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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: I'm a CDL class A in California. I got an speeding ticket when I was driving my car. Can I take traffic school to avoid

the point in my driving record

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on May 6, 2021

Maybe, but the best thing for you to do is to contact an experienced traffic ticket attorney in your area, discuss your specific situation, obtain your options and proceed accordingly.

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Q: Is it better for me to contest a speeding ticket with a trial by declaration or should I claim financial hardship?

I got a speeding ticket for going 80 in a 65, but I think I was only going 75. Also, I'm a college student about to lease my own place so it will be difficult for me to pay. I have savings but I was planning on using those for a new lease. I also don't drive very often and was in an unfamiliar area.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on May 6, 2021

Contact a traffic ticket attorney who practices in the local jurisdiction where the ticket was issued and see what options he recommends. Myself, I would do neither of the 2 you have suggested and fight the ticket and/or seek other options, however a local traffic attorney is in a better position... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for California on
Q: My 18yr old son was driving my rental car and met with accident.

He is not on the rental car agreement nor is on my auto insurance. The other car(2008 Toyota SUV) was damaged and there was damage to the rental car as well. There was no injury to my son and the other party also did not have any injuries. The other party did not call the police and they waited for... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 26, 2021

CONTACT A LOCAL LAWYER TO REVIEW ALL FACTS WITH HIM/HER....AND MAYBE TALK TO THE OTHER SIDE

BE HONEST

THEY WILL PROBABLY PROCEED WITH UM, BUT TECHNICALLY YOU ARE LIABLE.

YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE ALLOWED ANOTHER DRIVER, ESPECIALLY A MINOR, LET ALONE YOUR SON, DRIVE THE...
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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for California on
Q: If someone is suing can i sue the same person as well?

Can i join another person lawsuit for financial compensation?

John Karas
John Karas answered on Mar 26, 2021

Your question has absolutely nothing to do with criminal law. If you want to sue someone, that's a CIVIL matter.

Just because someone else is suing someone, doesn't mean you can join their lawsuit (or file an independent action against that defendant). to "get on the gravy...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for California on
Q: I missed my court date for failing to yield in the high desert. It was on Thursday March 24, 2021at 8:00 am. I was told

by the clerk “Do to COVID-19 I cannot go and clear it until November 24, 2021. Dept. V5. In conclusion I am a victim of racial and identity profiling (Parole and Police departments), slander, police falsifying evidence, and last but not least “GANG STALK” 2 years now. I’m also a 290... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Mar 25, 2021

more info needed.

if you missed your court date a bench warrant was issued.

if the clerk advised you of a new date far off then you are to return by then.

if it is just a traffic matter you can pay tix and not attend.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: I was stopped on a public street making a left turn into a private driveway. Got ticket for blocking street. Really???

The ticket was for 22400 California, BLOCKING ROADWAY. The road was one lane each way public street. Yes, it was a narrow road, cars could not pass until I turned into the driveway. Coming out of the drive way was a car with a guy looking at his lap. (using phone I guess). I beeped the horn, he... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Mar 19, 2021

There are many attorneys who specialize in representation on Traffic Tickets. You should consult with one of them. If you read the code section and do not believe you were in violation, you should fight the ticket. It will be a point count on your driving record and you could end up with an... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for California on
Q: My son got a vc12500 a and has no permit or license. I want to start the process of getting him licensed. Will he get a

Misdemeanor automatically since he didn’t have a permit to drive even? He was driving a small 2 seat dune buggy if it makes a difference.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 24, 2021

DMV WILL PROBABLY NOT ADDRESS THIS FOR A YEAR B/C OF THE 12500.........SO BE PREPARED.

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Mergers & Acquisitions, Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for California on
Q: My ex boyfriend hit me in the face and ran into a tree with his truck he was given a ticket for driving with no license

Or insurance the police gave him a pink ticket and he has court case, he said i grabbed the strearing wheel and tried to crash on purpose. How can you know if the court opens a case against his accusations

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Feb 17, 2021

If they didn't give you a ticket, then it is very likely that you don't have a case. You can check the courts online periodically to verify for up to one year.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Landlord - Tenant and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: How do I begin a lawsuit 18 usc 1983 against housing authority workers and towing company, police gave tickets wrongly?

California Housing Authority workers towed away car with moving permit from my parking space at apartment complex after about 4 hours, (I was with my caregiver.) Workers did not ask me if car was mine. It was waiting for disabled license plates. VA primary Doctor refused to sign DMV Veteran 100%... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Feb 12, 2021

First you find a civil rights lawyer to review your case and advise you if there is potential merit in your claims. Most good civil rights lawyers will know what to do and will advise you based on the facts of your case. You can help yourself by writing a chronology of the events, starting at the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: Inmate at MADF. False reg. (borrowed car) Driving on susp. Out on bail w/ FTA. Bail now $210k plshelp!!! Probono needed!

