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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: License suspension

My 20 year old son received a speeding ticket in August 2018 (paid the fine) and in March (2020) was in an accident and issued a ticket for following too closely. There was no court date and he kept calling to get a date but the clerk told him to call back because the ticket was not in the system.... Read more »

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Jul 14, 2020

It is certainly possible to remedy this situation. A motion would need to be filed to re-open one (or both) cases in order to bring the ticket(s) in front of a Judge and request that the conviction be removed in place of court supervision. Once the motion is granted, certified paperwork from the... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Do amendments to work permits for asylum renewal include misdemeanor crimes, felonies, and traffic offenses,

The question is in the recent amendments to the law to renew the work permit for asylum. Does it include speed violations such as aggravated speed Is it prohibited to renew this work permit before the start of Resolution 25 August 2020?

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Jul 14, 2020

This is something you need to discuss with an Immigration Attorney. The sooner you do this, the better.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I recieved a ticket last night going 85 in a 55 with 3 friends in the car and I’m only 16 what would most likely happen
Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Jul 14, 2020

Speeding 26-34 mph over the limit is a Class B misdemeanor. Technically, it is punishable by a maximum of 6 months in jail and a $1,500.00 fine. However, assuming that this is your first offense and you were polite and cooperative with the officer, it may be possible to keep this off of your public... Read more »

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4 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: 16, got a speeding ticket for 30 above. First offense, chances of suspension in IL?

I'm 16 and It was 2am, and I was going 60 in a 30, there was no one else on the road. got a ticket for past curfew and paid it, my court date is tomorrow. What are my chances of getting my license suspended vs getting supervision?

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Jul 13, 2020

If this is your only ticket in the last 12 months and you are over 21, your chances of getting suspended even if you are convicted are zero. However, it is a class B misdemeanor, which is a criminal offense.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: In the state of Florida, can I drive a new car from a private sale home without plates?

I purchased a new car on a Sunday (when the DMV is not open). I drove it home and got pulled over for not having the car registered in my name. I showed the officers the title with my name and signature and they still ticketed me. I had called The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jul 13, 2020

I suspect that technically the officer who ticketed you was correct. But if you can prove what the department told you, it may be possible to get the ticket dismissed. Can you get something in writing from whoever you talked to?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: i rec'vd 2 red light camera tickets same day. I'm not sure if I should plead NOLO due to an emergency medical situation.

I was starting to aspirate in my sleep which was extremely dangerous - it only happened sporadically and I sought out medical attention. The condition got worse and they found out that I had another condition that was causing this but they were against operating due to a diagnosis that had no cure.... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jul 13, 2020

A: The plea of "No Lo Contrendre" is misunderstood. It means I do not contest the charge but I do not plead guilty. Its only value is if the ticket was issued to you as a part of a traffic accident because there is NO guilty plea or JUDGMENT to the charge which can be used against you in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: I am currently writing a motion to dismiss due to violation of speedy trial rights. Are there notable cases I can cite?

I am currently fighting a traffic ticket and the court arraigned me after a trial by written declaration on May eighth and the court has set my trial on August 23rd. I tried to look for important California Supreme Court Decisions but could not find any. Anything helps.

Thanks.

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jul 13, 2020

You should look to the Orange County Superior Court website for the COVID 19 orders that were issued suspending the California "speedy trial act", before you spend a lot of time on this. The presiding judge issued these orders on authority from Orders from the Cal. Supreme Court. They... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: Q: i rec'vd 2 red lt camera tickets same day. I'm not sure if I should plead NOLO due to a medical issue that happened

I was starting to aspirate in my sleep which was extremely dangerous - it only happened sporadically and I sought out medical attention. The condition got worse and they found out that I had another condition that was causing this but they were against operating due to a diagnosis that had no cure.... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jul 13, 2020

The plea of "No Lo Contrendre" is misunderstood. It means I do not contest the charge but I do not plead guilty. Its only value is if the ticket was issued to you as a part of a traffic accident because there is not guilty plea to the charge which can be used against you in a Civil... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: I was pulled over for speeding .then he proceed to give me poss of pot in motor vehicle ticket ?never gave speedticket

because his probable cause was speed he never gave me ticket for speeding?does that make his other tickets against me n case illegal in court?

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Jul 13, 2020

Unfortunately, no. The officer may use your speed to provide a reason to stop you and ultimately decide not to cite you for it. His decision not to cite you for your speed does not invalidate the marijuana possession ticket.

You will want to have the assistance of an attorney in fighting...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Do you need to use a turn signal when exiting a parking lot or other private property to enter a highway in Louisiana?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 13, 2020

Traffic laws regulate use of public roads.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: Do I need to hire an attorney in FL if the deputy that gave my daughter a speeding ticket, wrote my name on the ticket?

