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 »
You should go to Court. Dress appropriately, act respectfully, and possibly the DA or Judge will reduce the speed which are points against your MVR. The worst that can happen is you have to pay the same as you would if you mailed it in.
You did not state whether it was a Felony or Misdemeanor. Either way, hire a lawyer now. You hope to get it Diverted, Dismissed and Expunged. Being a Citation it was probably a Simple Possession charge, which will still look terrible as a conviction for the rest of your life.
I am planning to go to court and ask the judge if I can do traffic school or anything to keep the ticket off my record. Should I plea guilty, not guilty, or no contest? If I do plead guilty, am I still able to get this off my record?
Go to Court dressed decently and act respectful. Ask the Judge or DA if there is a way you can keep those points going on your MVR. If you plead guilty and send it in, you get points. You will probably be alright.
I was told by the officer that pulled me over that I would just have to pay a ticket, then when I called to find out the amount, they informed me I have to go to court. Is there any possible way I can avoid going to court?
They are saying that it's still suspended for the same thing I paid off. If this was the case then I wouldn't I have gotten more than a "no-seatbelt" ticket from the state trooper? Wouldn't he have given me a "driving on suspended license" ticket if I didn't have my license reinstated?
You will have to work this out with the Department of Safety. Some Court may be involved, but it sounds like DOS was either never satisfied because you did not take care of everything, or DOS has a mistake.
Evidently you pled guilty and paid the Citation. The DOS puts points against your MVR for the last year, and you are only allowed 11. If you get a Notice of Suspension from DOS, hire a competent attorney to get an admin hearing. You cannot remove MVR points.
The LEO must have gotten your information from his computer check of your tag. The Citation may or may not have errors, but its validity is not an issue, irregardless how the LEO drafted it prior to issuance.
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