The court stated that having it dropped to 99mph and a petty misdemeanor, that it would mean that the state DMV would not revoke my license for 6 month. No previous moving violations on my record. I just got pulled over for having a revoked license upon a trooper running my plate. He stated the DMV... Read more »
Based on that description, it sounds like someone may have made an error. Check the District Court's "Register of Actions" at the Minnesota Court's website, using the court file number (case number) or citation number. Make sure it shows what it should: speeding under 100 mph. Also, call a...Read more »
I unknowingly swiped a a parked car. Another person called the police, so they are calling it a hit and run, even though I never left and wasn't given the opportunity to notice and exchange insurance info.
It can be a few weeks or possibly a few months before you receive notification of charges in the mail. The complaint and court date will be mailed to the address on your license. If your mail is being properly forwarded to another address, you should receive it through USPS. You can also monitor...Read more »
You don't provide enough information to answer this question if it is an ordinance violations. Ordinances vary from city to city so it is impossible to know what the fine is without knowing what city this occurred it. Yes, it is likely to increase your insurance rates if you are convicted of the...Read more »
My past traffic clients have wanted to keep the violation off of their Minnesota driver's license record. And I've been successful in helping them do that more than 90% of the time. Therefore, I would say: yes, it's possible. The defense is not obligated to give the prosecutor a heads-up about a...Read more »
Not listing the location is not necessarily fatal to a citation so long as it indicates where - as in town/township and county where the offense occurred. Along with the citation there will be police reports and likely squad video as well which are more specific about the location where the...Read more »
I'm not quite sure what the question is here. But, a person charged with a traffic violation should fight it in court. Most people wish to prevent a conviction, which could trigger consequences such as temporary revocation of driver's license.
When I went to the court house to see how much a fine I had was, when the lady looked me up she said I had a ticket from nine years ago and I had to go to court. So I was wondering if there was statue of limitations for traffic violations
That is not going to be a silver bullet. Those sort of errors occur and don’t mean that the state can’t prove you guilty. The traffic stop is likely on a dash cam and will show what kind of vehicle you are driving.
I had gotten stopped back in October and got a warning for not changing my licenses over to minnesota but I had been living there for 20 days. Then got stopped again just 2 weeks ago, april but got a citation. One week later I changed my license over and got my registration and license plates to... Read more »
You could look up the statute number online to see if the charge is a misdemeanor crime. I would if you'd mentioned the number. But, with violations like this, often the primary concern of the government is gaining compliance. Now that you have complied, if you bring proof to court the...Read more »
That question may not be worded just right. Strictly speaking, the answer is "no." But, if you want to prevent a speeding ticket from being certified by the court to MN DPS to go on your driver;s license record -- that may be possible. It depends upon a few things: what happened ("the facts");...Read more »
Yes. The statute of limitations period on Minnesota drug crimes is generally three years. While an arrest is inconvenient, a prosecutor can charge a crime regardless of whether the person was ever arrested. They do need evidence. Sometimes suspected illegal drugs are confirmed by a lab before...Read more »
Did you? The usual problem with charging a crime against someone with only camera evidence is lack of identification evidence. The police would need to get the suspect or target to talk to them, in order to have a solid case.
I had snow on my rear windshield that does not have windshield wipers (only the back doesn't) during a snowstorm yesterday and was able to see out of all 4 side windows and my front windshield. I got pulled over and got a citation. Subd. 3.Defrosting requirement. No person shall drive any motor... Read more »
You could call a Driver Evaluator at the Minnesota Department of Public Safety to ask if it would go on your drivers license record (moving violation). If not, then it's mainly just the fine. You could fight it on the grounds that your car does have the ability to clear the rear windshield and it...Read more »
A basic requirement of criminal law is that every crime must have an element of criminal intent. Strict liability is associated with civil lawsuits where intent is not required for liability to attach to the person who caused the harm. Though there are a few cases that claim "strict liability" a...Read more »
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 »
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 you....Read more »
It's difficult to imagine circumstances where a person would be sentenced to jail time for speeding alone. First, it's likely that 99% of all speeding tickets are petty misdemeanor charges. The maximum penalty for a petty misdemeanor in Minnesota is a fine only; no jail time at all is possible....Read more »
If it's a question about a Missouri case, you could post the question under the appropriate Missouri category so that a Missouri lawyer will see it, and perhaps answer it for you. In case you weren't aware, this was posted in Minnesota, the wrong state for the question.
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