I cosigned for my daughter's car, so both of our names are on the title and registration. She was stopped for speeding, got a ticket, didn't have her driver's license with her, tried to give the deputy her driver's license number, but he didn't take the info. He just wrote... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jul 12, 2020

You and your daughter need to attend the hearing, you as the defendant and your daughter as your witness. In most places, the officer who issued the ticket will attend and a subpoena is not necessary. If the deputy fails to attend you or your attorney should ask that the case be dismissed. Be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: What about if you got a ticket and there is no repayable date
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 12, 2020

Then it means you must appear in court!

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Q: Under Georgia law is violation code 40-6-241B payable
Sean McIlhinney
Sean McIlhinney answered on Jul 12, 2020

This is an excellent question.

Generally speaking, it is up to each specific Court as to whether the Court allows a traffic ticket to be payable without a court appearance.

For your specific ticket, I am often able to secure a Dismissal of your charge without you having to appear at...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Iowa on
Q: I got a citation in Iowa for not stopping and yielding to the right of way

And my vechile had no AC and I left from a different state from a Abusive spouse and dealing with a divorce and with me driving trying to figure out we’re to go I see a stop sign brake and my brakes squeak and I drift into the right of way car and he hits me totaled my vechile and I feel I was... Read more »

Benjamin Kohn
Benjamin Kohn answered on Jul 11, 2020

It sounds like you have at least three issues: (1) civil fault for the accident; and (2) the two simple misdemeanor traffic charges for disobeying the stop sign and for failing to yield; and (3) being a victim of domestic abuse.

While I can't provide legal advice based on such an...
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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for New York on
Q: is it legal to cross over 2 sets of double yellow lines spaced 2 feet apart when making a left turn?

Driver pulled out in front of me over 2 sets of double yellow lines without looking. He attempted to make a left turn resulting in me tboning him. The insurance company only accepted 50% liability.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 11, 2020

As a general rule, it is not permissible under ordinary circumstances. An attorney might be able to assess liability more meaningfully after reviewing police report, any witness statements, insured's version of events told to the carrier, and carrier's basis in making their determination.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Do response times for fines include Sundays?

I got a citation for an out of date inspection on Friday July 3rd. I had to wait until the following Saturday (July 11th) to mail the payment because I didn’t get paid until then. The cop said “you have 10 days to respond”. I didn’t get the envelope in the mail until after the pickup time... Read more »

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Jul 11, 2020

Just send back the not guilty plea asap or go to the courthouse and plead not guilty in person. Bring proof of inspection to court and show it to the officer who will hopefully drop the ticket

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Washington on
Q: Does an officer have to have a provable reason to pull u over

Case Description: So I had been driving home from getting my daughter and got lit up by a sheriff. I was about 100 yards from my driveway so I made the decision of not stopping right away and continuing to my driveway so my car wouldn’t possibly get towed and my daughter would have to be stuck in... Read more »

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl answered on Jul 11, 2020

They don't have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed an infraction or something to pull you over. But there has to be a reason that they can explain and have some testimony towards the reason(s). For example, he could be saying I saw that this vehicle was traveling over the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: If there is no flow of traffic can a pedestrian cross at a signal controlled intersection on a red

There is no walk or don’t walk signal just a traffic control signal lights

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jul 11, 2020

Good question. The answer is the pedestrian must obey all lawful traffic control devices, just like a vehicle. A related ? is when the red hand flashes, can you start across, and the answer to that is NO! Once the "don't walk" signal starts flashing the ped is required to wait until... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Q: 17yr old super speeder 96-70. App said his top speed was 89. What do i do

truck was passing my son at the same time the cop said he flagged him. Can I ask for dash cam footage of this. Can I use the app to prove he wasnt speeding

Sean McIlhinney
Sean McIlhinney answered on Jul 11, 2020

This is an excellent question.

Many more details would need to be known in order to give you a complete evaluation with respect to trying to get your App which provides speed into evidence at trial and if Dash Cam was available and would even help determine speed. The results from the App...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Oregon on
Q: My son was written up for reckless driving after running a stop sign on a country road. Fine is $6250.

This fine is devastating and seems way out of line with the infraction. There was no one at the intersection (except the officer), he was driving under the speed limit, and he made a conscious decision when he saw the stop sign that it would be safer to drive through it than to slam on the breaks.... Read more »

Jared Justice
Jared Justice answered on Jul 10, 2020

That fine is the maximum fine for a class A misdemeanor.

Typically, that is not the fine that is imposed (at least I have never seen it/heard about it being imposed).

Your son would be wise to get an attorney, prior to his court date. In my opinion, it is usually best to find an...
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