Mississippi Traffic Tickets Questions & Answers

Q: OK so my fiance caught three charges the other day and I'm not sure I understand the seriousness...charges are possess

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Answered on Feb 10, 2019
Arthur Calderon's answer
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.

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Arthur Calderon's answer
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.

Q: Is it against the law to be parked on the side of the road in a neighborhood

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Answered on Dec 19, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
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

Q: If the officer had no probable course to stop me can I win

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Answered on Sep 19, 2018
Arthur Calderon's answer
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.

Q: I have a 13 year old speeding ticket and no insurance ticket in Mississippi. It's preventing me getting my Texas dl

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Answered on Sep 10, 2018
Arthur Calderon's answer
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.

Q: I live in Columbus Mississippi. As a person living at; or below the poverty line, how does the justice system apply?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Answered on Sep 10, 2018
Arthur Calderon's answer
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.

Q: I have a unpaid speeding ticket from olive branch from September of 2017. Do you think I have a warrent or a suspended ?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Answered on Sep 10, 2018
Arthur Calderon's answer
There's a good chance that you have a warrant for your arrest for failure to show, assuming that a court date was set.

Q: I got a speeding ticket 85 in a 50 I was only doing 70

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Answered on Aug 12, 2018
Arthur Calderon's answer
Certainly possible; however, given the facts as presented, you may have some ways to poke a hole in his allegation of speeding.

Q: I was recently written a ticket. The officer put the wrong model of car down. Is this enough to get it thrown out?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Answered on Jul 24, 2018
Baskin Lowber Jones' answer
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.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Answered on Jul 12, 2018
Arthur Calderon's answer
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.

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?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Answered on Jul 8, 2018
Arthur Calderon's answer
No, details concerning the model of the car is not considered to be substantively relevant towards dismissing a ticket.

Q: I had got 6 tickets no insurance speeding and dsl in 2007 but got to go to court this Thursday what could happen

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Answered on Mar 26, 2018
Arthur Calderon's answer
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 the tickets dismissed.

Q: are green headlights illegal

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Answered on Mar 13, 2018
Baskin Lowber Jones' answer
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 amber light; and if visible from the rear, display a red light.

Mississippi Code

Title 63 - MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC REGULATIONS

Chapter 7 - EQUIPMENT AND IDENTIFICATION...

Q: If a no insurance fine is not payed off what can happen

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Answered on Feb 11, 2018
Arthur Calderon's answer
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.

Q: There is no written charge on my traffic ticket nor a fine, will the case be invalid?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Answered on Dec 25, 2017
Baskin Lowber Jones' answer
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.

Q: How long can an abandoned vehicle be left onside of the interstate in Mississippi?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Answered on Oct 4, 2017
Baskin Lowber Jones' answer
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.

Q: Could someone in a lengthy yet easy to understand way explain paragraph 2 63-3-1007

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Answered on Oct 4, 2017
Baskin Lowber Jones' answer
(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 should use common sense when attempting to pass or overtake a car in its same lane.

If you have a bicycle law question a Mississippi attorney may be able to help you with your question.

Q: My license was suspended for a traffic violation that was given in 2006. 11 years later. I didn't even remember gettin.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Answered on Aug 7, 2017
William Head's answer
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.

Q: I hit an unattended vehicle in a parking lot I left a note with my name but put the wrong number on note and was cited .

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Answered on Aug 6, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Contact an attorney who handles cases in that courthouse. You don't want to represent yourself. Maybe they can get you a deal where you plead to a different offense that doesn't have a heavy penalty.

Q: Can you use the sholder to decelerate to make a right turn in mississippi?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Answered on Feb 24, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
If you mean can you pass on the right? Can you use it as a travel lane (indicated from to make a right turn?) No.

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