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Q: Location MN. Do you need to stop for a school bus at a T-Intersection when you are on the main road with no stop sign

School bus has red lights on, is on the road that has a stopsign to the main road.

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Jan 14, 2020

Yes. If the stop arm is extended and the lights are on.

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Q: Minnesota violation for no front license plate. The citation has the wrong color of car and license plate year is blank.

Ask for dismissal?

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Jan 10, 2020

These errors are not going to get you out from under the citation. There is likely a police report and perhaps a dash cam/squad video of the traffic stop. Get an attorney if you wish to contest the ticket. An attorney might help you avoid or minimize the consequences for whatever happened here.

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Q: I just received a ticket for "motor vehicle registration-display". I did not have my whiskey plates on, but had them in

the back window. I'm an older woman and tried to put them on, but could not get them to stay. And, I could never get the front one off. They never originally removed my plates. as of now it does not show in the system yet. The ticket says "original" and there is no Officer name or Controlling... Read more »

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Jan 7, 2020

I would imagine your just facing a fine. The outcome depends on the county where it occurred.

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Q: Do you need a driver's licence to travel in the UNITED STATES
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Dec 26, 2019

Not in the least. You need a drivers license to drive. Some types of travel, such as flying, will require a government issued ID.

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Q: On my speeding citation the trooper has the offense location wrong. Can I fight this rather than paying the fine.
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Dec 19, 2019

A clerical error is not a basis to challenge the ticket, but there might be some other legal issues. Discuss the matter with an attorney.

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Q: Will a speeding ticket from the state of California, give my license in the state of Minnesota a point?
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Dec 19, 2019

Minnesota does not use a point system. But the ticket in California will count against you in MN.

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Q: Do you have to find it sign a ticket the police give you
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Dec 5, 2019

No. There is no requirement that you sign a ticket when it is issued.

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Q: If I do not sign a speeding ticket in Minnesota what can they do to me
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Dec 5, 2019

Not signing for the ticket does you no good at all. It's still a ticket that you have to address whether you have signed it or not.

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Q: I was cited for talking on phone while driving, does that go on my record? Worth fighting? Haven't had one in 20 yrs thx
Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher answered on Dec 2, 2019

You could check the Minnesota Rules for the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Or call a Driver Evaluator at the Minnesota Department of Public Safety to check. If it were me, I'd go to court and work to prevent a conviction. If no conviction, then it can't go on the Driver's License Record.

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Q: what happens if you don’t have a license and get a speeding ticket and misdemeanor ticket in the state of minnesota?
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Dec 1, 2019

You have to deal with the consequences. You don’t get out of a speeding ticket just because you don’t have a DL.

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Q: I got stopped for expired registration, I had the wrong tags on my vehicle due to my idiocy, the state patrol took my

plates, towed my car, and said that he was doing a long form instead of arresting me. I have finally found out that he was doing something called an administrative citation, and I still have yet to get my car because I have no money and no way to get there now that I do have the money needed, but... Read more »

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher answered on Nov 15, 2019

If I understand this question correctly, it sounds like a money problem. If my vehicle won't be released without new plates and tabs, that sounds like the first priority with limited funds. Try calling Diversion Solutions for possible help on a payment plan for the Minnesota Department of Public... Read more »

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Q: I got pulled over a couple years back wasn't even my car got a no insurance ticket at the time

Owner didn't tell me there was no insurance it was his moms car long story short she got rid of the car anyway I can fight this no insurance?

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Nov 14, 2019

A couple of years ago? If you resolved the case years ago, it is too late to re-open this case. But is unclear from your question - is the case still pending?

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Q: If my speeding ticket is not up after a month, do I still have to pay it?

It’s been almost 10 business days since I got my citation but I know for minors that if it is not up after a month, it does not have to be paid. Is that “rule” the same thing as a speeding ticket?

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Nov 13, 2019

There is not a 10 or 30 day limit for them to file a ticket.

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Q: Is a Failure to Stop for Pedestrian in Crosswalk the same or similar to moving violations while driving?

My husband is going to lose his license as a "habitual violator" from a failure to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk ticket which was deferred as long as no same or similar ticket was received in 12 months time. Since that time, he was issued a failure to stop at a stop sign, a careless driving... Read more »

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Nov 4, 2019

It’s hard to say for sure without seeing the deferred prosecution agreement, but typically such an agreement calls for no moving violations. Get a copy of that to make sure what the agreement actually was.

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Q: MN traffic violation being contested

The court is trying to reschedule due to troopers planned vacation. Do they have the right to reschedule the court date at their convenience?

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Oct 30, 2019

Yes. Absolutely. Hearings are rescheduled all the time due to someone’s unavailability.

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Q: So my friend is from out of state and she got a citation, however, the officer never told her what she owed nor did the

Citation paper. In her home state the officers have to tell you what you owe upon receiving the citation. So my question would be is it the same for us here in Minnesota.

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher answered on Oct 10, 2019

No. In Minnesota a police officer giving a traffic citation to a driver is not required to tell the driver the amount of the fine; nor is the citation required to state that amount. However, the driver can learn that information online on the court's website or by calling or visiting the court.... Read more »

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Q: What does Case type Crim/Traf Non-Mand mean on a traffic ticket.

A traffic ticket mailed in has this case type. The mailed portion does not have Endangering life or property checked. The fine itself is less than $200. Is this Misdemeanor charge more serious than speeding traffic ticket?

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Oct 1, 2019

That means that the offense is a petty misdemeanor. It only carries a fine and not potential jail time. You do not have to appear in court. You can handle this administratively. But be aware that paying the fine is the equivalent of pleading guilty to the charge.

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Q: Should I hire an attorney for a Traffic misdemeanor citation received for not Yielding to pedestrian

The citation was given after the police officer called me.

She said I didn't drove past a pedestrian and I thought I drove past after the pedestrian had crossed the road.

She also said she had other witnesses. How should I proceed?

The charges are stated as

with... Read more »

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Oct 1, 2019

Hiring an attorney certainly minimizes the consequences that you might face. But you have to weigh the costs of hiring an attorney vs. what it would cost to simply pay the fine.

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Q: Does any citation to court requeires for a lawyer support?

This question is linked to the "passing by school bus infraction" one. I know that at any court I can get a lawyer. But, for what I understand by your previous answer, that this infraction is not simple a "payable offense", Should we hire the service of a lawyer to go to court? Our guess was simple... Read more »

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Sep 25, 2019

Paying the ticket is an admission of guilt. There may be able way to keep this off of your record, but blindly going to court and pleading guilty is not one of them. Speak directly with an attorney regarding this matter. There are ways to keep if off of your record.

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