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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: If I pay a speeding ticket before the court date will it still go on my driver record?

A officer had told me, I'm just curious to know for sure.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 19, 2021

Yes it will be reported as a guilty plea for your insurance company to see.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: What happens if you give evidence without been asked to swear in by raise your right hand.

I requested a hearing for a traffic ticket,

but I was not swear in. Neither was the police officer.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Oct 19, 2021

In general, and without knowing what happened at the hearing, your talking to the judge or other persons in a court hearing doesn't necessarily mean you are testifying (or giving evidence, in other words). But if you aren't put under oath, you can't later be prosecuted for perjury.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: About a ticket

I was pulled over today the only ticket I got was for not having my insurance in the car I am covered with car insurance but I just did not have it in the car the cop gave me a court date he said the judge would dismiss it when I showed that my car was covered at the time I got pulled over but... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 18, 2021

It will show up but you can expunge it 60 days after it is dismissed.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for South Carolina on
Q: Should this still be on my record as a misdemeanor?

I went to apply for an apartment recently and was denied due to a misdemeanor on my background check. This came as a shock to me. They informed me that it was "carless operation," and then I remembered. In the beginning of 2018 I accidentally ran a red light in a town that I had never... Read more »

Stephen Grooms
Stephen Grooms answered on Oct 18, 2021

When you pay a fine that is essentially pleading no contest, which has the same result as a guilty plea for purposes of your driving and criminal record. So unfortunately the answer is yes, this traffic citation should have been on your driving record.

The expungement process generally...
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2 Answers | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Defense and Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: How much is seen by insurances on speeding ticket? For example, are officer comments seen/looked at?

A few months back I was pulled over for speeding. The officer asked if I had been drinking and I told him that I had a few drinks earlier in the night. I performed some Field Sobriety Tests and was asked to use a breathalyzer. The breathalyzer showed a blood alcohol content of .079. Being that the... Read more »

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Oct 17, 2021

The ticket is public information and the insurance company can certainly access it if they want to. The bigger question is whether the company will seek it out.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Q: Can you get a ticket thrown out if they put the wrong license plates and your name isn’t on the ticket ?

I got a ticket for registration and inspection being expired. But the license plate number on the ticket is my old license plate from years ago. I don’t know how they got those plate numbers because it hasnt been my license plates for years. It’s not on my registration ticket. No I wasn’t... Read more »

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Oct 17, 2021

So the ticket was issued to the car for being parked on the street? Could be the cop ran the vin number.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Two identical traffic tickets filed at separate DJ offices on separate dates. Statute of Limitation apply?

I received a traffic ticket for unsafe lane change in May. The same ticket from another DJ office in August. Docket on both the 1st dismissed on 8/6 & 2nd one was filed. Officer did not file the original ticket at the correct DJ office. Can I claim statue of limitation since the 2nd ticket was... Read more »

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Oct 16, 2021

There is a 30 day statute of limitations for traffic tickets. Get a lawyer to go to court to fight it. Good luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: police gave me ticket 39:4-215 for parking in front of my apt. BEFORE they posted temp. "no parking" signs" the next day

There was a city parade the next day -- Saturday -- so they towed me. They didnt charge me for the tow but mailed me a ticket. When I parked there the night before the parade -- Fri night -- no signs were posted. The next day, I stayed home all day, they towed me. They did not attempt to contact... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 15, 2021

Sounds like you have a good defense for the ticket if what you say is true. But as they say their is two sides to every story so winning will also depend on what the officer will say.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Am I at risk of losing my license?

I’m 18, got my license when I was 16, and recently received two speeding tickets within the span of 2-3 weeks. One was for going 83 in a 55 and the other was for going 42 in a 30. I payed the minor violation ticket so that is currently on my record. I’m set to appear in court this week for the... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Oct 15, 2021

You have options. Ask for supervisor on the major one. File a motion to vacate the conviction on the minor one and convert to supervision. Supervision on both is best.

