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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: Pulled over for speeding and issued multiple citations. Not sure the officer knew who he was pulling over

Merged onto I-94 only to see troopers in the median. unsure of my speed but know I was moving with the flow of traffic. Trooper claims 20mph, but before pulling me over he was going in and out of traffic switching lanes racing down the road for ~0.5-1 mile. He then decides to move to the left... Read more »

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Mar 27, 2020

Ultimately, the officer only needs reasonable articulable suspicion to pul you over. There would be a police report and either dash cam footage, body cam footage or both of the traffic stop. It is impossible to know why you were pulled over without accessing that information. You can certainly... Read more »

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Q: can I go to court even know is my first ticket ?

So I was going 90 on a 65mph and they said that they were gonna send me a letter in the mail telling me if I’m going to pay for the ticket or I’m going to court can I go to jail for this? Even know I’m a teenager.

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Mar 11, 2020

Being a teenager doesn’t keep you out of jail, but the charge will keep you out of jail if you only get charged with speeding. Slow down, there’s no reason to be going 90mph.

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3 Answers | Asked in Collections and Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: Should I pay for a 16y old speeding ticket from another state? Pay the state or collection agency?

I recently received this speeding ticket apparently in 2004. I don't understand, why I just got it now? The address I currently live wasn't on my drivers license then. I currently live in a different state from the issued ticket. I'm confused as in what I should do.

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Mar 2, 2020

It is unclear what state the ticket is from. You will want to contact an attorney in that state.

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Q: I'm fighting a speeding ticket in carlton county. It was an "unusual stop" according to prosecuting atty. The Pr atty

Was suppose to send me their evidence and hasn't yet. Court is march 12. The cop didnt actually stop anyone at first, he stopped on the freeway got out of his car and started flagging ppl over. I was in front of him & could see him in my mirror. The truck behind me also stopped. I waited, he didnt... Read more »

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher answered on Feb 27, 2020

Fight it in court, ideally with a lawyer. The discovery request you make to the prosecutor should be written. Then follow their directions to get full discovery. Or your lawyer will. You may be asked to pay copy costs. 80 in a 70 is still guilty, so work on other defenses.

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Q: How long does it take to get a ticket in the mail if one is issued?

I stopped appropriately behind a school bus, and when that one went, I went too. There was a second bus stopped at the corner, let the first bus by, and then put the stop sign out AS I was passing it and started honking at me. He did not put out the stop arm until I was right next to him. And he... Read more »

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Feb 20, 2020

There is no set time for you to receive the ticket and it could take some time. You should expect to get something within a month or so, but that does not mean that you are in the clear.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: If my license was reinstated in 2016. Can they legally revoke it from fines unpaid before 2000 now?

Error made on license; number is same on both but one has jean which is my middle name and the new license that was reinstated says dean and i had never noticed until being pulled over around xmas and the officer telling me that one is active and the other suspended. Had been pulled over a handful... Read more »

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Feb 17, 2020

You might have a legal argument to prevent the suspensions. I would look into retaining an attorney to look into the situation so the exact facts are known and then to follow up with DVS and if necessary the Court.

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Q: If a cop put down completely wrong vehicle information on my speeding ticket, can they amend it with my correct vehicle?
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Feb 12, 2020

Yes. The incorrect information on the citation is not a silver bullet that will get you out of the ticket. These types of errors happen frequently and my guess is that the traffic stop is either on squad video or body cam footage.

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Q: My daughter recieved a speeding ticket, 39in a 30 on Sept 27, 2019, finally recieved a notice to pay today.

Since its From 4 months ago does she still have to pay, on the ticket shows it shows it must be paid in 30 days, but it wasnt even filed until Jan 13.

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Feb 6, 2020

Yes she has to pay it. The fact that there was a delay in issuing the ticket is not a defense.

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2 Answers | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Defense and Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: receive no insurance ticket in Minnesota, on probation for dui currently should I fight it?
William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Feb 1, 2020

A common condition of probation for a DWI is that you not have any driver’s license or insurance violations. This ticket could result in a probation violation. I recommend having an attorney assist you to minimize the consequences of this ticket.

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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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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
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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