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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Colorado on
Q: Got pulled over driving my brothers car without registration or insurance. Should I register and get insurance?

Should I buy insurance and registration before court?

Brian K. McHugh
Brian K. McHugh answered on Jan 20, 2020

Your brother needs to register the car and get insurance for it. Proof of proper registration and current insurance is what you need to take to court and is what will help you the most.

It is doubtful that you could even register the car or obtain insurance for it since it does not belong...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Maine on
Q: fictitious inspection sticker in ME, 1st offense

My husband was recently pulled over and was ticketed for no proof of insurance, we have it although the card wasnt in his car. Also got summons for display of fictitious inspection sticker.This is a 1st offense, what are the penalties, and will there be jail time?

Hunter J Tzovarras
Hunter J Tzovarras answered on Jan 20, 2020

On the insurance, if you contest the ticket and send in proof of insurance that ticket should be dismissed.

On the inspection sticker charge, it is a class E misdemeanor that carries a maximum penalty of 180 days in jail and $1000 fine. Those are the maximum penalties. Jail time is not...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Identity Theft for Louisiana on
Q: My brother uses my name when cops inquire who he is

My brother has a bench warrant. He got a ticket for an argument him and his girlfriend got into. My brother did not go to his court date. He was arrested once for drug paraphernalia. He does not know my social or my drivers license number. He just gives them my name and DOB and address assuming... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 20, 2020

You cannot prevent him from being an asshole. Cut off ties with him and GET OFF SOCIAL MEDIA. Privacy settings are not worth crap.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: What can my boyfriend do for his drug paraphernalia case tomorrow which was found during illegal search and seizure?

He was legally parked next to the curb w/other cars in a neighborhood and had just walked to the car to go look for paper he had in the glovebox when cops pulled up along side of the vehicle and demanded that he exit the vehicle immediately where they detained him and then searched the vehicle... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 20, 2020

more info needed.

if there is an illegal search and seizure explain the facts to your lawyer who can file a 1538.5 motion to suppress evidence and dismiss the matter.

remember they are charging him with possession AND NOT OWNERSHIP

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on
Q: If officer doesn’t check my registration and insurance and he gives me speeding ticket is it valid ticket?

Troopers

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jan 20, 2020

The LEO must have gotten your information from his computer check of your tag. The Citation may or may not have errors, but its validity is not an issue, irregardless how the LEO drafted it prior to issuance.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on
Q: Will a dismissed speeding ticket In GA be reinstated due to speeding ticket 7 months later in NC?

My GA speeding ticket (84 in a 70) was dismissed through community service and traffic school. I now got another ticket in NC for going 72 in a 55. Will my first ticket be reinstated since it’s only been seven months?

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jan 20, 2020

Hopefully not, but where is your License issued? You should hire a competent NC attorney to get the Ticket there dismissed or reduced. Then it has no effect on any DL. It is doubtful NC will talk to GA until the Citation has a disposition, and hopefully will never talk to GA.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: Is it illegal to loan your car to someone who has a suspended driver's license in indiana
Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Jan 20, 2020

It is possible to be charged with assisting a criminal. Also keep in mind if the person gets into an accident, your insurance will likely not cover the damage and you could be sued.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: Will I go to jail for a first time no drivers liscense ticket after a car accident?

I'm already paying for an older charge, and I am not on probation

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jan 19, 2020

Likely not, as most people are not put in jail for tickets. That being said, as long as you are still paying towards your older charge, you should still be good to go. As to the car accident, I would encourage you to reach out to a lawyer, as you may be entitled to compensation if the other driver... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: I was issued a no drivers liscense ticket after I was hit by another driver what will happen in court?
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jan 19, 2020

It really depends. Sometimes, a prosecutor may do away with the ticket because of the circumstances; however, there would need to be more information. I would highly encourage you to reach out to a criminal defense and personal injury to discuss further, not just for the ticket, but also for being... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: Can a officer write 2 separate tickets for a subsection of a law

I got pulled over last night for splitting lanes on a motorcycle and I got 2 tickets for the same law but it was a different subsection of the law is that the same as breaking 2 laws?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jan 18, 2020

One would have to know which statutory section it is, but in general, yes; violating two subsections is generally two violations.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: Looking to get a public defender or lawyer not sure what to do next?

