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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: I live in Pennsylvania and work in Maryland. My job requires me to have a CDL. I received a speeding ticket today.

My ticket was 80 mph in a 50 mph zone in Maryland. Will the points transfer to my Pennsylvania driving record and will it affect my Pennsylvania CDL? Thanks.

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Nov 24, 2020

Get a lawyer to go to court with you. You are looking at a 5 point offense. If your employer checks your record and sees points it could affect your employment. Many judges will let your lawyer go to court for you, so you may not have to attend the court hearing to get your points reduced.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: My 16 year old daughter has had her license for 9 months. She received a speeding ticket for 70 in a 45.

The ticket is checked with "No court appearance necessary". Does she just pay it? Can she still drive? Should she still drive? Should we go to court? We really are not sure what to do. Help!!

Thank you so much.

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Nov 23, 2020

Do not pay it as that will result in a conviction on her record. It is best to appear in court and, at a minimum, request court supervision. An attorney can assist if you would like more guidance. She can still drive with the ticket pending but that is up to you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Estate Planning for New York on
Q: Was issued a speeding ticket while in city employee uniform & showed bandg. I work in the security deptmt of the MTA

Can I get the ticket dismissed as a city employee?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 23, 2020

It could be worth discussing in more detail with an experienced traffic ticket attorney. Overall, there is a high level of positive sentiment and appreciation toward public transportation employees because of the risks they face in providing all of us with vital services 24/7 and keeping the City... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Am I going to get a ticket/dose a cop have to tell you if you are getting a ticket

I was pulled over for doing 80 in a 55 the officer pulled me over took my stuff but never said anything about a ticket what dose this mean I live in Pennsylvania

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Nov 23, 2020

You can be mailed a citation so long as the officer files it in court within 30 days of the offense. If you do receive a citation, plead not guilty as you would be looking at a 4 point offense at that speed. Many times we can go to court and get the speed and the points reduced, hopefully to a zero... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: I got a speeding ticket in Pa and the description of my car is incorrect. Will that help me in any way?

I got a ticket for 55 in a 35 but it says my car is a convertible and a different color. Will that help me in any way if I plead not guilty?

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Nov 23, 2020

Yes, it could be considered a "fatal error" if it is incorrect in certain situations. You may want to fight it based on this or in the alternative you may want to seek a reduction of the ticket to a zero point offense so that it will not affect your insurance. Either way, an experienced... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: I was given a speeding & careless driving citation for going 103 in a 70. I am 20 & this was my first time pulled over.

The total fines amounted a total of $348. $246 from the careless driving & $102 from the speeding. I was wondering if there was any way to not have my license suspended & a decrease of the money owed, because I don’t believe there was carelessness involved seeing as there was no cars in... Read more »

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Nov 23, 2020

You will likely lose your license at that speed. First, plead not guilty on both citations and you will get a court date. Second, hire a lawyer immediately to go with you to court. There may be options to reduce the tickets so that you do not lose your license. You did not say what county this... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: i got a ticked for speeding in a different county i called & they said they couldn’t find my file what can i do next

i got pulled over in a different county i called the number they gave me and i asked how can i pay for it and they asked for my name and after that they said they couldn’t find my file i need guidance on what to do next

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Nov 23, 2020

Make a request in writing for a court setting. The officer who issued your citation hasn't filed it with the court as of yet, but that doesn't me she/he won't do so soon. Telephone calls do not count as a court appearance and you want to avoid a warrant because nothing is in your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Real Estate Law and Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: I got a letter in the mail for a warrant I never knew about. It was for not fixing something on a house I do not own.

Court says they sent a ticket for not fixing a pipe on a house and I didn't show up. I never got the ticket nor do I own the property and cannot afford an attorney. My question is, don't I have to be physically served or notified? They claim they sent a letter but I never got it.

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Nov 22, 2020

That seems like a frustrating situation. Do you have a specific question about dealing with the warrant?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Alabama on
Q: If I got a ticket for my headlight being out and didn't get it fixed within 72 hours? Can I still have it dismissed

My court date is next month on the 17th. Can I still have it dismissed or do I have to pay a fee?

Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field answered on Nov 22, 2020

As long as you get it fixed before court. If you’ll show the fixed headlight to an officer with the department of the one that gave you the ticket, they will dismiss it.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: My boyfriend got a speeding ticket in Alabama while driving my car. The ticket says he is the owner of the car.

Does that change anything, could the ticket be dropped?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Nov 22, 2020

I'd normally reply by suggesting you ask your question in Justia > Ask a Lawyer > Alabama, but no, it doesn't matter who's car it was; your boyfriend was speeding in it.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Consequences for 16 year old pulled over for going 15 over limit?

