A state trooper contacted me and wants me to accept a reckless driving ticket, even though the info came from the work crew. The trooper was not there. He is threatening to seek an arrest warrant if I dont accept the ticket. Is this legal?
You should call a local injury lawyer and discuss your case with them. Even if the ticket was dropped, you may still be at fault for the accident in a civil case. The criminal court and the civil court are two different worlds. Your case involves a very fact specific inquiry. It is possible...Read more »
How does 2 pts affect insurance in SC? Is it worth it to try and fight the points or just be happy the trooper decreased the points from 4 to 2 and since I’ve paid just go on my way? It is my first ticket ever
The minimum points on any speeding ticket is two points. The judge does not have the authority to drop them any lower. Your insurance can take the conviction into account but that really depends on your carrier.
The trooper decreased the ticket from 4pts to 2 and 20miles down to 10miles. I just paid the fee of $75 online. My question is the ticket online says no court appearance required but the back part of the ticket talks about "If you fail to post bond or personally appear in court on the... Read more »
If you were found guilty in your absence you can ask that your case be reopened by going to the court with a letter requesting that the case be reopened. It is within the courts discretion to reopen the case.
A South Carolina attorney could answer you best, but your post remains open for two weeks. You post this in Traffic Tickets but mention something that looks like it might involve being read your rights (from the wording above - I hope it is not). Are you sure this is traffic violation? Maybe you...Read more »
If you are convicted you will be assessed a fine and points on your record. You may want to consider a diversionary program such as the traffic education program which is offered by most solicitor offices.
One option is called the Traffic Education Program (TEP) which is offered by most Solicitor’s offices in the state. I would recommending calling the solicitor in the area that the ticket occurred and they can explain to you the program requirements.
I was not charged with anything other than a first DUS, non DUI related, but am apprehensive that a magistrate could pull my record and bump it up to General Sessions and a lot more problems can occur... I'm just having a hard time understanding the law on this....So it would be helpful to... Read more »
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