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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Small Claims for Illinois on
Q: If I contest a red light camera by mail and lose and been struggling financially could I sue the city in small claims ?

Read factual news that state officials have banned red light cameras but some cities still use the corrupt program

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Sep 25, 2020

You can sue anyone at anytime for anything, but that does not mean you will be successful.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Michigan on
Q: Why is there a hold on my car at the impound lot, i got pulled over on the 9th sept 2020. No insurance.. So they towed

It, now as of this day sept 24th 2020 i found this out, now they are telling me call tomorrow business hours, public safety dept told me they will get the officers that pulled me over to call me, keep my phone close.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 25, 2020

At this point, the only ones who can tell you why there might be a hold is the police department because they are the ones who would have put the hold on. Call or wait for them to call you.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Last weekend, I received my first ever traffic tickets.

One ticket was Driving Over Statutory Limit 21-25, 95 over 70. The other was Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle. Trooper told me to bring proof of insurance to court, and that one may get dismissed. I have several documents showing active insurance, including the CORRECT insurance card. (I... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Sep 24, 2020

I would not worry about it. 25 over, and considering it was on the interstate, is still only a petty offense.

As far as being nervous, the judge will almost certainly follow the prosecutor's recommendation. If the prosecutor does not recommend supervision, tell the judge you want a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Michigan on
Q: What should I do? Should I appeal or should I just pay the dumb ticket?

I got caught speeding. I was going 83 in a 45. He only charged me 70 in a 45 I believe. I am new to the area. I moved he last month to go to college at gvsu and I just didn't know how fast roads are. I came from Texas that is a state that drives really fast so I'm used to going 80 on back... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 24, 2020

How much time and money do you want to spend to find out how much you still owe and how many points will be added to your license? Your explanation is not a legal defense. As you are in college, you probably have better things to do with your time than fight this.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for North Carolina on
Q: What can of proof is acceptable in court if I fixed property damage myself instead of turning it in on my insurance?

I got a ticket for property damage when I hit a mailbox. The law told me to go fix it the next day I did. I didn't turn it in on my insurance because it wasn't that bad. When I went to court they need proof that it's fixed. I was wondering if you could tell me what kind of proof is... Read more »

Ben Corcoran
Ben Corcoran answered on Sep 24, 2020

You can probably get a letter from the owners stating that you fixed the damage, that would likely be enough for the DA. You should also take some pictures of the new mailbox.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Massachusetts on
Q: I’m waiting on a court hearing for a speeding ticket. Will I be able to renew my car registration before the hearing?

I got pulled over about 5 months ago for speeding and I still havnt received a date for a court hearing. My car registration just expired and I need to renew it. Will I be able to renew it while waiting for the court hearing or will the ticket prevent me from renewing the registration?

Lissa McKinney
Lissa McKinney answered on Sep 24, 2020

You can absolutely register the car!! The pending speeding ticket will not prevent this. Many ticket hearings are backed up due to Covid. Be sure you sent it in on time, kept a copy of the ticket, and know what court to call if you dont hear from anyone within the month. You should have heard from... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: As a LEO, conducting traffic enforcement stop - does asking vehicle operator to roll down tinted windows Alter -

While conducting a traffic enforcement stop - the officer asks vehicle operator to roll down tinted windows (example: 0 percent tint). If that reveals contraband is that in plain view? - or does the action of rolling down windows alter?

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 23, 2020

Why is a LEO different from a GEMINI or a TAURUS? An officer has the right to ask you to step out of the vehicle and if opening the door would reveal the contraband you left in plain sight, it is probably not an infringement. You might need to establish that rolling down the window was not within... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I recently got a citation, is there any way I can request supervision without the need of an attorney?

I recently got a new car, due to financial restraints I haven’t been able to take care of getting it insured. I got pulled over for the license plate lights being out and by the end of it I was given a warning for the license plate light being out but I was given a citation for not having insurance

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Sep 23, 2020

If you bring in proof of insurance and have never had supervision for that offense, the state will almost certainly offer it. This will require you to carry SR 22 for three years and pay a fine.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: Good afternoon, I am currently trying to restore my license but discovered someone obtained a license in my name.

