Traffic Tickets Questions & Answers

Q: i'm 16 got a ticket for violation of my permit, no insurance and 30 over. Can i pay the ticket without a parent?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Washington on
Answered on Apr 19, 2018
Stan Glisson's answer
If you went to the courthouse and paid the ticket, there is no reason anything would ever be sent to your house by the court. However, DOL will likely mail you a warning letter for having an infraction appear on your record.

Plus, your intermediate license will get revoked if you get two infractions before you are 18. Therefore you really should talk to a lawyer about how to keep this one off your record. If you were to get a second one, it might be too late.

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Q: I got pulled over last night and went to jail for driving on suspended, I have a valid Florida drivers license

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Michigan on
Answered on Apr 18, 2018
Frank B. Ford's answer
Florida can't give you driving privileges in Michigan if Michigan says you can't drive in Michigan. You need to try to fix whatever is keeping you from having a valid Michigan license. Besides, you probably will not be able to renew the Florida license without clearing your Michigan driving record. States now check the National Driver Registry, which they didn't do so much in the past. Get a Michigan attorney in the area where you got arrested, who handles a lot of driver's license...
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Q: Do I need a police report for hitting debris on the road?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 18, 2018
Juan Ooink's answer
This is a question for your insurance company.
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Q: Im under court supervison as i just took a four hour class, i just recieved a ticket for disobeying traffic sign,options

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 18, 2018
Juan Ooink's answer
Go to court on the new ticket and ask for Court Supervision. Hopefully you will get it and this should not cause you any issues with your current Supervision.
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Q: Do I have a better chance of getting out of a speeding ticket if I ask totransfer from mayor’s court to municipal court?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 18, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
You may have a better shot at the officer not showing up, but it is still likely he or she will. The fines will not go up, but the court costs will, so the overall cost if you lose will go up. Also, if you fight and lose, you will get the points. At mayor's court, which you have correctly deduced is a profit seeking venture, you will almost certainly be allowed to plead to a no point violation.
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Q: What happens at arraignment

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Michigan on
Answered on Apr 17, 2018
Jasmine D. Rippy's answer
An arraignment is the first court date in a criminal case. The defendant will be informed of the charges being brought and have an opportunity to plead guilty or not guilty to each charge. The court will also determine whether the defendant is eligible to be released on bond and the amount of such bond. If the defendant pleads guilty, he or she may be sentenced on the spot or at a later sentencing date. Based on my experience, sentencing for a driving while license suspended charge typically...
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Q: Why do tickets for no helmet and no light on a bicycle for a minor require a court apperance in New Jersey?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Answered on Apr 17, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Generally a ticket has a mandatory court appearance because the judge needs to set the penalty.
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Q: What happens at arraignment

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Michigan on
Answered on Apr 17, 2018
Jasmine D. Rippy's answer
An arraignment is the first court date in a criminal case. The defendant will be informed of the charges being brought and have an opportunity to plead guilty or not guilty. The court will also determine whether the defendant is eligible to be released on bond and the amount of such bond. If the defendant pleads guilty to a drunk driving charge, the judge will schedule a later sentencing date. This will give the probation department time to prepare a pre-sentence report containing...
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Q: I received a ticket for following too closely. I payed the fine not knowing that it meant pleading guilty, what can I do

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for North Carolina on
Answered on Apr 17, 2018
Amanda Bowden Houser's answer
It ought to be intuitive but it says right on the ticket that paying it will be an admission of guilt. However, you may be able to consult a local traffic attorney and have a motion done to re-open the case. Doing that will likely cost a crap ton more than just hiring a traffic attorney in the first place but it will be cheaper than paying the insurance increase. In the future, don't pay off traffic tickets - get the cheapest traffic attorney you can find and let them handle it for you.
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Q: Speeding ticket in Ohio with a Tennessee Drivers license, will the points go on my license if I pay the 119.00 ticket?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Answered on Apr 17, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
In Kentucky they do not transfer for out of state tickets. You should consult and attorney in Ohio to see about getting the speeding ticket reduced for you.
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Q: What are the chances I get supervision again for the 2nd time?

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 17, 2018
Theodore J. Harvatin's answer
I would not expect it to be that difficult
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Q: I rear ended someone. There was no damage to either car but I got a ticket. Can I fight it or do I have pay it anyway?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Answered on Apr 17, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
You have the right to contest any allegation the State makes against you, and force the prosecution to prove any such allegation beyond a reasonable doubt. The fact, however no damage was done to the vehicles has no bearing on guilty or innocence. See Texas Transportation Code Section 545.351:

Sec. 545.351. MAXIMUM SPEED REQUIREMENT. (a) An operator may not drive at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the circumstances then existing.

(b) An operator:...
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Q: I received a ticket for 39:6B-2. Is it possible for it to be thrown out?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Answered on Apr 17, 2018
Leon Matchin's answer
If you show the insurance card to the prosecutor they will amend it to failure to exhibit a card which is also a violation but no points no loss of license fine only.
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Q: What would my consequences be and how much will it cost. There was no price on the ticket and I have to appear in court.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
Juan Ooink's answer
You will have to deal with this in court. The fine listed on tickets is not the fine you would pay in court anyway because court costs get assessed against you when you have to appear in court. You will have to bring a parent or guardian with you to court. An older brother or sister will not work.
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Q: I got a ticket for failure to show due care, but I didn't cause damage to any vehicle but my own. Why?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Possibly. You may want to have an attorney or at least consult one so your rates don't go up. If you were hurt you may have an uninsured motorist claim and would be well advised to consult a member of the Tenn Assn for Justice--they give free consults.
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Q: I was hit extremely hard from the side and was cited a tic for $30, went by ambulance to ER and didn’t give statement.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Virginia on
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Don't give statments until you talk to a lawyer.Call a member of the Va Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults.

If you failed to yield you can be given a ticket.

Generally as she was contributorily at fault you can argue to your company she should have a proportional reduction in what she gets.

You paid cash and didn't check to see if it was covered for collision? Sorry, that's likely on you.
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Q: I'm employed by the military and just last nite got my first ever D.U.I charge .can I lose my job

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for West Virginia on
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Depends on your job. Many service members get alcohol related offenses and can stay in. May also affect your clearance if you have one. Check with an attorney see if you can get ARD or some similar sidestep if not an out.
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Q: Can an officer in Indiana , pull you over for no reason but because the owner of the car has suspened licenses

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
Andrew Bennett's answer
If learning & confirming the registered owner has a suspended license and confirming the driver matches the description of the owner, then yes the officer can make a traffic stop.
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Q: I received my first speeding ticket for doing 27mph over the limit, what’s the best case scenario for me? (21 yrs old)

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
Theodore J. Harvatin's answer
This charge is subject to supervision if you have never had supervision before or been convicted before of this charge, which is speeding more than 25 over the limit.

Right now it is a crime. if a lawyer can get it reduced to a traffic ticket, that would be worthwhile.
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Q: Does CA honor IL Court Supervision for traffic tickets?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
YOU NEED A LAWYER WHO SPECIALIZES IN TRAFFIC TIX AND THEY WOULD CHARGE MUCH MORE THAN YOU ARE BEING ASKED TO PAY.
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