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Q: I was pulled over and the officer got my speed wrong and I have proof. How do I fight it?

She wrote me for 45 in a 35 but I have proof (GPS tracking) I was doing 40. How do I fight this?

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Sep 12, 2022

CAVEAT: I DO NOT REPRESENT CLIENTS IN TRAFFIC TICKET CASES, but

Driving over the speed limit is a crime, whether it's one mile over or ten. Many cities have "tiered" speed limit fines. In Houston, your fine would be $195 for going 10-14 mph over the speed limit, but only...
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Q: Does a ticket get dismissed if the officer doesn't show up?

I was in an accident and received a ticket for running the red light. I told the officer (truthfully) that there was a tree covering the stoplight and I couldn’t see it from the road. He said to go to court and tell the judge that, and it might be dismissed.

If the police officer... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Aug 12, 2022

I recommend that you use the Justia Find a Lawyer tab and search for traffic ticket lawyers in your area----call a few, discuss the specifics of your situation and then hire the one with whom you are most comfortable---this is the best route to maximizing your opportunity to mitigate and perhaps... Read more »

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Q: I have multiple traffic tickets that turned into warrants in Dallas and Arlington and dalworthing Gardens ..

I would like to get them all resolved/lifted and put on payment plan if that possible

1/25/85 …18314085

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Aug 12, 2022

It is unlikely an attorney will reach out to you, but it is possible. I recommend that you use the Justia Find a Lawyer tab and search for traffic ticket/criminal defense lawyers in your area----call a few, discuss the specifics of your situation and then hire the one with whom you are most... Read more »

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Q: If I sign the Citation as I pay the fine can I change it to go to court?
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Aug 4, 2022

Signing a citation has no legal effect; the ticket is just a notice of when and where to appear for court. Paying the fine, however, finalizes the case.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: Do I need to get a lawyer and how could it help

My so. Was involved in an accident. He was given a citation for failure to control speed but he was taken to the hospital under protective custody. One I got the police report there was also a DWI charge. Once he was released from the hospital they showed up at his house with a warrant &... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Aug 4, 2022

Yes, your son needs an attorney. Contact a lawyer who practices in the county where the case is filed. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: I was involved in a wreck. after 9 weeks I found out I was not at fault.

I had purchased insurance that covers my car only through my dealership(DS). they told me they would be in contact with the insurance company to get the repairs taken care of (they do some in-house repairs and what not) I requested a bill for the impound fees, the car was towed after the wreck 458... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Aug 1, 2022

Yes, you have some legal remedies and at this point in time I think you should consult with an accident/injury lawyer to guide you through this process, especially if you have physical injuries. Most accident/injury lawyers will provide a free consul so please take a few of them up on it and then... Read more »

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Q: Does it matter if a police officer writes out a ticket or citation in pencil instead of ink?

If this is so then would it vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction like most other rules?

Also, once officer has proclaimed that someone is driving without license especially in written form (e.a. ticket) are they allowed to let that person continue on with their drive after issuing such a... Read more »

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

Short answer: no, it does not matter if an officer writes a citation in pen or pencil.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: I need a lawyer to talk to the D.A on my behave one Texas as I live in idiana now. I had a warrant

Jailed in Texas in 2019. Was pulled over in Indiana because I live here now for more then over a year. I sat in Marion county jail for 9 days then they let me go, Texas didn’t wanna come get me. I can’t talk to the D.A they said I have to get a lawyer in Texas to talk to them and cut me a deal... Read more »

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Jun 3, 2022

We cannot call you but you can call any lawyer on this site. Start calling lawyers and I ma sure one will be happy to call the ADA,

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Constitutional Law and Legal Malpractice for Texas on
Q: Denied consent to search, waited 2 hours for k9, bogus reason for stop and bogus probable cause, illegal s and s

Stopped because claimed couldn’t read my license plate. Small town, same officer, seen me several previous times and had followed me 20 minutes before he seen me again to pull me over. I asked what his probable cause was and he said I looked nervous. All I was doing was putting gas in my... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
answered on May 11, 2022

Your attorney may attempt to get copies of all data and voice recordings sent to that patrol car on that particular day in hopes of discovering whether or not the officer attempted to run your plates.

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Q: Is a citation valid if neither you or the officer signed it?

I'm currently waiting for my court date but at the bottom of the citation where there should be signatures, it's blank. He never asked me to sign and he never signed.

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Apr 14, 2022

Signing a ticket or not has no affect on the validity of the charge.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: If I got stop by a police officer and he had a civilian with him is that legal

The civilian was his 14 year old son

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Mar 12, 2022

Yes,it is legal.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: Can I get legal aid pro Bono to resolve failure to appears I have on my driving record

I'm trying to get my license and I have some failure to appears that are court costs and other costs dating back 10 years or more in various counties. How can I resolve this issue.

Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
answered on Dec 21, 2021

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: If I hot stopped because the officer said I didn't have a seat belt and I don't sign ticket do I go to court

Is my ticket dismissed? What happens if he writes refusual?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Oct 6, 2021

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: I was at fault for an accident in the time my insurance lapsed. Now the other person's lawyer is asking for compensation

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 »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Sep 29, 2021

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 »

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Q: I was in round rock and a cop from a different town pulls me over because I was speeding away from car, tried to hit me

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

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Sep 22, 2021

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 »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Texas on
Q: Is it legal for a state trooper to search a locked glovebox? He said he was going to “bust it open” if I didn’t give key

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 »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on May 11, 2021

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.

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2 Answers | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Defense, Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: If proof of insurance was provided to the court do they verify it?

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 »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
answered on May 5, 2021

They will probably verify it unless someone is being lazy.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: I was notified that I have a speeding ticket.... through email from the DMV. Is this a scam?
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Apr 24, 2021

Well, have you been issued a speeding citation? If so, did you resolve it?

Bring the letter you received to an attorney for review. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: Has there been successful cases in which a traffic ticket was issued and the defence was Prima Facia in Texas?

Traveling 45 in a 30 three lanes going one way zero traffic sunny conditions no turns had complete control of the vehicle

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Apr 23, 2021

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.

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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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