So I found out that someone got a license in my name and received tickets and other violations, I went to court to deal with this however the judge was ..well difficult. she told me I need to prove that it was not me driving at that time. These tickets go back to 1995. How am I suppose to prove I... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Sep 22, 2020

We're not allowed on this site to give you specific advice on how to win a case yourself. However what I can tell you is that this is the reason why people hire lawyers to try to win the case for them when they don't know how to do it themselves.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: What does it mean when you got a traffic ticket for dwil but it was voided and sent to the DA
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Sep 22, 2020

Expect enhanced criminal charges to be filed. Call an attorney ASAP, see what it will take to clear your license and discover if anything can be done before a warrant is issued. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Idaho on
Q: Can I be pulled over driving in the bus lane on a sunday night when there are no buses out.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 22, 2020

An Idaho attorney would know this best, but your post remains open for two weeks. As a general matter, you could check the signage. As a GENERAL matter, bus lanes sometimes have times during which the restrictions to regular vehicles apply. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: Declaration of Emergency - violate imposed curfew or the closing of businesses (crim/traf mandatory)

I was walking downtown to get food with my friends a few hours after Minneapolis sent out an amber alert (on iPhones) warning people that there was a curfew set. Curfew was set at 9:00 pm and we were downtown around 1:00 am. I was not in Minneapolis at the time the amber alert was sent, so I did... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Sep 22, 2020

A lawyer may be able to keep this off of your record. Every lawyer charges different fees but many of us offer free consultations so make a few calls and see why you think.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Liability of collision and "promise to comply" ticket.

In a green light crossroads, the front car suddenly stopped in the middle of the crossroad. I noticed the stop and used hard brake but failed to make a full stop due to the raining and wet road and lightly hit the back of the front car. The front car driver moved the car out of the scene... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Sep 21, 2020

You should consult with an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: If a traffic ticket is issued with a court date, but they have no record of it when I show up for court. Is it dismissed

I was written a ticket for 3 violations. 4000(a) 12500(a) 4462(b) on July 22nd. My court date on the ticket is sept. 8th. I showed up but they had no complaint filed. I have been trying to get something in writting stating that info but with no luck. Today I went to the D.A office and they gave me... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 21, 2020

Having a little problem with your post since all the violations you list have to do with registration or driver's licenses. These are not what you get booked for, it is just a personal appearance citation, and usually these are fix it tickets. When you go to court you should have your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Kentucky on
Q: I had to leave my car at a park bc it wouldn't start. When I returned for it the next day it had been towed

FYI, the lot is never full and no signs about will be towed etc. Everything I owned is in there. I am homeless and literally left with my purse, now the only possession I have. Nothing will be released until fees paid. What can I do?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 21, 2020

You’ll need to find someone to lend you the money to get the car. You can deal with the other repercussions after you retrieve the car.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Traffic Tickets for Washington on
Q: Maximum License Suspension

I have an unpaid judgement against me due to uninsured accident. My license has been suspended for 13 years. Shouldn't the suspension period be 10 years?

Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson answered on Sep 21, 2020

The judgment that suspended you may expire after 10 (or it can be renewed). But even if it expires, the license remains suspended until reinstated. It's possible that you are eligible to reinstate, but of course there can be multiple reasons that a license is suspended; while one expires,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on
Q: Speeding 45 in a 30 by LEO traveling in opposite direction with cars in front of him- states radar verify. Dismissable?

The court printout of ticket has incorrect address, incorrect DL# and wrong court date. LEO states radar tracked me at 45 in a 30 going there opposite direction. Is there a chance that I can get this dismissed?

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Sep 21, 2020

Check with Court Clerk about the exact Court Date. Go to Court and be respectful about telling either the Prosecutor or the Judge about the incorrect Citation. Hopefully you will receive a Diversion or a Dismissal.

Remember you are only allowed 11 points on your MVR for the last year,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Defense and Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on
Q: Can I receive a ticket and be charged for not having insurance if the initial stop was for a non moving violation

example: tail light was out

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Sep 21, 2020

Absolutely... LEO's can execute a legal stop for any Rule of the Road Violation they witness. Then other Charges may follow.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: Warning 39-4-97.3. Handsfree on speaker. Cannot find prohibition of speaker in statute? Cited for seatbelt but wearing
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Sep 21, 2020

As long as you did not hold/touch your not guilty of the offense of using your cell phone. If you did touch it then it gets tricky. That being said if you only got a seat belt ticket instead, just pay it not worth fighting a ticket under $200.00 for most people.

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