Get a certified complete copy of your driving record. You can get it online. Let an attorney review it and they can tell you what you need to do. You will need to resolve each case where there are FTA's or outstanding fines and costs.
Yes, you have to go to court. The ticket is issued to you in lieu of your being taken into custody. Your signature acknowledges this. Your refusal could have resulted in your being taken into custody. In this instance, he wrote refusal as "his notes" to indicate that he...Read more »
I recently moved and my insurance sent a letter to my old house saying that my policy was going to end soon. I didnt know this since I was at a new house and they didnt call nor email. During my accident I didnt stop in time at a stop light and rearended the person in front of me. I got cited for... Read more »
Contact an attorney in whatever state you moved from who can tell you what the law is on cancellations. Save the paperwork you got that was forwarded. Postmarks are key--sometimes, insurance companies being cheap, they hold their mail for a few days for a bulk rate. That means if the letter was...Read more »
He gave me a speeding ticket and I tried to explain to him the car that ran away from him was trying to hit me. He left as soon as the cop turned around. I slowed and stopped for the officer and tried to explain the situation
Sounds like you have a defense to the speeding ticket. Plead "not guilty" and go to trial to present your evidence, be sure to bring independent witnesses or it will be you against the officer. Or you could see if you can go to traffic school. If the care did not hit you and there is...Read more »
I was pulled over for failure to display my front license plate - upon stop trooper asked if I smoked weed I said yes pointed to my pipe - then got out to get a leash from the trunk for my dog so he could search my car - I didn’t really give permission he just already was on it - so after... Read more »
Once the admission of possession of an illegal substance was made, the officer had a legal right to search your car. Whether the officer was going to "bust up" your car or impound your vehicle to perform an inventory search is speculation. Call your lawyer. Good luck.
If someone received a ticker for Financial Responsibility (No Insurance) and they showed the court they had a policy during the date of ticket is the case dismissed immediately or is the insurance policy verified? Not speaking of fake insurance but if you can't remember if it was cancelled or... Read more »
Prima Facia? You mean that the prosecution/state did not meet is BOP or burden of proof? In order to prevail, the prosecution must prove each and every element of its case beyond a reasonable doubt. Should it fail to do so, it has not met its BOP and the defendant wins.
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
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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
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 »
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.
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 »
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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