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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Internet Law and Small Claims for Indiana on
Q: Hello, I got a Ticket local Ordinance at hammond In, because i failure to use through truck route, Do it effect my licen
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answered on Jun 8, 2024

I understand you are concerned about how a ticket for failing to use a designated truck route in Hammond, Indiana may affect your driver's license. Here are a few key points to consider:

1. Local ordinance violations typically do not result in points being added to your driver's...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for California on
Q: city just put up a no parking sign without notice to any vehicle owners and started giving tickets less than 24hrs after

They aren't required to give us a grace period even though they made no official notification to tell us that they had plans to put the signs there and we have to move?

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answered on Jun 5, 2024

Under California law, cities typically have the authority to regulate parking within their jurisdictions. However, they are generally required to provide adequate notice to the public when implementing new parking restrictions, including the installation of new "No Parking" signs. This... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Virginia on
Q: I was driving I had wrong tags on my vehicle but the officer went to passenger side and asked my girlfriend for her name

She gave wrong name because she had a warrant she got arrested what cause did he have to talk to her

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answered on Jun 5, 2024

Generally the police don't need cause to ask questions. And you are free to refuse to answer questions. Although in certain scenarios you might face consequences for that such as vehicle accidents where there is a duty to provide some identifying information.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Virginia on
Q: I was driving I had wrong tags on my vehicle but the officer went to passenger side and asked my girlfriend for her name

She gave wrong name because she had a warrant she got arrested what cause did he have to talk to her

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answered on Jun 7, 2024

Federal courts have ruled that, during lawful a traffic stop, an officer may ask passengers for their identification. They justified this by describing such requests as "minimally intrusive" and in the interests of officer safety. And so while we may disagree with this authority, it is... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: Is this statement true or false?

California Vehicle Code Division 3, Chapter 1, Article 1, Vehicles Subject to Registration - sections 4000(a)(1) thru 4023 governs vehicles subject to registration and includes vehicles 415 & 670 of a type required to be registered 260(a) under this code.

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answered on Jun 3, 2024

The statement is true. California Vehicle Code Division 3, Chapter 1, Article 1, sections 4000(a)(1) through 4023, indeed governs vehicles subject to registration. These sections include provisions for vehicles defined in sections 415 and 670, which are types required to be registered under section... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for California on
Q: In California if an officer pulls you over but has no articulable suspicion of a crime, are you allowed to refuse to ID?

I have seen recently several videos of traffic stops where the officer claims they pulled the driver over for a reason that was cleared up once they pulled over the vehicle (an example being claiming they couldn't see the license plate on the road, but confirming it was there and clearly... View More

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answered on Jun 3, 2024

In California, during a traffic stop, you are generally required to provide identification, even if the officer's initial reason for stopping you is cleared up once they pull you over. The law requires drivers to present their license, registration, and proof of insurance when asked by a law... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Maryland on
Q: under transportation article 26- 302

under M.D., transportation article 26- 302 if my tags are not on my car but park in front of my house can the officer toe my vehicle?

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answered on Jun 3, 2024

Under Maryland's transportation article 26-302, if your car is parked in front of your house without tags, an officer can tow it. The law allows for towing of vehicles that are not properly registered or do not display valid license plates, even if they are parked on a public street.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Alabama on
Q: : Does a cop initially have to tell you the reason your being pulled over in Mobile Al?

: Does a cop initially have to tell you the reason your being pulled over in Mobile Al?

I was pulled over by an officer outside of a school zone who told me while I was in the school zone he clocked me at 42. Where the officer said he clocked me at on the ticket is where he was already... View More

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answered on Jun 3, 2024

In Mobile, Alabama, a police officer does not have to immediately tell you the reason for pulling you over. However, they typically do inform you of the reason after obtaining your license and insurance information. It’s common for officers to address the violation after verifying your details.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for California on
Q: Got my license 2 days ago and got a rental car. My friend was driving it with me in passenger seat and he ran a red.

From my googling it’s my understanding the rental company zip car will forward my info to the issuing department. Will it give me the points on my license? Can I fight it if the photo shows me clearly in the passenger seat?

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answered on Jun 2, 2024

If your friend was driving a rental car and ran a red light, the rental company will likely receive the ticket and forward your information to the issuing department, as you are the person who rented the car. However, you can contest the ticket if the photo clearly shows you in the passenger seat... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Colorado on
Q: While I was driving Uber I saw a cop before I reach the stop sign. Once I pass him I completely stop, but he give ticket

I was having a customers which all of them agree with me that I make full stop. But the cop keep pushing on giving me a ticket, I wish I have a dash cam, but unfortunately don’t. So what can I do

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jun 1, 2024

Best is to get a traffic ticket attorney. Or you can plead not guilty and subpoena the Uber customers to testify that they saw you make a complete stop. But the Court is not obliged to believe them even if they show up. You will end up with unhappy customers who will complain to Uber. Thank you for... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for North Carolina on
Q: If you lost your license due to 2 traffic tickets and never took care of it how do you fixand are there warrants for you

