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Q: i was pulled over by a sheriff and let go with just a verbal warning for speeding is he able to mail me a ticket later
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Feb 2, 2023

The answer to your question is yes, you could be mailed a citation ut the question I would have is: why wouldn't the office give you the citation at the scene? Call an attorney if you receive anything in the mail. Good luck.

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Q: I was pulled over. Never received or signed a citation now I have a failure to appear

If I was never given a ticket or sign the ticket because I was never given a ticket how can I have a failure to appear against me if I did not know I needed to appear because there was no citation given to me but now I have a failure to appear and they claim that they have an unsigned ticket what... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Feb 2, 2023

No one in this forum can accurately comment on your specific situation, but you have the right to contest the matter if you believe you did not commit an offense. Contact the court and request a hearing. Calling an attorney might help. Good luck.

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Q: What can happen to a driver if they refuse to sign for a ticket because they felt they were in the right?

Hypothetically, a person is pulled over for speeding but said person was not speeding. What would happen if that person opted not to sign for the ticket?

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Feb 1, 2023

The individual could be arrested and jailed pending a court date to adjudicate whether he/she is guilty or not.

Signing a traffic ticket is simply promising to appear in court. It is not an admission of guilt by the driver.

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Q: How do I challenge a wrongful ticket that was given to me in the Harris County court? Thanks

I got a ticket where police told me you did not stop when turning right, which I did but at the time did not want to argue with him. When I got the citation from him, I saw he mentioned ran a red light.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jan 26, 2023

On your court date go to Court and let the prosecutor know you are challenging/contesting the ticket. Better yet, contact a local traffic ticket attorney to represent you and possibly go to you on your behalf. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Traffic Tickets and Gov & Administrative Law for Texas on
Q: Are San Antonio city ordinances, such as parking ordinance, enforceable in the cities Extra Territorial Jurisdictions?
John Cucci Jr.
John Cucci Jr.
answered on Jan 17, 2023

The answer to your question would require a look at the ordinances and the language defining the extra-territorial jurisdictions. Usually, all are enforceable.

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Q: Is a paper plate that expired considered a fictitious plate?
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 13, 2023

No, it is considered to be an expired plate.

But many paper plate are, in fact, fictitious plates.

A fictitious paper plate past the stated date technically isn’t an expired plate because it was never a valid plate in the first place. It was always a fictitious plate.

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property and Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: Is it legal for a cop to take you to jail for not stopping at a designated stopping point in a dim license plate light
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Jan 10, 2023

The short answer is yes, an officer can take a person into custody for a traffic offense instead of issuing a citation (except for speeding)

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Q: Is a traffic ticket admissible if the citation date and time are inaccurate?

Is it best practice or culturally appropriate for an officer to ask the accused to open their door for registration information?

What is the penal code I should review for additional information on this process?

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Dec 27, 2022

Yes, the officer can ask the question you refer to. Check the Texas Transportation Code and/or the city ordinance in the locale where you received the citation to review the statute in question. for class c violations Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: I just recently had a ticket dismissed, in Texas. Also, I have video evidence of supervisor, reprimanding the officer.

Is there a way for me to sue, for pain and suffering bc I was cuffed and put in the back of a Tahoe, at time searched car without permission. Maranda rights were not read, the traffic stop was dismissed in a court of law.

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Dec 16, 2022

"Pain and suffering" refers to conscious physical pain and suffering as a result of bodily injury. From the facts you describe, it appears unclear as to what bodily injury, if any, you sustained. You may be able to sue for a civil rights violation, but it doesn't look to me like... Read more »

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Q: an officer gave me a ticket for speeding

the ticket has not been filed and doesn't show up on records to pay it/check the status. will the ticket be dismissed or do i just have to wait to see if it gets filed?

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Dec 15, 2022

If you just pay the ticket, it will be recorded as a conviction an entered on your driving record. Call an attorney may help. Good luck.

