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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for South Carolina on
Q: I just got a ticket for endangering emergency services personnel (move over law) I didn't merge or slow down

What can I do? What does this misdemeanor mean will happen to me? Go to court date?

Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton answered on Oct 15, 2019

If you are convicted you will be assessed a fine and points on your record. You may want to consider a diversionary program such as the traffic education program which is offered by most solicitor offices.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: my Ex boyfriend recently got a speeding ticket that he has to go to court for. But my address is on the record.

He’s been moved out for a year and refuses to change his address. Is there anything I can do about it???

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Oct 15, 2019

As long as the ticket is under his name and license number it should not cause you any problems. There is no way to amend the ticket without appearing in court on the court date, but, again, that should not be necessary.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on
Q: I just learned that 4 years ago, a serious speeding ticket was issued to me in SC....but my fin revs prove I was in TN??

I have no recollection of it, also, I ALWAYS pay promptly. $250/month has come off my credit card for my auto insurance since 9/2/2017...when I've always paid only $85. I believe this is a ticket error or traffic ticket fraud. Please advise! Thx.

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Oct 14, 2019

You have not investigated this speeding ticket. Hire a competent attorney to check into it. But if SC does not send a release to TN Dept of Safety, you will probably have to pay it in full. Otherwise you will have to go hire a SC attorney, file a suit, and probably get a case of home cooking.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Q: Could my First Offenders Treatment and/or probation be revoked for reckless driving + maximum limits?

I was sentenced under the first offenders act a few years ago and was more recently arrested for maximum limits + reckless driving (first offense). Is it likely I could have my probation and First Offenders revoked?

Brandon Alexander Thomas
Brandon Alexander Thomas answered on Oct 14, 2019

Yes. Any violation of the law can cause your First Offender status to be revoked. It is at the discretion of the judge though, and it is possible they will not revoke your First Offender status.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Careless Operation Ticket in Louisiana

I received a Careless Operation ticket based on a supposed call the officer received (which is absolutely bogus). He claimed he got several calls I was running people off the road and that’s why he pulled me over. Even though he didn’t see me do any of this I received a ticket. Should I go to... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 14, 2019

You can pay an attorney or you can pay the ticket. The ticket will result in a moving violation which will raise your insurance for 5 years.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: Received 2 traffic tickets with court date on both, officer told me 1 is a warning. How to know which is warning?

1 ticket has box marked 4-81 "Failure to observe signal". 2nd one no box marked, officer put statute no 39:6B-2 for No liability insurance. I showed him my insurance, but was late in finding it as I was not able to search the insurance in my phone immediately. He said he gave me a warning. I am not... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 13, 2019

If a ticket has a court date it is not a warning. I suggest a lawyer as the penalties for these tickets especially the no insurance ticket is very severe. Unfortunately you are required to show the officer your insurance proof when he arrives at your window, he/she does not need to wait for you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Q: Can a police officer track your speed when you are driving beside them in a way that would hold up in court?

I drove up behind a police officer and passed him, he claimed I was going 93 miles per hour but I was not is there any way to disprove him?

William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Oct 12, 2019

The police used a technique called pacing. The evidence in court will be his testimony. It will be his word against yours. It will be his credibility against yours. You need to take the stand, be creditable, be believable, and explain why you would never knowingly speed in plain sight of a police... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Virginia on
Q: My speeding case is missing from the published court list for the day; what should I do?

I am a tourist visiting the US and got an 80/70 ticket in the hire car. The officer misread my papers and issued the summons entering my middle name as my surname, my real surname not appearing at all.

The court list for the hearing day has been published on the VA Courts website, and my... Read more »

Daniel P Leavitt
Daniel P Leavitt answered on Oct 12, 2019

The courts add names to the docket everyday. If you ignore it you do so to your peril.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: I got a first offense citation for no insurance today ! Can I purchase insurance today and get the citation dismissed?

Will getting insurance the same day you got the citation help dismiss the no insurance ticket?

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Oct 12, 2019

No, obtaining car insurance after you received a citation will not cause the ticket to be dismissed. Insurance must but be in effect at the time the citation was issued.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on
Q: I got a speeding ticket (74 in a 55) in TN. I live in PA. There’s no amount on the ticket. How do I pay?

Going 74 in a 55, just over the border into TN where the limit changes from 70 (I believe) to 55. The officer said to just go to the website and pay, but there’s no amount listed on the ticket. The box saying I can pay via mail or online is checked, so I am not required to go to court. Do I need... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Oct 11, 2019

When you pay that Speeding Citation, you will no longer have a perfect MVR. Call the General Sessions Court for the County you were apprehended in. They will gladly tell you how much the Ticket is and how to pay them. That is an admission of Guilt. You may wish to hire a competent attorney... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Should I get a lawyer for speeding in school zone?

