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 assigned... 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 know if... Read more »
Yes. 90 days in jail (or house arrest) It is mandatory. I *have* persuaded the arresting officer to rewrite a DUS 3rd ticket to a DUS 2nd offense ... It saves the 90 days in jail, BUT the DOT will still punish you as if it is a DUS 3rd.
When I approached my vehicle after leaving the pharmacy, 2 officers pulled up to my car with sirens on. The officer got out and approached me saying that i had been speeding and ran from him. He issued me 4 tickets totaling $1575 and towed my vehicle. I printed off my time sheet that shows I clock... Read more »
I was working on a vehicle replacing the brakes and upon completion an officer pulls into my driveway and tells me the tag of the car I was working on was suspended and asked for my licence. In working on the car I only crank the car and put it into gear to see if the brakes would hold once I was... Read more »
The question is whether or not your conduct was "operating a motor vehicle" under 56-1-1020, 1100. While private property vs public roads is addressed in Habitual Offender related injury charges (56-1-1105) it isn't so clear under the general statute. However it does set a nice precedent for an...Read more »
Wow. It is faulty equipment; however, that's really odd that one would get pulled over for that alone. I have little doubt that if you go to the hearing, it will get significantly decreased or dropped based upon the fact it was day light.
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