Mark Bredow's answer You did not mention the specific citations that were issued. However, most infractions, including defective equipment violations are issued to the driver, not the owner. It is an infraction to drive a vehicle that does not comply, not to own one. There are citations that can be issued to an owner based upon the owner's allowing another to drive. I recommend that you contact an attorney and request a formal hearing on the citations. You may also consider filing a FOIA request for a copy of...
Frank B. Ford's answer You need to contact the police department that issued the ticket, and ask them to dismiss the ticket and re-write it in your name. If you just pay it, the other person will get points on their record that they don't deserve. In being honest about it, you may actually help yourself by getting the police or prosecutor to give you some kind of a break. Do the right thing. Sincerely, Frank B. Ford
Brent T. Geers' answer Your boyfriend is fortunate that all he received was a speeding citation; he could have received criminal charges. Given the circumstances, though, and the fact that he wasn't criminally charged, it may be worth his while to obtain local counsel and request a formal hearing on the citation to see what can be worked out.
Brent T. Geers' answer Doesn't sound like it. Criminal charges could result if alcohol or drugs were involved, or you failed to stop and report, or you somehow intentionally or recklessly did this. None of that appears to be the case here.
Brent T. Geers' answer You will not win on the merits due to wrong information, unless you are saying that you received this ticket but you weren't the one driving. And if it was you driving, but the ticket lists someone else's information, how is it affecting you at this point? By asking for a formal hearing and showing up, the court will simply correct the information and ask you why you should not be held responsible.
Brent T. Geers' answer Yes. The wrong address won't get you out of the parking ticket. They have your license plate number and sooner or later it will catch up to you. My advice is to pay it and move along with life, but be sure that the ticketing agency has your current address because you don't want them coming back down the road saying you owe extra costs.
Frank B. Ford's answer Leaving the scene of an accident is a 6 point violation, which is as big as they get. It is also a criminal offense that could conceivably put you in jail for three months, although that is not likely. My point is, it's a serious charge, and you should get an attorney who regularly practices traffic law to assist you, and do so as soon as possible. An attorney can present your situation in the most favorable light. Sincerely, Frank B. Ford
Frank B. Ford's answer The rights I assume you refer to are the Miranda Warnings. Those do not apply for two reasons: You were not in custody, and a speeding ticket is not a criminal charge, it is a Civil Infraction. If the area had a 70 MPH speed limit, then that is a significant issue, because that makes a difference in the number of points you would get if you are found responsible or plead responsible. Depending on where this took place, you may want to request an Informal Hearing, or hire an attorney and...
Frank B. Ford's answer You got a big break. Pay the ticket for double parking and be happy you won't be getting points. In fact, nothing at all will go on your driving record, so long as you pay the ticket on time. If you contest it, they will probably amend the ticket to charge you with the speeding charge, so leave well enough alone and pay it. Sincerely, Frank B. Ford
Mark Bredow's answer it's unlikely that a car dealer will sell to you alone, without an adult, because minors may void a contract until their 18th birthday. But, if they do, the dealer will apply for the plate for you. You are not required to be a licensed driver to purchase a car, but you have to be licensed to drive it off the lot.
Frank B. Ford's answer Contact the court within the time period stated on the ticket. Tell them you want to have an Informal Hearing, or Pre-trial, depending on how the ticket is written. The ticket should be marked as to if it is a Civil Infraction (CI) or Misdemeanor (Misd). There should be instructions for whichever it is attached to the ticket; follow them. as to how to contest a ticket. Then go to court when you are notified or told to come to court, and explain your situation to the prosecutor or officer or...
Jasmine D. Rippy's answer Failure to yield to an emergency vehicle is a misdemeanor in Michigan punishable by a fine of up to $500.00 and/or imprisonment for up to 90 days. If the officer didn’t give you a ticket, then you got a break.
Jasmine D. Rippy's answer No, officers must have reasonable suspicion of criminal activity to pull you over. If you feel that your constitutional rights have been violated by the police, you should have an attorney represent you. If you can’t afford one, you can request a court appointed attorney.
Frank B. Ford's answer I'm sorry, but I don't understand your question. If it is a civil infraction, then it is certainly in default, and you just need to pay it. If it is a misdemeanor, then you will have to appear at court, in which case you will be much better off if you hire an attorney to help you. Is it keeping you from having a valid driver's license? Probably so, in which case, you will have to deal with it before Secretary of State will issue a license. If it is a misdemeanor, there may be an old...
Frank B. Ford's answer This kind of errors are called scrivener errors, and they are usually not of much help in fighting a ticket. They might be useful as a bargaining point in a negotiation for a reduction in the charge. Sincerely, Frank B. Ford
Jasmine D. Rippy's answer If everything else on the ticket is correct except for the color of your vehicle, the ticket won’t automatically be dismissed because it contains the wrong color. Substantive issues such as your break light not being defective at the time of the stop would be grounds for a dismissal. However, a technical error such as the color of your car won't get the case dismissed alone.
Mark Bredow's answer It may difficult to get the ticket dismissed, unless you request a formal hearing and the officer fails to appear. Otherwise you are advised to try to negotiate the ticket down to a lessor offense with fewer points and/or fees. It is well worth the cost to have an attorney appear with you.
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