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 »
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...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.
A seizure would be a "sudden emergency" which would let him off the hook for a civil case. As you have pointed out, in the citation that may stir up more dust than it's worth. Note that some state say doctors have to notify the state, in which case what you do in traffic court won't matter.
Hypothetically speaking, If driving on the Interstate and I or somebody clips my car, am I required to first stop in my lane and provide assistance OR can I first, pull over to the side and THEN provide assistance? Any help is greatly appreciated.
*Are other people allowed to be released information on the vehicle such as stalker Mom (I am 30/31 on 8/22) with no claim to the vehicle whatsoever? --What privacy laws are there? How can I be charged for storage without any notification whatsoever all week?... Read more »
Call the police department that arrested you. They MUST know where the vehicle was towed. Go get it, and limit your storage fees. State laws allow a tow company to SELL your vehicle, if not picked up within a certain number of days.
Yes. There are standard fines that each court associates with charges listed on a citation. In some courts, there is not even a standard location to write a fine amount on a citation, so there is an implicit understanding when any ticket is written.
The roads were sorta wet bc it rained earlier but not too bad. I slowed down for the deer but I almost hit it so I swerved and overcorrected and hit an embankment on the opposite side of the road. I was fined $155 and 2 points on my license. I don't see how this was my fault. My car was... Read more »
I was passing a vehicle that was stopped in the road in a lane that was permissible for me to pass. The vehicle did not have a signal indicating they were turning. When I went to pass I used my signal and when I got a point of passing the vehicle they turned into me. I was cited for improper... Read more »
There's going to be an argument. Plead not guilty. Contact a member of the SC Assn for Justice as you may have an injury claim. Give no statements to any insurance--tell yours you are fighting the citation and don't want to give a statement until you speak with your lawyer. Get a hold of...Read more »
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