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Q: I didn't appear on my court date. How long does it take for a warrant .

Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Jun 12, 2019

You should contact the Court immediately and settle the matter; don't wait around for a warrant.

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Q: How can police arrest me because I refused to sign a ticket I know I did not do.by what I read ealyer they don't need it

Grant St Julian III answered on Jun 8, 2019

Tickets are class c misdemeanors, and an officer has the right to arrest an individual charged with a class c misdemeanor (except for speeding), take them to jail, make them appear in front of a judge, have a bond amount set, then post bond. Local jails, however aren't big enough to have everyone... Read more »

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Q: Can a officer take ur registration sticker off ur car during a traffic stop and claim its fake and let u drive off

Grant St Julian III answered on Jun 5, 2019

The short answer is yes, what the officer did was permissible, and you could have been arrested for the offense. Take the title of the vehicle in question along with the most recent registration receipt to the local county tax office to remedy the situation. Good luck.

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Q: What do I need to do?

I keep calling the number on the back of my citation/ticket and they keep telling me my information is not in the system..

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on May 21, 2019

That happens sometimes. Consider putting a recurring event on your calendar that reminds you to call them every Wednesday at 10am. If you are bad at using your calendar perhaps set an alarm on your smart phone for that purpose.

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Q: I can't find out what my license was suspended for what the fine is or what county it's out of ijust want to pay myfines

Grant St Julian III answered on May 18, 2019

You may look up the eligibility of your license at:

https://txapps.texas.gov/txapp/txdps/dleligibility/login.do

Contacting an attorney may help. Good luck.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Collections and Probate for Texas on

Q: How can I get my failuer to maintain financial responsibility citation dismissed

Also my criminal mischief charge dismissed

Grant St Julian III answered on May 13, 2019

Yes, any citation or criminal charge CAN get dismissed. What will happen in your particular case depends on the particular facts of your situation. Call a local lawyer. Good luck.

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Q: Do traffic citations have to be hand-delivered?

My daughter was involved in a traffic incident in Montgomery County. She was not issued a citation at the time of the incident. Later that evening she began receiving calls from the constable asking to meet with her in person so he could issue the citation in person. She said she'd speak with... Read more »

Gary D. Peak answered on May 8, 2019

If I were the attorney I would have called the Constable and inquired directly what the problem was and told him if a ticket was being issued he can fax it to me, and we will get a not guilty plea filed for her.

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Q: Can I have an attorney write a letter to a judge for me to have a ticket from 2014 for no insurance and fta dismissed?

My license expired in February and upon trying to renew it this old ticket showed up from April 2014. I have no insurance now because I have no vehicle. I moved from San Marcos in 2015 to Spring Tx.

Gary D. Peak answered on May 8, 2019

Yes you can, and what we usually do under facts like this is try to get the Judge to allow you to pay the Fail to Appear and dismiss the no insurance. The FTA is not a moving violation and it keeps you from getting a suspension for no insurance and surcharges.

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Q: What are my options for allegedly speeding in school zone with no posted visual 20 mph speed limit school zone signs?

I went back the next day to video my exact route. To show that there are no visually posted signs with in the area the officer claimed I was speeding. Which is roughly about a 1 mile distance between the streets.

Gary D. Peak answered on May 8, 2019

Hire an attorney in your area who specializes in traffic tickets. Take them your video.

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Q: Traffic stop

Quick question i was stop by police this morning. He got to the window and ask me for my driver's license and registration, didn't gave me the motive why he stop me , i ask him politely what was the motive he stop me and he refused to tell me until i gave him what he ask i kept saying that for... Read more »

Gary D. Peak answered on May 8, 2019

You were not arrested and did not give false information so this shouldn't apply. But, officer's often threaten to arrest for failure to identify. Whether a crime or not, right or wrong, you should give your id if you want to make 100% sure the cop doesn't decide to arrest, your car gets towed,... Read more »

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Q: I renewed my drivers license and was sent a letter for denial saying I have to go to texasfailuretoappear.com.

