My husband has court tomorrow for a no insurance violation. He was also at fault for an accident when he was cited. Our car was totaled and my husband lost his job the next day and doesn't have a vehicle. Someone told me it would look better in court if he has current proof of insurance. Is... View More
A Kansas attorney situated in or near the county where the hearing is scheduled could advise best and most cost effectively, but your question remains open for a week. It's possible the court could ask why someone would insure a non-roadworthy vehicle that was declared a total loss after the...View More
If you received a speeding ticket from an officer of the City of Lenexa while in the City of Olathe, the jurisdiction where the violation occurred typically has the authority to issue the ticket. It's important to follow the instructions on the ticket for addressing it, including options for...View More
Kansas, like in many other states, the law requires drivers to carry proof of insurance at all times while operating a motor vehicle. If you were issued a ticket for no proof of insurance and you did not have the required proof at the time of the traffic stop, it may be challenging to contest the...View More
Being issued a license to drive and driving on state and federal highways is a privilege, not a right. You can lose that privilege if you are a habitual offender and the state revokes your license. Being self employed, or needing to drive for work is not a defense to habitual offenses. Any...View More
with only his lights on and no sirens on— who is at fault for property damages and medical bills? The accident was undeniably his fault, but I did receive a must appear citation for driving while suspended- habitual violator.
If the police officer is more than 50% at fault for the collision, then the city he works for will be liable for that percentage of all your damages. Your damages will include medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages. The city most likely has some form of insurance to cover this...View More
I was given warning for no front plate due to hitting animal same night. Same Missouri deputy, who harrasses me a lot, showed up to assist a custody swap, 3 months later issues me a ticket for the no plate, saying he has a year to change his mind. All be because I said something he didn’t like.... View More
Probably legal for each day that you drive the car without the front plate. Unfortunately the state legislatures don't issue citations to the people most responsible for this, car dealers that sell cars without all the plates. This case arises under traffic ticket law. You need to discuss...View More
There were 3 cars in front of me i saw the lady slam on her brakes and I was a car length away from her I slammed on mine and slid into her and rear ended her my car is the most damaged one but I couldn't move to left because of other vehicles or to the because it is a grass hill and I almost... View More
Why did you get the citation? Probably following too closely. You have to maintain a proper following distance so you can stop in the event of an emergency. This situation arises in the area of traffic ticket law. You need to discuss with an attorney in your jurisdiction that specializes in this...View More
I don't think you are in Kansas any more, Toto. This is sooo strange. If the ticket is written for a different person, it could be that the police officer handed you the wrong copy. You need to check with the court to see if you are scheduled for an appearance on a traffic ticket and go to...View More
I would definitely keep the original ticket, request a trial, and offer the original ticket into evidence. It may be enough to create a reasonable doubt as to the time of your traffic stop which sounds like it is a determinative fact in your particular situation.
The officer never addressed the initial reason for the traffic stop. I believe he was on a "fishing expedition "and went beyond the scope of the initial reason for the stop. He questioned me in his car until I felt I had no choice, but to consent because of the things that were said. He... View More
You should immediately hire a criminal defense attorney licensed in the State of Missouri to investigate your search and seizure issues as well as build your defense to the criminal charges. Good luck.
My attorney has not been able to get my discovery and this case is 8 months old he tells me that the courts won't talk to him maby because he is from out of town. He says the only way he believes I can get the discovery is if I fill out a application for Diversion. I told him I believe the... View More
It sounds like your attorney is doing his job. Either plead guilty or start preparing for Trial, and a possible appeal. It does not appear that further Discovery will help any more than what you already know.
Unfortunately, he would not be liable automatically, but those facts would contribute to having a jury determine that he was, in fact, at fault. Ultimately, it would be up to a jury to place a percentage of fault on each of the drivers. They could determine that the other driver was 90% at fault,...View More
A Kansas attorney could answer best, but your post remains open for two weeks. One possibility is that if the highway is federal, jurisdiction over a spill could involve higher levels of government response. It could also depend on what is spilled, as between something like gravel versus a...View More
And to show proof of license but on my ticket it just says to pay my ticket And doesn’t state that I need to be in court and doesn’t have a date either, there is only a date to pay .. what does this mean?
Hard to answer without knowing exactly what ticket the officer issued you. My assumption is that you were issued a failure to exhibit licences summons. This ticket is payable and does not require a court appearance. Although if you hire an attorney, they'll maybe be able to reduce the fines on...View More
Chrage with class e resinting arrest Jackson county Missouri there were no moving violations tickets issued only felony charge prosecutor is offing sis probation will accepting this plea suspend my cdl on an administrative level even if there was no mention by the courts to suspend my cdl
I'm F1 visa student who just moved to Missouri from Kansas state and I couldn't get a driver license from Kansas City, MO since my visa has expired. Anyway, when I was a resident in overland park, Kansas City, I had two tickets. The first one for "failure to avoid a collision"... View More
Generally speaking, not knowing the law is not a defense. You should seek a traffic attorney if you don't know what to say in Court. I will also seek the advice of an immigration attorney to fix your F-1 Out of Status as soon as you can. It is not a good idea to drive without a driver's license.
My aunt who is an illegal immigrant got pulled over for going 45 in a 35. The officer gave her a warning for speeding but gave her a slip that says she has to appear in court for driving without a driver’s license. This is her first time getting in trouble for anything. Because she is a single... View More
Before doing anything else, your aunt needs to consult with an immigration lawyer who is experienced in both criminal law and deportation law. This is a situation that could very possibly lead to serious problems for her.
Person driving to move to Kentucky from California was stopped while speeding 8 mph over limit on highway 70 and given ticket, which was paid, then another ticket to appear in court for suspended Calif license. At time, she didn't know license was suspended, until stopped by KHP. She now lives... View More
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