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Q: Do I have to pay court costs if I prepay my speeding ticket?

I got clocked going 71 in a 55 but he only cited me 5 over the limit. The 5 miles over limit is just $5 but court cost is $140. He said if I prepay the ticket, I don't have to go to court. So Do I have to pay the court cost as well when I prepay, even if I do not have to go to court?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 8, 2021

Yes. They are included in the prepayment amount.

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Q: Reckless driving and speeding in a school zone going 46 when it was 25 posted.

I didn’t know the speed limit was 25 and the cop said I didn’t use my turn signal but I did and as I was turning in the next lane the person started speeding up when I had enough room to turn

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 30, 2021

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Q: I forgot about and missed the court date for a speeding violation, going 10 over, in Oldham Co. What should I expect?

Not sure what to expect when I contact the court

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 22, 2021

Call the clerk snd ask them to redocket the case for you on a specific date and time.

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Q: I got pulled over for going 87 in a 70. I was not going that speed but truly was going 75.

I would like to represent myself at trial due to it being false. What is the first step to take? And what can I do to show I am really telling the truth over the officer's story?

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

If you were going 75 in a 70 then you are still speeding and depending whether or not there is a bump in a fine for excessive speeding, more likely than not, you have the same consequences. My suggestion is that you contact a few traffic ticket attorneys in the jurisdiction/area the ticket was... Read more »

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Q: Speeding 50 in a 25, 2 years ago was incarcerated for something else what do I do? Read the more info to understand

I got pulled over for speeding but I had a warrent I went to jail in a different county then my speeding ticket. They never took me to court for it and that was two years ago I got released on probation in December they said I needed to be call and be put on the docket. What do I need to expect... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 14, 2021

Hire a lawyer to handle your case so you don’t go back to jail and resolve it once and for all.

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Q: Can a Bullitt county cop issues tickets in Jefferson county and lie and say the ticket was issued in bullitt county?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 14, 2021

No. The video of the stop should solve the jurisdiction issue.

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Q: ticketed 109 I think I was going 95 but didn’t run stopped never any speeding tickets, trouble at all will I lose my lic

Also do I need a lawyer

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 8, 2021

You need to hire a competent attorney immediately. You very well could lose your license.

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Q: I got a ticket for going 87 in a 55. It is my first speeding ticket Do I need a lawyer? What will happen?

I have never gotten a ticket before but my ticket has a court date on it. Do I need to get a lawyer? Could I get my license taken away?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 5, 2021

Yes. You need to get a lawyer. Yes. You could lose your license, but if you hire a lawyer, you likely will not lose them.

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Q: Will I lose my license? This was my first ticket

I was doing 80mph on a 40mph speed limit and got charged for that and got charged for careless driving. I've never gotten a ticket before and this was my first offense. When they pulled me over on the spot they didn't take my license away or have me arrested. And I got a non prepayable... Read more »

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Jun 3, 2021

If you have to plead to that speed you will be subject to a license hearing where you will either get probation or suspension. If you have no record and you have an attorney you have a decent chance at probation rather than license suspension.

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Q: Got pulled over by KSP for driving 100 in a 70, charged with careless driving, not prepayable. What should I expect?

I have a clean driving record and have never been pulled over before. I am very worried. I could lose my job if I have points on my license.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 12, 2021

It will probably be amended down and then you’ll likely be sent to traffic school, where you don’t lose any points or face any insurance ramifications!!

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Q: So I recently got pulled over due to no seat belt on but got charged with 4 different charges. What is going to happen?

No seatbelt, suspended license (which was new to me), no insurance, no registration plates. The officer didn't handcuff me and im assuming it was because of my carseat. Am I just going to pay a fee? If so, how much?

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on May 3, 2021

If you have proof that you had a valid license and insurance you are not looking at any jail time. If anything was suspended or lapsed at the time you were pulled over you need to get it renewed before court. I would contact an experienced Attorney to help represent you and minimize your exposure.

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Q: Got pulled over for 100 in a 55 coming home from work got me wreck less driving and 26 or greater over clean record

Had expired insurance from where I moved I had not received updated ones yet and I have to change address on my license witch is all taken care of.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 1, 2021

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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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