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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: I got a ticket by red light camera. Is it true they were deemed unconstitutional? should I pay the fine?
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answered on Apr 25, 2023

In California, red light cameras have not been deemed unconstitutional, but there have been legal challenges to their use. However, the California Supreme Court has upheld the legality of red light cameras, and they continue to be used to issue traffic citations in the state.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: Can I file an injunction to stop the tow company’s auction of my vehicle?

Car was towed from a “private road” (I did not know it was private).

They claim I was illegally parked in a fire lane but no signage is placed near the area. No “Fire Lane” painted on curb.

No proof of written authorization for tow.

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answered on Apr 22, 2023

If you believe that your vehicle was wrongfully towed and the tow company is planning to auction it off, you may be able to file for an injunction to stop the sale. An injunction is a legal order that requires the other party to stop certain actions or behaviors.

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Q: For CA commercial buses hired by city senior centers departments, are seat belts required?

The driver of our bus stated that older buses are exempted from the law. That is older buses do not need to be retrofitted with seat belts

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answered on Apr 9, 2023

According to California law, all vehicles manufactured after July 1, 1965, must be equipped with seat belts in all seating positions. This includes commercial buses hired by city senior centers departments.

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: I am looking for an attorney to retrieve a lapel camera recording from the state police that happened to pull me over

In n.m. Also my wife was shopping at Sally’s beauty supply when two men walked up to her throw her merchandise out of her hands and attacked her the men turned out to be under cover police officers she was treated very badly detained and did nothing wrong what kind of attorney do I need

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answered on Apr 13, 2023

For the first issue of retrieving a lapel camera recording from the state police, you may want to consider hiring a criminal defense attorney who has experience handling cases involving law enforcement agencies. They can assist you in navigating the legal process to obtain the footage and ensure... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for California on
Q: I'm homeless and chp towed my van because it was 3 years behind registration but I was on my way to get it smogged

Misplaced my out of state driver's license which is also current

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answered on Apr 1, 2023

When a vehicle is being driven on public roads, it is required to be properly registered and up-to-date with its registration fees. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has the authority to impound vehicles that are not registered or have expired registration. In the case that the vehicle was towed... Read more »

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Q: I'm homeless and chp towed my van because it was 3 years behind registration but I was on my way to get it smogged

I just got the vehicle last week it was gifted to me with no bill of sale or any kind of title I lost my Michigan driver's license 2 days prior to Having it towed

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answered on Apr 1, 2023

When a vehicle is being driven on public roads, it is required to be properly registered and up-to-date with its registration fees. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has the authority to impound vehicles that are not registered or have expired registration. In the case that the vehicle was towed... Read more »

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Q: hi again, so the outstanding tolls would be my responasability if i purchased the car?

vehicle i might purchase has toll charges attached to the registration. if i purchase the car am i going to have to pay the toll charges? If yes can i get the tolls removed or exonarated?

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answered on Mar 28, 2023

If the toll charges are attached to the registration of the vehicle, then they are the responsibility of the owner of the vehicle, regardless of who was driving at the time the tolls were incurred. If you purchase the vehicle, you would assume responsibility for any outstanding toll charges... Read more »

4 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for California on
Q: can a person bring in evidence way before the court date.. to prove who is at fault??

again this from the first post that i created.. i got a citation and what i said got it in writing.. but i never gotten what the other driver said.. is there any way to get it.. or it will be presented in court. i have a dash cam footage that shows the other driver ran the red during a turn i was... Read more »

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answered on Mar 27, 2023

If you had liability insurance, you should notify it of a claim against you. Your liability insurer will hire an attorney to defend you.

If you don't have liability insurance, you will have to hire your own attorney, or defend yourself.

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4 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for California on
Q: can a person bring in evidence way before the court date.. to prove who is at fault??

again this from the first post that i created.. i got a citation and what i said got it in writing.. but i never gotten what the other driver said.. is there any way to get it.. or it will be presented in court. i have a dash cam footage that shows the other driver ran the red during a turn i was... Read more »

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answered on Mar 28, 2023

Yes, it is possible to present evidence to your lawyer or to the court before the scheduled court date. This is typically done through a process known as "discovery," which allows both sides in a case to request and exchange information and evidence related to the case.

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Q: can citation be reversed at who is at fault if there is footage differs from what was said to the officers.

this is follow up question i posted before this one. the person stated to the officers it was yellow when he turn and that is when he got hit.. now with that info the person that was turning is at fault because he was suppose to yield.. after getting the citation telling about the court and saying... Read more »

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answered on Mar 26, 2023

If there is footage that contradicts the statement made to the officers, it's possible that the citation can be reversed and the fault assigned to the correct party. However, it will ultimately depend on the specifics of the case and the evidence presented in court.

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Q: Received a speeding ticket in Oregon, live in California. Got it in September, still hasnt shown up on dmv record.

