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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: Is it enough probable cause for someone to "look under the age of 18" in California? (On a bike without a helmet).

I was on my electric bike without a helmet and I was pulled over by a police officer, he asked me if I was over the age of 18, could I have just said, "I do not answer questions"?

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Sep 23, 2022

It's generally best not to give statements. Regardless, it's water under the bridge at this point, so speak with a local attorney to defend you. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: What form do I need to file with the courts, to stop the sale of my work truck? Change: Driving on a suspended license!

I am self-employed. On my way to work, I was pulled over for having expired tags by the Claremont ( California) Police Department. My license was suspended by the DMV, for medical reasons. What form do I need to file with the Pomona Court, to allow me more time to finish this process? Work truck... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 12, 2022

YOU SHOULD RETAIN A LOCAL CRIMINAL LAWYER ASAP..........S/HE MAY SUGGEST YOU TAKE CARE OF THE EXPIRE TAGS AND SET IF YOUR MED CONDITION HAS CHANGED SO THAT YOU CAN APPLY FOR A NEW LICENSE.

YOU DON'T HAVE A VALID LICENSE, AND THE MEDICAL CONDITIONS MAY PREVENT YOU FROM GETTING ONE....
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: Would this apply if the officer cited me instead of a red light camera?
James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Sep 10, 2022

Would what apply? Generally, an officer can site you if you run a red light and give testimony of you running the red light.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: Can a passenger be cited for California’s Vehicle Code 23222(a)?

Yes I had the bottle in my lap with my purse on top of it. But I wasn’t trying to hide it. I had just come from a dinner party. I drove my vehicle there but my car wouldn’t start when it was time to leave. Instead of trying to figure out what to do with my car that night we all decided I... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jul 4, 2022

the correct answer is IT DEPENDS......

as a rule it is the person holding the alcohol or the driver.

was the passenger holding the alcohol?

2 Answers | Asked in Constitutional Law, Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for California on
Q: If I could prove a traffic stop was an illegal stop by the police would I get whatever was seized from the search back ?

I was pulled over for turning right on a red light supposedly there was a sign stating that was illegal but I went back and scanned the whole area and could not find any sign that said so making that stop and illegal stop. When I go to court and prove that I should get whatever was seized from the... Read more »

John Karas
John Karas
answered on May 15, 2022

It's not as simple as walking into to court with pictures or even video tape showing that the intersection did not have a sign posted that it was illegal to make a right turn on a red light. You don't know it that was the only reason the cop pulled you over. If evidence was seized... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: If we got pulled over for a false reason does that make the stop and subsequent charges that followed inadmissible

We were pulled over for turning right after stopping at a red light. The cop said there was a sign stating 'no right turn on red' but I went back to the intersection and thoroughly looked for a sign stating that and there was none. Doesn't that make it an illegal stop and thus any... Read more »

David Stephen Kestenbaum
David Stephen Kestenbaum
answered on May 15, 2022

First of all, did they do a search of you and the car, find something illegal and arrest or cite you for that (misdemeanor or felony) or did you just get a ticket for No left turn (infraction)?

If you just got a traffic ticket, then the cop’s observation is not inadmissible, but it is...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: I was cited a seatbelt ticket and only a seatbelt ticket. Was the officer in the right or wrong?

The officer had no other reason for the stop and no other citation was received is a seatbelt violation considered probable cause for a traffic stop?

David Dastrup
David Dastrup
answered on May 5, 2022

Reasonable suspension & plain view - If the officer saw that you were not wearing a seat belt, then, yes, they can conduct a traffic stop and cite you for the infraction for not wearing a seat belt.

Sometimes people say that there is no possible way the officer saw that I was not...
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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: Can one fight a suspended license charge/ticket if they weren’t actually pulled over?

My brother was caught in a situation where he was then involved in the investigation. Before the cops had came he had already pulled over at a gas station and was parked. The cops then came and did their questioning. When they pulled him up into the system they saw he had a suspended license &... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Apr 18, 2022

tell him to get an atty asap..........he is in the wrong.

sounds like a hit and run;

however, a lawyer may be able to present a reasonable explanation to the court.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: Im 17, hit parked car and left. Now hit/run reckless drive prop damage.Turns out it was police chiefs car.Need attorney?

The car I made contact with was the police chiefs kid at school. I didn't think I did any damage police report shows some paint bubbling and a scratch. It seemed really outrageous that they would press charges since I offered to pay for the damage and apologized profusely when I was... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Apr 17, 2022

you need an attorney to deal with criminal charges. He can also help negotiate payment for the damage. You don't talk about your insurance, I assume you have none, could be a ticket in that for you as well, currently $900+ if no insurance, get some right away before the charges land, you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: I am receiving notices of violation from a patrol company for "monitored for stored." My HOA requires...

