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Q: Got pulled over in Hazard, KY for no insurance, no tags, and failure to wear seat belt. Will I go to jail?

Got pulled over back October 21st and the office gave me a ticket for no tags, no insurance, improper tags, and no seat belt. I’ve NEVER been in any trouble before. They wrote me up for improper tags because they put I was driving a 2012 dodge charger when in reality it was a 2010. ALSO my tags... Read more »

Leland Hulbert
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Leland Hulbert
answered on Nov 21, 2022

If you have no record it is very unlikely that you will go to jail. You can get a much better resolution on the cases if you end up getting insurance. I would ask the prosecutor for some time for you to obtain insurance on your car. The most important thing is you do not get caught again driving... Read more »

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Q: What happens when one is pulled over? I had my insurance papers, but my registration wasn't updated.

I did go after to update it, but the paper he gave me with the citation said that it was 'non-payable' and that I had to go to court. What am I expected to do precisely? I've already updated it, but he pulled me over in a different county than my courthouse. Not sure what to expect.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Nov 7, 2022

Just take your updated proof to court on your court date. They will likely dismiss it.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: What happens when one is pulled over? I had my insurance papers, but my registration wasn't updated.

I did go after to update it, but the paper he gave me with the citation said that it was 'non-payable' and that I had to go to court. What am I expected to do precisely? I've already updated it, but he pulled me over in a different county than my courthouse. Not sure what to expect.

Leland Hulbert
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Leland Hulbert
answered on Nov 7, 2022

If that is your only charge you can attend court with your proof or hire a lawyer to go on your behalf. For minor traffic charges usually having proof of getting things fixed is good enough. As the charges go up or if you were charged with speeding you likely want to hire an attorney.

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Q: My speeding citation was due Oct. 31. A week later I realized I forgot to pay it. Will the court accept a late payment?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Nov 6, 2022

No, you’ll have to redocket it and go to court to resolve it now.

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Q: I got pulled over for speeding, why are court costs added for prepaying the ticket without the court involved?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Nov 1, 2022

The costs are assessed bc by prepaying the ticket, you are pleading guilty and being penalized for the fine and court costs of administration.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: 1.Is there a specific amount of distance or time to stop before being charged with fleeing and evading?

3/10s of a mile. Never accelerated jus turned in my neighborhood an coasted to a stop. 2nd charge possession of a forged document, my girlfriend changed 2021 to 2022 I don't know why, before bringing it out to the police.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Nov 1, 2022

No, but 3/10 of a mile is pushing the upper limit. It’s is a subjective standard.

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Q: Got pulled over with no insurance and expired tags, got insurance and tags renewed before court. Will I do jail time?

1st off for no insurance, got the car insured before court, will I do jail time?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Nov 1, 2022

No. You will not do jail time.

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Q: I got a ticket for not driving insured. With getting insurance, will it be dismissed?

I got my first ticket and I didn't have proof of insurance on the car but I bought it within 5 days later. Will I still have to pay the fine?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Oct 28, 2022

Yes. You will still have to pay the fine and court costs. Probably a $50 fine snd court costs.

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Q: Arrested in clay county KY for fta, warrant issued in Laurel co KY. How long can clay hold me without transporting me?

The fta is for nonpayment of fines on traffic violations. Also how could I speed up being transported to the county my warrant was issued for pay or stay?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Oct 26, 2022

You can speed it up by paying the fine and costs.

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Q: I got a ticket for speeding in school zone an i don’t got enough to pay the ticket what’s gonna happen ?

It was 22mph over in a 25. It’s my first ticket

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Oct 15, 2022

They’ll give you time to pay the fine and costs after you go to court.

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Q: Can I go to jail over a citation

I got pulled over for passing an emergency vehicle that was blocking the road for a wreck. I was given a citation for not yielding to the emergency vehicle. All of this was in Kentucky and now I go to court over it. What will happen at court

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 30, 2022

Fine and court costs.

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Q: I got pulled over in lexington Ky for speeding expired tags and no insurance. What could happen at court

I have insurance now I didn't know it had lapsed before I got stopped, and the tags renewed as well.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 20, 2022

Probably fines and court costs.

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Q: Can I fight a driving on suspended license if I was walking

As I walk into store a cop rolls in the parking lot I see him behind my truck he then leaves I come out and walk away from the store get a block away the cop rolls up on me and proceeds to give me a ticket for driving on suspended is this something I should fight and if so is there a chance of... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 16, 2022

If you get your license, they will probably amend the charge without you even having to fight it.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: What exactly happens at a court hearing for a 2nd traffic violation and will I need to hire an attorney or lawyer?

Today I got pulled over for failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign but ended up getting written up for that and also for an expired license. This is my second traffic violation because my first citation was made for going 6 over the speed limit. I looked up the consequences for driving... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 14, 2022

Hire a lawyer and let them handle it for you. You are not goin g to jail.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: Was pulled over and found to have had no license. First ever recordable offense. Would I be able to ask for leinency?

As stated above I had got stopped originally because my license ate wasn't lit up. But after the officer found out I didn't hold a license I was booked. This is my first ever recordable offense on my record and I just am wondering if it was possible to ask for leniency from the judge on... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 11, 2022

If you get everything corrected, you’ll probably just be looking at a $50 fine and court costs or similar.

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Q: What happens if I was ticketed for speeding in KY and don't have proof of vehicle registration, but it wasn't my car?

I was driving my friend's car through Kentucky last year and got pulled over for speeding. She didn't have her vehicle registration. I was not given a fine, but told I'd have to watch an online training and provide proof of registration. By the time I went to do so, my friend... Read more »

Leland Hulbert
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Leland Hulbert
answered on Sep 1, 2022

You can hire a lawyer and have them present proof to the Court that the vehicle was registered in someone else's name. You should be able to get some sort of record from Ohio Department of Transportation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can a person request access to all documentation/evidence pertaining to current charges from recent arrest?

A friend was arrested last week and is still in custody. Court is 8/30, and we need to get a court appointed lawyer, she does not have money to pay for private representation. Can she have access to the arrest report and any other documentation or evidence pertaining to that arrest before going to... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Aug 28, 2022

Yes. They can ask for all the evidence.

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Q: How does an inmate obtain: 1. a court appointed lawyer (no Income) 2. Arrest report, evidence, etc

A friend was arrested last week, is still in custody. Court set for Tuesday, (8/30/2022). She was charged w/traffic violations that she's guilty of, and won't dispute. The other charges are:

1. tampering with physical evidence

2. possession of meth (1st offense)... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Aug 28, 2022

She can ask for court appointed counsel at her first appearance or arraignment. Then her lawyer can ask for the discovery (evidence) after being appointed.

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Q: If I pay my citation before my court date will I still have to appear in court since the citation is pain in full?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Aug 25, 2022

No. You will not have to appear if the ticket is paid.

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Q: If I plead guilty in 2021 and I can’t exsponge until 2027, is there anyway I can get it remove before then

If I plead guilty in 2021 and I can’t exsponge until 2027, is there anyway I can get it remove before then And get it off my background, I heard from a few people that an lawyer can go through and try to get it remove by maybe reopening the case or something like that is this right?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Aug 19, 2022

No. Unfortunately not.

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