Says its from 2012 and I have a warrant. I have been pulled over since then and there was no problems. I don't know anything about this ticket and I keep asking to see an actual copy of it. Also when you click on ticket payment system it says offense date 9/19/2012 and court date 1/1/0001. I... Read more »

Grant St Julian III answered on May 7, 2019

Contact an attorney in the county where the citation was allegedly issued and have her/him check the court records (not the records of the collection agency that is attempting to get your money). Good luck.

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Q: If a un mark police car is park on the side of the road with no flashing light or siren on can he give u a ticket

When driving pass the un mark police car

Grant St Julian III answered on Apr 4, 2019

Yes, you can be given a ticket in the situation you describe.

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Q: Im from california and someone used my name in texas for a 2 point conviction on my license. My dmv print out .says da

DA on section violate

Grant St Julian III answered on Apr 3, 2019

File an identity theft report with the police, contact the court that entered the conviction, discover the specifics of the citation in question and have an attorney see about filing a motion for new trial or bill of review. God luck.

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Q: I have a warrant for a traffic stop from 2011 that I have no recollection about. What can I do now 8 years later?

I was pulled over for speeding, and only given a warning. But the officer said I had a warrant for no OR expired license back from 2011. I’ve always taken care of tickets & infractions and I have no recollection of this happening. I’m not sure why EIGHT years later I am just now hearing about... Read more »

Grant St Julian III answered on Apr 2, 2019

You can bond a bond to recall the warrant and set the matter on the contested docket if you do not believe you are guilty of the offense. Or you can contact an attorney who can probably post the bond at a lower cost and plead not guilty. Or you can just pay the ticket, but this will cause a... Read more »

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Q: I have ticket for stop if I pay the ticket going my driving record

Traffic ticket affect my job can be terminal

Grant St Julian III answered on Mar 12, 2019

Just paying a citation causes a conviction to be entered and reported on your driving record. Call the court to see what options are available to avoid a conviction...or call an attorney in the area.

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Q: While getting a ride from a friend he had gotten pulled and i end up getting arrested for possession of a controlled sub

Substance while recently looking up my charges i found out they also charge me with improper statutory citation was wondering what the charges is and means

Grant St Julian III answered on Mar 9, 2019

Get with an attorney, have her/him discover all the charges the State has filed and what evidence there is against you, and discuss your options. Good luck.

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Q: If you are Texas National Guard on Orders / Military Duty in Uniform can you get a cited in transit to your dutystation?

Grant St Julian III answered on Mar 6, 2019

Military service does not exempt a person from traffic laws, so yes, you can be cited while on military duty in uniform.

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Q: My license was suspended do to a traffic accident in 2016 and judgement for damages. Can I reinstate if unpaid?

Judgement is over 2 yrs old and creditor is not willing to set up a reasonable payment plan for me to reinstate my DL. How if at all can I get anything done?

Grant St Julian III answered on Mar 1, 2019

You can petition for an occupational driver's license. This can be done at a Justice of the Peace or County Court at law. Calling an attorney may help. Good luck.

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Q: I got a speeding ticket in a work zone 50/30 he marked that workers were present when they weren’t. Possible options?

Grant St Julian III answered on Feb 11, 2019

You may enter a plea of guilty/no contest, which will cause a fine to be entered and a conviction to be reported on your driving record, or you can enter a plea of not guilty and schedule a court date. Calling a local attorney might help. Good luck.

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Q: How long after a vehicle registration and inspection expires do you have to renew?

My state inspection and registration is joined, expired 12/18, was cited on 1/28, but the state website says you have 90 days from expiration to renew, so I was still within that grace period, correct? Also literally no police officer or court official has known the answer to this question, and I... Read more »

Grant St Julian III answered on Feb 8, 2019

Incorrect. Automobile registration expires on the last day of the month on the sticker, and you must update your registration prior to that date to avoid a citation.

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