I got stopped for speeding and my car started smoking and I got out to check to see if my car was on fire or if it was just steaming, the officer was in his car running my licenses and writing a ticket.
The question posed sounds like you got in trouble for exiting your car during a traffic stop. However, your facts leave too much for interpretation. In short, if your car is on fire, you are not required to sit in it and burn to death, nor would any law enforcement officer expect you to. On the...Read more »
That will most likely not help you any. The DPS system cannot have every make/model of car, especially the way auto-makers change models of their cars. A 150/250/350 usually is just getting entered in the computer as P/U anyway.
The highway patrol officer got her insurance verifications and license info she received a ticket for passing in the left lane without sufficient space or visibility. She never signed anything or gave permission for her signature electronically nor did I and as a juvenile shouldn't one of us... Read more »
An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. I hope your daughter is okay. As a general matter, drivers under 18 can receive tickets, and a ticket not being signed by recipient doesn't generally serve to diminish its legal effect. If you haven't...Read more »
The question you present is not one that can simply be answered on a forum such as this. If you were arrested and no charges were filed, you could contact a civil rights attorney to review your case. If you were charged, you should hire (if you have not done so already) a criminal defense...Read more »
An Oklahoma attorney could best address your question because it could involve elements of state law. But it remains open for three weeks. As a general matter, aside from the apparent safety issues, it could be a significant factor raised by a plaintiff in an accident. It could also be an issue...Read more »
The police used a technique called pacing. The evidence in court will be his testimony. It will be his word against yours. It will be his credibility against yours. You need to take the stand, be creditable, be believable, and explain why you would never knowingly speed in plain sight of a police...Read more »
I am homeless and jobless after a bad divorce and many alcohol and drug addiction problems. I need to find an attorney to help with the mountain of legal problems I have but have no way to pay for a good attorney and I don't know what to do because the longer I put these problems off the worse... Read more »
going both directions. I am Indian and he put white down on my ticket. I could tell he was not going to be friendly at all, could have been a racist, not sure. Can I get my ticket dismissed on a the technicality that he was only 2 ft away from me and he couldn't distinguish my race. If he... Read more »
An officer is under no obligation to first inform you as to the reason that they stop you for a traffic violation. It is always wise to ask in a calm and reasonable manner if indeed you have no idea as to the reason they have stopped you. People usually are aware of the reason but if not ask the...Read more »
I have never had my permit and or license but I am working on getting it before the court date next month. My citation was for driving without a valid license, the officer gave me a Warning along with the citation stating my court date. I’m ordered to pay $150 dollars on or before the court date,... Read more »
My question is will I go to jail for this? Almost everyone said to get license BEFORE court date, and pay fine before hand, I even called the court house and asked if I were to face jail time and it was a No, please help has this ever happened? Would I need a lawyer?
No, you don't need a lawyer, and won't go to jail. Get your license if you can before then. Go, and explain to the judge what happened. There's a good chance the judge may even dismiss the case. Good luck.
I was practicing for my drivers test got pulled over with a license driver in car with me and had insurance on the car. The cop gave me a warning and a court date for next month, I’ve asked people if I’m going to be put in jail and they say no just get license BEFORE the date and to also pay... Read more »
My daughter was going straight in right hand lane the other young lady was making a left hand turn into the right-hand Lane that my daughter was in and hit her in the back panel on her left side of her vehicle. The young girl said that my daughter ran a red light my daughter assumed she did . The... Read more »
You would need to give more facts of what was happening since the court would consider the totality of the circumstances in deciding if the officers had probably cause. For example, such a container may be used to help smoke cocaine. A large butane lighter, fuel canisters, a smell similar to...Read more »
, it was a wire on my starter, I was gone maybe 20 minutes and when I got back the cops were there an told me they had called a tow truck and couldn't cancel it, even after I explain my situation. I waited almost 20 before the tow truck ever got... Read more »
It indeed does look suspect. While the towing company does appear to be owed their fee for towing the vehicle, the officers should have been able to cancel their call. One is tempted to suspect a kick-back scheme of some sort. I would speak with their supervisor to determine if and why they...Read more »
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