Traffic Tickets Questions & Answers

Q: I just found out TODAY my license is suspended since 1998; do tickets expire? I NEED help!

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Michigan on
Answered on Sep 19, 2017

No, tickets do not expire. More likely than not there was a suspension of your license in 1998 because you failed to pay at least one ticket, or because you failed to appear in court for a scheduled hearing. I assume you've been charged with driving while license suspended, which is a misdemeanor offense. You should hire an experienced attorney to handle not only the matter for which you were just ticketed and your outstanding ticket(s) issue(s).
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Q: Will a judge dismiss a ticket for leaving the scene of an accident and careless driving if the officer doesn't show up

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Answered on Sep 19, 2017

Potentially yes, but it is in the Judge's discretion to continue the hearing as well.
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Q: Have parking tickets that over 10 yrs old are those tickets dismissed or do they still count against me?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Answered on Sep 19, 2017

allowing parking tickets to pile up in the state of New Jersey can lead to the towing of your vehicle or a boot on your wheel. In the event that you choose to continuously not pay for these parking citations, you may even have a warrant for your arrest created.
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Q: Can a police officer change a view obstruction(coat hanging on coat hook) ticket to a speeding ticket before my trial?

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Answered on Sep 19, 2017

Doesn't seem proper. It's one thing to plea bargain down to something, but if you're charged with one thing on the summons / notice the governmental authorities should be bound by that. Now if they issue a second summons post facto that would be something they likely could do and it would be more likely to work for them, but they would have some explaining to do as to why it wasn't issued contemporaneously with the original traffic stop.
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Q: I was ticketed for a failure to signal or intent to as I was merging into a turn right lane. Should I fight the ticket?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

You have several options; you can pay the ticket and depending on your record it may not effect it much, but your insurance rates will increase. If you fight the ticket it will be set for a bench trial and the state has to prove by a preponderance of the evidence that you committed the violation. That means who does the judge believe more, you or the officer. The prosecutors office likely has an infraction deferral program that would keep it off your record. You can also see if the...
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Q: 1163A "Improper or unsafe turn/ without signal".

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

Contest it if you feel that it was not correct, but based on what you're saying I am confused as to what transpired and therefore whether you did in fact violate the traffic law in question.
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Q: My dad was issued a ticket for property damage and leaving the scene two days after the incident. Can this be dropped?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

You need to answer / appear for the summons. You can discuss a reduced charge, etc. with the town prosecutor.

- Barry
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Q: can a court appearance for Misdemeanor B (susp lic.-CA State) in Kansas driving be done by phone or paid for?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Kansas on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

The driver, or an attorney on her behalf, will need to appear in court. Find a lawyer in the county where this occurred or nearby.
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Q: Paid traffic ticket on line and now have received a suspension letter from MV This is a mistake what can I do

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

You can fight the suspension as the letter states or have a lawyer do it for you but you will need to support you arguments with the facts and legal reasoning.
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Q: Hello. My name is Scott and I'm 29 years old. Roughly 10+ years ago I lived in Florida and got into some trouble.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

Clearly you need an attorney licensed to practice law in Florida to deal with the violation of probation you have in Pinellas County. If you ultimately failed to comay with the conditions of probation, a violation of probation hearing was set/ or a warrant was issued for your arrest. From what I can tell you may owe restitution, perhaps some court and probation costs. Call a lawyer in Pinellas and have them look it up for you and give you a consultation over the phone.

Not sure what...
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Q: I got into a car accident 4.5 months ago. How long after the accident do the cops have to ticket me?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Kansas on
Answered on Sep 16, 2017

technically, the charges can come through quite a while after an event, but practically, if you don't get a ticket within a day or two, or at most a week, you are not likely going to get one. From the facts you mentioned, it doesn't sound like you should get any ticket in any case.
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Q: Follow up to failure to signal ticket where it has been month and they still cant find ticket and ticket still not in

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Answered on Sep 16, 2017

As far as I know, that technically does not exist, but if and when you go to court, you can raise that to the prosecutor and use it to mitigate the offense penalty.
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Q: Yes i recieved a failure to signal ticket it has been a month ive called the court ive tried to pay online there is no

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Answered on Sep 16, 2017

No break if you got the ticket. Unfortunately it will show up we just don't know when.
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Q: If a cop stop in front of my car, which was already parked,and the keys not in the car can I get a suspended license tic

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Answered on Sep 15, 2017

Yes you can get the ticket but the state would have to prove either you operated it or intended to operate it.
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Q: what are the possible punishments for him ?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 15, 2017

There are a lot of different charges possible.

So, hard to tell how it will go.
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Q: I got a ticket for expired tags in Wake County, NC. Getting divorced, he used to do it.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for North Carolina on
Answered on Sep 15, 2017

Go to Court with the original and a photocopy of your renewed registration. Be very polite and the ADA will likely dismiss the ticket and all it will cost is your time..
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Q: Is it true if I scrap a car that I was given a ticket for the tags the court will dissmiss it due to no access of car?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for North Carolina on
Answered on Sep 15, 2017

Sometimes - maybe even most times. It varies by district policy and individual ADA's. Typically it depends on two things: 1) if you have something in writing from the salvage yard where it was scrapped and 2) your attitude toward the officer when you were cited. Officers sometimes write notes on the tickets and the ADA's read these notes and if an officer says you were a jerk, in good 'ol boy North Carolina, your ticket likely ain't gettin' dismissed.
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Q: What do I do with a ticket for fortuitous tags and no insurance if it wasn't my car? Can I get it dismissed?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for North Carolina on
Answered on Sep 15, 2017

While it sucks - it is your responsibility to make sure any car you drive is in compliance with applicable laws. That said, it appears you want to blame the owner of the car for your problems and further you seem to be fixated on the owner correcting the problem as your only solution instead of manning up and taking responsibility yourself. Let me ask you this - if the owner was such a complete and total jerk as to let you roll out with fictitious tags and no insurance with no though what so...
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Q: i got a school zone speeding ticket for doing 40. Do i have to show to college with an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Virginia on
Answered on Sep 14, 2017

An attorney can appear in court on your behalf. The attorney may be able to get it reduced to a non-moving violation with no points or an offense that does not go on your driving record. It can save you points on your record and increased insurance rates. Give my office a call at 703-352-9044 for a free consultation.
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Q: Do you need to bring your car to Virginia to get it calibrated or the district court just wants to see certified papers?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Virginia on
Answered on Sep 14, 2017

The calibration statement should be notarized under oath. The statute, 46.2-942 of the Virginia Code, states that a speedometer calibration must be "sworn." There is no requirement that it be done in the state. It can be considered for guilt or innocence and also for punishment, so it is important as mitigating evidence. My office number is 703-352-9044 if you need further assistance.
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