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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: Can I apply for court supervision a second time even though it hasn’t been 12 months since my last court supervision?

So I currently got into a car accident in where it was my fault. No one got hurt. But I got a ticket for reduce to speed/accident. I was trying to brake but my foot slipped off the brakes and it was too late. I took a court supervision in November. I was told no tickets between 6 months or 12 but... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
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Theodore J. Harvatin
answered on Oct 5, 2022

They may grant you supervision twice in a year. But even if you were convicted, if the Nov ticket is the only one for 12 months it will not be a problem. Having said that, go to court and ask them if the other driver showed up. If they did not show up, most likely the ticket will be dropped. By the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for Maryland on
Q: Can I sue the police department for failing to write an uninsured motorist ticket in an accident?

Fault couldn’t be determined in the accident so it is my belief my car insurance will skyrocket.

Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
answered on Oct 5, 2022

No, you cannot sue the police for failure to write a ticket. They have absolute discretion on whether to issue a citation. Regardless, issuing a citation does not determine fault. You can sue the other driver and your own insurance company if he is uninsured and if you win, your rates will not go... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Maryland on
Q: Is there a right to a speedy trial for a traffic violation (running a red light)? It has been 2 years and no court date

I was told a traffic camera shows I did not stop at a red light. I have requested a court date however it has been over 2 years and a court date has not been set. Can I request the violation be dismissed due to the length of time for a court date? This is in Maryland, Prince Georges County

Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
answered on Oct 4, 2022

You can make a speedy trial argument, but you are supposed to demand the speedy trial for the clock to start ticking on your speedy trial rights. Having said that, there is no harm in making the argument. Any delays brought on by Covid will be excused.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Utah on
Q: I live in Utah but have an out of state licence. I was sited for doing 101 in a 70 on the i15.

I would like to minamize any points on my California record. Therefore is there any steps I can take at my court apperance in order to minamize any impact on my record. Also is there any way to convince the judge to knock the speed down.

William Melton
William Melton
answered on Oct 3, 2022

The judge doesn't have the ability to knock the speed down. Your best chance is to try and persuade the prosecutor to do it. You can reach out to them yourself or hire an attorney to assist you.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on
Q: If the cop put the wrong day on my ticket, can I get it dismissed?

I got a $200 speeding ticket for going 15 over, the cop put down Friday on the time instead of Saturday. Can I get the ticket dismissed?

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Oct 3, 2022

Probably not as General Sessions is not a Court of Record and amendments to the charging instrument can be made easily. Go to Court with your TNDL, Registration and Insurance. Hope for some type of diversion.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Constitutional Law for Missouri on
Q: If a cop gave me a printed out ticket but never asked me to sign it is the ticket valid it's on his vehicle camera

I got the ticket in Missouri but while in his vehicle when he gave me the ticket on camera he never asked me to sign it on any of the signature spots is the ticket valid he didn't sign the printed out ticket anywhere either

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers
answered on Oct 1, 2022

Yes, the ticket is valid. It makes no difference if the police officer didn't sign the ticket or if you didn't sign the ticket. After the police officer issues a ticket to a driver, the prosecutor has to approve the ticket, and then it goes to the court clerk to be filed on Casenet.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: Can I go to jail over a citation

I got pulled over for passing an emergency vehicle that was blocking the road for a wreck. I was given a citation for not yielding to the emergency vehicle. All of this was in Kentucky and now I go to court over it. What will happen at court

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 30, 2022

Fine and court costs.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: My ceremony is in 4 weeks. Should I answer "Yes" or "No" on question 4 on the Notice of Oath Ceremony (form N445)?

Q4 on form N445 says:

"Since your interview, have you been arrested, cited, charged, indicted, convicted, fined, or imprisoned for breaking or violating any law or ordinance, including traffic violations?"

Facts:

- I got a $164 traffic ticket three weeks before the... Read more »

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Sep 30, 2022

I recommend doing the following:

Obtain a court certified traffic citation disposition from the clerk of the county court where the matter was adjudicated (completed). Disclose that traffic citation and attach a copy of the certified court disposition with all conditions met (fine paid) on...
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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: If a police officer marks down the speed limit on the ticket then can I fight the speeding ticket since he can't prove?

I was regrettably doing 88mph in a 35mph school zone. Honest to God I didn't know I was in a school zone I thought the speed limit was 50 either way I was late for work and speeding. So the officer told me I was doing 88mph then comes to give me the ticket and I realized he marked it down and... Read more »

Michael A. Smolensky
Michael A. Smolensky
answered on Sep 29, 2022

There is also the possibility that the prosecutor will have the officer’s handwritten notes indicating that the officer already gave you a break when he issued the speeding ticket to you. If you are concerned, however, then meeting an attorney for a consultation might be something to consider... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on
Q: Federally issued speeding ticket 36 CFR 4.21(c). Result in misdemeanor on record although no required court appearance?

