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Q: Cited for 70 in 65, but ProLaser said 95, expired plates, that I renewed this morning, what will happen.

Officer pulled me over for going 95 on a 65 empty highway, only cited me for 5 over and expired plates.

Already renewed plates, what should I do and what will happen, I have a spotless record.

Cited in Erlanger KY

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 16, 2021

The officer did you a favor by reducing your violation to only 5 over the speed limit and it is great that you took care of the paper violation (expired plates). You can either do this yourself, or you can hire an attorney to represent you when you go to court to see if the prosecutor will be... Read more »

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Q: 26+ over speed limit, Reckless Driving, Improper Lane Usage from a Statey. What are my options?

Im an out of state college student who was traveling south for the weekend. Picked off by a state trooper on an empty highway. Squeaky clean record prior to this. What are my best options and outcomes? Is Trial by Declaration offered in Kentucky?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 14, 2021

I recommend searching for traffic ticket/criminal defense lawyers in the area where the ticket was issued. Contact a few, discuss your circumstances, obtain your options and then proceed accordingly. Good luck.

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Q: I got a ticket in January for speeding and didn’t have a valid proof of insurance so it’s not prepayable they moved my

Court date to July is there a way I can show I had valid insurance at the time to prepay? I’m trying to enlist into the navy and I won’t be able to enlist till I get the case closed!

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 12, 2021

You can hire a lawyer snd they can advance it on the docket. If you have proof of insurance at the time, the case should be dismissed.

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Q: first speeding ticket. 54 in a 25. pulled over by campus cop. worst case? will I still be able to drive?

good record till that first pulled over

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 29, 2021

Yes. Probably traffic school and court costs.

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Q: Being threatened with suspension of license if traffic case isn’t “closed” in 30 days, am I not allowed to go to trial?

I missed a court date for a traffic ticket because there was absolutely positively no way I could freely take an “off day” at work that day and I couldn’t afford an attorney either. Now I’m being threatened with having my license suspended in 30 days if the case isn’t closed by then.... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 20, 2021

Sounds like extortion. You really need a lawyer to help you in that kind of situation.

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Q: I got a ticket in Jefferson Ky for going 97 in a 55.

I have to go to court and it’s not prepayable. what should I expect?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 19, 2021

Likely a plea to 26 Over and referral to DOT for a heAring on the suspension of your license.

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Q: I got a ticket in nelson co ky for going 101 in a 70. The officer marked the ticket as going >26 mph over. i’ve never

had a ticket before. i have to go to court and it’s not prepayable. what should i expect?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 11, 2021

Traffic school and a fine, hopefully. 26 over or greater is a suspension level ticket of your license if not handled properly.

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Q: I was cited for no insurance and expired tags on a truck I bought. But couldnt pay fine. Will I be arrested at court?

I went to court about a year ago for the no insurance and expired tags. And was given 12 months that i was required to maintain insurance, which i have. But I never got ahold of the insurance monitoring place and paid the 300 i was supposed to pay them and havent paid court cost. I have been... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 2, 2021

Probably not as long as you appear Friday snd make arrangements to make some payments, everything should be fine.

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Q: ticket in Bullitt county 15mph over limit flashing school zone. Why can’t I pay a fine. Says I have to go to court. Why?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 1, 2021

Speeding in s school zone is a mandatory court appearance and not prepayable.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: Can the police pull you over for unconfirmed insurance? I was recently arrested for driving on suspended

Fleeing and evading and resisting arrest because of a traffic stop at 4 in the morning based solely on unconfirmed insurance

Taniesa Velez
Taniesa Velez answered on Feb 10, 2021

The police may pull you over if they suspect there is a reason to pull you over. You should review your citation that you were given on the date of arrest to get a full understanding of the officer's reasoning.

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Q: I had no car insurance and got a ticket, but my car is getting repoed before my court date, how do I approach this?

I really didn't have car insurance and I was truthful about that. I'm confused on whether or not I need to get it as well as fix my expired tags. I'm not sure if I need to fix all my citations since I'm losing my car anyway.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 10, 2021

Yes. You need to get insurance before the court date even if losing your car to avoid a big fine in the no insurance. You can alway cancel it after court if the car is repoed.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Kentucky on
Q: Feb. 25, 2013 I was operating my father-in-law's vehicle and was in an accident. I was unaware until after the accident

that he didn't have insurance on the vehicle. I was served with papers in August of 2017; I wrote out a statement and filed with the court stating that I wasn't aware of the vehicle being uninsured.After that I didn't receive any further communication in regard to this matter. In... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 10, 2021

You need to hire a lawyer to investigate this. If you filed an answer with the court, there should not be a civil judgment against you. You may be able to go back in and have that judgment set aside depending on what actually happened. Bankruptcy could be another option for you.

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Q: speed citation for 29 over in a 25, what is the worst case scenario for me? First time with a clean record
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 3, 2021

Probably traffic school snd court costs.

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Q: I got a speeding ticket for 5 miles over in Morgan Co, clean record. Can I get this dismissed?

This the only ticket I have ever received. West Liberty KY

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 29, 2021

Probably, yes.

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Q: What is the most likely outcome of my case?

I was ticketed in Pike County Kentucky recently and received 5 charges. The 5 charges are: 1. Speeding 22 MPH over the speed limit, 2. Failure to have license in possession, 3. Failure to wear seatbelt, 4. Failure to produce insurance card, 5. Failure of owner to maintain required ins/sec, 1st off.... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 15, 2021

Yes. Just take all your proof with you snd those charges should be dismissed. Maybe they will divert or give you traffic school on your speeding g charge.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Insurance Defense and Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: Can the police pull you over for unconfirmed insurance? I was recently arrested for driving on suspended

Fleeing and evading and resisting arrest because of a traffic stop at 4 in the morning based solely on unconfirmed insurance

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 14, 2021

Fleeing and evading is sufficient probable cause for you to be pulled over.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: So, I was driving without a license and my grandfather was in the hospital but ...

But my neighbor didn’t have a vehicle either. And someone hit me but I got the blame cause not having my license. I have an upcoming court date in March and I never been in trouble or had anything on my record at all. I don’t know what to do at my court date. I could plead guilty to not having... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 14, 2021

Hire a lawyer and let them handle it for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: Last Thursday I was pulled over for expired tags on my husband's van. Then the cop said my license was suspended.

The cop wrote a warning and told me to park the van. I went back to park the van but there was no place to park. There was an adjacent lot and one space which I attempted to park in.He pulled me over and arrested me while he was screaming at me. I called to find out the problem but the DL says they... Read more »

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Jan 14, 2021

In the state of Kentucky there are multiple reasons a license can be suspended. Failure to appear in court, failure to pay court fines, failure to pay child support etc. There may be something old that has your license suspended but if the Kentucky department of transportation says it is active... Read more »

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Q: I was pulled over the morning after my wedding in Paintsville KY. For 70 in a 55, I have insurance but my phone was dead

With the electronic copy. The registration was also expired but we have filed online for a renewal. What do I need to do to get this taken care of? I haven’t been pulled over in 2-3 years. No major offenses prior. Just a speeding ticket when in college.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 11, 2021

Just get proof of insurance and registration snd take them to court with you. They will likely dismiss the no insurance and registration and divert the Speedo g ticket.

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