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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

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: My husband's truck was towed today the summit they gave us wasn't in my mine my husband or anyone i know

I tryed calling the people everyday no one would awnser or return my calls kept going to voicemail

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Mar 2, 2019

By "summit", do you perhaps mean statement? And does "mine" mean name?

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Q: Received my first speeding ticket. Will my insurance rates go up if I take the drivers class to get the points off?

If i take the class, will the insurance rates go up if the points aren't on my license.

Jay R. Rooth
Jay R. Rooth answered on Feb 12, 2019

Your insurance rates should not go up if you take the class and avoid points for the citation.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: Got speeding ticket- WRONG: ALL car info, lic plate # (1 digit off), I was going north, It says south. Can I fight it?

I was in 2004 4 door silver Toyota, ticket says I was in 2014 2 door black Ford.

Jay R. Rooth
Jay R. Rooth answered on Feb 12, 2019

Yes, but the officer can amend the citation prior to the hearing. However, it sounds like the officer has a bunch of facts mixed up in the citation which will help for the hearing. At the end of the day if the officer testifies under oath that he recalls you driving at excessive speed, you will... Read more »

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Q: I would like to sue the city of Maitland for red light cameras with shortened yellow traffic lights

In the "hearing" that I attended, the evidence I had diligently collected in support of my case with disregarded and an additional $250 of "court fees" were added. What right do they have to charge me a fine more than 1.5x the original fine amount just to appear at a podium for all of 3 minutes? I... Read more »

Eric J Dirga
Eric J Dirga answered on Jan 24, 2019

I deal with the tickets. I will agree that the entire Red Light Camera debacle is a scam for money, not safety. When we were able to fight these and win on the evidence (or lack thereof) things were good. That ended around 2013. After that, all the attitudes of the judges and hearing officers... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Employment Law, Immigration Law and Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: Can a traffic moving violation affect a H1B application?

Dear Lawyer, good morning.

I have a question that might seem a silly one.

Last summer in Miami, while in standstill traffic, I got distracted for a second and hit the car in front of me ( speed was very low, bumbers got a little bit damaged, but nobody got injured ).I called the... Read more »

Allen C. Ladd
Allen C. Ladd answered on Jan 5, 2019

Thank you for your very thoughtful and courteous question! I don't see any problem at all with the H-1B process. It's when driving and alcohol mix that there are serious serious consequences. Piacere!

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: Need probono for warrents in Hillsboro pls help

Capious failure to appear can't afford lawyer judge unapointed pd need capious gone and court date made pls help

Eric J Dirga
Eric J Dirga answered on Nov 23, 2018

See if you qualify for Legal Aid in Hillsborough County.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: Can a traffic stop be performed on private property

I went to Walmart to get food for Thanksgiving. Once I parked in a parking spot. An officer pulls up to me with his lights on after I've already parked. The officer said that the reason he's pulling me over it's because on the way to Walmart I passed him and he seen I didn't have a seatbelt on. Can... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Nov 23, 2018

Yes, you can be ticketed in Walmart's parking lot.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Admiralty / Maritime and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: i am looking for the proper form quo warranto state of florida
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Nov 15, 2018

Look at Florida Appellate Practice by Padavano

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Appeals / Appellate Law for Florida on
Q: I received a citation for improper change of Lane pulling in front of other vehicles. The deputy copied an incorrect DL

Deputy had Insurance card and

copied my husband's driver's license number.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Oct 25, 2018

And you want to know whether you can beat the ticket because of that? I don't think so.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: selt beat

I paid and went to school over 3 years old, its not off record, why?????

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Oct 22, 2018

Did you think that going to school would get the ticket off of your record? If doing so in fact would do that, and I have my doubts, did you submit proof of taking the course to the appropriate agency?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: I have a suspended license from the state of pa and I just moved to palm beach county and got pulled over.

I got pulled over and officer gave me a criminal traffic violation citation and need to appear in court in october.

State of PA could not issue me a restricted license bc I no longer reside there.

Sasha Dadan Bonna
Sasha Dadan Bonna answered on Oct 15, 2018

You should obtain a lawyer for your case immediately. You were likely charged with driving with a suspended license in Florida. PA is part of "The Driver License Compact" which means Florida would treat the offense as if it had been committed at home, applying home state laws to the out-of-state... Read more »

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