Traffic Tickets Questions & Answers

Q: Will I go to jail if I have unpaid traffic tickets and I want to file an assault?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Answered on Dec 18, 2018
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer
Maybe. Ignoring a traffic ticket can lead to a new Failure to Appear charge and an arrest warrant. A law enforcement officer may arrest person with an active warrant. However, as a matter of policy, some law enforcement agencies don't arrest on traffic warrants when a person is reporting a more serious crime.

Obviously, your safest path is to clear the warrant. Hire a local traffic ticket attorney if you are having anxiety about dealing with the tickets. Don't live in fear or...

Q: If i get a speeding ticket in MD (85 on 55) will that be transferred as RD and Criminal offense in VA driving record?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Virginia on
Answered on Dec 17, 2018
Daniel P Leavitt's answer
MD law will determine if it's considered reckless or a misdemeanor, but I'm pretty sure it's not. It should come in as speeding 20 mph or more which is still a 6 demerit point violation just like reckless.

Q: I have two warrants out for speeding tickets and cant find my ticket number or for what court they are in. Where do I pa

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Answered on Dec 17, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Where were you when you got the ticket? How do you know you have 2 warrants, if you don't know what court they are in?

Q: What would be the best way & proper way for a minor to ask for court supervision on a misdemeanor speeding ticket?

4 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Dec 17, 2018
Theodore J. Harvatin's answer
First off, you must have a parent or guardian present so they should be asking these questions

Q: Can you receive 2 tickets for the same thing even though you didn't receive the first ticket copy? Should I fight it?

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Dec 16, 2018
Theodore J. Harvatin's answer
The ticket is valid. It can be served in person by mail or left on the windshield. You should bring proof to court that you have a valid registration and paid a ticket once. These are not legal defenses but may result in a better outcome

Q: My son is 14y/o . Took my car without permission. Got tickets Driving without license, curfew and illegal turn. What ca

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Dec 16, 2018
Theodore J. Harvatin's answer
If he is convicted he won’t be able to get a license until he is 18

Q: Does New Jersey have a fix-it clause a police officer can use for minor violations?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 16, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Unfortunately no excuse exists for having ficticious plates on your car just like sorry officer I didn't see the speed limit sign doesn't work either when going 100 mph. Depending on the charges I would suggest that you hire a lawyer.

Q: Will I need the money for a traffic ticket (speeding) when I go to court, or can I pay it afterwards?

4 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Dec 16, 2018
Jeremy Wang's answer
If you show up to Court and the Court finds you guilty - the Court will give you a certain amount of time to pay your fines and fees. If you can not pay off what you owe - just come back on your return and ask the Court for more time to pay.

Q: For a required court appearance, if the officer does not show up can the case be dismissed?

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Dec 15, 2018
Brandon K. Davis' answer
Sometimes. It depends on a few factors including the courthouse, judge and prosecutor. Also, the type of offense (petty vs. misdemeanor). Certain prosecutors in certain courthouses will routinely agree to dismiss petty offenses if the officer is not present. But that is not true everywhere.

Q: What are the chances a 17 year old would receive a suspended license for his first citation (of 27 over)? in IL

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Dec 15, 2018
Brandon K. Davis' answer
For those under the age of 21, two convictions for moving violations within 24 months will result in a license suspension. So, while a license suspension is not a concern for a 1st offense, speeding 26-34 mph over the limit is a Class B misdemeanor (criminal offense). Technically, you are facing up to 6 months in jail and a $1,500 fine, but this is the MAXIMUM penalty and extremely unlikely. The goal is to avoid a criminal conviction, keep your record clean and reduce the penalties, which can...

Q: My vehicle registration has been suspended, I can't afford to pay the civil penalty. I also can't be without my car.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 14, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
You can't drive your car under suspension. You can see if the DJ will give you a pay over time option, but the law can be pretty harsh on this. If it's just the car that 's been suspended not your license you can see about borrowing a friends car. May be cheaper in the long run to pay off whatever's causing the suspension.

Q: Most likely outcome?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
Amanda Bowden Houser's answer
If you can prove your version of the events. You should be found not guilty. I get most charges of failure to report dismissed because the charging officer jumped the gun and charged within the 24 hour period. As to paying for the damages - the owner has a civil remedy for that.

Q: Can you be fined for contempt of court for the same ticket more than once?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Answered on Dec 11, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Not enough information to answer your question. Call a traffic court lawyer.

Q: What happens if I decide not to pay my parking ticket?

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 11, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
That depends on what the judge wants to do. A warrant for your arrest could issue and your drivers license could be suspended as stated on most tickets. Thus don't take a chance and pay it.

Q: Under what situations could a traffic ticket potentially get dismissed?

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Dec 11, 2018
Jeremy Wang's answer
There are way too many ways to potentially get a traffic ticket dismissed. You maybe better served calling a local traffic attorney and explaining your unique situation in private.

Q: why can i not drive my historic car on the weekend?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Maryland on
Answered on Dec 11, 2018
Mark Oakley's answer
If you received a citation then the code section alleged to be violated must be printed on it. I am not aware of any weekend prohibition. So long as your historic vehicle is not a truck over 10,000 lbs. or a camper over 25 years old, then A vehicle registered as historic cannot be used for general daily transportation, or primarily for the transportation of passengers or property on highways. It can only be used in exhibitions, club activities, parades, tours, occasional transportation and...

Q: Is there any significant penalty for not paying a non-driver seat belt ticket?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Answered on Dec 10, 2018
Andrew L. Bennett's answer
The ticket is $25.00 and a non moving violation. However, not paying the ticket can result in a default judgment as well as a Failure to Pay license suspension.

Q: can I be ticketed for not pulling over fast enough?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Answered on Dec 9, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Yes you can be ticketed for anything. Your attorney may be able to prove your defense with a video

Q: I received a running red light ticket but the name on the ticket is not mine it's the owner of the vehicles do i pay it

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Michigan on
Answered on Dec 9, 2018
Frank B. Ford's answer
You need to contact the police department that issued the ticket, and ask them to dismiss the ticket and re-write it in your name. If you just pay it, the other person will get points on their record that they don't deserve. In being honest about it, you may actually help yourself by getting the police or prosecutor to give you some kind of a break. Do the right thing. Sincerely, Frank B. Ford

Q: I keep going to court for a traffic ticket, in which no D.A. ever shows up. What can i do?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Answered on Dec 9, 2018
Zev Goldstein's answer
If the other side does't show up when scheduled, ask the judge to dismiss.

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