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Q: I have a reckless driving ticket due to speeding and wanting to get off the record due to employer requirements

Ticket has been paid for after I received it

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Dec 15, 2022

You cannot remove a citation from your driving record once you have been found guilty and the Court has entered a final judgment. You have to take the steps necessary to avoid the final conviction. Call an attorney BEFORE you do anything with a court. Good luck

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Q: Do I have to report a speeding ticket to Texas Medical Board? 100 mph in a 75. Case was "escalated". I'm an MD...
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Dec 5, 2022

I am not sure what "escalated" means. What was the disposition of the matter? Talk with your attorney. Good luck.

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Q: Can I receive a fictitious registration ticket and a expired registration ticket by the same cop?

I got two tickets by the same cop, he wrote a ticket for displaying a “fictitious” registration, but also gave me a ticket for the “fictitious” registration being expired. I no longer own that car, but I thought cops couldn’t give you two different tickets for one thing?

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Dec 5, 2022

Short answer: yes. Get your registration corrected and take it to the court as directed on the citation. Calling an attorney may help. Good luck.

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Q: Issues a failed blinker traffic ticket by mail, in Texas, never encountering a police officer or being pulled over.

Fail to signal lane change, unsafe start from parked/stopped/standing, and driver disregarded police officer or crossing. Issues by mail. Never encountered police or was pulled over. Got in mail 6 days later of alleged offense. Vehicle is a shared work vehicle that was sold 5 days ago. We don’t... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Dec 5, 2022

I am not sure of your exact question. Who is the person named in the citation?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: Can a private parking lot in Dallas Tx threaten to boot or tow your car? I

I tried to pay the $3 fee per their instructions at the lot by texting. They never responded to 2 texts and I still have the texts to prove that.They sent a letter saying I owe $82 now and they will boot or tow my car if I do not pay that. Can they do that? It seems illegal since it is not a city... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Nov 15, 2022

Short answer, yes, your car can be towed even if it is in a private parking lot. Hypothetical: if someone parked their car in the private driveway of your home and left it there, do you feel you could have the car towed?

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Q: If I have traffic tickets from 2004 can they arrest me for those?

Tickets for no driving license, MVI inspection out, failure to appear.

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Nov 15, 2022

Once warrants are issued, they don't disappear. You either have to post bonds or get arrested. Calling an attorney in the county where the warrants are pending would help. Good luck.

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Q: cop told my friend he was gonna give him a ticket for something someone reported he did while driving the day before ?

He accidentally ran a bus light that had it a stop sign out in a business parking lot opposite side of road and the cop didn’t even know who was driving but said he was giving him a ticket can he do that ?

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Nov 8, 2022

Yes. A traffic ticket is just a citation to appear. Tickets are issued all the time based on alleged criminal activity reported to police by ordinary citizens.

But your friend can ask for a trial. Because the cop didn’t actually see the offense, the person who reported it will need to...
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Q: Can I get a ticket dismissed if the officer knowingly lied about posted speed limit on my ticket?

I was in a 70mph zone, clocked in a 70mph zone and stopped just before the 65mph sign but he wrote me a ticket as if I was in the 65mph zone. He falsified a document.

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Oct 20, 2022

The first question is what is the alleged location in question. Next, the zoning of that location must be checked. Whether the officer lied or not is a question of fact which is what trials are for; the officer has the right to appear in court to testify just like you do and she/he may claim YOU... Read more »

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Q: Can you get a ticket for illegal parking in a handicap spot without a handicap permit while you are sitting in your car?

As soon as I parked there a motorcycle traffic coo pulled up in 5 seconds and gave me a ticket. I said I'm not using the spot just calming my kid as he was throwing a fit.

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Oct 20, 2022

The short answer to your question is yes. Parking violations included parking, standing, or stopping a vehicle as defined in the Texas Transportation Code.

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Q: Can a citation where your last name, residence address, and DOB is incorrect be dismissed.
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Oct 20, 2022

The citation (ticket) is merely notice of when and where to appear in court. The questions is whether there are any defects in the charging instrument (the complaint) and whether those defects are material.

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