I was struck by another car in an intersection while I had a green arrow. Im getting a failure to yield because of the cops evaluation, he believes I am at fault. I have witnesses that saw the other person run a red light, but I also don't want to take things to chance. Can I get this thrown... Read more »
answered on Sep 29, 2021
No. Focus on the facts. See if there was a camera at the intersection. And if you were hurt contact a member of the Michigan Assn for Justice--they give free consults.
The problem is with the new ticket when he came to my house he said he’s dropping the speeding but not the suspended licenses or failure for registration. Mind you I took his advise got the registration and my license done same day online. They said I missed court but I have an email saying they... Read more »
answered on Sep 8, 2021
You should take it to court, and when you talk with a prosecutor, they'll probably straighten some of this out.
Got a parking ticket for prohibited parking, I was a good 50 feet from the nearest sign and there was a gap in the curb between my vehicle and said sign
answered on Aug 5, 2021
Contact your city or township. It likely is 25 MPH, unless it's posted somewhere otherwise.
I got a ticket, never went to court because I moved states. The ticket was for Driving While License was Suspended, is there a length of time before these tickets go away, or do they stay with me forever
answered on Aug 5, 2021
You should contact the court listed on the ticket. It's likely you have a bench warrant for failure to appear. It's possible you can rectify the situation virtually, or retain local counsel to help you. Once you've been charged with something, it doesn't just go away over time.... Read more »
I was looking for my credentials in my bag but I guess I was taking to long. The officer said he would look it up by my tag. When he came back to the car I found my license and insurance card but he already wrote a ticket because I didn't find it within 10 minutes. I've never heard of... Read more »
answered on Jun 17, 2021
One way to find out: ask for a formal hearing, and a judge or magistrate may agree with you. You won't find a specific time limit in the law. The cop can't be expected to wait all day for you; but to expect you to virtually be driving with your license in hand may also be unreasonable.
Was asked to get out and sit on the front of a cruiser reason for being pulled over was no plate on vehicle
answered on Jun 1, 2021
Your question asks if the police may search your car, but your explanation doesn't involve a search. Yes, the police may request you to exit the vehicle during a traffic stop. Does it always happen? No. But they certainly may demand that you do. Can they search your car is a different matter.... Read more »
I feel like my 1st amendment rights to freedom of press and speech are being attacked, I filed a complaint and the supervisor blew me off and said he won't argue the constitution with me, deal with the ticket in court. I don't feel I should be picked on by law enforcement when I am not... Read more »
answered on May 18, 2021
Without determining whether the police are right or wrong here, they are right about one practical aspect of the law: you won't win an argument about law or fact with the police on the streets; that is what courts are for.
Your first amendment right to watch the police while in public... Read more »
I’m in Michigan. I was previously granted my license then lost it to a technicality, had a breathalyzer in car and battery died which caused it to say I was tampering with it, I appealed that and won and was granted license back. Before my license paperwork came I drove stupidly for dr appt and... Read more »
answered on May 18, 2021
I doubt that they will allow you to have a reconsideration. But to answer your question, if they did give you a hearing for reconsideration and you again lost, you could still appeal to Circuit Court, if the situation falls within one of the limited circumstances in which an appeal to the court is... Read more »
Ok so is it okay for a 13 year old to drive a off road type go kart on the neighborhood road. We asked the neighborhood facebook page and they said its ok as long as we are driving respectfully. Is it illegal? We have seen other kids with dirt bikes, go karts, etc and no problems.
answered on May 10, 2021
What your neighbors are agreeing to is not what the law allows. You must have a street legal vehicle to drive on public roads. But if your neighbors are saying it's okay, then I imagine no one will call the police, so this all might be "a tree falling in the woods with no one to hear... Read more »
Do they have a certain amount of time to send a bill for a ticket? They never sent me anything. Shouldn't I have a right to expect them to send me a bill within a reasonable amount of time or forfeit the fine due to a statute of limitations?
answered on May 3, 2021
This question might be better asked of an Indiana attorney, you might have received all the necessary information at the time of judgment and it's possible Indiana will never send you a bill. Rather, they might just be waiting to notice you entering the state.
answered on Mar 31, 2021
Not necessarily. If the information is sufficient to know it's you, anything else can be corrected.
answered on Mar 16, 2021
Since you're asking the question, you should consult with an attorney at the very least before your court date.
webb v. state 51 n.j.l. 189 (1889), suggest that it is a requirement under common law.
answered on Mar 12, 2021
The 4th Amendment does govern whether a warrant may be issued and when. Be careful with legal research and relying on case law for information unless you are trained to do so.
I was issued a citation for disobeying a traffic light. I was by myself. However when I got home and looked at the ticket it had all my husbands info on it. Like he issued him the ticket instead of me. Can we get this dismissed and does we both need to appear at court?
answered on Feb 16, 2021
The ticket can be dismissed in your husband's name and rewritten in your name. Your husband could go to court for a Hearing without you and ask the officer if he was who the officer stopped. Of course, the officer may not remember and say yes, anyway. If it is rewritten in your name, if... Read more »
I had a second vehicle and used that plate on a truck that i had just bought. truck had insurance just couldn't make it to the dmv to transfer/get a plate due to covid-19. Im 21 and not very educated in law. I figured having a plate is better than no plate. i plead not guilty and have court in... Read more »
answered on Jan 20, 2021
It would seem you were charged with a misdemeanor. While someone unlikely, the potential for jail exists, and so you absolutely should consult with an attorney, or request a public defender.
my son was pulled over for a tail light while on his way to the grocery store. While pulled over neither officer had a mask and made him take his off to identify himself. While they ran his name they made him get out of his vehicle handcuffed him and sit in the patrol car with them. After waiting... Read more »
answered on Jan 17, 2021
Your son should first make a complaint against the officers with the department's internal affairs. Legally, whether the officers' actions were appropriate will depend on what exactly was going on at the time, and what your son was or was not doing.
In michigan for tinted windows in the front then he gave me a no insurance ticket can i get both dismissed
answered on Jan 16, 2021
It is nearly impossible to "prove" that you were pulled over illegally. Don't waste your time. You will irritate the court and harm your case. All police need is "reasonable suspicion" that a traffic offense could be occurring to pull you over for a brief investigation.... Read more »
I got a ticket so I was doing 57 wish I was doing 50 in a 45 pulled me over those other vehicles on the bridge so I was doing 57 when you give me the ticket he wrote down I had an operators license but I have a chauffeurs license on my license and then he put black is the color of my truck when is... Read more »
answered on Jan 7, 2021
It doesn't sound like those errors will amount to a dismissal. The substance of the ticket remains valid: you were the one driving a vehicle. If you could show that you weren't even there, that would be a different thing. Whether you were truly speeding is the legal question to focus on... Read more »
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