Traffic Tickets Questions & Answers

Q: H1B stamping: Should I answer yes or no in DS-160 for have you ever been arrested or convicted of any offense or crime?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Immigration Law and Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
Hector E. Quiroga's answer
It is always best to be honest. These are not the types of violations that tend to keep people out of the US, but lying on an immigration form is. It is likely they will be disclosed as part of the criminal background check, yes.
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Q: I just received my 3rd ticket in 12 mos. Am I still eligible for court supervision so I do not get my license suspended

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
Juan Ooink's answer
You need to hire an attorney to assist you.
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Q: Received a ticket for doing 87 in a 65 in NC. Possible outcomes?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for North Carolina on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
Amanda Bowden Houser's answer
Whether you were actually going 87 is not really relevant if you were in fact going over 65. If your address is correct on your ticket, you will likely get a crap ton of letters from traffic attorneys. You don't need F. Lee Bailey for a mere speeding ticket so just pick the cheapest one and roll with that. Oh, and in the future, don't ride in the left lane with a broken down rusted out 98hp crap box that can't keep up with traffic.
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Q: How much is the fine for having a bracket over my license plate? Georgia 40-2-41

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
Forrest Clinton Barbour's answer
Call the court and ask. Fine amounts vary widely between different jurisdictions.
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Q: I was stopped for speeding, and I did not have insurance. The sheriff told me I had 24 hours to bring proof to him.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
Answered on Jun 17, 2018
Andrea Rogers' answer
The prosecutor has up to 1 year from the date of the incident to file charges against you. So, if the police officer wants to, he has 1 year to issue a ticket for speeding (2-3 point ticket) and a ticket for driving without insurance (4-point ticket). Your license can also be suspended for driving without insurance.
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Q: Hi I was driving and increased speed to safely cross a yellow light i immediately slowed down continued speed limit

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Answered on Jun 17, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
NEED MORE INFO

SOUNDS LIKE OFCR SAW YOU GO THROUGH A LATE YELLOW AND SPEEDING UP PROBABLY ATTRACTED HIS/HER ATTENTION AND THUS A SPEEDING CITE.
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Q: I know I was illegally pulled over because of racial profiling. How do I fight back?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Answered on Jun 17, 2018
Kai Michael Henderson's answer
Generally speaking, it is extremely hard to fight racial profiling. Many people facing criminal charges want to use a civil rights violation as leverage against the State in a prosecution. This is unsuccessful in the vast majority of cases.

The best cases have the best evidence. If you recorded the encounter with the police yourself and the officer uttered racist epithets or admitted that he or she pulled you over based on race, you may have a good case. In the criminal, or traffic...
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Q: is a signature needed by the driver for a ticket in Minnesota to be valid?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Answered on Jun 16, 2018
Thomas C Gallagher's answer
The government does not need a driver or other person to sign a citation, which is a summons to appear in court. For a petty misdemeanor failure to respond results in a conviction by default. You can look up the citation number on the Minnesota courts website to see if or when it is entered into the courts system. A warning will not be, but a citation will.
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Q: Travelling to New Jersey and got cell phone ticket

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Answered on Jun 15, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
According to the law itself your chances of winning are good. The reality of the situation is most judges will find you guilty. It is a mandatory court appearance so you will need to come to court otherwise a warrant could issue for your arrest. A lawyer may be able to appear on your behalf but to fight these tickets is very expensive.
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Q: Ticket in NYC and now living in FL

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Answered on Jun 15, 2018
Zev Goldstein's answer
Hi, Just to note this is either a 2 point or a 3 point violation; depending how the officer wrote. Also, in NYC, all tickets go to trial, and therefore, the only possible outcome is either dismissed or guilty. The chances of winning are about 50/50.

We do fight a lot of tickets in NYC, and would be able to represent you in court without your appearance.

Lastly, before you make a decision whether to fight this ticket or not, I would first ask a Florida traffic Attorney if the...
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Q: my 16 year old son got a speeding ticket going 85 in a 60 zone will the judge take his license he has been in no trouble

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Answered on Jun 15, 2018
Thomas C Gallagher's answer
Judges almost never take drivers licenses. Rather, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety administers drviers licenses. One way to get your drivers license ("DL") revoked to is be deemed a "habitual violator" under the administrative rules for the Minnesota Department of Public Safety -- too many moving violations with a 12 or 24 month period. One would not tirgger that. Certain driving-related convictions can result in DL revocation, such as DWI, driving without insurance, driving after...
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Q: Can I get a ticket for blocking my own driveway? Does 39A: PKG-5 a defense

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Answered on Jun 14, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Can you get a ticket certainly. Can the town win it, is always up to the judge, remember you generally have an easement to the town in the front few feet of your lot.
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Q: As a Lyft driver can a passenger bring his open container in my car

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Answered on Jun 14, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
No. This apply to private vehicles, uber, lyft & cabs.
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Q: How does this affect Lyft drivers with a lit Lyft Amp light while driving, or at a complete stop.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Answered on Jun 13, 2018
Zachary Divelbiss' answer
Hello, you should consider asking your question again with a few more specific details and then we can provide a more specific answer. Right now it is unclear what is at issue. Thanks
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Q: With ars 28.701a. What pleas can be taken

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Arizona on
Answered on Jun 13, 2018
Zachary Divelbiss' answer
Every case is different and without any more information we cannot tell you what an appropriate plea would be. I recommend you contact myself or another attorney for a free consultation to discuss your particular situation.

Most pleas typically reduce harsher traffic violations to the 28-701A violation since it is basically the lowest violation. If charged with 28-701A you may get a plea for defensive driving school if it is not currently available to you since it can only be taken...
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Q: so there are no grounds for an appeal to be found not guilty- appeals board looks at evidence the same way?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Answered on Jun 13, 2018
Zev Goldstein's answer
Usually on appeal the higher courts will not look too much at the evidence. The appeals courts look at the legal standard used by the lower court. If the legal standard was not correct, usually you can get a reversal. But the appeals courts usually defer to the judgement of the lower courts.
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Q: I was in traffic court accused of going 64 in a 30 zone. I proved in the court that my vehicle was in the 50 MPH zone

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Answered on Jun 13, 2018
Zev Goldstein's answer
If you could convince the Judge that the speed limit was 50, you are still accused of doing 63 MPH which is still a 4 point speeding ticket.
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Q: I received a speeding ticket, under Registration, the officer put the wrong state for my plate, can it be dismissed?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Answered on Jun 13, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
What you describe will not cause automatic dismissal of the citation. Call a local attorney for more explanation.
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Q: I got safety belt ticket for my child 1 year old in ohio but having license of nc.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for North Carolina on
Answered on Jun 13, 2018
Amanda Bowden Houser's answer
Most states are members of various agreements to shared traffic information - so tickets you get in most other states will affect you here in NC.
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Q: I plead quit for speeding 65/60 mph In ohio but having license of nc will it add points on driving license?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for North Carolina on
Answered on Jun 13, 2018
Amanda Bowden Houser's answer
Likely. But points are of no concern to most drivers unless you accumulate so many that you are suspended and / or see an insurance increase.
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