Anthony Marvin Avery's answer Definitely go to Court on time, in proper clothing and act respectfully. You may be offered some type of Diversion such as a Class or Costs which will allow the Court to Dismiss or Reduce the Speeding Violation.
Even if you are Convicted, it may not make it to your MVR.
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer It is doubtful the General Sessions Judge will give you any Jail time. However you should hire a competent attorney to go to Court with you. It may be possible to Divert it or Dismiss it, with Costs paid. A conviction is certain to add points to your MVR for the last 12 months, which could suspend your License.
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer Usually most applicable fill in blanks need to be annotated. But Officers make mistakes all the time and the Courts usually allow it. Even if you make a Motion to Dismiss, the Court can dismiss the Citation then have you stand there while the Court gets an Affidavit from the Officer to issue an Arrest Warrant. Then after some time in Jail, you go back to Court on the same Charge. Hire a competent attorney now.
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer No. But if the Kentucky Ticket goes down as a conviction, then it will probably show up on your Motor Vehicular Report for the last 12 months. This might affect you in Court for another Charge or raise your Insurance rates.
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer You will need to hire an attorney to check with the Court Offices in the Counties near the Interstate Stop in 2010. You also need a TBI Background Check. All of this could be completed in about two weeks from when you obtain competent counsel.
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer Always go to Court on a Speeding Ticket. The Judge may allow you some way to Divert a Conviction, or even Dismiss it. That Violation is a 9 mph over type which is not reportable on your last 12 month's MVR. But you should still try to get is Diverted or Dismissed. Do not be smart to anyone at Court.
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer The Officer will probably claim the paraphernalia was in plain view. But hire a competent attorney and prepare for a Preliminary Hearing. It is doubtful, but you might get Indicted. If so, then file a Motion to Suppress Evidence due to an illegal Search.
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer If the Charges were initiated within one year of the incidents, then they were timely prosecuted. Hire a competent attorney to run down each Citation and dispose of each as painlessly as possible. You want Dismissals or Paid In Full Receipts to show the Tennessee Department of Safety the Charges are no longer outstanding (and for DOS to also tell California).
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer Tort liability will probably attach as negligence per se. All of this will make it almost impossible to ever get a Driver's License in Tennessee . You may wish to file Chapter 7 Bankruptcy with a Notice To Creditors for the Department of Safety. Or you might qualify for a License from another State.
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer You can refuse to sign acknowledgement of the Summons to Court. But the Officer that stopped you will probably arrest you. It is his discretion. If you do not show up to Court after signing the Ticket or making Bail, the Judge will probably send out a Bench Warrant for your Arrest, possibly without Bond.
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer Yes. The Officer probably claims he observed the driving violations by you prior to parking it. He also confronted you and asked for your Registration and Insurance. Just because he accosted you after the car was parked is irrelevant.
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer If the officer had a legitimate reason to stop you, then yes. Issuing a Citation bolsters the State's assertion of a legal stop, but it is not required for the officer to charge you with every crime he witnesses. You need a competent attorney to try to get this dismissed. That will be a drug related conviction which will harm you forever if it goes on your record.
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer That would be a stupid thing to do. At worst the Judge will find you guilty. But appearing in Court might allow the Judge and/or DA to Divert your Case in one of several manners. Also being a Juvenile might jeopardize your driving privileges. It will be at least 3 points on your license, and is usually 4 or more. You are only allowed 11 in the last year of driving. Those points can add up fast sometimes and you will wish that you might have went to Court and possibly worked it out...
Peter Munsing's answer Possible. You can raise it as a defense. However that may have other implications. I'd suggest you discuss it with an attorney who handles tickets and points issues in the county where it happened. As you may have a CDL,worth paying for a consult.
Bennett James Wills' answer Sure you could choose to fight it in court. To stop you, the police must have probable cause. If they did not have probable cause to stop you, any violation found after the stop may be inadmissible.
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer I assume that he was arrested for No License, Speeding, No Insurance and Drug Paraphernalia. Whether it was an Arrest or several Citations,
he needs a competent attorney in Tennessee to look into it, appear with the Son in Court, and dispose of all Charges as painlessly as possible. He does not want a drug related conviction on his record.
Marcus Lipham's answer Yes, T. C. A. § 39-17-1307 was amended in July of 2017 to allow for the possession of a handgun in a vehicle. The usual restrictions still apply. i.e. no felon in possession, must be in lawful possession of car, etc.
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