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Q: If a MS State Trooper gives you or a family member a speeding citation, is it illegal to ask for it to be removed?
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Dec 3, 2021

It's not illegal simply to ask that it be removed. Sometimes, the trooper is willing to work with people, but it all depends on the trooper and the circumstances.

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Q: If given a ticket in November but court date isn't until May of the following year. How long can an officer keep

a ticket out

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Dec 3, 2021

Long story short, the police officer can keep the traffic ticket in active status until the person ends up going to court, even if it is until May.

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Q: Is this traffic ticket invalid?

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 »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Nov 28, 2021

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.

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Q: Daughter received a completely blank traffic ticket. Nothing on it at all. Is it valid? Nothing filled out.

Ticket has no name, address, vehicle info, court date, signature or anything. Officer said it was for expired tag. Is it valid at all?? What am I supposed to do with a blank ticket???

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Nov 24, 2021

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.

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Q: If everything on ticket wrong except name and license can it be dismissed? Location, make of car tag and date of birth

Need to know what are the options. Also charged with dui after making it to station they blowed him instead of when they stopped him.

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Nov 18, 2021

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.

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Q: If someone was stopped for expired tag but the tag wasn’t expired can the ticket be thrown out?
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Nov 18, 2021

Potentially yes. You will need to make sure that you show the court that your tag was not actually expired when you received the ticket.

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Q: In the state of Mississippi does a police officer have to have proof of speed with radar to issue a speeding ticket?
Hiten H Patel
Hiten H Patel answered on Nov 16, 2021

Yes, there are other ways for an officer to determine your speed.

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Q: Doesn't a felony charge on a traffic stop normally mean that the traffic violations get thrown out in Mississippi?
Hiten H Patel
Hiten H Patel answered on Nov 16, 2021

No, however it could depending on whether the prosecution offers a plea.

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Q: If a cop got my year model wrong for my truck on my speeding ticket will it be thrown out?
Hiten H Patel
Hiten H Patel answered on Nov 5, 2021

It likely will not be dismissed. The prosecutor will likely try to file a motion to amend the ticket to reflect the correct information.

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Q: Is white underglow illegal in the state of Mississippi? And should the ticket be $219?
Hiten H Patel
Hiten H Patel answered on Nov 5, 2021

Yes, please see below.

§ 63-7-23 – Color of lighting devices

(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...
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Q: I have misplaced my traffic ticket.Do I need it when going to court?

It was for driving without my seat belt.

Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin answered on Oct 29, 2021

No. The court will have a copy.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: One of the lights on my rear light assembly cracked open and the bulb is exposed. Can a cop pull me over for that?

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 »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 13, 2021

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

Tim Akpinar

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Q: If a cop pulls me over and lets me go on a no driver license ticket can they pull me over again for the same thing
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin answered on Oct 11, 2021

Yes, they can. The best thing for you to do is get a driver’s license.

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Q: Do you have to use your turn signal to change lanes in Mississippi?
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin answered on Oct 5, 2021

Yes. You are subject to be ticketed If you fail to do so.

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Q: Can a off duty cop give you a speeding ticket while he is in his personal vehicle in Mississippi?
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Sep 29, 2021

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: pulled over in mississippi all police found was a used syringe and wrote ticket for paraphernalia wat can i do about it
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jul 21, 2021

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: Can a cop pull someone over because it appears they have no seatbelt, then give tickets for marijuana and paraphernalia?

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 »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jul 21, 2021

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: If you was in a car accident and were found to be at fault is there a law that you must receive a citation?

I can go into more detail if need in a private email.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on May 31, 2021

There is no law that you must receive a citation---those are discretionary.

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Q: Got a speeding ticket in Lincoln county and the cop put the wrong year model for my car, can I have it dismissed?
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Mar 29, 2021

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: I was riding with someone. The Officer found pills that were not mine in floor on my side. Is it lawful to charge me.

I owned up for possession of marijuana which was mine. The driver didn't own up for his pills and neither did I, but I got charged

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Feb 5, 2021

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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