Best move is hire a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: Is there such thing as Indigent papers I can fill out so I can get two suspensions removed off my driver's license

I am trying to go back to work but I have to have my driver's license to be able to get to and from work because I have no friends or family that will take me to and from work everyday I got a speeding ticket in Georgia and a month after I got it me and my ex-wife was going through a divorce... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Oct 14, 2021

If you are wanting the suspensions removed, it will depend on a successful argument in front of the judge after filing the appropriate motion. If you are wanting reinstatement fees waived because of indigency, you can go ti IN.GOV and click on the link to the BMV to find forms for the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: In pa i was pulled over backing out of my driveway on to a one-way Street I didn't even make it a foot off my sidewalk

And they were on me. I have lived here for 5 years and I've never seen any cops. Pull anybody over for anything.

I never heard anyone anywhere getting pulled over for this is this a reason to get pulled over????

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 14, 2021

Plead not guilty. You weren't driving on the roadway--you were manoevering your vehicle.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Does a written warning show up on your driving record in PA If the warning is in MD? Also can my company find out?

I received a written warning in a company car. I live in PA and the written warning is in MD. Will the written warning show up on my driving record? If not, is there any way my company could find out about the written warning? I am also unsure of when anything would show up on a driving record. Any... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 14, 2021

Ask AAA. It would be unlikely.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can I request evidence for traffic violations if I was ticketed through the mail but never stopped?

I was ticketed through the mail in March of 2020, I contested it, received an initial court date in January of 2021. The DJ stated that she would need the officer who actually ticketed me on resubmitted my court date, telling me it would be a few weeks. My court is set for Nov 30th and I am... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 14, 2021

Yes, but do you have reason to believe it was someone else?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can a police officer file the same exact citation twice with two different DJ's almost three months apart?

I was cited "failed to drive within a single lane and or movement from lane was not made safely" by a state trooper. I plead not guilty to that citation in July. Today I receive notice that my license will be suspended tomorrow due to failing to respond to the same citation and lists the... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 14, 2021

Get all the paperwork in the docket for #1 & #2. Make copies and keep the originals.

If service of the complaint for #1 is identical, then it is an error. If he refiled for some reason and that was served on you then the issue is one of non response.

Not sure why your license...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and DUI / DWI for Idaho on
Q: How long can a state suspend your drivers licence even if you did nt get them in that stare

I got to duis in wyoming in 2005 and then moved to va and had a valid drivers licence then va issued me a licence then let me have it for a prosment 5 mins then suspended it

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers answered on Oct 13, 2021

Most states respect other states' laws, as long as judgments were rendered with die process. VA issued you a valid DL for 5 minutes. That's actually a much shorter time than I would have guessed, with high speed computers and other means of transmission. Once VA discovered your DL status... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: If aggravated speeding was reduced to a petty offense and supervison 4 month

If aggravated speeding fine was reduced to a petty crime and I fingerprinted for a job, would the background check show that I had been arrested?

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Oct 13, 2021

It depends upon how deep the background check is. Anybody looking up your name online would be able to see the original charge was a Class A or B misdemeanor (depending on your speed), both of which are criminal offenses.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Will my license be suspended

I’m 17, I got a ticket that I plead guilty too and paid without supervision then i got another ticket that I got supervision for but while on supervision I another ticket will my License be suspended?

Alan E. Jones
Alan E. Jones answered on Oct 13, 2021

Yes, at your age - two convictions within 24 months will cause a suspension. It would be wise to get a local attorney to help you.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: One of the lights on my rear light assembly cracked open and the bulb is exposed. Can a cop pull me over for that?

I accidentally backed into a mailbox one day. Luckily the mailbox wasn't damaged, but the rear blinker light on the passenger side of the vehicle cracked open and the bulb was shattered. Even if I put a new bulb in, the bulb itself will be exposed and visible. If a police officer sees this,... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 13, 2021

A Mississippi attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Probably, because in many places, that could prevent passing safety inspection. For more precise state-specific standards, a local attorney would know DMV safety checklist best. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: If a cop pulls me over and lets me go on a no driver license ticket can they pull me over again for the same thing
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin answered on Oct 11, 2021

Yes, they can. The best thing for you to do is get a driver’s license.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: what is a 11-602 citation

girl ran a stop sign hit me and cited for 11-602A

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Oct 8, 2021

That isn’t a violation. Probably 11-601. Failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident most likely. Part of the speeding section. It’s a minor violation.

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