Andrew L. Bennett's answer You should consult with a local traffic attorney the violation could add points and suspend your license if you just pay the ticket. A good traffic attorney should be able to negotiate on your behalf given the circumstances and avoid a conviction on your record.
Andrew L. Bennett's answer If you just pay the ticket you will get points on your record when the IN BMV reports it to the IL Secretary of State. The Pre Trial Diversion letter is a prosecutor deferral program. If you qualify for the program as listed in the letter and sign the infraction deferral and pay the fee, your case will be deferred for the time frame listed in the letter, usually 6 months or 1 year. If you do not get another traffic violation within that time frame the current ticket will be dismissed. If...
Andrew L. Bennett's answer Yes, an officer can chose to send a citation later. It is also possible he was directed to do so by his superiors or the prosecutor. You should have received notice. Was the address on the ticket where you live or receive mail?
Andrew L. Bennett's answer Having the warrants recalled (lifted) really depends on the court. However, it is very unlikely a court will recall the warrants without you having an attorney. If you go to the court to ask you will be taken into custody. Hire an attorney who is familiar with the court system where your warrants are and go from there. Also is your driving privilege reinstated or are you still suspended?
Andrew L. Bennett's answer Do not try and pay it again, it will add points to your record. Call the clerk the day before your initial hearing is set to see if its been filed. If it hasn't been filed ask the clerk to see if it can be dismissed so you no longer have to worry about it.
Andrew L. Bennett's answer If you are charged with a crime and a child is involved then yes CPS/DCS will be called. As you say you were picking up a toy, however, the officer did not see that and has to go based on what he observed. If he believes he has enough evidence to prove intoxication you have a serious issue on your hands and need to consult with an attorney. It is very likely that you will have at least one felony charge.
Andrew L. Bennett's answer It sounds like the ticket was not pulled, but rather it was filed. The issue was you were looking at the BMV site which would not show anything until there was a judgment against you or Failure to Appear/Pay suspension ordered. You should have been looking at mycase.in.gov; this is the clerks system that would have shown the case was filed.
You have 2 options: 1) pay the ticket and the court will remove the suspension, NOT A GOOD IDEA, as it will put/keep 4-6 points on your record and...
Andrew L. Bennett's answer You very well may be. Tickets are civil and need to be proven only by a preponderance of the evidence. You should consider talking to a local attorney who can assist with resolving the matter and keeping your record clean, also to clean up any reasons for suspension.
Andrew L. Bennett's answer The requirement is based on where your domiciled, not moved. If you are merely going to college in IN but still a resident in AZ and pay AZ income tax then your AZ license is sufficient. However, if you no longer have ties to AZ and would be required to file taxes in IN then you must change your license within the required time frame.
Andrew L. Bennett's answer Yes. In Indiana an officer is an officer anywhere in the state and therefore can cite anyone anywhere in the state. However, to make a traffic stop the officer must be in a marked squad car or in a distinguishable uniform. If he is in plain clothes he cannot make a traffic stop.
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