 License to be carried and exhibited on demand; fingerprint to be imprinted upon a citation.—...
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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Real Estate Law, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: My DL was taken from me by a lawyer in 1994. I was in a car accident and it was my fault. DUI. And I can't pay

Is there a statue of limitation on this

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Sep 14, 2021

Have you contacted the Fla. Dept. of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to ask what you can do to reinstate your DL? Generally, DL suspension for failure to pay a money judgment arising from a car accident is up to three years. The statute of limitations is irrelevant - that's about deadlines... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: What is the penalty I will most likely get for driving without registration in Florida

This was my first time I have a clean record

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Aug 29, 2021

depends on the judge you have and the prosecutor...in all likelihood fines and court costs.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Real Estate Law, Traffic Tickets and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: Can a resident of a MH park be charged with trespassing for walking through an easement that belongs to the park?

I friend of mine is being threatened with eviction for trespassing on an easement that belongs to the park and is there to allow access to another piece of land. On some maps and map apps it even shows as being a street.

Barbara Billiot Stage
Barbara Billiot Stage answered on Jul 17, 2021

You should not be soliciting legal advice for your friend, no matter how good your intentions are. That would be practicing law without a license and a felony.

Your friend needs to consult with a real estate attorney to review the plats and easements. The simple and less expensive option...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: Can I get into trouble for almost hitting a pedestrian and almost causing an accident at the same time?

I had the green light at an intersection, but not an arrow. As soon as a group of cars clear the road, I saw an opportunity to turn left, but I did not fully pay attention to the intersection. A high school student was crossing the road and didn't see whether she had the crosswalk light or not... Read more »

Brandon Labiner
Brandon Labiner answered on Jun 1, 2021

I am uncertain if you are worried about the footage being used for a personal injury lawsuit by the pedestrian or as grounds for giving you a traffic ticket. To answer your questions directly, though, yes, they could turn over the footage. It seems unlikely that the driver would turn over the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: I live in Florida... however during my travel through 19 states over the summer I received a speeding citation in MN

Well I received the speeding ticket in Minnesota a while ago I was unable to pay it until I had received a letter stating that my license will be suspended... now that I have paid the ticket the Lee County clerk of courts is telling me I need a letter with a signature on it or with the official... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Apr 19, 2021

Ask the Lee County Clerk of Court if a PDF of such a letter will be sufficient. If so, have Minnesota email such a signed letter to you and show that to the Lee Clerk.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
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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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
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.

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