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Q: In Ohio parked at pump and got a ticket for suspended license and car was towed

I was parked at the pump out of gas place wouldn't take check so I waited for sister to get there to pay for gas keys were on dashboard cop pulled up behind me and turned lights on gave me a ticket for driving under suspension, I have to carry sr22 which I do, they came up said I was suspended... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Mar 26, 2019

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... Read more »

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Q: Can I get a seatbelt ticket after being pulled over for a cracked windshield.There are no rules to what makes it illegal

No rules for a illegal window, when you can see clearly out of it. Plus seatbelt ticket is a secondary and I did not have any moving violations. Should I take it to court.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Mar 26, 2019

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... Read more »

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Q: My son was going 48 in a 25 the officer isssued him a ticket he has to appear to court how likely is he to get suspended

It’s his first offense the officer issued 2 tickets becuz he made an error and put 48 in 35 on when it was 48 in 25 he is 16

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Mar 26, 2019

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.

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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

Can I fight it somebody called because they saw me watching a video on my phone but police said they have no evidence to ticket me for that just crossing line

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Mar 12, 2019

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.

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

My boyfriend/father of my child was pulled over earlier by a state trooper here in Ohio. He is on probation until August of this year for Domestic violence and unlawful restraint. He got a ticket for no seatbelt and driving under suspension. He also does not have car insurance which they will find... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Mar 2, 2019

Well, eventually they will put him in prison. After all what’s there really to expect?

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

I received a speeding ticket in Ohio from a State Highway Patrolman, and the court date was set as TBD. It's been almost a month, and I still have not received a summons. Can I get in trouble for not showing up to Court for my ticket, even though I never received an official Court date?

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Feb 26, 2019

Yes, and its probably already passed...you should call the clerk of courts and inquiry.

2 Answers | Asked in Juvenile Law and Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Q: My son was pulled over in Athens c going 113 in a 60, zone, they charged him with speeding and juvenile traffic offender

He was on his way to his basketball game, he has never been in trouble before and has 3.0 GPA

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Feb 25, 2019

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

Can a police officer be illegally parked on the side of the road to give a speeding ticket? He was on the side of the highway with no lights anywhere and his car lights turned off, past sunset, I was wondering how if that would be illegal for me if it’s okay for them to break the law to enforce... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Feb 20, 2019

Yes, they can. Yes, they do. I wish they didn’t too. It is dangerous.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
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?

So I can start by taking the necessary steps to get back on track. Thank you.

Patrick DiChiro
Patrick DiChiro answered on Jan 27, 2019

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.

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Q: I received a marked lane violation in ohio 11 months ago. I ran a red light today that had a camera Jail time?
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jan 23, 2019

There's no possible jail time on a camera ticket.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: I was caught doing 74 in a 55 in ohio what will likely happen?

This is my first driving offense. I am 16

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Jan 8, 2019

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... Read more »

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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

so I just wanna know if I am going to be getting in trouble. correction - license**

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Dec 1, 2018

If you got a ticket for it...most likely for an offense called "wrongful entrustment," then you are already in trouble.

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

So the court docket dayz case closed background check still shows open warrant who's right?12yrs ol d no license speed

Brian Smith Esq
Brian Smith Esq answered on Nov 12, 2018

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... Read more »

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

2 of those 4 days are weekend. Isn't there a required minimum time? I cant afford $160!

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Nov 5, 2018

You can almost certainly get a continuance easily.

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

Car was backed up and went over an embankment into a ditch.

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Nov 5, 2018

The property isn't the way to go, that could be your car, but where does the street or highway end?

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

Nearing an exit, couldn’t stop quickly enough when other driver braked suddenly. No airbag deployment. Bumper nearly off on other car, minimal damage to our car. Uses car to go to school and music lessons. Hearing different recommendations on pleading guilty or not (how can you even say not... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Oct 28, 2018

"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... Read more »

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Q: Do you have to have more than 2 fra suspensions within 3 yrs in obio for it to be a jailable offence
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Oct 23, 2018

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... Read more »

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

I was cited for running a red light but I did not . The other driver that hit me said I ran it and a witness said I ran it but our insurance companies investigated and had to throw out the witness statement because he contradicted what he told the cop he is now saying the other driver ran it . Will... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Oct 11, 2018

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.

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

(i.e. reduce a 25 over the limit speeding ticket to 15 over)

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Oct 8, 2018

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.

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Q: If have driving privileges can license plates be sized
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Oct 4, 2018

Under some circumstances, yes.

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