Received a speeding ticket in Oregon, sent a letter to the judge in that county asking for traffic school since it's my first speeding ticket. Denied it because they don't offer it there. But he lowered my fine from 350 to 150. That was back in September of 2022. I paid the ticket in... Read more »

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answered on Mar 24, 2023

If you received a speeding ticket in Oregon and paid the fine, but it has not yet appeared on your California driving record, it is possible that there may be a delay in the reporting process. However, it's important to note that traffic violations are generally recorded and reported to state... Read more »

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Q: Need an advise about traffic ticket.

Hello. I have the following situation. I am a resident of CA and have received my first ticket in my life. The ticket is for "failing to stop at stop sign", ticket sites approximate speed 5 MPH. I believe I did do a full stop, even though I did not do the 3 seconds stop. Ideally I would... Read more »

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answered on Mar 15, 2023

Your options are to (1) pay the fine prior to the court date, (2) pay the fine and write a letter to the court prior to the court date contesting the citation, (3) appear in court on the day indicated, pay the fine and request a trial to contest the citation, (4) hire an attorney to appear in court... Read more »

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Q: Need an advise about traffic ticket.

Hello. I have the following situation. I am a resident of CA and have received my first ticket in my life. The ticket is for "failing to stop at stop sign", ticket sites approximate speed 5 MPH. I believe I did do a full stop, even though I did not do the 3 seconds stop. Ideally I would... Read more »

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answered on Mar 15, 2023

If you are unable to appear in court on the date listed on the ticket, you may be able to request a continuance or a trial by written declaration. A continuance would allow you to postpone your court date to a later date when you are available. You can request a continuance by contacting the court... Read more »

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Q: Hello, someone I know just got a ticket. What can be the penalty for driving without a license speeding.

Codes on tickets are: vc: 22350, vc: 21755, and vc: 12500A

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answered on Mar 9, 2023

Driving without a valid license and speeding are both traffic violations in California, and the penalties for these violations can vary depending on the specific circumstances and the driver's prior record.

Here are the penalties for the three codes listed on the ticket:

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for California on
Q: What .should I do ???

I was In an auto accident the other driver tried to make an illegal u turn I wasnt at fault this what pd says my car was down for a few months wasn't insured couldn't afford the day I finally picked my car up is the day of accident I just got a bill for 25000 from a collection co saying... Read more »

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answered on Mar 5, 2023

If you were not at fault for the accident and have documentation from the police indicating that, you should not be liable for any damages to the other person's car. However, since you were not insured at the time of the accident, the other driver's insurance company may be pursuing you... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: My rights were violated when I got pulled over I'm trying to get a police report but they won't give me one
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answered on Mar 3, 2023

If you believe your rights were violated during a police stop, you have the right to file a complaint with the law enforcement agency involved. You may also consider speaking with an attorney who can advise you on your legal options.

If you have requested a police report and have been...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Appeals / Appellate Law for California on
Q: wrong vehicle identity

hello, I have been mailed an invoice toll for the second time for a car registered in Florida with my same license plate number that I had registered in Virginia (I have a new license plate number and registration for that same car that I own). I've won the first dispute after proving that the... Read more »

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answered on Feb 26, 2023

If you have received a toll invoice for a car that is not yours and have already disputed it once, you may want to consider contacting the tolling agency directly to explain the situation and provide any evidence you have to support your claim that the car is not yours. It's possible that... Read more »

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Q: How can I obtain information regarding the last known owner of a vehicle from Mississippi State? I bought from tow yard

I bought from auction at a tow yard that never transfered it into their name... Now after all due diligence I still can't be assisted by either State's DMVs.

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answered on Feb 21, 2023

Obtaining information about the last known owner of a vehicle from another state can be challenging, especially if you have already contacted both DMVs without success. However, there are a few additional steps you can take:

Hire a private investigator: A private investigator can help you...
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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: Points off driving record

I'm trying to figure out when do points "fall off the record", when does the time starts counting, from the time a person is convicted or from the time the citation was issued? Thank you

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answered on Feb 20, 2023

In California, points on a driving record are accumulated when a person is convicted of certain traffic violations. The number of points assessed for each violation can vary, but generally range from 1 to 2 points for minor infractions, up to 3 to 4 points for more serious offenses.

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Q: 22658. (a) can a owner report stolen his vehicle when private tow truck tow you from a Convention Center Parking Lot.

Does not comply 22658 prohibiting the public free parking 24 hr.

22658.

(1) There is displayed, in plain view at all entrances to the property, a sign not less than 17 inches by 22 inches in size, with lettering not less than one inch in height, prohibiting public parking and... Read more »

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answered on Feb 20, 2023

If your vehicle was towed by a private tow truck from a Convention Center parking lot, the owner of the vehicle may not report it as stolen as long as the towing was conducted lawfully. California law allows property owners to have vehicles towed from their property under certain circumstances,... Read more »

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