Eli Moore's answer You can handle the matter yourself. However, you are facing 3 points if found guilty. If you have an attorney appear on your behalf you do not need to go to court. An experienced traffic attorney might be able to reduce the ticket to a non-moving, no points violation. An attorney might even be able to get the ticket dismissed on a technicality.
Zev Goldstein's answer You probably shouldn't have gone back to the station. If you were served with papers when you went back to the police station, then you know what you were charged with and when to go to court.
As for throwing the pipe into the woods, that was probably an error on the police officer's part. However, it's hard to see how much that will help you for the marijuana possession charge.
Eli Moore's answer If you are referring to a red light camera ticket, (that one receives by mail) then you are liable for the ticket as the registered owner of the vehicle. If the ticket remains unpaid you could face license or registration suspension.
If the driver of the truck was stopped running a red light and given a ticket on the scene, then he is solely responsible.
Samuel C. Breslin's answer You likely will not be extradited, however there will be a warrant issued, and if you’re stopped by police in any other state you could be arrested and held. If you don’t resolve the DWI, it is going to follow you around and create more problems than it’s worth. I recommend handling it sooner rather than later.
Zev Goldstein's answer The police officer probably has a different version to the story: that the school bus extended it's lights before you reached the school bus. This sets up a "he said she said" situation. If plea deals are allowed in your court, try to plead down the 5 points.
Aubrey Claudius Galloway's answer 1. It depends on the circumstances - I or any other criminal attorney can give you an answer on this - just call for a free consult - text - consult to 914-912-1555 and myself or my traffic guy Michael Palumbo will get back to you; 2. You definitely need to speak to someone (I will speak to you free) and will likely need a lawyer to make a motion to quash the charge (which depending on the lawyer will cost between $350 and $1000
Michael Arbeit's answer If it is a traffic ticket, you can hire an attorney to go and you do not have to appear. If it's a criminal matter, you must appear. Any questions, call me at (516) 766-1878. -Mike.
Zev Goldstein's answer As long as the charge isn't a crime in Indiana, the conviction won't affect you in NY. Just pay it, or get an attorney in Indiana to reduce it for you, if that is cost effective.
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