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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on
Q: No license, no insurance, they wrote me a ticket but didn’t arrest me that night just told me go to get everything fixed

It was a 2 car accident but it was on a tight road (backroad) the other drive told them we was both on our own side it wasn’t my fault or his either the road was just a narrow hill and neither of us could see over the hill. They told me go to court early and it may be dismissed but the sessions... Read more »

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Dec 13, 2019

Without knowing the exact charges it's hard to give you an answer. Best option would be to consult an attorney. If it's your first offense, even if the charges carry jail time, it's not likely you'll be sentenced to jail on a finding of guilt or a plea. But again, without knowing anything about the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: Hi, my fiancé was pulled over for a sticker on the back of his truck which says “#teamfuckit” which is our mudd riding

Group name. The cop then said that the sticker offends him and we need to remove it. Or every time he sees the sticker he will pull him over and give him a ticket. Is this sticker illegal?? Chalmette, Louisiana.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 13, 2019

Not illegal.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Tennessee on
Q: I was in a small wreck just a fender bender a mile from my house, I had no license (Never had them) and no insurance I

Was driving down to our field (a mile and half from my house) our neighborhood hit my car he wasn’t paying attention to the road. I got a ticket for no license and no insurance I did have a 28 year old in the car with me, he told me he didn’t see any reason to arrest me since I was honest and... Read more »

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Dec 13, 2019

If the accident was the other driver's fault then the fact you didn't have a license is likely not admissible on fault. Who is fault is determined by what happened in the accident. As to the ticket- It is good that you now have your learner's permit and insurance. The fact that you have these... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Hello i just got traffic ticket for going 29 over in Illinois, how likely is Jail Time if i plead guilty?

I had an accident when i was 18 but that didn't go on my record and a warning before for speeding when I was 20 so my record is clean, what are my chances is if i decide to show up to court with no attorney Present? I know its a class B misdemeanor but how likely is Jail if i decide to admit guilt... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Dec 13, 2019

Unlikely but it is a criminal offense so you might want to talk to a lawyer about getting the speed reduced.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Q: Can I qualify for help with reinstatement of my license due to poverty level
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 12, 2019

The answer to your question is yes under certain conditions. The DDS reduces reinstatement fees by 50% for drivers who certify their inability to pay the entire reinstatement fee based on answers from the Household Information section of the Pauper’s Affidavit. Please note, DDS does not offer the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Q: Doing burnouts in school grounds, but it was on the weekend, could i be in trouble if they check my tags on the cameras
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 12, 2019

Yes, you could be. It may be best to consult any attorney if you are concerned.

I wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Q: Is there a requirement in Georgia for on-coming traffic to stop when meeting a funeral procession on highways?

As a driver in Georgia living near a national cemetery, I meet funeral processions more often than drivers in other locations. The "custom" here is for oncoming traffic to stop -- sometimes pulling over, but sometimes in the travel lane -- until the procession is past. I know this is done in a... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 12, 2019

Georgia law provides that funeral processions have the right of way at intersections, unless they are approached by an emergency vehicle or signaled by a law enforcement officer to let other vehicles pass. It is illegal to cut into a procession’s line of vehicles and to pass a procession on a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: I was stopped for a headlight, get arressted for no drivers liscene, thet are releasing the truck to my dad who is not

Present, i refused consent to search i go to jail, cops wait on my dad when he gets there tell him they believe there is narcotics in the truck if he gets in the truck he can be charged can they search dad said yes ,the get between the seats in a sunglass case closed find meth and charged me is... Read more »

Roy Lee Warren
Roy Lee Warren answered on Dec 12, 2019

I'm sorry for your troubles. Be sure to explain the reason the police stopped you in the first place to your lawyer, that may be the best place to start. Once a person is arrested the police can have your vehicle towed and perform an inventory search but that does not mean they met the requirements... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on
Q: Do I need to wait to get something in the mail before i send my payment for a speeding ticket to the court?

I was pulled over for speeding and given a ticket. The ticket did not have an amount due for my violations so I called the court and they told me the amount. It is my first ticket and I am paying it because it was out of state and I don’t have time to go to the court 3 hours away from my home.... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Dec 12, 2019

The Ticket (Citation) you were given is what you probably need to sign your plea of guilty.

Then send the money amount told to you by the Court Clerk. The Court may or may not send the Violation to the DOS, who may or may not tell your State's Vehicle Office. Good Luck.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Washington on
Q: On 3/3/16 I got a dui, did everything for it. Just recently I got a speeding ticket and the court I got my dui in sent

Me a show cause hearing. What does this mean?

Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson answered on Dec 12, 2019

It is probably a type of probation violation hearing. Different courts use different terminology, but I would guess that's what that is. Typical DUI probation is 5 years, and depending on the judge they sometimes consider traffic infractions to be probation violations.

You can call the...
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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: What if you have a trip that is already booked that is out of the country and it conflicts with the court date?

The trip was booked, then you received the ticket appear in court.

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Dec 12, 2019

An attorney may be able to represent you in your absence depending on a few factors. Contact an attorney that practices in the courthouse/county where you case is assigned. You can also try to file a motion at the courthouse.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Are using cell while driving tickets considered a moving violation in Illinois? If I get one, do I have to go to court?

Or can you pay the fine for the ticket and plead guilty?

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Dec 12, 2019

Cell phone violations are moving violations in illinois. As far as appearing in court, every ticket is different, read the options carefully. Usually, paying the ticket will result in a conviction on your record. Appearing in court or having an attorney handle this on your behalf is typically the... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: I was stopped for a headlight, get arressted for no drivers liscene, thet are releasing the truck to my dad who is not

Present, i refused consent to search i go to jail, cops wait on my dad when he gets there tell him they believe there is narcotics in the truck if he gets in the truck he can be charged can they search dad said yes ,the get between the seats in a sunglass case closed find meth and charged me is... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Dec 12, 2019

They could have searched without your consent as soon as you were arrested.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for North Carolina on
Q: Do I attend the first court date ?

I got pulled over for my 3rd speeding ticket , he gave me a ticket which had no payment on it and a court date but I got a paper in the mail saying a different date and that it was a hearing do I attend both court cases ?

Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Dec 12, 2019

If you are smart you won't attend any hearings, you will hire the cheapest local traffic attorney you can find. That and of course stop speeding. However, if the clerk's office sent you a notice of a new court date typically you would just attend the updated court date not the court date on the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for North Carolina on
Q: Can I remove traffic violations if I have a warrant without being arrested
Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Dec 11, 2019

I'm not sure what you mean by 'remove traffic violations'. If you mean have then removed from your record - no. If you mean take care of them your self - no, at least likely not without being arrested if there is an outstanding warrant. Just bite the bullet and hire the cheapest traffic... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: Theft of property over 2500 w/2 or more prior convictions, evading arrest or detention 2 priors and 3 traffic misdemeano

My boyfriend (already a felon) was arrested in collin county on the above felony charges as well as expired registration expired operator license and failure to comply with TX motor vehicle safety. He was just released from rockwall county in September of this year for his 3rd felony theft... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Dec 10, 2019

If the prosecutor has the evidence and inclination to charge him as a HABITUAL FELON then he could be in the penitentiary for a very long time.

See: https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/PE/htm/PE.12.htm#12.42

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Suspended TVDL, didn't surrender my license being 5 months late, and 1 month remaining. What could happen?

Hi, I am 20 years old and currently live in the United States, Illinois as a non-citizen. I got my Temporary Visitors Drivers License issued on 09/2018, but I got it suspended on 07/2019 with a Termination Date of 01/2020. I was sent a letter with an envelope, telling me to surrender my license,... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Dec 10, 2019

You need to have an attorney review your driving record to determine what will happen or what could be done to lift the suspension of your license. The sooner you do this the better.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and International Law on
Q: I have no valid driver's license from any country. But a car rental in Austria rented me a car. Can I sue them?

I currently live in the US. I was just visiting Austria. Are there any laws in Austria that allows me to sue the car rental for negligent entrustment of vehicle to unlicensed driver? My boyfriend has a valid licence and he was listed as second driver and he drove the car and I never drove the car.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 10, 2019

An attorney in Austria could best answer your question, as it would involve Austrian law. But your question remains open for four weeks. Under U.S. law, negligent entrustment under such circumstances would be a cause of action more likely to be raised by an injured plaintiff struck by the rental... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Can a cop give you a ticket if you hydro-plan and reck

The ticket was for illegal lane Usage on a four lane highway

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 10, 2019

He can give you a ticket for anything. But you can hire a traffic court.lawyer and fight it.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: impounded vehicle

My vehicle was impounded because it was parked in the same spot more than 48 hours in the town of Cliffside Park the impound fees come out to more than what the vehicle is worth towing company will not let me sign over the vehicle and dismiss the fees they say it can sit there for as long as they... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Dec 9, 2019

It sounds about right except for the "judge revoke your license part" unfortunately parking is a way towns make a fortune and so do their friends who own the impound lot.

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