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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I was found guilty on a traffic ticket because I missed court how do I motion it back into court
Dan Nold
Dan Nold answered on Jan 28, 2022

Depending on how long ago you missed court, you may want to contact an attorney. If it was within 30 days, you can go to the clerk's office and pay them $40 and file a motion to vacate. This will bring the case back into court. You can still do so if it was more than 30 days ago, but your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: What tips can you give me for judge? I currently have a bench warrant for 2 failure to appears for speeding ticket?

I am going to ask the judge if he or she can cancel my warrant and I missed court because I was taking care of my grandpa 10 hours from were I live and I already paid a small amount toward my fine. Do you have any recommendations or tips you can give me?

Dan Moseley
Dan Moseley answered on Jan 28, 2022

Whatever "tips" might be truly helpful can only be determined after an defense lawyer discusses the matter in detail with you and its relationship to the underlying offense. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: i was involved in a 15 mile police chase well i wrecked and i was wanting to no if the officer did the right thing

i wrecked while involved in a police chase well the officer didn’t bother to help my wife and kids that was in the truck was he supposed to detain me and then tend to them cause he didn’t and was he supposed to have my daughter turn the truck off… was the officer in the right to continue to... Read more »

W. Whitfield Hyman
W. Whitfield Hyman answered on Jan 27, 2022

Even if the officer violated laws that you’re complaining about it doesn’t help you in your criminal case.

Does that answer your question?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: What kind of ticket is Pennsylvania violation code for driving under code 1575a I don't understand what kind of ticket
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jan 27, 2022

Since this is a PA ticket you should repost your question under the Pennsylvania section instead of NJ

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Q: i was involved in a chase with my wife and kids we crashed and the cop didn’t help my kids or wife just held me gunpoint

i made a bad decision to not stop and the officer chased me 15 miles at speeds of 90 plus mph we crashed and the officer never did try to help my kids out of the truck he had my daughter turn the truck off they never stabilized the kids and they took all 4 in one ambulance they stabilized my wife... Read more »

W. Whitfield Hyman
W. Whitfield Hyman answered on Jan 27, 2022

You need to ask a question, there is no question here.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Michigan on
Q: I stay in a nother state and have a ticket and reinstatement fee I can't afford how can I get help

I receive snap benefits and Medicaid .I'm on a low income and can't pay it is there anyway I can get it take care of because I'm trying to get back in to the work fell

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jan 26, 2022

You should contact the court to set up a payment plan.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
Q: I got a speeding ticket 11/2/20. The court date on the ticket was 2/10/21, but court was cancelled due to Covid.

Now, a year later, CaseNet continues to say 'case with PA'. Is this beyond the statute of limitations? When I called the court they said if there is no new date in a year I can forget about the ticket. True?

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers answered on Jan 25, 2022

Not necessarily. The Prosecutor has 1 year from the date of the incident to file the charge. It is possible that the Prosecutor filed the charge within the 1-year statute of limitations, but the court clerk just hasn't set the case on a docket and notified you of the court date yet. If that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Q: I was given a ticket when Involved In a car accident but cop put in box no accident involved is ticket valid
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jan 25, 2022

Yes, the ticket is still valid. It may go to credibility of the testifying officer but that omission, in itself, is not enough to make the ticket invalid.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Small Claims for Illinois on
Q: Acciden w/ an at fault driver w/ no insurance, pleading not guilty and has a B trial w/ lawyer. Should I get lawyer 2?

There was only property damage. I only have uninsured bodily damage, not property. I was never contacted to go to court, but I went for the first appearance and was told if I didn't show up for the trial, the other drivers case would be dismissed. Shouldn't the officer be there to testify... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jan 25, 2022

Unless the officer witnessed the accident/collision he has no personal knowledge of how the accident occurred-----that is why you would need to testify at the trial on the traffic ticket. You can contact a lawyer in your area to discuss the pros and cons of attending the trial on the traffic... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on
Q: I was pulled over for 108mph in a 65mph zone what am I looking at for ticket $

Will I be charged with a misdemeanor

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jan 25, 2022

Apparently you already received a Misdemeanor Citation, or you would be in jail. The 43 over is 8 points added to your your MVR. 3 more points in a year and you lose your TNDL. Go to Court in a respectful manner with cash to pay the Court. Some type of Diversion or a lesser speed plea might... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: I am a New Jersey resident, on H1B visa. I got a speeding ticket of 118mph on California free way.

What are the consequences. Is that a criminal offense is that gonna appear on criminal and background checks.

