Start calling Court Clerks starting with the General Sessions Court of the County you were stopped in. Then you might try City Courts where the stop occurred. If the Ticket is not paid, you could go to jail and/or lose your TN DL. You may have to call the Circuit Court Clerk of that County....Read more »
Would a lawyer be able to have this reduced to a non moving violation? If I've had this done recently in NC would that affect their ability to reduce this to something that wouldn't add any points to my NCDL?
You will need to hire an attorney . I doubt that you will be able to change it to some violation which does not go on your MVR. But the lawyer may get it diverted somehow, dismissed on costs, etc. 4 MPH or less over the posted limit would also be good.
When I was pulled the officer simply stated " oh you are not ( name of person car is registered to) " the officer then asked my name and dob, apologized and let me go. Today (2 days later) an officer came to my home to serve me a summons to appear in court for an arraignment because my... Read more »
If the Officer saw you operate a vehicle while unlicensed, then it will be very difficult to get it dismissed. A mistaken reason for a stop is usually held to be a good stop for reasonable suspicion of a crime. Even if you made a Motion To Suppress, it would either be ignored or the LEOs would...Read more »
My son was recently in a yellow-light accident and cited for failure to yield intersection. He had right of way, and she turned in front of him. Insurance says my son is 0% liable. What happens if we fight it in court and lose? Just have to pay the $50 anyway? Go on his record? Affect insurance?... Read more »
Affirmative to all your questions. Sometimes you have to try them. Get whatever Evidence you have together. It would probably help to have your own lawyer analyze the collision, instead of the Insurance Defense Lawyer.
Rule of the Road Violations are Misdemeanors under a 1 year SOL to initiate prosecution. But that is not your issue. The Conviction is a Judgment debt subject to a 10 year SOL to collect, unless extended. That Clerk might report the Violation to DOS who will assign alot of points to your MVR....Read more »
It is not a criminal charge, but civil. It cannot be placed on your credit report. But the ticket agency can sue you for the fine and costs. Most importantly you will not lose your TNDL over them. I believe State Senator Holt drafted and sponsored that Legislation. This was an outstanding...Read more »
I'm worried if it will show up on TBI/ FBI/State/criminal background check. No fingerprints taken. So far haven't seen it on my MVR although the county uploaded the summary? online (no identifiers, just my name). Is speeding treated as a crime in TN?
You definitely should have hired an attorney. Speeding is a crime, but such class c misdemeanors usually do not get placed on your NCIC. You will probably have 3 points added to your MVR for the last 12 months.
If you have a South Carolina License, then a Tennessee Judge (and actually the TN Department of Safety) cannot take away your License, only your privilege to drive in Tennessee. But they usually send a bad letter to SC. Hire a competent attorney to represent you. It will probably be the...Read more »
It is a civil matter, not criminal. Either pay it or forget about it. You can be sued, or when you have a Citation in Knoxville, you will have to pay it prior to paying for the Citation which keeps your License.
I was pulled over two years ago for reckless driving I paid the ticket but didn't go to court. I lost my job over this ticket recently and want to get the points off is there a way I can just take a driving course and get my points off?
Probably not as you have already been convicted. But the points are recorded for the last 12 months on your MVR, so that Speeding Violation's Points should have already been cleansed from the system. That is the Conviction will always be on your Record, but the Points should be gone by now.
It is odd that you were not issued a Citation. Somehow you know of Court though. Contact the Sessions Court Clerk and ask about your Case. Especially what you are actually charged with. Try to find a way to not have the Violation go against your MVR such as a Speeding Class.
I do have a past record.dui in2011 over alcohol. DUI second offence was in 2012. Driving on suspended....... I wasn't ordered to have the interlock untill the second one. I paid all my probation, fines, and my reinstatement fee. But i just got a job right before i was pulled over. So... Read more »
Yes it is possible to get things worked out. If you can afford an attorney then it is smart to hire one to help walk you through the process and make sure everything is completed to obtain your license. An attorney can help you obtain a waiver of the interlock device fees as well as negotiate...Read more »
That means they want you to appear in court for the crime of speeding. Its almost 30 miles over the speed limit therefore, they may want you to go to general sessions court instead of traffic court. Speeding is a C misdemeanor . I have seen DAs and judges ask for 2 days in jail, probation, and...Read more »
Immediately register your vehicle, and place the new sticker on your plate. Then go to Court, be respectful, and explain to the Judge or DA that you have got your Registration up to date. The best that can happen is either or both Violations are dismissed, with or without costs. At worst, you...Read more »
by Jackson County. No ticket was issued. A state trooper witnessed the accident as he was en route responding to another driver who slid off the road in the same location a few minutes before me. Because I saw the officer approaching with lights activated, I had already slowed down and was not... Read more »
More than likely a Citation was issued and somehow you did not get a copy. THP gets away with all kinds of things. Call Jackson County General Sessions Court and inquire for December 2018 through March 2019. The MVR is only for the last twelve months, so there may be a conviction in March...Read more »
That is probably not going to sway the Judge. General Sessions is not a Court of Record and the State's amendments can be made freely, including dismissing the Citation then arresting you at Court on the same Rule of the Road Violation made into an Arrest Warrant. So be respectful and try...Read more »
An individual was pulled over by the cops. He was driving a vehicle that wasn’t registered, was uninsured, and had tags on it that went to a 2011 GMC Sierra but the vehicle the tags were on is a 1995 vehicle. Since this incident his dad has went and registered the vehicle and got insurance on it... Read more »
Those Rule of the Road violations should not get MVR points. However the Financial Responsibility Vilolation could suspend the License of the Driver and/or Owner. Hire a competent attorney to address these charges in Court. The Insurance Contract Date could be bad if the LEO shows up....Read more »
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