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Q: if a police officer gives you a ticket but doesnt make you sign it, can it be dismissed?
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Feb 26, 2021

Short answer is no, a citation will not be dismissed because the defendant didn't sign it.

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Q: Can a ticket be dismissed if the officer didn't write a vehicle code of the violation,he just wrote out the offense
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Feb 18, 2021

Short answer: no, your citation will not be dismissed on the basis you describe.

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Q: My son got a citation for failure to control speed in College Station, there was absolutely no damage to either vehicle,

The car in front of him suddenly decided to stop to make a turn, there was very minimal contact between both vehicles what are the chances he could have this citation dismissed if he goes to court he is 21 years old

Thanks you

Brian Foley
Brian Foley answered on Feb 12, 2021

It is difficult to predict exactly what a prosecutor would do in particular cases. However, it is very common that young offenders who are able to show that they have fixed the damage to other's vehicles are offered either community service or other conditions to complete in return for a... Read more »

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Q: I got the speeding ticket while I was travelling to school in Arlington, TX . Later I forgot to pay the fine and one day

I got the speeding ticket while I was travelling to school in Arlington, TX . Later I forgot to pay the fine and one day I got the speeding ticket while I was travelling to school in Arlington, TX . Later I forgot to pay the fine and one day I got a warrant in my name that was issued by the court.... Read more »

Brian Foley
Brian Foley answered on Feb 12, 2021

Most employers do not consider Class C offenses against applicants. Having a warrant related to traffic offenses is very common and most job applications request disclosure of criminal offenses "other than class C" offenses for this very reason. If you are asked about it indicating that... Read more »

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Q: Can police legally unlock and search my glovebox without a warrant

I was recently stopped for an expired registration which if I'm correct right now is not even stoppable offense due to covid-19 and subsequently pulled out and surendered marijuana from my person to the officer he then without saying anything else to be watching his car got gloves one over to... Read more »

Brian Foley
Brian Foley answered on Feb 12, 2021

You're best legal challenge would be the reason for the initial detention. In Texas a police officer has to have reasonable suspicion that a traffic violation has occurred to pull over a vehicle. If the only reason the officer had to pull you over was the expired registration sticker it may... Read more »

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Q: I live in TX. Got a tickt in GA. Ofcr mistakenly listed my address as GA. I tried to pay online, but am told to appear

I cannot afford to return to GA. What should I do?

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Jan 14, 2021

Call an attorney in the county in Georgia where the ticket is pending and pose this question. I suggest contacting the Georgia State Bat for a list of potential lawyers. Good luck.

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Q: What does dismissal of traffic ticket means

I got a ticket for Driving in left lane and failing to pass how can I lead non guilty

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Dec 15, 2020

Dismissal mans no finding of guilty was entered on a case. Contact the court where the matter is pending for options or talk with your lawyer. Good luck,.

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Q: i got a ticked for speeding in a different county i called & they said they couldn’t find my file what can i do next

i got pulled over in a different county i called the number they gave me and i asked how can i pay for it and they asked for my name and after that they said they couldn’t find my file i need guidance on what to do next

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Nov 23, 2020

Make a request in writing for a court setting. The officer who issued your citation hasn't filed it with the court as of yet, but that doesn't me she/he won't do so soon. Telephone calls do not count as a court appearance and you want to avoid a warrant because nothing is in your... Read more »

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Q: I got a letter in the mail for a warrant I never knew about. It was for not fixing something on a house I do not own.

Court says they sent a ticket for not fixing a pipe on a house and I didn't show up. I never got the ticket nor do I own the property and cannot afford an attorney. My question is, don't I have to be physically served or notified? They claim they sent a letter but I never got it.

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Nov 22, 2020

That seems like a frustrating situation. Do you have a specific question about dealing with the warrant?

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Q: Can i get a ticket dismissed if i was speeding in a school zone but the school zone light wasn't on?

Can i get a ticket dismissed if i was speeding in a school zone but the light to indicate that the school zone speed limit is active wasn't on or not working properly?

