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Q: The police officer put Covid 19 as my name on my speeding ticket. Am I still liable? And why would he do that?
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on May 22, 2020

Assume the officer was preoccupied and made a clerical error. Whether the State will pursue prosecution depends on if enough information was gathered to generate a complaint (an error on the ticket itself is not sufficient to cause dismissal). Calling an attorney may help. Good luck.

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Q: In Texas, I got a speeding ticket, but the officer did not ask me to sign it. I did not refuse; I was not asked.

Got ticket in Williamson County, but live in Dallas County. 19 miles over limit. Does this make a difference in any way so that I can get out of the ticket? Ticket on May 19, 2020.

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on May 21, 2020

Signing or not signing a ticket has no effect on prosecution. Call a lawyer in Williamson County. Good luck.

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Q: Can I get my citations charges lowered?

I was pulled over for speeding, I received 3 citations; speeding, expired license (1/28/2020 I was in college and I didn't have much time to schedule a test or renew it) and breaking a restriction( I was driving with a permit, I need someone over 21 with me ) This happened 3/1/20 and I was... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on May 20, 2020

You cannot resolve a moving violation through a defensive driving class if you don't have a valid driver's license. Talking with a Judge can't hurt. Talking with an attorney first would be better. Good luck.

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Q: How to take care of a bench warrant for traffic citation when I live across country.

I got a traffic citation for speeding in Michigan 2 years ago and never paid it and a bench warrant is issued. I currently living across the country in Texas now. A friend had said it got taken care of and never worried about it again til I tried to get my license down here in Texas. I called the... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on May 16, 2020

Contact an attorney in the county where the warrant is pending. Good luck.

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Q: I was stopped by a cop for speeding and I didnt recieve a physical ticket nor did I sign anything told me I would get it

In mail am I really getting a ticket

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on May 7, 2020

It is possible for an officer to mail a citation, giving notice of where and when to appear in court.. No one in this forum. however, will know exactly what will or did happen in your particular case and why you were not given a ticket at the scene. If you do receive something in the mail about... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: Can a judge find you guilty only because you testified to the wrong flashing red light.

I only knew we were talking about 1 light light when cop was talking about another

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on May 4, 2020

A Judge will find you guilty if she/he believes the State has proven the allegations against you beyond a reasonable doubt.

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets and Probate for Texas on
Q: Ima trying to know how long ima be locked up for
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Mar 19, 2020

What are you charged with? Call an attorney in your area.

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Q: Can the police run temporary tags to see if the car is insured or not if you cant find your insurance card (Texas)

My boyfriend was buying the Car from an individual and had to get temporary tags. I got pulled over and couldn't find the insurance card and the police told me that they couldnt verify insurance by running a temporary tag and arrested me for driving with license invalid without financial... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Mar 16, 2020

The question is whether the car was insured on the date and time the ticket was issued; proof of current insurance will not dismiss a no insurance citation. Get a letter from your insurance company that the cat was insured on the date of the ticket.

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Q: What can I do if the attorney I hired didn't show up to my court. I want my money back but she ignoring me now

I hired her to fight for my traffic tickets but she didn't show up because she was overloaded. I fought myself and made my own deal. I want my money back but she ignoring me

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Mar 5, 2020

You might consider contacting the Client-Attorney Assistance Program (CAAP) to re-establish communication with the attorney. Call (800) 932-1900 or see https://www.texasbar.com/Content/NavigationMenu/ForThePublic/ProblemswithanAttorney/CAAP/default.htm

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: I was charged with DWI .The police report says the reason I was stopped was for no seatbelt. I wasn't ticketed .

At arraignment th police report says that I was stopped for no seatbelt .I was charged with DWI he claims the oder of alcohol and glossy eyes. On the way out I stopped at traffic ticket office and there is no seatbelt ticket under my i.d Was that a lawful stop?