Fiance out on bail for driving on susp. false reg. & evading (arr. date 8/1/20) And old possession charge from 2018 that has a 14mo conditional sentence pending..he had a FTA warrant for (8/1/20 case) so he fled again and then crashed. New repeat charges are evading, false reg., & susp.... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 13, 2021

MORE INFO WOULD BE NEEDED BY YOUR LAWYER.

HOWEVER, I WOULD SUGGEST HE ASKS THE COURT TO APPOINT A LAWYER......IT WILL EITHER BE A PUBLIC DEFENDER OR PRIVATE ATTORNEY WHO DOES A LOT OF CRIMINAL LAW.

THAT LAWYER IN ALL LIKELIHOOD WILL DO A BETTER JOB THAN A LAWYER LOOKING TO DO SOME...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: GOT A VC TICKET FOR 22349(a) THE OFFICER DIDNT FILL HIS INFORMATION NO NAME NO BAGDE NUMBER NO DATE GROUNDS=DISSMISAL?

SO THE OFFFICER DIDNT PUT IN ANY OF HIS INFORMATION ON THE TICKET NO EVEN IF RADAR OR LIDAR WAS NOT EVEN USED WHAT SHOULD I DO ?

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Dec 23, 2020

These sound like great arguments. Hire an attorney or file your own demurrer and see what the Court says.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: got a ticket for 22349(a) info is missing on ticket .

so the Arresting or citing officer did not sigh it no name of who he was or badge info and there no info as to radar or lidar to say I was speeding is this grounds for being dismissed since I want to go to trail by declaration,how can i fight it without the officer info

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Dec 23, 2020

These sound like great arguments. Hire an attorney or file your own demurrer and see what the Court says.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: good morning i have a question i live in santa cruz ca,i had my car towed due to tags

i fell on hard times due to divorce and mother passing ive been in the towing for the past 22+yeari live at the homeless shelter here in santa cruz calif.my reg was up last feb 2 2020 i know i had up to 6 month to sort it out .then the covid 19 hit i tried to regerster the car on line but it said... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Dec 23, 2020

You are past the issues of 72 hours and no warning, you car was towed. Now you have to get it out or the towing yard will put it up for sale to pay for the towing charges. Towing yards rarely accept "I haven't got any money" to give you the car back. Best of luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Collections and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: I have traffic tickets that are over seven years old ... that have just gone to collections . They are not on my driving

Record at this point. If I pay them do they go on my driving record? How can they collect after all these years?

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Dec 23, 2020

They go on your record based on the dates of the citation not the date you paid them. Make arrangements with the collections office at the court.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: What do I do if on quarantine during court date for covid ticket

Got ticket 6 months ago by a park ranger but it was a Civil citation and sheriff are the only law to right Civil citations.

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Dec 23, 2020

The courts are having hearings on these tickets. Some appear remotely on Zoom or a different provider. Go to your court's website. If you don't appear or make other arrangements, you will receive additional penalties and maybe even a bench warrant.

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Q: I got a traffic ticket and the police scheduled me for court on the day after Thanksgiving and city court is closed?
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Dec 4, 2020

You should have been rescheduled by the Court. Be sure that the DMV has your current address because all Court notices get sent there, on the info from DMV.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: My sons ticket is for 26 miles over the speed limit and the website shows 25 is the eligible speed for traffic school.

Can he talk to someone about going to traffic school. I was worried about it being 18 months. I need a live person to talk to at the courthouse.

Thank you

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Dec 4, 2020

You get to speak with the Judge about this at the arraignment and ask for traffic school, but if your son is a minor, probably not. Traffic school is a diversionary program and removes the ticket from the driving record. If this was on the freeway, your son is going 91. In any event, 26 miles... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: I've got a speeding ticket on 15 freeway and its been a month i still haven't received my ticket. Where should I contact

I'm new in USA and not familiar with certain things. Kindly guide me. I live in Vista, CA and I got a ticket in San Diego

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Dec 4, 2020

If you got a speeding ticket on the 15, you were cited by the CHP, and you signed a ticket. That is your ticket, you don't get another. It has a date for a Court hearing. Your signature was your promise to attend that hearing or show up early, instead of being arrested and taken to jail... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: I I got a speeding ticket on 8/7/20 and I requested a Written Trial. On 11/23/20 I was found guilty. Which date do I use

when signing up for online traffic school. How many days do you have to complete traffic school in California once you received the ticket or were found guilty??? I searched the internet but can't find any info.

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Dec 4, 2020

You said you were found guilty, not that the Court assigned you to traffic school. This is two different things. You cannot just choose traffic school, unless the Court orders it, or you select this in lieu of a guilty/not guilty plea.

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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.

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