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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Consumer Law, Traffic Tickets and Collections for Indiana on
Q: Abandoned vehicle at storage has been here for years, tag expired 2012 Is there Streamlined abandonment tiitle Process?

Vehicle stored over 5 years with no payments or contact with owner.

Attempts to contact owner satisfied but unsuccessful. Vehicle valued under $700, not road worthy.

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Apr 15, 2021

If the vehicle is abandoned, you can file a request for salvage title and obtain title to the make it your property.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: I need help understanding IC code: IC 9-21-8-1, for disregarding traffic officer.

I was trying to enter the highway based on google maps. I saw two police cars parked in one lane of the lanes of the highway, so I slowed down completely to go around the car, like you normally would on the highway when a lane is blocked. There were no stop signs of traffic cones to block the... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Apr 12, 2021

You should consider speaking with a local criminal/traffic attorney who will be able to best argue your position. If you simply pay the ticket it will add a minimum of 4 points to your record and could raise your insurance rates.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: I have tickets that are from 2019 an have gone to collections and are way more just because should I pay the whole amout

Need help I don’t have all of witch there asking for

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Apr 9, 2021

Depending on where your tickets are filed it may be cheaper to have an attorney see about setting aside the judgments and working out agreements that will not impact your license and insurance as much if you just pay the tickets.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: System want let me pay my tickets

I paid some tickets.. But one say unplayable.. Can u help..317 2469749

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Mar 18, 2021

I am assuming you have tickets in Indiana and are trying to pay the tickets online. You should consider speaking with a traffic attorney to determine if paying the tickets in the long run will be more expensive than hiring an attorney who may be able to negotiate a better resolution to the case.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Appeals / Appellate Law and Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: is hitting a dog reason for license suspension in Indiana?, I found out I was suspended for an accident i wasn't in

was suspended for an accident involving a dog I wasn't involved in or even knew of...i got 8 kids, i cant afford this , what do i do now pro se?

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Feb 7, 2021

In law, a dog is a chattel (an animal that constitutes property). If you leave the scene of an accident involving property damage and fail to contact either the owner of the property or law enforcement in Indiana, you commit Class B Misdemeanor which is punishable by a fine of $1,000 and/or... Read more »

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Q: I have unpaid tickets from 2017&2018 that I never received information in the mail on.

I tried paying them today on public.courts.IN.gov today and all of them say they have been sent to collections, but they are not on my credit report for me to know what agency they are with. What is the best way for me to go about paying these/finding the information so I can get my license back?

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Feb 2, 2021

You should set up a MyBMV account if you have not already done so which should give specifics on each. Additionally, consider speaking with an attorney about the unpaid tickets, if you are suspended for an unpaid ticket, it may be possible to set the judgement aside and keep it off your record.... Read more »

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Q: What happens if I have to pay a speeding ticket 30 days late?
Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Dec 11, 2020

If you haven't paid the ticket it is possible the court ordered your license suspended. Also keep in mind, paying a speeding ticket will likely also increase your insurance rates. You may want to consider speaking to a local criminal defense attorney who can determine if there is a way to... Read more »

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Q: Can you get a speeding ticket sent to you if the person beside you was pulled over but you weren’t?

If two people are speeding (or racing in some cases that I’ve seen) and only one of them gets pulled over, did the other person just get lucky?

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Dec 10, 2020

If the officer can prove who was driving the other car then that driver could also be cited or speeding and possibly resisting law enforcement.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: At a traffic stop, are police allowed to search my purse without my consent/prob cause?

I gave consent to search my vehicle but they just took my purse from me as I was stepping outta my car & without asking or anything, proceeded to search it, which led to a drug charge. But I feel as if they violated my rights.

