Ohio Traffic Tickets Questions & Answers

Q: I’m 24 and I got a ticket in Ohio for crossing a white line and hitting the rumble strip never had a ticket in my life

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 12, 2019
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.

Q: What kind of charges and or jail time and fees is he looking at?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Domestic Violence and Municipal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 2, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
Well, eventually they will put him in prison. After all what’s there really to expect?

Q: Can I get in trouble for not showing up to Court for my ticket, even though I never received an official Court date?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 26, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
Yes, and its probably already passed...you should call the clerk of courts and inquiry.

Q: My son was pulled over in Athens c going 113 in a 60, zone, they charged him with speeding and juvenile traffic offender

2 Answers | Asked in Juvenile Law and Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 25, 2019
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.

Q: Can a police officer be illegally parked on the side of the road to give a speeding ticket?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 20, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
Yes, they can. Yes, they do. I wish they didn’t too. It is dangerous.

Q: Hello I'm trying to look my name up for previous court cases that I had. But I never attended. Anyway I can get help?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 27, 2019
Patrick DiChiro's answer
YES. WE CAN DO THAT. CALL THE OFFICE AT 216-642-0424 ASK FOR ME OR MY LEGAL ASSISTANT JOHN. IF WE ARE NOT THERE WE WILL CALL BACK.

WE WILL LOOK THEM UP FOR YOU AND THEN YOU CAN DETERMINE WHAT YOU WANT TO DO AND IF YOU WANT TO RETAIN US.

Q: I received a marked lane violation in ohio 11 months ago. I ran a red light today that had a camera Jail time?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 23, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
There's no possible jail time on a camera ticket.

Q: I was caught doing 74 in a 55 in ohio what will likely happen?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 8, 2019
Joseph Jaap's answer
You will be summoned to go to court, fined, and probably have your license suspended by the judge. You are a new driver with little driving experience. The judge is likely to think that you don't even have enough experience to be driving 55 in a 55, so will think that speeding 20 miles over the limit is irresponsible, and endangers others, and that you do not have enough driving experience to be going so fast, could kill yourself or others, and think that you are not mature enough to handle...

Q: I got a ticket for letting an unlicensed driver drive my car while I had a suspended liense and my mom wont take me

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Dec 1, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
If you got a ticket for it...most likely for an offense called "wrongful entrustment," then you are already in trouble.

Q: Backgrnd check says open warrant docket says closed w fine due what's correct?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Nov 12, 2018
Brian Smith Esq's answer
I cannot say without checking with the court. You may want to contact the court so you can talk to them about this. Or you may want to consult with an attorney for help resolving this. What I can say is that, when a warrant is issued, Ohio courts will mark the case as closed until the warrant is served/resolved. They will then re-open the case.

Q: I got a speeding ticket in Xenia Ohio jurisdiction and they set a court date 4 days after violation, is that allowed?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Nov 5, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
You can almost certainly get a continuance easily.

Q: Is it still a 4511.38 violation if the only property damage was to the operator's vehicle?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Nov 5, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
The property isn't the way to go, that could be your car, but where does the street or highway end?

Q: 16-year-old in rush hour stop-and-go traffic on major Cbus interstate, rear ended another driver. Likely consequence?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 28, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
"Not guilty" remains the starting point no matter how guilty you are. If there was insurance and a proper license in place, this will be no big deal. The court will want to make sure the victim is whole, and give your kid a fine. Your insurance carry may increase your rates, and that will be it. If there was not insurance, it becomes much more serious.

Q: Do you have to have more than 2 fra suspensions within 3 yrs in obio for it to be a jailable offence

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 23, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
No. Under Ohio State Law, that offense becomes jailable on a third offense for driving under suspension in 3 years (doesn't matter whether the first two suspension were for FRA or another reason). Furthermore, cities and towns have their own laws and are free to up the penalties (which many do) under local code. For example, in Brook Park, the FRA suspension violation is a first degree misdemeanor carrying up to 180 days. So a person facing such a charge under a local city code could face jail...

Q: How hard is it to fight red light ticket if the witness has already changed his story

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 11, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
You'll need to subpoena the witnesses you want unless they are willing to come voluntarily. If the independent witness is now saying it was the other driver who ran the light, that should certainly help.

Q: Is there any ability in Ohio to reduce a moving violation already on your driving record to something less severe?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 8, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
If you already paid the ticket or went to court, there is little chance of going back. If you haven't yet, plead not guilty, get a court date, and talk to the prosecutor, or better yet, have a lawyer do so. Such reductions are fairly common.

Q: If have driving privileges can license plates be sized

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 4, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
Under some circumstances, yes.

Q: Im 17 and got into a minor collision, got cited for a stop sign violation and have a provisional license. What'll happen

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 5, 2018
Joseph Jaap's answer
Your license could be suspended and/or you could be fined.

Q: I’m 16 years old and I got caught going 50 on a 35 in Cleveland Ohio. I have court soon, will I get my license suspende?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 24, 2018
Joseph Jaap's answer
Probably. The court could determine that you were acting very irresponsibly, and at such a young age, you need more maturity before being allowed to drive again, where you could kill yourself or others. Driving is a privilege, not a right. The court can take it away.

Q: I guess my main question is if I get another policy same day (turning my license valid)will that make a difference.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 16, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
The court will want you to get insurance so yes, while it won't make the charge go away, getting insurance as soon as possible will help.

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