Im 19 clean driving record and got pulled over in a school zone, 38 in a 20 what should I expect with or without a lawyer. I had a discussion with the officer on the side of the road that there was cars near me and he said that didn't matter. I was unaware I was still in the school zone and the... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Oct 11, 2019

Without a lawyer: you plead guilty pay a fine and get a conviction. Or you go to trial don’t know what you are doing and probably lose.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: So my friend is from out of state and she got a citation, however, the officer never told her what she owed nor did the

Citation paper. In her home state the officers have to tell you what you owe upon receiving the citation. So my question would be is it the same for us here in Minnesota.

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher answered on Oct 10, 2019

No. In Minnesota a police officer giving a traffic citation to a driver is not required to tell the driver the amount of the fine; nor is the citation required to state that amount. However, the driver can learn that information online on the court's website or by calling or visiting the court.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Q: We got a violation that we need commercial plates because we have lettering on a passenger vehicles.

We are a business. All of my trucks and vans have commercial plates as they should. I have a few passenger cars that have lettering.. These cars are driven by my sales staff. We got a violation that we need commercial plates because we have lettering on these vehicles. When we call the DMV, they... Read more »

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Oct 10, 2019

Now you fight the tickets. You can appear in court yourself, or hire a lawyer to argue the case for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: Can I get a ticket for expired inspection when my car was parked and I wasn't in the vehicle?

"Every motor vehicle registered in this State which is used over any public road, street, or highway or any public or quasi-public property" it says I have to use the vehicle, but it was parked and not in use.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 10, 2019

Yes you can, it is not a violation that requires your car to be moving, only present.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: Got a speeding ticket and didn’t have my proof of insurance on me, the officer added no DLN and wrong DOB on ticket?

What should I do?

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Oct 10, 2019

You can see if the Prosecutors Office is willing to negotiate the case with you. If you pay the ticket it will likely increase your insurance rates therefore, if the prosecutors office is not willing to negotiate with you, consider hiring an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for North Carolina on
Q: Got a speeding ticket on I40 east, my ticket has several inaccuracies. My first name is spelled wrong, my licensing

state is wrong and my address state is wrong. I was doing 72 in a 65 with another car right next to me. The officer clocked that car first at 70 and choose to pull me over. On the ticket he put down 72 in a 55 which is false. When I pulled over it was in front of a speed limit sign stating 65. What... Read more »

Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Oct 10, 2019

The likely hood of a dismissal is so close to zero as to be virtually indistinguishable - especially if you try and handle it yourself and roll up into to Court saying all the incredibly irrelevant things you did in your question. Just hire the cheapest traffic attorney you can find and oh yeah,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: I got a speeding ticket 72 in a 55 . Wen I went online to see the balance The info he type in was incorrect.

He enter my personal info incorrect and my race is enter incorrect . Can this ticket get dismissed if the info he enter in the database incorrect.

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Oct 10, 2019

How much of the information is incorrect? Generally, the State can correct the scriveners errors at any time so its not likely it will be dismissed. However, if the ticket is more wrong than correct, you may find a sympathetic prosecutor to agree to dismiss or defer. Call the prosecutors office... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Ticket for no insurance?

My sister was driving my car and it didn’t have insurance at the time. She got hit by a car and got a ticket for not having insurance. She has court in a few days and I still haven’t been able to put her under my insurance policy but the car has insurance now. My question is, is having the... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 10, 2019

Give her the proof of insurance that you have now. It will be considered late compliance and make her eligible for Court Supervision.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I got a speeding ticket for 88 in a 70 zone. payment due Oct. 21st. wont have money until Nov. 1st.extension possible?
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 10, 2019

No, unless you appear in court. If you appear in court, the fine will be increased due to mandatory assessments.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: If tapping GPS on cell phone affixed to the dashboard, is 39:4-97.3 in NJ an appropriate summons?

My daughter got a summons and has to appear in court in 2 weeks in South Hackensack, NJ. She was on her lunch break and trying to find a Chipotle. Tapped her GPS on her phone which was affixed to the dashboard, so hands-free. She was coming to a stop at a light when she did this. Not sure if it... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 9, 2019

The answer is Maybe the law states that you may turn on or off a function are they following so it would depend on what she was doing and what the officer believe that she's doing. If it's a third offense definitely hire a lawyer if it's a 1st or 2nd it's cheaper to pay it

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