I rear ended someone while I was looking in the mirrors. I was in stop and go traffic so I wasn't speeding. When the police officer arrived much later in my shock I spouted some nonsense on what happened on my distance. I was cited with "duty to drive with due care" rather than... Read more »
answered on Jan 4, 2023
It's personal decision. I would fight every traffic charge in an effort to either avoid a conviction being certified to the driver's license record. And having a clean record for the past 3-5 years will help in that effort. Also, any time a person is involved in a traffic collusion,... Read more »
No injuries both vehicles towed
answered on Jul 13, 2022
Technically, yes, you can be charged with something more later if the facts and circumstances justify an additional/supplemental charge/citation. Unless the injuries are much more severe/worse than original thought, it is unlikely that there would be additional charges. One other caveat is that... Read more »
answered on Apr 12, 2022
Call someone directly. Most criminal defense attorneys provide free consultations, but there is no information even provided in the question to be able to provide any answers that would be helpful.
Passenger was stuck in vehicle I left the scene for personal reasons
answered on Apr 10, 2022
Not sure what's your question however if you were the driver involved in an accident, then what you state is probable cause to ticket you for either hit and run or leaving an accident scene or some equivalent. You might have legal defenses to the ticket but the law enforcement would have... Read more »
I was driving to get dinner 2 nights ago, I dropped my wallet and reached down to grab it, and I grazed a parked car. Minimal damage to the other vehicle, but my vehicle was disabled. There were no injuries. I had a few beers before I drove, and have prior DUIs. If I received another, I would have... Read more »
answered on Apr 6, 2022
This is already a bad situation. Don't compound it by falsely claiming that the vehicle was stolen. That isn't going to make things better and likely could result in additional charges for not only hit & run, but also for falsely reporting a crime. The likelihood of getting out of... Read more »
I was in an accident due to a failure to yield left and they found me at fault for the accident. I was told by the officer in charge that I would be able to pay my citation and plead guilty for the charge, but now it says I have a mandatory court appearance. It is a misdemeanor for crim/traffic and... Read more »
answered on Nov 30, 2020
If the officer checks the "property damage or injury" box on the citation, the court appearance becomes mandatory. That means failure to appear will result in an arrest warrant. A misdemeanor is a crime punishable by a maximum of 90 days jail, though jail is rare in cases like this.... Read more »
See to my left because of the sun glaring in my eyes. So I proceeded with caution by letting my foot off the brake. I didn't even touch the gas peddle yet when the other car hit me. A witness said I ran the stop sign going over 30. That's a lie because I stopped for longer then required... Read more »
answered on Oct 11, 2020
It’s unclear to me whether you are criminally charged or just dealing with the insurance aspect of this. The insurance company should not be contacting you directly, instead their insurance company should be discussing the matter with your insurance company. Ultimately, the decision of who to... Read more »
I borrowed my truck to a friend been trying to get It back for 4 days and his brother told me my truck was stolen from the person I borrowed it to. He won't talk to me know and police said they can't put it in as stolen since I borrowed it out to start with. What do I do to get it back or... Read more »
answered on Mar 23, 2020
Consider: 1. Contact civil (not criminal) attorney about filing a lawsuit for the value of the vehicle, and-or its safe return. 2. Notify your car insurance company, about a claim for a loss (before initiating your own lawsuit). 3. Private investigator, asset-skip tracer. Discuss all options with... Read more »
Hello, I was involved in an accident in Minnesota, where the responding officer cited the accident as "No-Fault." I was going straight East-Bound, the other party was going West-Bound, turning South-Bound at an intersection. The light turned Yellow and we both collided with front end... Read more »
answered on Feb 22, 2020
Contact a member of the Minn Assn for Justice for the county where it happened. You had the right of way. They should have waited for you. If you have collision run yours through your insurance. If you get sued notify your insurance immediately and let them cover it. If there was a camera at the... Read more »
The cops arrived after the other cars mother (who wasn't there nor involved in the accident) called them. We were driving slow since it had snowed earlier, then we hit ice and slowly slid into a car stopped at a stoplight. Tried honking to warn them but they panicked and didn't move. The... Read more »
answered on Dec 10, 2019
You can try it. The point is you weren't able to stop, so some judges will take the position you should not have been driving at all if you couldn't stop. Now, if you had been able to stop all the way there and then suddenly there was a part you couldn't seem to stop on, a judge may... Read more »
Just trying to find out if I can get an advocate near MSP South metro area to help my mother through this rear-end accident. Willing to pay if short/long-term benefits outweigh upfront cost.
answered on Sep 5, 2019
You don't provide enough information. Feel free to call my cell - 612-401-5488
I was heading home on a county road. The truck ahead of me went around a large combine. I checked and decided to pass as well. When i got by the combine, I looked in the rear view mirror and then looked forward. The guy that had passed in front of me had practically stopped to negotiate his turn... Read more »
answered on Jun 30, 2019
Try reposting under the Traffic Tickets category. Under Car Accidents, your post may have gotten overlooked.
answered on Apr 19, 2019
Unlikely unless there were significant injuries. However everything depends on circumstances--what do witnesses say, who started with the fighting part etc.
I obviously let my neighbor know immediately and she is devastated. I am wondering if we should call the cops or if there is nothing they could/would do about it. I have seen the car before and know they live in the area. Is this a crime? Should I get the car's license plate number? Or is... Read more »
answered on Apr 9, 2019
Yes. It is something that can be reported to law enforcement. It is animal cruelty.
answered on Mar 16, 2019
If you wish to discuss your case with an attorney, you could simply ask. However, in many firms, until a case is developed to the point of being prepared for depositions and other pre-trial activities, it is often paralegals who are most familiar with the file. Paralegals gather much of the initial... Read more »
answered on Mar 12, 2019
A suggestion would be to inform the office respectfully that you’d like to speak directly to the attorney about a particular matter. Sure accommodations could be made. Every firm handles this differently. Good luck to you.
I wasnt at fault the police report says the other peoples insurance said they determined that we were both at fault. And wont pay. So I took the driver to small claims court and won my claim. Now does the insurance company pay the settlement I was awarded or what
answered on Dec 14, 2018
They'd better. However if you were hurt you may have a claim for your injuries that should have been made part of the case.
I was driving very slowly but there was no stopping, the car kept sliding on slusshy snow and hit the pole holding the street names. The pole tilted a bit. Not realizing how much damage had happened to my car, I drove the one block to my house. Now, I can see the extent of the damage and it is... Read more »
answered on Dec 1, 2018
You could call and check with police. Whether they want to respond directly may depend on the amount of damage to the sign pole. You may want to check with your insurance company to see if you have coverage, and whether they need a police report. They might not other than a hit & run hitting... Read more »
Date and time on ticket are incorrect
answered on Aug 21, 2018
Not clear what you received a ticket for, if it is a no point may as well pay it, if it's a point violation or DUI you need to get with an attorney who handles tickets in the Court that will hear the case--plead not guilty, drop off the not guilty plea with any payment, get with an attorney.... Read more »
I want to get my record cleared 6 months earlier then the 3 year normal period.
answered on Jul 20, 2018
There is no way to age traffic violations on a person's drivers license record with Minnesota Department of Public Safety, faster than time passing in the normal way.
The only way to solve that problem would be to file a motion to reopen the case with the court, get the court to allow... Read more »
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