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Q: Got a speeding ticket on I40 east, my ticket has several inaccuracies. My first name is spelled wrong, my licensing

state is wrong and my address state is wrong. I was doing 72 in a 65 with another car right next to me. The officer clocked that car first at 70 and choose to pull me over. On the ticket he put down 72 in a 55 which is false. When I pulled over it was in front of a speed limit sign stating 65. What... Read more »

Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Oct 10, 2019

The likely hood of a dismissal is so close to zero as to be virtually indistinguishable - especially if you try and handle it yourself and roll up into to Court saying all the incredibly irrelevant things you did in your question. Just hire the cheapest traffic attorney you can find and oh yeah,... Read more »

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Q: I was going 87 in a 60. I have mandatory court appearance. Can I get this reckless driving ticket reduced?
Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Oct 7, 2019

You? Likely, no. At least not properly. A traffic attorney - likely yes. If the address on your ticket is correct, you will be getting a crap ton of letters from traffic attorneys. You do not need F. Lee Bailey for a traffic ticket so just pick the cheapest one and roll with that. Oh, and... Read more »

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Q: I just got my first ticket yesterday for speeding 72 in a 50. Hire a lawyer? I don’t want the points. What to do?

Someone said there is a Prayer for Judgment that I can plead?

Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Oct 5, 2019

If you aren't a mechanic and the transmission in your car goes out - you hire a mechanic. Likewise, if you aren't an attorney and you get a traffic ticket (especially one 22 over) - you hire a traffic attorney. If the address on your ticket is correct, you will be getting a crap ton of letters... Read more »

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Q: If my ticket doesn’t have any boxes checked off for whether I have to appear in court or not, What do I do?

I was pulled over for “failure to stop at a stop sign” and on the ticket, none of the back portion of it is filled out. Doesn’t tell me whether I have to appear for court or not.

Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Sep 26, 2019

Do yourself a favor and just hire the cheapest traffic attorney you can find and be done with it.

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Q: Can I get a dismissed speeding ticket removed from my driving record?

I recently found out that a ticket I received in December 2018 which was dismissed by the district attorney still shows up on my driving record. It does say it was dismissed, however I would rather not have it on my record at all. Is there a way to get it removed?

Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Sep 23, 2019

Of course not. It will remain a permanent part of your driving record. It is of course possible it could get removed due to some clerical error or other type of glitch but likely not due to your request unless you are powerful enough or have connections that are powerful enough but if you did,... Read more »

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Q: If an address is written incorrectly on a citation can the ticket be dismissed??

I received a speeding ticket in Burgaw. I accelerated to pass the car in front of me. Police was right there on route 40. The address on the citation

is incorrect. Since the trooper said I was going 85 in a 70 zone it is mandatory that I appear in court. I live out of state and am a... Read more »

Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Sep 12, 2019

Can it be dismissed - sure, but the real question is whether it is likely to be dismissed and the answer to that is - no. The DA has the authority to amend and correct errors on the citation and they will likely do so especially for a simple administrative error such as an incorrect address. As... Read more »

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Q: What will my lawyer do it say to get my tint ticket dismissed?

Received tint ticket in NC. I have no interest in pleading guilty, but nor will I remove it (tint tickets are money making scams, and I paid alot to put it on. I won't pay to take it off to just pay to put it back on a day later). But tint tickets are class 3 misdeamors here, and they've been... Read more »

Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Sep 11, 2019

You need to remove your illegal tint and keep it off. Or have to balls to stand in front of a Judge and tell them you refuse to comply.

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Q: Can I request dashcam footage without a lawyer?

I was ticketed for running a red light. It was yellow. I told him it was yellow, but he was adamant on giving me a ticket. I do not want to except this ticket or fine for something I didn't do.

Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Sep 9, 2019

So you are willing to potentially waste several days of your life and get humiliated in Court haggling over who had the better perspective you or a trained officer - all to avoid a simple red light ticket? This is good 'ol boy North Carolina - right off the bat, your odds of successfully beating... Read more »

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Q: In ref the estate of a man who got many parking tickets over many years. Must the estate pay for very old tickets?

Is it possible that a judge might give us a bulk discount? The man died intestate, demented, and in deep poverty, in Craven Co. North Carolina.

Maybe I should have been more specific. We know there's enough money to bury him, and that has priority. But whether there's money beyond that is... Read more »

Bill Powers
Bill Powers answered on Sep 9, 2019

GREAT QUESTION

Actually, there is a process by which outstanding legal matters may be possibly dismissed. In fact, the statute says, the charges "must dismiss" the charges.

