Traffic Tickets Questions & Answers

Q: I got crash with another car and i only have permit and my ticket is improper lane usage and i lied at first that my mom

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 21, 2019
Juan Ooink's answer
Worst case, you will likely get Court Supervision and fine and have to complete Traffic Safety School. Best case, the ticket is dismissed if the other driver does not show up to court. If you are really concerned, you can hire an attorney to assist you with this matter.

Q: I’m only 16 y/o and I only have my permit and i got crash with another car and my ticket is improper lane usage

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 21, 2019
Theodore J. Harvatin's answer
Your GDL restrictions will be extended. Go to court and ask for supervision. In order to do that you have to have a parent or guardian present and you will have to take a safe driving course. If the other driver does not show up in court asked that the ticket be dismissed. You might want to have your parents hire a traffic attorney

Q: Is it illegal to hang air fresheners on you rear view mirror

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 20, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Oh hell no. That is crap. Hire a traffic court attorney. Every 3d person hangs Mardi Gras beads on their rear view mirrors.

Q: Last year around this time I got a speeding ticket for doing 13 over on the I-44, I paid the fine and got 3 point....

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
Answered on Apr 20, 2019
Andrea Rogers' answer
When you go to court, the judge will ask if you are pleading guilty or not guilty. If you plead guilty, the judge will sentence you and assess the fine & court costs. 3 points will be added to your driving record and your car insurance rates may increase as a result.

Or you can plead not guilty and the judge will set your case for a trial.

Or you can hire a traffic law attorney to get your ticket reduced to a non-moving, no-point infraction such as Illegal Parking or Littering....

Q: I received a ticket in 2001 for “reckless driving”. I was by my recruiter while in basic he would take care of it

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for North Carolina on
Answered on Apr 20, 2019
Amanda Bowden Houser's answer
My firm has about 30 years of combined traffic ticket experience. I have never heard of what you described. However, if there is no hold on your license - do you really care how it's possible?

Q: If my son who is 16 was caught going 48 in 25 how likely is he to get his license suspended first offense

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 19, 2019
Ali W Latif's answer
A standard ticket for speeding 23 m.p.h. over the limit typically carries two points on one's driving record and a fine. Fines typically range from $150-500, depending on the jurisdiction. If your son accumulates 12 or more points within 2 years his license will be suspended for 6 months. The Ohio BMV sends out warning letters when a driver has accumulated 6 points. Therefore, unless there are exacerbating circumstances or facts you did not mention, his license will not be suspended from this...

Q: I got a ticket for 76 in a 65 on I 80 in Girard. I have a CDL. Can the ticket be amended to a non moving violation?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 19, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
It can be. Whether or not that will happen depends on discussion between you or your lawyer and the prosecutor. Your best chance is to hire a local attorney.

Q: how long does a speeding offense stay on your record

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 19, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
Forever. The points fall off after a couple years but the fact of the conviction is never erased.

Q: Left center lane turn vs left turn exiting shoping plaza who has the right of way in GA?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Answered on Apr 19, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
If both cars are turning left, and if the center lane has a path directly ahead,but the person in the center lane decided to try to turn from that lane, anyone in the designated left turn lane has the right of way.

Q: What is the utah traffic code for parking lot accidents?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Utah on
Answered on Apr 19, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
No but it is used as a guide in most states. Consult a Utah attorney on this is it's a big deal.

Q: My traffic citation has the wrong date on it, says I was stopped in February but the stop actually happened in March

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Apr 19, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
You can try. What is important is the date recited. If it says on February 20 the Defendant did...... you can plead not guilty. DJ courts aren't big on typos but there's a difference between a 20 and a 30, a february and a March--they might give it to you. Be careful if you win and have to drive that area--you can bet someone will be watching for you.

Q: I recieved tickets for window tint and expired insurance card. Could I have these dismissed due to a clerical error?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
Answered on Apr 18, 2019
Andrea Rogers' answer
Errors on tickets can be corrected by the police officer or prosecutor at any time. So just the incorrect identification of the vehicle on the tickets is not enough to get the tickets dismissed.

Q: Driving without license and inspection tickets from 2 years ago. Never went to court. Will I get in trouble if I go now?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Answered on Apr 18, 2019
Michael Arbeit's answer
You should consult with an attorney in regard to this matter for proper representation. And, do NOT drive at all until this matter is resolved.

Q: I got pulled over for not stopping for a school bus — how do I request to not have this show on my driving record???

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Traffic Tickets for Maryland on
Answered on Apr 18, 2019
Mark Oakley's answer
You request a trial by filling in and mailing the request form portion of the ticket located on the lower right side of the sheet. Check the “trial” box, not the “waiver hearing.” If the officer does not show, you’ll be found not guilty. If they show, you plead not guilty and tell your version of what happened. If you’re found guilty you request a “probation before judgment” (PBJ) which has the effect of striking the conviction and keeping your driving record clean (no points)....

Q: I received a speeding ticket by mail from a red light photo in bluff city, Tn. What happens if I don’t pay?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on
Answered on Apr 17, 2019
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer
It is not a criminal offense, cannot add points to your MVR and cannot be reported to a credit bureau for non payment. The city can sue you and take collection methods against you.

Q: Does a 3rd offense driving under suspension, non-dui related, carry an automatic jail time?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for South Carolina on
Answered on Apr 17, 2019
William James LaLima's answer
Yes. 90 days in jail (or house arrest) It is mandatory. I *have* persuaded the arresting officer to rewrite a DUS 3rd ticket to a DUS 2nd offense ... It saves the 90 days in jail, BUT the DOT will still punish you as if it is a DUS 3rd.

56-1-460(A)(2) ...

(c) for a third or subsequent offense, fined one thousand dollars, and imprisoned for up to ninety days or confined to a person's place of residence pursuant to the Home Detention Act for up to ninety days. No portion of a term...

Q: So I got a no proof of insurance ticket today, the ticket has a fine of 140. Is that the true?

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 16, 2019
Brandon K. Davis' answer
The insurance ticket should require a court appearance. Fines and costs would be assessed by the judge. Bring proof of insurance covering the time of the ticket. If you didn’t have it, bring after-acquired insurance to minimize fines and request court supervision. A conviction would cause a mandatory 3 month license suspension. Contact a local attorney to discuss options.

Q: I received a ticket for a passenger without a seatbelt under the age of 18. The passenger was 19 what are my options?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Answered on Apr 16, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Best bet is to bring that person with you to court show the judge this persons ID and the ticket should be dismissed.

Q: How can I get a speeding ticket from 3 years ago reduced or removed from my record in Virginia Beach?

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Virginia on
Answered on Apr 16, 2019
Daniel P Leavitt's answer
It sounds like it is a criminal misdemeanor reckless driving charge and not a simple speeding ticket. Either way, I don't think there is anything you can do. You have ten days to appeal after a conviction and 60 days to file a motion to reopen. Some judges bend the 60 day rule but I don't know any judge that will bend anywhere near 3 years ago.

Q: If my liciense are suspended and i have a warrant how can i get the block off completly

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 15, 2019
Brian Smith Esq's answer
That attorney could file a motion to lift the warrant. These are frequently granted when a court sees an effort to resolve the ticket. A court may then schedule a pretrial where that attorney can work to resolve the ticket too. If the court will not withdraw the warrant, an attorney could help make arrangements to turn yourself in and resolve the ticket.

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