Traffic Tickets Questions & Answers

Q: I have 2 bench warrents form columbus ohio fortraffic violations I'm due in Pittsburgh pa. court will they hold me

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
I don't believe so, no. I suggest you contact the arresting officer in Pennsylvania, however, and ask him or her if there are any detainers against you in Pennsylvania -- just to be sure.

Best of luck to you.

Q: I got a court supervision fine and a second court date, 08/21. I will be away in college that day. What are my options?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
Theodore J. Harvatin's answer
You can ask the clerk to reschedule it. Depending on the county they may take care of it on the spot.

Q: got ticket. Officer said he would help me in court because he has a daughter my age and to plead not guilty- what should

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
It depends what you were charged with. But if you plead not guilty to whatever the charge, there's at least a chance that you'll get a lesser penalty that pleading 100% guilty -- although there could be additional court costs tacked on if you have a hearing and lose.

In addition, most magisterial district courts require you to pay the entire ticket cost when you send in a not-guilty plea, and then you get a refund if you win. But if you read the small print on the back of the...

Q: In Minnesota,stopped for allegedly going 64 in 50. Can I fight this on my own and win? If I lose how bad is the penalty?

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
Jonathan Matthew Holson's answer
The issue is not whether you were issued a ticket because of your prior record vs. just getting a warning. The State has to prove that the speed limit was 50 mph and that you were driving faster than that. I don't honestly see driving with the flow of traffic as being a defense. But certainly whether you were clocked vs. another driver is relevant. Be aware that some of the squads have dash cams that are also equipped with GPS so that might show how fast the tropper was driving to catch up...

Q: I was stopped driving on a suspended license because of 10 unpaid parking tickets. I cannot pay, what are my options?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
Juan Ooink's answer
You are charged with a Class A Misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to 364 days in jail and up to $2,500.00 in fines not including mandatory fees and costs. Also, depending on why and how many priors you have, you could be looking at a minimum required sentence of time in jail or community service. I suggest showing up to court and asking the Judge to appoint the Public Defender to your case and get time to clear your license.

Q: How do you get court supervision?

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
Juan Ooink's answer
There should be a court date, time and location listed on the ticket. If there is no court date, you will be mailed a court date after time has passed for you to pay the ticket. You have to appear in court in order to get court supervision.

Q: so I got a ticket , the police officer said that I was speeding 45 in a 25 limit. but true is I wasn't speeding .

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Aug 12, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
It will be your word against the police officer's, unfortunately -- unless you had a passenger that would be willing to testify on your behalf at a hearing before the Magisterial District Judge. But give it shot . . . what have you got to lose?

In the alternative, the officer and/or the court may be willing to reduce the speeding citation to 5 mph over the limit, and that would reduce the number of points on your driving record to zero. Many take that offer if given, and you may want...

Q: I'm 16 and i got 2 citations in 2 months in Illinois. They both say i must appear in court what should i do.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 12, 2018
Brandon K. Davis' answer
You will need a parent in court with you and, ideally, an attorney to assist. The Judge may agree grant supervision on one or both. Two convictions within 2 years will cause a license suspension when under 21 years old.

Q: I'm 16 and i got 2 citations in 2 months in Illinois. They both say i must appear in court what should i do.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 12, 2018
Brandon K. Davis' answer
You will need a parent in court with you and, ideally, an attorney to assist. The Judge may agree grant supervision on one or both. Two convictions within 2 years will cause a license suspension when under 21 years old.

Q: I was stopped because of move over violation. Did not get the ticket. Will he charge me because it is misdemeanor

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Michigan on
Answered on Aug 12, 2018
Jasmine D. Rippy's answer
Failure to yield to an emergency vehicle is a misdemeanor in Michigan punishable by a fine of up to $500.00 and/or imprisonment for up to 90 days. If the officer didn’t give you a ticket, then you got a break.

Q: I got a speeding ticket 85 in a 50 I was only doing 70

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Answered on Aug 12, 2018
Arthur Calderon's answer
Certainly possible; however, given the facts as presented, you may have some ways to poke a hole in his allegation of speeding.

Q: I got a speeding ticket by a state trooper who parked his vehicle on private property over 60 feet from the highway

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Answered on Aug 12, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Don't know if he had a radar gun or if there was a second trooper.with one.

Q: I got a ticket for 71 in a 45 in Illinois. How often are these dropped to a lesser charge?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 11, 2018
Theodore J. Harvatin's answer
Woodford is unfriendly. Contact Jeff Hall in Peoria. He goes there.

Q: Will a 5mph over speed limit conviction in Minnesota be sent to Illinois if on an IL drivers license?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 11, 2018
Brandon K. Davis' answer
Typically, states will communicate with one another. Try to have the offense reduced to a non-moving violation to prevent a conviction on your record. Illinois can put a speeding ticket on your record, even if it's only 5 over.

Q: I’m from out of state and i received a traffic ticket and wanted to know if i could keep it off of my driving record

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 10, 2018
Theodore J. Harvatin's answer
If you want court supervision it will not go down as a conviction. That may cost more than a conviction but I don't see why you think a conviction would be $500 if that's what you are suggesting.

Q: I got a ticket for stolen license plate && failure to stop at the stop sign. Totaling up to 291.00.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Answered on Aug 10, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
3 optuons:

1) pay,

2) attachment will be issued for you,

3) hire a lawyer.

Q: Yesterday I received a ticket for 45 mph over the speed limit on the meadow brook parkway I also have 4 other speeding

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Answered on Aug 10, 2018
Michael Arbeit's answer
Call an experienced attorney immediately to discuss this matter. You have 4 other speeding tickets pending right now?

Q: Can a police officer give you a ticket without seeing the violation?

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Answered on Aug 10, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Yes just like a police officer does not need to witness a murder to have you arrested for murder it is the same for any traffic violation, it is through his investigation that he determines guilt.

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