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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: In Mississippi are speeding tickets considered a civil penalty? If so would it be possible to include one in a chapter?

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy , civil traffic fines

Dalton Middleton
Dalton Middleton answered on Sep 8, 2019

A traffic ticket is not dischargeable in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: Yesterday IV got 3 ticket..in Mississippi. but I live in texas. 1. Speed 2. No proff of insurance 3. careless driving

My question is the officer give me the date to appear in court

But instead of going there, can I call at the phone and accept the charge of those 3 tickets the total charge.

Or do I have to back to court in Mississippi .?

Marshall J Goff
Marshall J Goff answered on Jul 21, 2019

Most counties in Mississippi will allow you to waive appearance and pay the tickets in full in order to avoid coming back to Mississippi. Depending on the circumstances, this could be an option for you. I would contact a Mississippi attorney to discuss this further.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: OK so my fiance caught three charges the other day and I'm not sure I understand the seriousness...charges are possess

Charges of possession with intent to sell within 1500 ft of a church ; consealed evidence with intent to impair official procedure; conspiring to sell controlled substance

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Feb 10, 2019

These are pretty serious charges, that carry some hefty fines and jail time depending on the amounts involved. You should seriously consider contacting a criminal defense attorney to further discuss.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: Can a state trooper pull two cars over for speeding at the same time? He also didn’t allow me to talk and see the radar.
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Feb 4, 2019

Unfortunately, this is something that is fairly common, where the trooper casts a net to pull multiple cars over. What makes it worse is that there is no obligation on their part to actually show you the radar.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: Is it against the law to be parked on the side of the road in a neighborhood

I got in a wreck in my neighborhood with a car that was parked on the right side of the road facing forward with them in the car being completely stopped. Would it be my fault or theirs.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 19, 2018

It could depend on what the parking regulations were, what the weather/visibility conditions were, the operation of your vehicle, and other factors. You could consult with an attorney in Mississippi who could examine the matter in further detail.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: If the officer had no probable course to stop me can I win

I was across from the officer at a 4 way stop I stopped and went the officer spun around as fast as I passed and said he pulled m over because of a hit on my tag he couldn't have read checked and heard that fast

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Sep 19, 2018

You may have cause to have it thrown out. I'd be curious to know if the officer cited you for any other reason than the tag, as well as the ultimate outcome once he ran the plates.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: I have a 13 year old speeding ticket and no insurance ticket in Mississippi. It's preventing me getting my Texas dl

I was passing through Mississippi after hurricane Katrina hit. I have since forgotten about them. I live in Texas. And it is the only thing preventing me from getting my license here. I'm also looking to get my CDL shortly there after. I just want to know if I can start a payment plan or get... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Sep 10, 2018

Were you ever found not guilty or guilty? If not guilty, then you might could get an attorney to expunge them from your record, so that they will not pop up on a background check.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: I live in Columbus Mississippi. As a person living at; or below the poverty line, how does the justice system apply?

I have recently been paying fines on an old charge, misdemeanor traffic, now I have a new charge; and, a court date. What can I do?

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Sep 10, 2018

It applies no differently than if you were a millionaire. Since you have been charged with a new crime, if it carries the possibility of jail time, then you are entitled to a public defender or appointed counsel if you cannot afford one.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: I have a unpaid speeding ticket from olive branch from September of 2017. Do you think I have a warrent or a suspended ?
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Sep 10, 2018

There's a good chance that you have a warrant for your arrest for failure to show, assuming that a court date was set.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: I got a speeding ticket 85 in a 50 I was only doing 70

The officer said he used radar is he allowed to radar me in county and could it be a false reading because we were traveling opposite each other He was a state trooper

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Aug 12, 2018

Certainly possible; however, given the facts as presented, you may have some ways to poke a hole in his allegation of speeding.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: I was recently written a ticket. The officer put the wrong model of car down. Is this enough to get it thrown out?

I was written a ticket for not stopping completely at a 4 way stop. The car in front of me went and I pulled forward. There was a car to my right that wen thru, then it was my turn again. I was stopped for 3-5 seconds.

Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Jul 24, 2018

You would need to be able to show that you don't own a car of that model.

It depends on the judge, but it could be enough based on incorrect information on the "affidavit" ticket.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: A judge says I have a contempt of court from 09 and it’s not me wrong birth date wrong name but won’t listen to me

I never had the name Manning at that time I wasn’t married and didn’t meet my husband till 2013 all judge see’s is first and last name he won’t pay attention to birth date that is 8 years off and wrong month wrong day wrong middle name he just wants money I need help he is a bad judge he needs fired

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jul 12, 2018

Given the facts of your case, it sounds like you have a viable defense to the contempt charges. Your best bet is going to be to contact an attorney to delve into the facts a little more and to develop a plan of action to address the deficiencies before the Court.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: A friend of mine got a speeding ticket. The officer wrote down the wrong year model of the car, can they get out of it?

Also the ticket does not show the color of the car.

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jul 8, 2018

No, details concerning the model of the car is not considered to be substantively relevant towards dismissing a ticket.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: I had got 6 tickets no insurance speeding and dsl in 2007 but got to go to court this Thursday what could happen

2 no insurance 2 speeding and 2 driving suspended license and didnt go to court

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Mar 26, 2018

Even though there has been a lag between the time of the tickets to now, you may be able to have the tickets tossed out due to failure to prosecute in a timely manner. My recommendation would be to contact a local attorney who can gather additional information and discuss the possibility of getting... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: are green headlights illegal
Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Mar 13, 2018

I think the answer is yes.

Ms code 63-7-23(4) Any lamps illuminated when the vehicle is in motion, other than those expressly required or permitted by the provisions of this chapter, shall, if visible from the front, display a white or amber light; if visible from either side, display an...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: If a no insurance fine is not payed off what can happen
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Feb 11, 2018

It always depends on the situation; however, the Court could impose late fees against you and, in extreme cases, loss of driving privileges or a bench warrant.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: There is no written charge on my traffic ticket nor a fine, will the case be invalid?
Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Dec 25, 2017

There are many reasons that a ticket can be invalidated. The form being incomplete is one of them. Tickets are intended to be Affidavits of what the officer saw. If the affidavit contains incorrect information or is incomplete, it may be thrown out.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: How long can an abandoned vehicle be left onside of the interstate in Mississippi?
Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Oct 4, 2017

It is considered abandoned after 5 days on a roadway and may be towed. Another period of time must pass for any ownership rights to change.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: Could someone in a lengthy yet easy to understand way explain paragraph 2 63-3-1007
Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Oct 4, 2017

(2) When operating a bicycle upon a roadway, a bicyclist must exercise due care when passing or overtaking a vehicle that is standing or proceeding in the same direction.

Bicyclists are now considered like another car on the roadway under the new bike legislation in Mississippi. A bicyclist...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: My license was suspended for a traffic violation that was given in 2006. 11 years later. I didn't even remember gettin.

Is there a statue of limitations on this. Is there anything I can do? I wasn't living in MS in 2006. I was already in GA.

William Head
William Head answered on Aug 7, 2017

You may win the traffic case, but are facing a failure to appear for court. Contact a MS lawyer to get that case resolved, and then try to get your license reinstated. This also may require an attorney.

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