Adult son has two driving violations from 2018 and 2019. He lost his license and never took care of it in court. He’s been out of state and wanting to fix this. How does he go about fixing these? The cases are marked as dismissal by leave, but I can’t find any fines or anything else.... View More

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jun 1, 2024

He needs to contact the Courts and determine what the status of the tickets is. They have websites now, he can put in the citation numbers and find out. This is what happens when you don't take care of tickets, in the computer age, computers never forget. He could hire a traffic ticket... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Q: Received no insurance got next day court fined payment plan state additional fine dot understand
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jun 1, 2024

You were cited for no insurance, the citation is as to the date you were cited. Just because you got it a day or week later is of no import. If you had obtained insurance on that day, even after the ticket- just before midnight- you could beat the ticket. But a day later- not a winner. Thank you... View More

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: How does a DWLS enhancement work when the suspension was based off an FR issue connected to an old DUI?

My license was suspended due to failure to maintain FR insurance on a date that was actually over 3 years since the DUI. The state is charging me with a 3rd offense or DWLS. I'm under the impression that an FR infraction tied to a DUIb would not apply. The officer also searched my vehicle... View More

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answered on Jun 3, 2024

Your situation involves several legal complexities, and it's important to address each part carefully. A DWLS (Driving While License Suspended) charge enhancement depends on the specifics of your previous offenses. If your suspension is due to a failure to maintain FR (financial... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Q: In April I was involved in a rear end collision.

I was driving my FedEx truck and due to a sudden stop in traffic from a different accident up the road, I didn't stop in time. I made every effort to stop, giant skid marks and cameras prove that. FedEx trucks have inside cab cameras as well as external cameras. I still have my job because... View More

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jun 1, 2024

This sounds like you were cited for a failure to stop. What you have described is a common occurrence on the roads, but it is the requirement that every driver operate their vehicle so that they can stop in time to avoid collision with other vehicles, objects and people. To me it sounds like you... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Q: In April I was involved in a rear end collision.

I was driving my FedEx truck and due to a sudden stop in traffic from a different accident up the road, I didn't stop in time. I made every effort to stop, giant skid marks and cameras prove that. FedEx trucks have inside cab cameras as well as external cameras. I still have my job because... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 5, 2024

I hope you and the other people involved in the accident are all okay. Unless you adjourned the hearing, you already had it by now. I hope it went well. If the other vehicles eventually sue, FedEx or their carrier should be defending you in any ensuing action. Your duty would be to cooperate with... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Virginia on
Q: Will I get a ticket for passing this school bus?

The bus was approaching a railroad, with its hazards on. Neither the yellow or red flashing lights were on when I passed, however when I checked my rear mirror the red lights were flashing and the stop sign had been put out. None of these were on when I made the maneuver but now I’m worried I... View More

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jun 1, 2024

In most states it is illegal to pass a school bus WHILE it is displaying red flashing signals and/or a stop sign. If the bus displayed these AFTER you passed, you did not commit a violation, but you do not say whether you were cited or not. The police will most likely not issue a citation they did... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Virginia on
Q: Will I get a ticket for passing this school bus?

The bus was approaching a railroad, with its hazards on. Neither the yellow or red flashing lights were on when I passed, however when I checked my rear mirror the red lights were flashing and the stop sign had been put out. None of these were on when I made the maneuver but now I’m worried I... View More

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answered on Jun 5, 2024

In Virginia the bus has to be stopped when you pass it. It doesn't sound like you committed a violation. If the bus was already stopped when you passed they can use a camera ticket (traffic infraction) in the mail but the bus would need to be stopped with the sign out before the pass. Or you... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Q: What do I do if I lost my insurance card and I got a new card coming in but it says todays date
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 2, 2024

That might be the issue date, or effective date. As a general matter, insurance ID cards generally carry two dates. Check the other date, which is the expiration date. That should enable you to verify that the date ranges on the card show that you are currently covered. This is a general... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Michigan on
Q: Traffic ticket Florida in 1981 ; shows up as a flag in other state upon DL renewal. How to resolve? Interest, Penalty?
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jun 1, 2024

You need to contact the Court in Florida to get this ticket resolved and off your record. So old, probably a failure to prosecute. Thank you for using Justia's Ask a Lawyer, but don't rely on what you are told here, consult a local attorney who will obtain all the facts from you and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets, Small Claims and Car Accidents for Alabama on
Q: Will I be responsible to pay damages if I'm being sued. I was the middle vehicle in a 3 vehicle rear-ending?

I was involved in a motor vehicle accident. I was in a company owned vehicle and was on company time. I was at a stop in a left turning lane with my blinker activated. A car rear-ended me resulting in me also rear-ending the vehicle in front of me. Authorities came to the scene, a report was made,... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 30, 2024

It would be best for an Alabama attorney to advise you, as your matter involves state-specific vehicle and traffic laws. However, in virtually all jurisdictions, the middle car (your car) in a setting such as this is usually not liable. It's not your fault that someone hit you. It's no... View More

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