I am receiving notices of violation from a patrol company for "monitored for stored." My HOA requires vehicles be moved at least every 30 days. I need to be able to prove I do move my vehicle about 2-3 times per week. Any advice on a method that would stand up in court if I am towed in error?

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Apr 17, 2022

Time stamped photos, printed out from your camera or phone.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: In Los Angeles, is it legal for someone to occupy more than one parking space when parallel parking on a street?

In Los Angeles, is it legal for someone to occupy more than one parking space, or to block other parking spaces with their vehicle, when parallel parking on a residential street? I'm inquiring because a resident on the block where I live routinely parks his three cars on the street spaced so... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Apr 17, 2022

Not nice but not illegal. You should discuss with the local police and traffic/parking enforcement to see if there is anything you can do about this via a local ordinance. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: I have a failure to appear. What is the easiest way to get this resolved
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Feb 24, 2022

Go to court and pay the fines.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: Should I fight a traffic ticket for 22453? Not really sure what that means

I got stopped and told I was getting a ticket for turning right on a red light stop. Officer said it was illegal to turn right on a red light. I’m not sure what the actual ticket is for or how to go about it..

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Feb 24, 2022

22453.

Failure of the driver of a motor vehicle carrying any passenger for hire to stop as required in Section 22452 shall not be imputed to any bona fide passenger for hire in such vehicle.

Not possible to give you further advice without more info. Was this a Uber? Were you the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: Request for Trial by Written Declaration to contest cell ph violation CA Veh Code 23123. Is below info enough evidence?

Officer stated he observed that I had my head down and was using my cell phone.

Cell provider records show no calls or texts were made immediately, before I was pulled over. I present this record of evidence that the ticket was issued in error and should be dismissed. (See Exh 1a &... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Feb 24, 2022

If you want specific legal advice like this you need to retain an attorney. There are many who specialized in traffic tickets.

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft, Traffic Tickets and Internet Law for California on
Q: What laws exist in California around taking and attending an online traffic school course in someone else’s place?

With consent and necessary information provided, can someone legally attend/complete an online traffic school course for the consenting individual?

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Feb 24, 2022

Yes, falsely representing yourself as another individual to attend traffic school for them is a CRIME. Do not do it or have it done for you. The penalty will be much worse than the ticket, you could go to jail.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: I was cited for allegedly possessing cocaine. However I didn't have any cocaine. Can it be thrown out?

It was the officers second day on the job. I believe he wrote the wrong code. Only problem with this is that to show I wasn't in possession of cocaine, I can only think of telling them what was in my possession allegedly. How do I have the technicality thrown out without incriminating myelf... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Feb 22, 2022

more info is needed.

the best advice is to consult with a local criminal lawyer and share ALL the info in private...............cases are not dismissed that easily...........one often has to make motions to force the court and DA to follow the law and even then, both sides can appeal....
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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: What are my rights If I get a ticket for unlicensed driver but my vehicle was not even moving at all

My ticket also says my birth date is on 03/27/1999 and that I'm 23 years old when I'm actually 22

Dan Moseley
Dan Moseley
answered on Jan 31, 2022

The alleged unlicensed operator has to be shown to have been driving the vehicle. The showing can be made by direct evidence - the driver was seen operating the vehicle - or circumstantial evidence - vehicle was found in a location where only the unlicensed occupant could have taken it.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: What tips can you give me for judge? I currently have a bench warrant for 2 failure to appears for speeding ticket?

I am going to ask the judge if he or she can cancel my warrant and I missed court because I was taking care of my grandpa 10 hours from were I live and I already paid a small amount toward my fine. Do you have any recommendations or tips you can give me?

Dan Moseley
Dan Moseley
answered on Jan 28, 2022

Whatever "tips" might be truly helpful can only be determined after an defense lawyer discusses the matter in detail with you and its relationship to the underlying offense. Good luck.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: I am a New Jersey resident, on H1B visa. I got a speeding ticket of 118mph on California free way.

What are the consequences. Is that a criminal offense is that gonna appear on criminal and background checks.

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Jan 24, 2022

1. Speeding over a certain milage is a quasi-criminal state misdemeanor offense,

2. That speeding citation will appear on one's driver's license background,

3. Also, if that traffic citation resulted in a brief traffic arrest, processing and release on a bond that arrest...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Traffic Tickets and Child Custody for California on
Q: I need help to get my kids back in Dependency court allegations against me were false

I was wrong for incarcerated later quitted my kids are taken from me my parents told the court reporter a bunch of lies about me

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 21, 2022

much more info is needed.

it is hard to understand the facts of your case. Maybe you should write them down.

however, many criminal lawyers don't get involved in issues like this.

i would suggest you make an appointment with a local criminal lawyer to discuss your...
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