Matthew Williams' answer You have a right to an attorney if you face a possible jail sanction. If it’s just a minor misdemeanor traffic ticket (punishable only by a fine), there is no right to counsel at public expense though you can still hire an attorney. Also, you may want to ask for attorney. You have a right to one if it’s not a minor misdemeanor, but technically you have to apply. They don’t have to offer though many courts do.
It’s hard to imagine a railroading on a minor misdemeanor since the...
Matthew Williams' answer The test you take at the station is the admissible test. They typically write the lowest number from two or three tests at the station, which it appears the officer in this case did. You should hire an attorney.
Ali W Latif's answer A standard ticket for speeding 23 m.p.h. over the limit typically carries two points on one's driving record and a fine. Fines typically range from $150-500, depending on the jurisdiction. If your son accumulates 12 or more points within 2 years his license will be suspended for 6 months. The Ohio BMV sends out warning letters when a driver has accumulated 6 points. Therefore, unless there are exacerbating circumstances or facts you did not mention, his license will not be suspended from this...
Brian Smith Esq's answer That attorney could file a motion to lift the warrant. These are frequently granted when a court sees an effort to resolve the ticket. A court may then schedule a pretrial where that attorney can work to resolve the ticket too. If the court will not withdraw the warrant, an attorney could help make arrangements to turn yourself in and resolve the ticket.
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer Unless you can prove someone else was driving your truck and parked it at the gas pump while you were getting gas, it appears obvious to me that you must have violated the law by driving on a suspended license to the gas station. So, rather than try to argue the fine points of Ohio traffic laws and how officers are supposed to enforce them, I advise you to face the music, pay the ticket, do whatever else the law requires you to do and stop violating the law. Why? Because you cannot win.
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer Not sure how you know there are "no rules for a (sic) illegal window when you can see clearly out of it." But I will advise you not to raise that excuse as your only defense if you do go to court. Strong advise: Pay the fine and then get the cracked window fixed. In Florida it costs little or nothing to fix a small crack in the windshield.
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer If your son was caught speeding, it does not matter whether the officer had to write two tickets because he "made a mistake." However, if this traffic offense is your son's first, it is highly unlikely that his license will be suspended.
Matthew Williams' answer You can fight anything. The question is whether you will win or not. You’re probably better served by negotiating with the prosecutor to get it amended to a no point violation.
Joseph Jaap's answer At a minimum, the court is likely to suspend his license, fine him, and put him on probation for acting recklessly and irresponsibly -- in hopes of making a significant enough impression that he won't risk his life and teh lives of others when he is eventually allowed to drive again.
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