Possession of ampthetampine and a firearm . Pistol was legal and in my vehicle passenger was arrested with the drugs also never told them they could search to begin with . They ran my pistol an when it came back clean he said I’ll go put this back for you and proceeded to search car then persons.

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Jan 18, 2020

If you cannot afford an attorney, you can request the Court appoint an attorney to represent you. If you believe you can retain a lawyer, start calling attorneys in your area. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: If I got a fix it citation and my vehicle wrecked and is totaled, how do I go about the fix it ticket at that point?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 18, 2020

BRING PROOF TO THE COURT THAT YOU NO LONGER HAVE THE VEHICLE AND WHAT IT WAS TOTALLED

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: What happens if a traffic citation hasn't been filed yet and it's beyond the due date?

I got a traffic citation on careless driving and the citation has not been filed with the clerk. I decided to get a lawyer to pay for the ticket online but he can't pay it since it hasn't been filed yet. The due date for the payment is on the 19th. The ticket also says that an appearance in court... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jan 17, 2020

What does your lawyer say? If I were your lawyer, I'd contact the ticketing agency (police department or sheriff's office) and ask them.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Land Use & Zoning and Municipal Law for Alabama on
Q: Can the city of Millbrook have jurisdiction in Prattville on highwAy 14

I was pulled over by Millbrook city officer after I had crossed under the interstate 65 exchange and beyond the first red light you come to when you cross into Prattville on highwAy 14.he pulled behind me at the red light and when the light turned green turned on the blue lights.I don't believe he... Read more »

Whitney Benjamin Polson
Whitney Benjamin Polson answered on Jan 17, 2020

Venue is the legal term for where a legal case can be tried. If the crime and arrest were outside the city limits jurisdiction of the Millbrook officer, then your criminal lawyer can file an appropriate motion to dismiss the charge for improper venue.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Collections, Municipal Law and Small Claims for Texas on
Q: Can a 15 yr old traffic ticket in my maiden name still be pursued or can it be dismissed since it's not my legal name?

A small TX county sent me a postcard saying I had an outstanding criminal case against me pending. Called the county and was told their software was updated so all outstanding tickets were being pursued. No warrant yet, drivers license eligibility is still good. Need to find out how far back TX DPS... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Jan 16, 2020

Yes, a 15 year old traffic ticket can still be prosecuted even if the citation was issued in your maiden name and you are now married. The question is: were you the individual who was issued the ticket back then, regardless of what your name was or is now. Request an abstract of your record from... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I would like to ask if using rear bicycle rack on car (or called trunk mount rack) is legal in Illinois.

I only saw that I cannot cover the registration plate with plastic cover or glass, but I haven't seen anything about axillary stuff like a bicycle rack that could potentially cover the plate.

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Jan 16, 2020

Any obstruction could give a cop a reason to stop you

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: Do the same penalties apply if you never had a driver's license?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jan 15, 2020

We would need to know the offense you were charged with to properly answer your question.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Utah on
Q: I received a ticket from an officer code 41-6a-601on my ticket. Said I was speeding 52 mph in a 25 mph.

I received a ticket from an officer code 41-6a-601on my ticket. Said I was speeding 52 mph in a 25 mph. On the ticket it also shows He charged me at 32mph over. I called the Court and they said I have a mandatory appearance. I asked why. I was told because I’m being charged with reckless... Read more »

Lane Wood
Lane Wood answered on Jan 15, 2020

Generally speaking the Court will set a mandatory appearance for anything 31 mph over the speed limit. While the charges in court generally match a citation, it is not impossible to add other charges. I would recommend contacting a local attorney to help address this issue. They should be able to... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: Location MN. Do you need to stop for a school bus at a T-Intersection when you are on the main road with no stop sign

School bus has red lights on, is on the road that has a stopsign to the main road.

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Jan 14, 2020

Yes. If the stop arm is extended and the lights are on.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Q: received a ticket in 2018, pleaded not guilty. Never received anything from them. Now 2020 I received a court summons?

Received a speeding ticket in august of 2018. I never received a letter in the mail about court or paying a fine. It is now 2020 and I received a letter saying I have to go to trial or my license will be suspended

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Jan 14, 2020

You have have a speedy trial argument.

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