Doak Willis' answer 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 officer but don't argue as it usually only escalates into more problems for the driver. As to whether you should hold out on giving your ID to the officer until he tells you the reason for the stop, you...
Keegan Kelley Harroz's answer This is worth fighting if it will put any points on your license. Without seeing the ticket I can not be certain, but, if you feel it's worth the hassle, hire an attorney to take it to trial.
Gary Johnston Dean's answer By all means, get your license before the court date. If you need a little additional time, call the Court Clerk and ask to continue the case to another date, and explain why you want this.
When you appear in Court with your new license, show it to the prosecutor and judge. Chances are they my dismiss the case against you, but require you to pay court costs.
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Gary Johnston Dean's answer 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.
Peter N. Munsing's answer It's only illegal if the left hand turn lane had a designated left turn signal and that signal was red.
Big question is does she have time to plead not guilty. If there was significant damage or injuries, there would be a police report. Important to see that. Was there a camera at the intersection, or at any business at the intersection that would have caught it?CHeck that out ASAP as video gets dumped.
Brian Lehman's answer 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 smoking cocaine, and several small tied up garbage bags plus a person who looked agitated and nervous could give rise to probably cause.
Such a can is used in certain drug labs. My sense is that...
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer 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 indeed could not cancel the call.
Howard Berkson's answer Probably your main risk is being charged with impersonating a police officer. The problem is that it is not up to you whether someone else thinks you are a police officer. If someone yields or stops under the impression you are a peace officer, you can end up with jail time even though you did not intend for the other party to stop or yield to you. The mere presence of the lights would probably strengthen an accusation that you wanted someone to believe you were a peace officer, even if that...
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