I received a speeding ticket on the Natchez Trace in TN...a federal violation. 36 CFR 4.21 (c) for 72 in a 50. I have been asked to pay a fine of $150 and don’t have to appear in court. (Box B). I have a clean driving record. My question is: if I pay the fine, am I admitting guilt and will this... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Sep 29, 2022

Paying the Citation by mail is a Concviction, and adds 4 points to your MVR. If possible go to Court and act respectful to the US Attorney. It may go better.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Utah on
Q: Im 17 and got a ticket in Colorado and I live in utah, can my ticket be taken care of over the phone?

I don't know if I have to show up in person to Colorado to get this taken care of or if I can just pay my fine over the phone? On the citation it says that a parent or guardian has to be with me in my "court date" The problem is my parents say they won't drive to Colorado with... Read more »

William Melton
William Melton
answered on Sep 28, 2022

You need to ask an attorney in Colorado to know for sure, but I think you can just pay the fine without appearing. Most states allow traffic tickets to be resolved without personally appearing. You should call the court directly and ask them. They may even have an option for you to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: Is it enough probable cause for someone to "look under the age of 18" in California? (On a bike without a helmet).

I was on my electric bike without a helmet and I was pulled over by a police officer, he asked me if I was over the age of 18, could I have just said, "I do not answer questions"?

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Sep 23, 2022

It's generally best not to give statements. Regardless, it's water under the bridge at this point, so speak with a local attorney to defend you. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on
Q: What happens if the officer failed to get my signature on a citation
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Sep 23, 2022

It is not a requirement, only a signed acknowledgement of the Citation. Go to Court with your paperwork and be respectful.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on
Q: What can you do if someone hits your parked vehicle and you’re not in it? What is LE expected to do?

I want to know if a person can be cited for causing damage to my vehicle that is parked in a parking spot and I’m not in it. If they hit it and leave without a note or contact information, can they be charged with a hit and run? What if officers don’t want to spend the time investigating and... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Sep 23, 2022

Have you identified the License Plate, or the Driver, that hit you? Some places have video surveillance. Any witnesses? Once you identify either the Driver or the Owner, then report it to LEO's and make claims against their Liability Coverages. You might try the Financial... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My son fell asleep at the wheel, causing property damage, and is being charged with a misdemeanor. How serious is this?

To our knowledge, the property owners are not pressing charges. However, the District Attorney is charging him with a misdemeanor for this accident. He was not under the influence of anything. He was returning home from football practice. He's a good kid. No history of drugs or alcohol. Good... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 21, 2022

If the District Attorney is prosecuting this, then you need to hire an attorney to represent your son's interests and help mitigate this matter----depending on the age of your son, it may be possible to get all of this transferred to juvenile court jurisdiction which might keep all of this off... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: I got pulled over in lexington Ky for speeding expired tags and no insurance. What could happen at court

I have insurance now I didn't know it had lapsed before I got stopped, and the tags renewed as well.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 20, 2022

Probably fines and court costs.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for New Jersey on
Q: Can I still receive a ticket in this matter?

Hello, I was in a traffic accident approximately 1yr and 5 months ago where I rear ended a motorvehicle. My vehicle (Sedan) was totaled the other vehicle (SUV) had some had rear end damage. After flagging down an Officer they completed their investigations and towed my car. I received the tow... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Sep 19, 2022

You can't still receive a ticket as you would be past the statute of limitations, but it sounds like you may already have had one. I would hire an attorney to research this and see if any tickets arose out of the situation to make sure you don't have a warrant for your arrest for not... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: If I am to receive a citation I should by law have to sign the citation I was never asked to sign any citation
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on Sep 19, 2022

No. You are never asked, nor required , to sign a citation in Minnesota.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: If I am to receive a citation I should by law have to sign the citation I was never asked to sign any citation
Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
answered on Sep 19, 2022

Long ago in Minnesota, police could ask a driver to sign an acknowledgment that they received a copy of a traffic citation. But even then if the driver did not or refused to sign to acknowledge receipt, it made no difference. Today, Minnesota's uniform citation for traffic violations does... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: I was stopped for driving on suspended license I was not given a copy of said citation or I never signed said citation

Or asked to sign said citation

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on Sep 19, 2022

You are not required to sign the citation in Minnesota so that is neither here nor there. I would imagine that you are going to be mailed a copy of the citation so you should be looking for that in the mail.

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