See: https://www.ncleg.gov/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/PDF/BySection/Chapter_15A/GS_15A-954.pdf...
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Q: Hello, I'm 18 and I received an underage drinking citation. I'm a college student which means I'm worried about this fin

and the effect the citation may have on my educational and professional career, is it possible for the case to be dismissed.

William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Sep 3, 2019

It likely won't have a huge impact moving forward, BUT you should contact a lawyer in your area and schedule a consultation. It might be the best money you spend to make sure you handle it correctly and ease your anxiety over the issue.

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Q: Can I appeal a ticket for an expired registration ticket on my broke down automobile that I was found guilty
Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Aug 26, 2019

Expired registration is a misdemeanor so yes, you can appeal if you do so timely. However, that would be an incredibly stupid thing to do. Your registration was either expired or it was not - so there's not much to appeal. If it was not expired or if you came into compliance most ADA's will... Read more »

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Q: If someone rolls back into your car at a stoplight on a hill who is at fault?
Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Aug 20, 2019

The person rolling back is typically at fault. However, if they chose to lie and say you hit them, you will have a difficult time proving otherwise without dash cam or other video evidence or at least witness testimony. Years ago when auto insurance fraud was more prevalent, fraudsters would back... Read more »

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Q: Going 94(In urgency to restroom) in a 70. asked me to appear in davie county court, nc. what r the outcomes & solution.
Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Aug 13, 2019

What ever you do please do not go to court yourself and mention that you endangered other people going 24mph over the speed limit because you had to go to the bathroom - or you likely will really not like the outcome. Your best bet is to hire a traffic attorney. We can represent you there for a... Read more »

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Q: I’m 17yrs old and I recently got a ticket and I didn’t receive a warning and they searched me and my car

It’s my first time ever getting pulled over or dealing with a cop. Was is right for the officer to search me.

Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Jul 25, 2019

Do you have a question?

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Q: Can I use prayer judgement when going 61mph in 45

The offlcer took 5 min to stop and even told me just tell the judge it was faulty equipment what should I do please help

Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Jul 20, 2019

If you mean can you waste your time going to court yourself and requesting the wrong thing - sure knock yourself out. A better option would be to hire the cheapest traffic attorney you can find to likely have this reduced to Improper Equipment if the DA allows it.

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Q: Can I get my speeding ticket dropped police crossed median and tailed me for more than a 1/4 of a mile w/ no indicators?

The policemen tailed me for over a quarter of a mile with less than a car link between us. He then asks me for my license but not for my registration. This clearly depicted that he had run my tag prior to putting his lights on. He received my license and then asked if this was my vehicle. To me,... Read more »

Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Jul 15, 2019

Let me get this straight. You admit and knew you were speeding but felt entitled to a warning because, as you put it, you believe speeding 58/45 is being 'in total compliance'. You seem to think the things the officer did during stopping you were inappropriate - they weren't. And to top it all... Read more »

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Q: my florida Dr License will not be good after 2021 due to a traffic ticket issued in 1983 or 84...in NC. How bad is this?

I remember getting arrested for shoplifting a couple pieces of chicken but I cannot remember a traffic ticket

Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Jun 15, 2019

This is a problem you hire a traffic attorney for and just throw money at to make it go away.

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Q: I got a ticket for passing a school bus in a 4 lanes street. That day fog was extremely dense.

2 more cars ahead of me passed the school bus as well, it was very hard to see that school bus due to the dense fog. The police officer was giving another ticket to the second person and another police officer came (which he didn't see anything) and gave me the ticket. The ticket says the day was... Read more »

Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Jun 3, 2019

This is an extremely serious traffic offense - so just hire a local traffic attorney. However, if you do represent yourself, under no circumstances should you use or even mention that incredibly lame 'fog' excuse. Even on the very extreme outside chance that you are telling the truth and the fog... Read more »

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Q: What this means? offense desc in va code sec 46.2-390.1
Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on May 16, 2019

This appears to be a Virginia violation - ask a Virginia Traffic Attorney.

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Q: I recieved a no seatbelt ticket in a alley. I was not wearing my seatbelt at that moment. Is there a way to fight it?

If I go to court will it get thrown out if the highway patrol officer doesnt come to court?

Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on May 8, 2019

Even if you were wearing your seat belt - which you likely were not, It isn't worth it to 'fight it' a seat belt ticket is one of several types of tickets it is often cheaper to hire a traffic attorney to take care of it for you than it is to pay the ticket off. It is $179 to pay off a seat belt... Read more »

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