Traffic Tickets Questions & Answers

Q: How long will my license be suspended? How can I avoid jail time and public record ?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 17, 2019
James G. Dimeas' answer
Driving 26 to 34 over the speed limit is a Class B Misdemeanor in Illinois which carries a possible jail sentence of up to 6 months. Since it's an actual crime that carries a possible jail sentence, you will have a lawyer. If you can't afford one a Public Defender will be appointed for you.

Q: Speeding 26-34 mph above is a criminal offenses need to know what is gonna happen in court. Will I have to pay court fee

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 17, 2019
Brandon K. Davis' answer
Speeding 26-34 over the limit is a Class B misdemeanor. The $1,500 is an I-bond, no need to worry about that amount specifically unless you fail to show up in court - your case may last a couple of court dates - typically two (first for your attorney to work out an agreement with the State and the second to show proof that you complied with the terms of that agreement).

You are technically facing a maximum $1,500 fine and up to 6 months in jail on the offense. Additionally, if...

Q: Speeding 26-34 mph above is a criminal offenses need to know what is gonna happen in court. Will I have to pay court fee

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 17, 2019
Brandon K. Davis' answer
Speeding 26-34 over the limit is a Class B misdemeanor. The $1,500 is an I-bond, no need to worry about that amount specifically unless you fail to show up in court - your case may last a couple of court dates - typically two (first for your attorney to work out an agreement with the State and the second to show proof that you complied with the terms of that agreement).

You are technically facing a maximum $1,500 fine and up to 6 months in jail on the offense. Additionally, if...

Q: can i get a ticket for crossing over a solid white line?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Virginia on
Answered on Feb 17, 2019
Daniel P Leavitt's answer
You're not allowed to change lanes if it's a solid line so you're guilty of it. They may help you if you hire a lawyer.

Q: What is the punishment for a third offense for hindering

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 16, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
The answer would depend on the degree of crime you are charged with for hindering. To best determine the punishment you face I suggest a consultation with an experienced criminal lawyer.

Q: The indiv bond says 1500$ on it. Do I have to pay it. What happens when I go t court.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 16, 2019
Jeremy Wang's answer
The $1500 is the I-bond amount on the ticket. You do not have to pay it so long as you show up to every Court date. Speeding 26-34 mph above the speed limit is a criminal offense in Illinois. You will need an attorney.

Q: Willl my license get suspended? Will it go on a criminal record ? What is a individual bond.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 16, 2019
Theodore J. Harvatin's answer
That’s just the bond. You are in danger of losing your license. This charge is a crime not a ticket. Find a lawyer

Q: I drove the wrong way up a one way street to do fixes on my car and was fined and ticketed. What can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 16, 2019
Cary B. Hall's answer
You can plead "not guilty" and then go in and explain your situation to the judge -- maybe he or she will cut you a break.

Best of luck to you.

Q: What could happen to the person who commits a 31-27-9

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Rhode Island on
Answered on Feb 16, 2019
Neville Bedford's answer
They will be best advised to be talking to their lawyer in private about the surrounding circumstances when the §31-27-9 was taken, by which mode, and under what authority as part of their confidential defense strategy. If the §31-27-9 resulted in evidence of a crime, they could be liable for all of the penalties enumerated for that particular crime.

31-27-9 http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE31/31-27/31-27-2.9.HTM It's only a test.

Q: when I goto traffic court, will the judge be able to see that I have 'used' my good driving record(for speeding) twice?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Rhode Island on
Answered on Feb 16, 2019
Neville Bedford's answer
If it was in Rhode Island, yes. If you are licensed in another state, you may be required to bring a certified current copy of your driving record.

Q: Received my first citation ever officer said he clocked me at 97 in 65 limit . i was charged with speeding and reckless

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for North Carolina on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
Gary Kollin's answer
Then consult with a lawyer who can review all the documents in person

Q: I have an open warrant since 2012, can i still be arrested?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for California on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
Gary Kollin's answer
Yes. You should hire an attorney to seek dismissal before your arrest

Q: 2/11/19: got a ticket in Mercer Co., NJ for driving without a license (it had expired 3 days prior on 2/8/19)

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
Stuart Nachbar's answer
Probably not to drop the case, but you can probably get the Prosecutor to lower the charge to a basic failure to have in possession which is just a small fine

Q: I received a tint ticket as well as an expired drivers liscense in April 2011 can I get a new court date for it?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 14, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
An attachment for your arrest has probably now been issued for your non-appearance. You need to hire a traffic court attorney to get this recalled.

Q: I forgot to affix my license plate sticker and got a ticket. If I provide proof can I contest the ticket?

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 13, 2019
Cheryl Powell's answer
Show proof of when it was paid and that u have it now, pic of it on your car. Might be dismissed.

Q: i got traffic citation filed(Operat Veh W/O Valid Inspect )and i plead guilty in PA.Is it considering a crime?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 13, 2019
Cary B. Hall's answer
It's a summary offense in Pennsylvania. Most usually consider misdemeanor and felony convictions to be "crimes" for purposes of a criminal record, not summary offenses. Yours was simply a traffic offense. If they ask about traffic offenses, then yes - you're guilty of one. If they ask if you've been convicted of any crimes, then no - the vast majority of traffic offenses are not really considered "crimes."

Hope this helps.

Q: If there are points under code section 6108 in PA

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 13, 2019
Cary B. Hall's answer
No points.

Here's the statute in full from Title 75 ("Vehicles"):

§ 6108 Power of Governor during emergency

(a) General rule.--In the event of a declared National, State or local emergency when the Governor of this Commonwealth has made a specific determination that modification of any of the provisions of this title will aid in the alleviation of the stated emergency conditions, the Governor shall have the power to so modify the provisions on any or all highways in...

Q: Received my first speeding ticket. Will my insurance rates go up if I take the drivers class to get the points off?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Answered on Feb 12, 2019
Jay R. Rooth's answer
Your insurance rates should not go up if you take the class and avoid points for the citation.

Q: Got speeding ticket- WRONG: ALL car info, lic plate # (1 digit off), I was going north, It says south. Can I fight it?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Answered on Feb 12, 2019
Jay R. Rooth's answer
Yes, but the officer can amend the citation prior to the hearing. However, it sounds like the officer has a bunch of facts mixed up in the citation which will help for the hearing. At the end of the day if the officer testifies under oath that he recalls you driving at excessive speed, you will most likely be found in violation, unless you are able to defend the speeding portion of the case. How did he measure your speed? Has the speed measuring device been properly maintained? Does the...

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