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
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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.
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?
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.
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?
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
I pulled up to a red stop light noticed an officer standing outside a squad car at a gas station. That officer looked in my direction. I noticed the officer hurriedly get into the passenger side of their vehicle. I really didn't think nothing of it. My light turned green so I proceeded on my... Read more »
There is no statute that states that pulling over is illegal. It's the manner in which you park that may cause an unsafe condition and justify a ticket. You have to pull off the road completely. You may not impede or block traffic in your lane. Vehicles are not required to, nor should they,...Read more »
If I am found responsible for a traffic ticket in court, can I request alternative forms of punishment rather than a hefty fine? I have medical proof from a doctor that I am paying out of pocket for medically necessary treatments. By paying a traffic ticket I am thereby arguing that my livelihood... Read more »
Best case scenario: you get a sympathetic judge who will wish you well while assessing minimal fines and costs. Worst case scenario, you'll get a judge that will ask and then lecture you about what medical condition causes you to break the law and place others at risk by your actions....Read more »
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