Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Kentucky Traffic Tickets Questions & Answers
1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: Will my case be dismissed for expired registration if I updated it?

I was pulled over for registration that was expired for two years. The officer told me it was a 'fixer' ticket and that I would not have to appear in court if I updated my registration. I took my updated registration to the courthouse and the guy told me he wasn't able to make that... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 12, 2022

Most likely but you will still have to go to court to show proof and get it dismissed.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: I received a ticket for going exactly 26 over the 55 mph speed limit (81) I was going the speed of the traffic.

I do not believe I was going that fast. What should my next step be if my court is in 5 days?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 8, 2022

Hire a lawyer to handle it for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: In 2020, I got cited going 26+, did the diversion/traffic school, met with DMV & kept license.

Last week I was pulled over in TN going 16 over. Am I at risk of losing my license? Should I go to court date and try to get the ticket dropped? What can I do next?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 6, 2022

No. You are not at risk. However, you should hire an attorney to handle the ticket for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: My daughter was stopped at MSU and her friend left some cabanas in her car the office gave her a ticket.

Is it possible for her to only pay the fines and not have it on her record.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 3, 2022

She may be eligible for a diversion program where after the case can be dismissed and expunged but there is really no mechanism by which she can pay a fine but not have the charge on her record. Hire her an attorney to resolve this for her so she is not negatively impacted.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Public Benefits for Kentucky on
Q: I was given a citation for passing a stopped school bus, should I get an attorney or am I entitled to a public defender?

The road has 4 lanes total and a median seperating them into 2 lane roads, I'm certain the bus was in the opposite 2 lanes, I would like to fight this ticket and plead not guilty.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 28, 2022

Hire an attorney. These cases can be tricky.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: I lived in Florida for a bit and got pulled over in Florida while I had a Kentucky license. I missed the court date and

Now live in Kentucky, but I now own a Florida driver’s license, after some research, I was told a notice of suspension was being sent out but I never got it. What do I do?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 26, 2022

Contact a lawyer in Fl in the city where you got the ticket snd hire them to resolve it for you. Most likely, your license is already suspended and you don’t know it so you should address this quickly.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: Ticket for doing “15 over the speed limit”

Officer claims we were doing 70 in a 45. When in actuality it’s only 45 when there’s construction, which there was none that day as it was raining making the limit 55. We sped to maybe 60 and only to pass someone going 25. Once we passed, A semi started merging and it looked as if they were... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 21, 2022

It would be much more prudent to hire an attorney and resolve it than to litigate it.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: Do I need a lawyer?

I have a charge for 26> or over then it says (limited access) next to that charge. Then I also got reckless driving and No seatbelt. My court date is today and I plan on pleading guilty do I need a lawyer for this case?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 7, 2022

Yes. You do. Pleading to the 26 Over will suspend your license. Plead not guilty and hire a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: My question is if I did plead guilty to a traffic violation 3 years ago can I qualify for an expungement of my record?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 31, 2022

No. You will be eligible to expunge 5 years from the date of sentencing.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: I was pulled over yesterday for going 26 over the speed limit. I just received a citation, will my license be suspended?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 29, 2022

Depends on how fast you were actually going. You should hire a lawyer immediately to handle for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: Could I face jail time

26 or greater over limit

Reckless driving

Improper turn signal

Improper equipment

License to be in possesion

Failure to give insurance card

Everything is first offense and a misdemeanor I have a invoice stating that I had bad speed sensors and my... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 29, 2022

Most likely not. Get the tags and registration snd proof of insurance corrected and they will likely be dismissed.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: Can I contest a not prepayable ticket offense?

Officer claimed I was doing 107 in a 70 mph . When I’m fact i was doing less since I had my cruise control set to at most 83 . He also claimed he was chasing someone else at the moment and then he pulled me over so I believe he got the other person speed. On the ticket he states I was doing 98... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 26, 2022

Yes. You can contest the ticket.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: If the officer puts you as the wrong race or ethnicity can the speeding ticket be dismissed?

Thank you for your response, It wouldn’t be considered incorrect information only “minor error”?

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Mar 23, 2022

No. If the ethnicity is incorrect it would be considered a minor error.

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: I got pull over for going 13 miles over the speed limit. Didn't have my license at the time but have it now? Punishment
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 14, 2022

Charges probably diverted or dismissed.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: My boyfriend got pulled over for driving with just a learners permit by himself. He has to go to court next week.

A week after getting pulled over he got his driver's license. Took the test and everything. Will having his liscense reduce the punishment?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 14, 2022

Yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: Can I beat this ?

Officer stated I was doing over 50 in a 35mph zone. It was actually a 40mph zone and he didn’t get me on radar.. also said he was giving me a “huge break” by not writing a speeding ticket but he really couldn’t because he didn’t radar me. so he wrote me a careless driving citation.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 12, 2022

Probably not, but it might be able to be diverted and then dismissed.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: If I have a payable speeding ticket that can be dealt with outside of court why do I have to pay court cost?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 4, 2022

It is required by the Kentucky Recised Statutes.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: Can this be beat.

I'm a 47 yro class A cdl driver, so my livelihood depends on my license. I have had 2 speeding tickets, in my work truck, the most recent being 2014. This ticket was 24feb2022, in my personal vehicle going West on I64. I had moved over for a silver s10 because he was on my tail, and after he... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 24, 2022

If it happened in 2014, it’s about 7 years too late, although you could have them expunged at this point.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: Can a designated licensed driver with R/O present retrieve vehicle fro. Impound

Impounded for no proof of insurance or registration R/O has no license

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 19, 2022

You’ll need the owner with you with some type of proper id to do it.

2 Answers | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: I was recently pulled over for crossing the line and was found with a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

This is my first offense and have never been pulled over prior. I was released after passing a sobriety test. Will my insurance be notified of the traffic violation before I have to show up for my court date and if the charges are dropped will my insurance still be notified? What are the chances my... Read more »

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Feb 10, 2022

As a first time Offender you should be eligible for a marijuana education class and be allowed to have the drug charges eventually dismissed. As far as insurance there’s no way to know when and if A company will run a random check on you. I would recommend hiring an experienced criminal defense... Read more »

View More Answers

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.