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Nov 5, 2020

Possibly. Adequate notice of the school zone must be provided. Notice of the school zone being in effect is a fact question to b decided at trial. Good luck

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Q: Is it legal for a cop to add charges onto my ticket after a traffic stop

I was pulled over for speeding while in-between 2 cars and on my ticket it says I got a registration charge and a speeding charge but I got a letter in the mail that says they're charging me with failure to provide financial responsibility, unsafe speed for prevailing conditions (dry roads at... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Oct 24, 2020

What you describe is legal. An officer has the right to cite you for whatever offense he/she believes you committed, and can file such charges at large. Understand that if you just pay these tickets, your license may be suspended, so call n attorney before contacting the court. Good luck.

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Q: Placed in cuffs for long period of time and did not have mask when moved and no toilet paper and no sleep mat or blanket
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Oct 21, 2020

I am not sure of your question. If you were charged with a criminal offense, call an attorney in your area. Good luck.

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Q: How do we fix this, isn’t it double jeopardy or something? My boyfriend had 3 traffic violations and a fta from 2013.

He had 3 traffic violations and a failure to appear from 2013. In 2017 he got arrested and spent 3 weeks in jail. The magistrate at that time gave him time served for the 4 warrants out of Daisetta, Texas. He has recently went to jail, got his truck and a borrowed trailer impounded over 1 of the 4... Read more »

Roy Lee Warren
Roy Lee Warren answered on Oct 20, 2020

I am sorry for your troubles but I thank you for your question.

I'm not sure about the claim the magistrate did not have jurisdiction to give him "time served", or why you would be told that AFTER he already served the time. It is my opinion this is a claim that should be...
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Q: Is it possible to have multiple traffic tickets under two different identification numbers?
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Oct 9, 2020

Yes, one person can have citations under an ID number AND a DL number. Calling a lawyer may help. Good luck.

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Q: I received a school zone speeding ticket for a zone that states “When Flashing” however there’s no flash lights.

I received a school zone speeding ticket for a school zone that states “When Flashing” however there’s no light. Is this enforceable sign the indicated when flashing however if there’s no flashing light, how should drivers know it’s in effect? There’s no time indicating the school and... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Oct 5, 2020

"I didn't know it was a school zone" is not a legal defense. Whether the zone was properly marked where a person would be given notice that a school zone was in effect, however, is a different issue, as well as whether the school zone was in effect on the date and time in... Read more »

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Q: I received a speeding ticket in Collin county. If I pay the fine online, do I still have to show up to court?

I was speeding 11 mph over the speed limit. I was just wondering if the citation is paid online, do I still have to go to the court date on the bottom of the ticket?

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Sep 29, 2020

Paying the fine online will finalize the matter and you will not have to appear in court. This will, however, cause a conviction to be entered on your record. Call the court (or an attorney) to discover any options to avoid a conviction, Conviction.

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Q: What does it mean when you got a traffic ticket for dwil but it was voided and sent to the DA
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Sep 22, 2020

Expect enhanced criminal charges to be filed. Call an attorney ASAP, see what it will take to clear your license and discover if anything can be done before a warrant is issued. Good luck.

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Q: What law is statute 6 6-3 - 846. 1 + 6/6 - 8 - 116 n.m.
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Sep 19, 2020

More context is required about the statute you are referencing. State or Federal statute? Civil or Criminal Statute? Civil Code for the Statute?

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Q: have cdl got citation failure to control speed I already paid ticket and cant take defensive driving can it be fixed
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Sep 9, 2020

Paying the fine on the ticket finalized the matter and it is on your record permanently. It is virtually impossible to "remove" any conviction; the objective is to avoid anything from ever being reported. Next time, call an attorney BEFORE you pay anything or do anything with the court. Good luck

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Q: cop put on the ticket that it happened an hour and a half before I even left my house and increased the speed he told me

can I get off of this ?

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Aug 28, 2020

Errors on a citation will not automatically cause dismissal of a class c offense; you will have to review the actual complaint filed with the court. Calling an attorney may help. Good luck.

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