Holly G Chapman's answer In Georgia, to prove driving while license suspended (O.C.G.A. 40-5-121) at trial, the prosecutor do have to show that the accused had actual OR legal notice of the suspension. Although you may not have actually known that your license was suspended, that doesn't mean you didn't have legal notice. You should contact a criminal defense attorney so that they can help you sort through the specific facts that apply in your case to see you if you may have a viable defense.
Ecleynne Mercy's answer “All drivers of vehicles using the highways are held to the exercise of due care. A leading vehicle has no absolute legal position superior to that of one following. Each driver must exercise ordinary care in the situation in which he finds himself. The driver of the leading vehicle must exercise ordinary care not to stop, slow up, nor swerve from his course without adequate warning to following vehicles of his intention so to do. The driver of the following vehicle, in his turn, must...
Hector E. Quiroga's answer Unfortunately, simply being a good person and paying your taxes is not enough to excuse you are in the country without permission.
It is possible that you could be detained by ICE at court, yes. It does happen.
The fact that you have been here for so long, and the fact that you have strong connections to the United States, including (it sounds like) US citizen children, you might be eligible for some immigration relief before an immigration judge. Talking with an immigration...
Kelli Y Allen's answer Your status does not affect the criminal proceedings, but might bring you to the attention of law enforcement who could start removal proceedings. Hire a criminal defense attorney to discuss the best way to handle the ticket. If you are brought to the attention of ICE and are referred to immigration court, hire an immigration attorney.
Hector E. Quiroga's answer Definitely get him an attorney. Criminal activity can impact an immigration case, so concern is not unwarranted. Contact your local bar association for a referral to an attorney familiar with this type of law.
Forrest Clinton Barbour's answer An officer needs probable cause or consent to search a car. So, depending on the circumstances, yes, your automobile can be searched for something unrelated to why you were pulled over.
And an officer can question you about anything (there are some exceptions to this when a person is in custody but that requires more facts to know if that applies to you).
David Edward Boyle's answer I would encourage you to hire a lawyer who practices law in the jurisdiction that issued the ticket. If you have a fail to appear warrant you can order a copy of your driving history online with georgia dept of driver services.
Ecleynne Mercy's answer I need more information... if you get valid tags depending where the ticket is or who the prosecutor is may not stop the traffic citation or the misdemeanor. Your best bet is to get a lawyer who is familiar with the area and who can give you solid honest advice. I hope this helps.
Ecleynne Mercy's answer To be real honest because the other driver happens to be law enforcement it gets a little more tricky. It may not be as simple as just saying he's "Nope didn't do it". You will need to do more. There are motions that must be made and subpoenas may be necessary to keep law enforcement honest. You will want to get your own attorney because your insurance company will not represent you in the traffic citation. However, what happens with the citation will effect the accident case. I hope this...
Forrest Clinton Barbour's answer How old are you? If under 21, paying such a ticket suspends your license. They might be a way to overcome this, but I need more information from you, and you need to act quickly, as there are time constraints.
Forrest Clinton Barbour's answer It is possible, but it will take a lot of work on your part (defensive driving, etc.). I strongly suggest that you hire an attorney who practices in the court where your case is pending. He/she will be able to advise you of the best things to do to help save your license. Good luck.
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