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Nov 30, 2020

If they did not have probable cause to search the vehicle or your purse, but you gave consent to search the car, there may be an issue with consent to search your purse. Contact a local defense attorney to discuss the case in more detail.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: I was pulled over. I did not receive a ticket, but the officer told me he was giving me a citation. What does this mean?
Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Oct 23, 2020

You may get a citation in the mail.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: Can an officer write a citation a week after the infraction? I was pulled over because I didn't have license plates on

The vehicle I just purchased the week before I handed him my license and found out that they were suspended at that moment and he kept them. The bill of sale was not from the titled owner because the person I bought it from had bought it from them I guess but I had the title I just didn't have... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Sep 21, 2020

Yes, the officer can write a citation after the fact. However, you should have been sent a notice of the violation. Consider speaking with a local criminal/traffic attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: i was pulled over today at 345pm by a indiana state trooper the information on my ticket is wrong

the license and not the correct state also told me i couldnt drive with the license i have now im 47 years old and i have a instrution permit which is still vaild just bought the xar over the weekend wasnt breaking any traffic laws he just got behind me and ran my plate

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Aug 31, 2020

I am not sure what you are asking.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: I got a tkt with the wrong car color, the color of the car that was speeding and pulled over too. Is it dismissable?

The cop slowed and turned his lights on infront of the car that was speeding. I was able to immediately pull over when the cops lights went on and he started his U-turn, so did the car that was speeding. It was a couple car lengths in front of me. I pulled behind parked cars and the other car in... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Aug 1, 2020

If you go to court, the standard of proof is preponderance of the evidence, so if the officer says you were speeding even less than what he wrote the ticket for you will still have a judgment on your record and likely increased insurance rates. You should consider hiring an attorney who can... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI, Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: For prior offense DUI is it dated from date of conviction or date of last occurrence?

I have a pending DUI charge and IC 9-30-5-3 has recently changed. Prior occurrence has changed from 5 years to 7 years. My first DUI occurred November of 2012 but was not decided until April of 2013. My pending charge occurred on 02/05/2020. So because of this change my charge is somewhere in... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Jun 4, 2020

You should expect to be charged with a felony OWI since it has been less than 7 years from your last conviction.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: What happens if you had an insurance ticket in illinois but its been paid for but got one in indiana

I didnt have insurance at the time of the accident until after it happen cause i didnt have a copy of it

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Jun 3, 2020

If your license is an Indiana license, you will be suspended for failure to file proof of insurance, the suspension will be 90 days or more and will have a reinstatement fee. You may qualify for specialized driving privileges.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: Is there any way I can get my license back?

I was involved in a vehicle incident may of 2019, while working/driving for a company whom I was fully covered by their insurance. The CoC was never sent to the bmv, which resulted in a 90 day suspension on my license. I was never informed of the suspension and was pulled over in December of 2019... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Jun 3, 2020

You should contact a local traffic attorney who can assist you with the suspensions and any pending case. If for some reason its not possible to get you valid quickly, you may qualify for a specialized driving privileges.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: I paid off a 9 year old ticket for disregarding a stop sign and as soon as I paid it the BMV placed a pending suspension

On me for Failure To Provide insurance. I would be severely disadvantaged by the 90 day suspension. Could I write the traffic court judge and ask for leniency?

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on May 21, 2020

First, if you had insurance at the time of the violation, contact your insurance company to send in proof and the suspension will be removed. If you did not have insurance, then your option would be to petition the court for specialized driving privileges, you can do this yourself, but if you do... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: I'm on bond for a drug and paraphernalia charge. I got a speeding ticket and a driving while suspended while on bond

I missed the traffic court date and now have a bench wRrent will my bond be revoked on the drug charge if I turn myself in for the traffic

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on May 21, 2020

Possibly. If the DWS is a misdemeanor then a new criminal charge could get your bond revoked. If you have an attorney on the drug case you should consult with them about the new situation, it may be possible to get the warrant recalled.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: I got a seat belt violation how will this affect my special driving privilege here in Indiana
Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on May 9, 2020

It really depends on the conditions the Court put in the SDP order, however, its a non moving violation and should not affect the SDP.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: What is the rules on driving a moped in Indiana?

Like I head people who lost there licence can drive mopeds still I tryed looking it up online but im getting mixed results saying you need a licence or a moped license or even just an ID. I currently do not have my licence do to anxiety driving with someone so after i heard about this i thaught... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on May 4, 2020

Your local license branch can walk you through the process. The following is from AAA's digest or motoring laws and seems accurate:

Owners of mopeds or scooters with engines smaller than 50 cubic centimeters must apply for a registration. Such mopeds or scooters will receive license...
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