My son (16) was ticketed for going 15 over the limit (50 in a 35) and also another ticket for not having his insurance in the car. He has insurance and was issued a court date and must appear. What possible consequences can he face? Does he plead guilty or no? What are some possible things he can... Read more »

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Nov 21, 2020

Presumably, this is his first ticket. If so, the prosecutor may be willing to offer a deferred prosecution for a dismissal or court supervision with a traffic school course to prevent this from counting against his driving privileges (and insurance). That depends on a few factors including the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: What lawyer can help me fight the police? They stole my car.

I purchased my car on sept and went to go register it but i couldnt because i needed smog. On 9/22 They had given me a 1 day moving permit to allow me to move my car. On 11/19 i had left my house and i get a call from my sis in law telling me the police are looking at my car and my lil brother went... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 21, 2020

more info needed.

why did the police go to your home?

what did they say was the issue?

the tow truck driver has no choice if the police tell him/her to tow it.

don't let the car sit as the daily storage fees will kill you.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: Got a speeding ticket going 48 in 30 mph zone. Circumstances my mind was listening GPS while worried about other issue

My mother passed away Nov 16th my brothers were supposed to give me 300,000 so I if a divorce would not be homeless it was a personal wish of my mother. I even hired an attorney but my brother with the funds the most said I don't care about you And I wrote one more letter for him to explain... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Nov 20, 2020

Do you have a question about the ticket?

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Hi, I got a citation speeding ticket from the West Virginia State police . Speeding 104mph on a 70mph.

However I wasn’t speeding that much. I was going I was going between 85/90/95 then reduced my speed. And when he pulled me over he said he was following me for an hour but why didn’t you pulled me over at some point then ?! I just don’t know what to do cause I got my ticket out of state (West... Read more »

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Nov 20, 2020

In Illinois, this would be charged as a misdemeanor (criminal) offense. However, laws change from state to state. You should contact an attorney in West Virginia to discuss the specifics, your options, and determine the best strategy moving forward.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for North Dakota on
Q: Calif License, in North Dakota citied for doing 75 in a 65. Best way to get ticket dismissed, insurance cant find out.
Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Nov 19, 2020

Insurance can find out before any judgment is rendered on the ticket, so you're out of luck there. Best way to get the ticket dismissed is to challenge it if they, in fact, cannot prove you were speeding.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Maryland on
Q: Looking to obtain any advice on how to handle a largely complicated traffic matter that has accumulated over 20 years.

I've never held a MD driver's license. However, my license has been "suspended" since 2000. As a result I have $1300 in fines and 8 points. But have never had a license....

I was cited for driving on suspended 01/17/2020. Scheduled for hearing 12/28/2020 due to covid... Read more »

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Nov 19, 2020

Points only stay active on your driving record for two years from the date of the violation. The MVA sends a notice of suspension or revocation based on point accumulation within any two-year period of 8, 12 or more points, or conviction of certain serious traffic offenses (like DUI). Unless you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Constitutional Law for Louisiana on
Q: What louisiana statute covers 2 vehicles passing on the left at the same time on a 2 lane highway

I was followed through the pass by an officer who happened to be travelling behind me. He passed the same vehicle that I did at the same time that I did and proceeded to write me a speeding ticket.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 18, 2020

Hire a traffic court lawyer.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: My traffic case was dismissed in Chicago via Zoom. I’ve been waiting months for my license to be mailed. How long it ta?
Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Nov 18, 2020

It should be mailed to the address on your license, but that doesn’t always happen,

especially due to their limited staff and constantly changing procedures due to Covid. You can go in person to the Clerk’s Office at 50 W Washington or consider it lost/destroyed and request a duplicate...
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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Will my girlfriend be convicted of violating scott's law?

My girlfriend was ticketed for speeding on June 2020 and had to pay a fine and court supervision. Comes November 2020 and she got pulled over for violating Scott's law. She saw the lights flashing behind her, she slowed down but couldn't move over to the other lane since it wasn't... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Nov 18, 2020

In Sangamon County the state won’t offer supervision but if she requests it the judge will probably grant it. Fine is usually $310.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: i’m 16 and i was going 70 in a 45 after curfew got two tickets and i have had my liscense for less than a month

i’m a grade A student, will i loose my liscense for a year ? this is my first offense. this was in carol stream IL

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Nov 17, 2020

The Secretary of State can suspend your license for a single conviction at your age. Sometimes a traffic school course or community service may be imposed to prevent a conviction and license suspension. It must be handled properly in court. Your parents may want to consult with an attorney to... Read more »

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