Herman Martinez
Herman Martinez answered on Mar 5, 2020

The no seatbelt reason is the probable cause for stopping you. A police officer does not write the ticket for the no seatbelt because a DWI is a more serious crime. Nevertheless, a judge may find that the probable cause was not reasonable. Hopefully, you landed in a friendly Houston Harris County... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Municipal Law for Texas on
Q: Do they have the right to keep a warrent on me when they've turned me over to privat collection agency.
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Mar 5, 2020

I am not sure of you exact question, but a warrant can be outstanding for your arrest while collections efforts are made to collect fines and costs. Calling a lawyer may help. Good luck.

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Q: Ticket for going 76 ina 60 in tx I got a ticket, no price the officer said I have to go to court how can I get out of it

I was going 76 in a 60 at night on a Texas Highway. When I asked how much the ticket was the cop said I had to appear in court for it I can’t pay it I really need help as I am freaking out and don’t want anything on my record

Staci Krause
Staci Krause answered on Mar 1, 2020

You will need to show up to court to find out more details about how you can resolve it. If it's your first ticket, there's probably quite a few options they would be willing to offer you. If you want to fight it, you should show up and tell them you want to fight it.

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Q: What’s the cost for statute 27-23-131
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Feb 26, 2020

More information is needed with respect to the particular law you are referring to.

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Q: Am I able to pay a failure to control speed ticket online?

I was in a car accident just recently and I was wondering if I was able to pay a failure to control speed ticket online to avoid any court fees and such without going to court. I realize I am admitting guilt.

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Feb 25, 2020

Online payment ability depends on the court where your citation is filed. Such information should be located on the ticket you were given. Good luck.

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Q: My St. Bernard comes into my house but will not get in a doghouse.I got inhumane treatment ticket.
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Feb 24, 2020

I am not sure of your exact question. Call an attorney and discuss the matter. Good luck.

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Q: 3rd speeding ticket within a year in Texas. What’s going to happen if the 3rd one happened within probation of 2nd One

My bf got his 3rd speeding ticket in Texas. The first one was in April which got deferred along with taking the drivers safety course. The second one was around November which he was able to get deferred as long as he completed the 6 month probation. He just got another one this end of February.... Read more »

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

Your boyfriend MAY get his license suspended. The new citation violates the terms of his deferred probation. Call an attorney in your area. Good luck.

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Q: How long do traffic violations stay on your record before there closed
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Feb 24, 2020

Convictions remain on your record forever. Has a plea been entered on the cases you are discussing? Calling an attorney may help. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: Looking to get a public defender or lawyer not sure what to do next?

Possession of ampthetampine and a firearm . Pistol was legal and in my vehicle passenger was arrested with the drugs also never told them they could search to begin with . They ran my pistol an when it came back clean he said I’ll go put this back for you and proceeded to search car then persons.

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Jan 18, 2020

If you cannot afford an attorney, you can request the Court appoint an attorney to represent you. If you believe you can retain a lawyer, start calling attorneys in your area. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Collections, Municipal Law and Small Claims for Texas on
Q: Can a 15 yr old traffic ticket in my maiden name still be pursued or can it be dismissed since it's not my legal name?

A small TX county sent me a postcard saying I had an outstanding criminal case against me pending. Called the county and was told their software was updated so all outstanding tickets were being pursued. No warrant yet, drivers license eligibility is still good. Need to find out how far back TX DPS... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Jan 16, 2020

Yes, a 15 year old traffic ticket can still be prosecuted even if the citation was issued in your maiden name and you are now married. The question is: were you the individual who was issued the ticket back then, regardless of what your name was or is now. Request an abstract of your record from... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: got a ticket through mail when had an accident but no officers arrived. No one witnessed it. But now a warrant

How can fight this?, County also tried to charge me leaving the scene but statue of limitations played for the county and could no longer attempt to charge me. Although because it had lingered about the ticket and accident I was taken in in another city of Castle Hills in San Antonio for felony... Read more »

Roy Lee Warren
Roy Lee Warren answered on Jan 13, 2020

You will most likely be required to hire a lawyer to help sort that out because several issues are involved. Is the SOL still in play with respect to the citation received in the mail? If the citation is from the same incident the SOL should also apply. You should consult with a lawyer, many give... Read more »

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