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Jan 24, 2022

1. Speeding over a certain milage is a quasi-criminal state misdemeanor offense,

2. That speeding citation will appear on one's driver's license background,

3. Also, if that traffic citation resulted in a brief traffic arrest, processing and release on a bond that arrest...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: Do I have get insurance for 6 months on someone else car if not they said I lose my license and can't afford to do that

I got caught for 2nd no insurance in like 3 years or more. Appointed attorney said get insurance on it even though not my car and ve just fine. So I did because I have to work and needed to just be small fine. So went back gave different lawyer this time all stuff and he came said got pay 6 months... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 24, 2022

Yes, if you want to keep your license and you don’t have a car already insured.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Maryland on
Q: Hi,want to get back drivers license. Had them revoked 30 yrs. ago. What is the best way about doing it.

I am 65 and need for doctors etc. Also want to know if the points are still active if I get them back. Thanks

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Jan 24, 2022

It depends on the reason for your losing your license in the first place. If it was for point accumulation only, then you were eligible to become reinstated following the suspension or revocation period. There are different procedures depeding on whether you were merely suspended, or were... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Q: Hi, I was given a ticket for hitting a vehicle parked on the highway median. No one was in the vehicle.

FAIL TO NOTIFY OWNER/FIXED OBJ STRUCK (40-6-272). I was picked up by ambulance and taken to the hospital. The policeman gave me a ticket while I was lying down in the ambulance for not contacting the owner of the vehicle I hit. Can I dispute this ticket and have the ticket removed from my record?

Morris  Margulis
Morris Margulis answered on Jan 21, 2022

Based on the facts presented, you should absolutely dispute this ticket. You need to be careful, however, as the most glaring error on this ticket is one that can easily be corrected by a competent prosecutor.

Please contact my office if you would like further assistance.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Traffic Tickets and Child Custody for California on
Q: I need help to get my kids back in Dependency court allegations against me were false

I was wrong for incarcerated later quitted my kids are taken from me my parents told the court reporter a bunch of lies about me

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 21, 2022

much more info is needed.

it is hard to understand the facts of your case. Maybe you should write them down.

however, many criminal lawyers don't get involved in issues like this.

i would suggest you make an appointment with a local criminal lawyer to discuss your...
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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: I was pulled over for speeding 26 miles over, careless driving, failure to produce insurance card and no registration.

This happened Dec. 2021 in Jefferson County KY. I haven't had a speeding ticket since Apr. 2016 and I'm usually a careful driver with everything up to date. The citation is non prepayable and my court date is in Feb. What should I expect? Will my license be suspended or will I have to... Read more »

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Jan 21, 2022

It depends on your speed. If it was more than 35 mph over the speed limit the Prosecutors will likely not amend it down and you will face a license suspension hearing where you will either have your license suspended or probated. i would hire an experienced Attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Michigan on
Q: A cop decided to give a passenger of a vehicle a ticket for “driving with license expired” when they werent even driving

I am the driver and I was driving just fine. The cop pulled out from a side street and was behind another car that was right behind me, got into the turning lane then quickly passed that car and then got directly behind me, following me down the road. Still doing nothing wrong… I then get pulled... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jan 20, 2022

Your friend definitely has a cause to fight. I probably don't need to tell you that the police were looking for something (or someone).

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Is the ticket legal to write someone and why the charge of $249 when the law states that ticket is $139

Yes can the village of Turkey Creek La charge me with a ticket for improper lane usage if I swerved on the solid white line once the one on the shoulder of the road. And suspend my license as well for it. The charge was $249. $199 for the ticket and a $50 penalty but ifnu look up the law the... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jan 20, 2022

When paying most tickets you are paying a fine for the violation plus mandatory court costs which is what usually drives up the total amount of the ticket. The amount of the court costs, and sometimes the fine, per ticket differs from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. If you miss a court date, then... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Does the "Confidential Information Section" show up anywhere else besides the citation? On record or anything?

I got pulled over for going 86 on a 40 work zone. State trooper gave me a pass for that due to my clean record. He said he'd cite me for not turning hazard lights on when pulled over. In the citation there's a confidential information section, that says i was pulled over for going 86 on a... Read more »

Timothy Kraeer
Timothy Kraeer answered on Jan 20, 2022

The only thing that will be made part of the public record is that you received a citation for violated section 4305 (the hazard lights). The trooper likely wrote 86 in a 40 in other section in the event you were to challenge the citation in court - it would remind him as to why he initially pulled... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Q: An officer couldn’t find my plante # and Vin # even when my registration active, he sent me to court!

Charging with fictitious plates even when it was active, is it legal or not?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jan 20, 2022

Sure it is legal for him to give you this ticket. I would suggest that you consider hiring a lawyer if you are guilty of this offense. If not guilty you may be able to handle it on your own, but it still can be tricky.

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