I was pulled over for speeding. I was going 45 in a 45mph zone. The officer claimed I was in a 35mph zone and wrote my ticket for 49mph in a 35mph zone. I pointed out to him that day before the ticket that I was not in a 35mph zone and he got an attitude. I didn’t argue but instead accepted the... Read more »
Assuming that the ticket has the location on it, as it should, one of the things that you can do is take a picture of the signs indicating what the speed limit is, and perhaps cross reference it with Google Maps.
If it is blank, then it does not have the legally required information on it to be considered a valid ticket. That being said, you may want to double check and see if there is a court date for your daughter, just in case the officer does submit something.
Likely it will not be dismissed, as those are minor details; however, they can certainly be used to show that the officer was not doing their job properly. From the looks of it, though, the major thing that you should be concerned about is the DUI, as the penalties on that are much harsher.
(2) Auxiliary white lights mounted on or near the rear of a motor vehicle, or visible from the rear of the vehicle, shall not be prohibited under the provisions of this section if (a) the vehicle’s gross weight is...Read more »
I accidentally backed into a mailbox one day. Luckily the mailbox wasn't damaged, but the rear blinker light on the passenger side of the vehicle cracked open and the bulb was shattered. Even if I put a new bulb in, the bulb itself will be exposed and visible. If a police officer sees this,... Read more »
A Mississippi attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Probably, because in many places, that could prevent passing safety inspection. For more precise state-specific standards, a local attorney would know DMV safety checklist best. Good luck
Unfortunately, the answer is yes; however, I would be curious to see how exactly the officer can say that you were speeding, since they were in their own vehicle and presumably would not have a radar to detect how fast you were going (aside from being behind you and measuring your MPH based on...Read more »
As much as I hate to give a lawyer answer, the short answer is that it depends. Perhaps most importantly is that it depends on what you told the officer, as well as why there was a syringe in there to begin with. If you or someone you know requires the syringe, and it was simply left in there, then...Read more »
Someone I know got pulled over for appearing to have no seatbelt, when they had one on the whole time. After being pulled over, the cop smelled marijuana and the person was honest and showed him, he had 2.5 grams and also the pipe he hit it out of. The cop issued 2 tickets, in pencil, possession of... Read more »
Likely not, unless it is absolutely established that the officer was lying. Typically, an officer can pull someone over for any traffic violation or perceived traffic violation. Afterwards, such as in a situation like this, if a person volunteers information about possessing a controlled substance,...Read more »
Unfortunately, no. Even though the officer may have put down the wrong year model for your vehicle, that is considered a scrivener's error, and not substantial enough to warrant dismissal of the underlying ticket.
First, be very careful about any information that you put on a forum, even this one. As to your question, it is very typical for law enforcement to charge everyone with possession of a controlled substance, especially if they cannot pin it on one particular person. The problem that they will run...Read more »
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