In 2016, I was ticketed with a “failure to yield; left turn” ticket for an accident I believed I was innocent of. I couldn’t afford to fight it, so decided to wait it out. 2018, I got rear ended and charged w driving under suspension from failure to pay. 2020, personal circumstances strong... Read more »
All of those penalties are up to the judge, who will likely feel that an inexperienced driver going 80 mph is totally irresponsible, and endangers the lives of others. Driving is a privilege, not a right, so when you endanger others, expect not to be driving for a while. Use the Find a Lawyer tab...Read more »
I received a radar ticket in the mail (Ohio) where the operating officer did not sign the ticket. I currently plan on paying the $100, although everything I have read seems to state that the issuing officer needs to sign the ticket. Do I have a chance if I contest it or am I just going to annoy a... Read more »
An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks and time could be of the essence. As a general matter across the nation, those types of technicalities (signature, small errors in color of car, description, misspelling of names, etc.) tend to be insignificant and are...Read more »
Someone cut me off in vehicle in an Arby’s parking lot, stopped in front of me and wouldn’t let me through, so I had to lay on my horn to get them to move. After they moved and began flicking me off, I had to follow them around the corner because it was the only way out that I knew of. They... Read more »
Yes, they could possibly find your address or track you down. This sort of thing is how road rage escalates to tragic outcomes - even blowing your horn, or especially gesturing at them, could be dangerous. Everyone is tense. Do not engage with other drivers in traffic. Avoid eye contact. They...Read more »
Officers typically attend the hearing to testify about the facts. That is your opportunity to dispute the facts. The judge or magistrate will decide. If you pay the ticket before the hearing, the hearing will be cancelled. Call the court with questions on the process it follows. Your parent or...Read more »
I was flashed by a traffic light camera for going through the same intersection on Interstate 35 (Yea they have a traffic light on an interstate) on my way to work in Dayton Ohio. There has been much controversy over the legality of these type of citations. One was on Sept. 22, 2014 and I... Read more »
The statute of limitations is the time after an offense during which it must be charged. That happened way back when they sent you the tickets. They’re now in collection it sounds like. Ask the law firm for written proof of the debt. It’s your right under the fair debt collection practices act....Read more »
So I was driving and changed the song on my phone, a police officer from the opposite lane over saw me, turned on his lights, and started making a u-turn my way. I quickly went in a private grocery parking lot, I parked my car, and went in the store. I saw the police officer driving around the... Read more »
A lot of times, courts won't put a case in the system for a non-mandatory traffic tickets until the initial court date on the ticket occurs. That is because they don't want to waste time adding it to the docket if the accused is just going to pay the ticket online or over the phone....Read more »
That is an unusual question. It might help to answer your question if we knew who issued the ticket. Just a citizen? Security guard? Of duty police officer? Was it a traffic ticket or a criminal charge? You may want to consult with a local attorney about the issue.
Your rights and the potential arguments you might be able to make in your defense could depend upon your particular situation. You could contact traffic ticket lawyers in Ohio who practice near the county where the matter is pending. Some offer free brief initial consults. Such a consult could help...Read more »
Forgot to pay a speeding ticket and if I didn’t pay I had to do community service but I was in the process of moving to another state and completely forgot so I had two bench warrants out. I paid the ticket and my fines off but in order to get rid of the other bench warrant for my community... Read more »
pulling me over and I said No. She said You aren't wearing your seatbelt. I had forgotten to put it on before leaving my house, busy morning. She then asked me in passing if I knew if there was a license plate under the front bra of the car I was driving and I said I was pretty sure. I'm... Read more »
An increasing number of local jurisdictions are making seatbelt infractions a primary offense (one for which you can be pulled over). You can check the local ordinances but chances it’s a primary offense where you were. The cost of the tickets varies from place to place.
I was recently visiting Ohio, I am from California. I am 18 and have a permit but no license however my 20 year old brother who has a license was with me in the vehicle. I was stopped and have to show up to court in Ohio for driving at 101mph in a 70mph zone. The cop was using a lazer gun and when... Read more »
Given the excessive speed it would be in your best interest to consult with a lawyer. You do have the option to plead not guilty and your lawyer would then be able to advise you of your options from there.
My 16 year old son got a speeding ticket. The cop never told him how fast he was going but I saw after the fact it was 36mph over the limit. We got an attorney for court obviously, but I just noticed the time of the incident is wrong. It happened at 10:10pm. The ticket says 2:58pm. Does that error... Read more »
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