Traffic Tickets Questions & Answers

Q: I received a ticket for not signaling off highway which I did. The ticket Saids my car is tan when my car is gray

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Answered on Mar 27, 2017

You're in some deep Doo Doo.
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Q: Stop sign is not visable. Am I at fault or the city?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Answered on Mar 27, 2017

If the stop sign is objectively reasonably obfuscated, then you may have a defense. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody,...
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Q: Do I have a chance to recover my $400 tow fees from wrongfully impounding my car in SJC?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Answered on Mar 27, 2017

How was the tow wrongful if you wrongfully, albeit briefly, parked in a tow area? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and...
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Q: I was arrested for a traffic violation and the judge sentenced me to do5 days. The jail refused to release until 5 Days

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Colorado on
Answered on Mar 27, 2017

It is possible for a judge to require jail time for a traffic violation. While this practice is subject to legal challenge in some states (usually via ACLU challenges), there is not clear rule preventing the practice. The warden has no power to nullify a sentence without a court order or authorization by Colorado law. If you feel your rights were impinged, you will need to contact a civil rights attorney. Be forewarned, the dollar value of the potential unjust imprisonment (if you can prove it)...
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Q: Will a speeding ticket affect my I-20 visa status?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Answered on Mar 27, 2017

No. A ticket will not effect your status unless it is a criminal violation. Any violation of the criminal law is a violation of the terms of your visa.
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Q: What is likely outcome for 3 No operator's license convictions, unsafe lane change, prior suspension?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for North Carolina on
Answered on Mar 26, 2017

Generally, a charge of No Operators license means you are likely eligible for a license - you just don't have one. So your friend should look into getting a license and a traffic attorney and basically stop breaking the law. As it stands, if your friend continues on the same path and is convicted straight up she will likely at some point end up permanently revoked and eventually in jail. Judges don't like it when they and / or DMV say don't drive and you keep doing it anyway.
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Q: Is it legal to get a ticket for registration and insurance being on the back of my license plate?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Answered on Mar 25, 2017

Short answer is yes he can write the tickets because you did not have ready access to the proof. Likely not let you get them due to safety concerns while on the road. If you bring the proof to court that you had valid registration and insurance on the day of the stop the court/state may dismiss the violations. What court is your case pending?
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Q: Pulled over going 86 in 65 time of citation officer had lights completely off and also had a headlight out. Dismissible

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Massachusetts on
Answered on Mar 25, 2017

I see no defense based on these facts alone. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not...
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Q: How do I request the good driver statute for a ticket? Do I have to go to court and claim not guilty?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Answered on Mar 25, 2017

What good driver statute? If you committed the violation, it sounds like you'll be found guilty and fined. Having a clean driving record is not a defense. You'll need to follow the instructions on the back of your ticket re: pleas, hearing dates, and fine payment. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media...
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Q: How can my vehicle be considered an abandoned vehicle if it is parked in front of my house?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Answered on Mar 25, 2017

Much more information is needed to answer your question such as the exact charge, town you were in etc. In any event many towns have regulations stating you must move your car weekly or twice a week if your going to park on the local streets. Look up the charge you have and google the regulation violation.
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Q: What will happen if i got 4 traffic violations and don't have my after 9s yet?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for North Carolina on
Answered on Mar 25, 2017

There's no nice way to say this so I'm just going to say it - for 98% of traffic cases, paying them off is just a very stupid thing to do. Depending on what you are charged with and a host of other factors, lots of bad things can happen when you pay off a ticket. Based on the information you have presented, if you pay it off you will likely not get a full license and you will see a huge insurance increase, So even if you don't hire an attorney (which is what you should do) at least go to...
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Q: It's only a $54 ticket, but it's the principal. How is it that they are quilfied to determine what is obstructing my vie

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Answered on Mar 25, 2017

No qualification needed if it is not standard equipment with the car and is front of you between the windshield your basically guilty. If you don't like the law write your legislator and the governor to change it, until then it stands.
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Q: I received a ticket for obstruction of view in New Jersey while driving my friends car. It was because there was an air

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Answered on Mar 25, 2017

Lots of people get this ticket is very common in NJ, your not allowed to have anything other than manufacturers equipment between you and the windshield.
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Q: may I get a ticket if someone se complained about me ?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for District of Columbia on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

You can be cited for an improper takeover or reckless driving. You may have possible defenses, especially if you were dealing with a road rager. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law:...
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Q: I need to petition the courts to waive the reinstatement fees owed for my driver license

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

If you have access to a computer, you can go to the BMV website and there should be a link to what you need to do to have them waived. I would also suggest to see if in Morgan County or any close county if there is a legal services office for low income. IU Law school in Bloomington may also have a legal clinic that would be able to file on your behalf.
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Q: I received a reckless driving ticket for going 81 in a 70. my record has two other tickets but not reckless. Punishment?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Virginia on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

Reckless driving is a class 1 misdemeanor in Virginia punishable by up to 12 months in jail and/or a fine up to $2500. Whatever defenses you have or punishment you may receive for a conviction would depend on the facts and circumstances of your individual case. You should consult with an attorney in the local jurisdiction where your received your ticket to discuss your specific case.
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Q: I got a ticket for speeding even though I did not reach the city limits. can a police officer give me a ticket?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Virginia on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

Your question is not clear. If you were charged and are facing trial in a jurisdiction different than the one where the offense occurred, then you might have some defense on that basis. You should consult with an attorney in your local jurisdiction to discuss the facts and circumstances of your particular case.
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Q: Do you have to have a rearview mirror in the center of your vehicle?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Arkansas on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

Yes. Ark. Code Ann. § 27-37-305(a) states that every motor vehicle shall be equipped with a rearview mirror.
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Q: My son and 2 others each got a careless and reckless ticket. The cop put down the wrong vehicle info on the ticket?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for North Carolina on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

Likely not and if you son did what the ticket alleges, nor should it be dismissed. Charging officer errors like what you mention can simply be amended or corrected by the ADA and are generally not grounds for dismissal (in good 'ol boy North Carolina, you don't often get off on mere technicalities). The best way to handle this is likely for your son to hire a local traffic attorney. Once damages have paid, it may then be possible to resolve the ticket in a way that will not affect his...
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Q: If I am pulled over for my license plate light not working - a non criminal offense - why do i have to give the officer

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

In Georgia, every traffic offense, including equipment defects, is a misdemeanor. The only info required to be given to the officer is name and address.

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William C Head

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