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Q: Can I tint my fog lights red? I can only find information regarding underglow.
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 22, 2021

Most states have restrictions on the color of lights. Usually it is white and yellow/orange in front and white/red/ orange in back. Red in front is usually reserved for emergency vehicles. PROBABLY NOT.

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Q: I’m charged with no proof of insurance, acquiring license plate for purpose of concealing information, and no plate.

This was truly a misunderstanding. I had just purchased the vehicle privately one day prior. I drove it to work the following day with intentions of going to the tag office on my break. I put my jeep tag on it that I had just gotten rid of because I was under the impression that I could switch tags... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 22, 2021

Will the judge be lenient because you corrected the violations immediately? Possibly. Remember, "ignorance of the law is not a defense." Dress properly, speak politely and respectfully and explain your situation to the Judge, you will most likely be treated better if you are polite and... Read more »

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Q: If the driver that did not yield while turning left into oncoming traffic was cited for the offense, how does his

Insurance Company agree to only pay 80 percent of the damage to my car?

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 22, 2021

What was their explanation? If you got the vehicle repaired, they should be paying 100% of the repairs. Maybe they discounted it for depreciation, but they may not be allowed to do that. Look to going to small claims court. If you sign a release to get the insurance check, you cannot recover... Read more »

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Q: If I go to court to pay my speeding ticket and by any chance I get them to lower the amount of my speeding can I avoid

Avoid a super speeder ticket?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Aug 16, 2021

Each ticket depends on the facts and circumstances surrounding the issuance of the ticket and what the prosecutor is able to prove in court on your trial date so the answer is yes there is a chance. Your chances for a reduction increase if you hire a competent traffic ticket attorney to represent... Read more »

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Q: Is the state required to submit all body cam and dash cam evidence in the discovery?

What was categorized as a traffic stop was really an investigation. Allegations of a traffic violation could not be substantiated. Further allegations during the traffic stop stated that drugs were found in plain view but those allegations are unsubstantiated as well. Even during a sentencing... Read more »

Nelson Craig Johnson
Nelson Craig Johnson answered on Aug 10, 2021

If exculpatory evidence exists the prosecutor is under an ethical duty to turn over that evidence.

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Q: 102 on a 70 charge/penalty? Possible jail time?

I was close to my exit on the highway but i was on the left left lane so i sped up to pass because i couldnt get over. I was then pulled over because was going 102 on a 70. I am 19, this is basically my first ticket. What would the penalty or charge be? Do i need an attorney?

Joshua Schiffer
Joshua Schiffer answered on Jul 31, 2021

Since it is your first ticket you are going to get SOME leniency, but it is a bad one. I advise taking a drivers ed course PRIOR to appearing in court to show you took this really seriously.

With your age and the speed you are looking at a lot of discretion in the hands of the prosecutor,...
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Q: Hi I missed my court date for a speeding ticket on the 13ath I'm in Florida and the ticket is from Adel Georgia. Help!

What happens now? What do I do bc I can't find a probono in that area. I've never been in trouble so I don't know what to do. Any advice is greatly appreciated

Latrice Latin
Latrice Latin answered on Jul 20, 2021

Call the court and ask them to reset the court hearing date. See if you an reach out to the prosecutor and work out a plea in abstentia.

Otherwise, find an attorney in the area who can handle that for you without you having to appear.

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Q: how do i go about getting damages to my vehicle fixed or at least compensated?

If i were the victim in a hit and run accident, and made a police report at the scene and whom they later arrested

P. Charles Scholle
P. Charles Scholle answered on Jun 29, 2021

I’m glad to hear they found the hit and run driver. There should be an amended accident report from the resulting arrest with the driver’s information and their insurance company. You can file a claim against their auto insurance carrier to get compensated for your vehicle and injuries as a... Read more »

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Q: Hello my 1st time with the 40-6-123(a) ticket with no priors. How should I plea...
Sam McRae
Sam McRae answered on Jun 3, 2021

This is a 3 point violation and has the potential to increase your insurance rates. You need to negotiate it to something that won't effect your driving history or hire an attorney to negotiate for you. (and potentially save you from having to go to court).

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Q: I was charged with 'Leaving the Scene of an Accident' after striking an unattended car - no information left.

No information left. Do I need a lawyer at my municipal Court appearance?

Sam McRae
Sam McRae answered on Jun 3, 2021

It would be a good idea to have a lawyer for this one. You could end up with your license suspended depending on which one of the relevant statutes the officer used to charge you.

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Q: If i had covid and missed a court date,what do i do..??
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on May 17, 2021

Either call the court and find out, or hire a traffic ticket lawyer to proceed on your behalf.

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Q: Hello, why is it illegal to have custom tags on custom plates in Georgia? Is it who gets the money based on § 40-2-60.1?

I am unable to find the answers explicitly stating why you can only have a custom tag i.e. something like CSTOMTG on the plain white plate instead of on the other sponsored plates through other agencies and organizations. I've heard several people say "because it's state law" or... Read more »

Latrice Latin
Latrice Latin answered on Apr 27, 2021

Personalized plates in Georgia are known as Special license Plates or Prestige License plates. You have to submit aMV-9B form to the Georgia Department of Revenue. Your on the right track as far as who gets the money.

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Q: If I hit someone from the back y it my fault

When the person slam on brakes

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 17, 2021

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. As a general matter, the person hitting the other vehicle in the rear is at fault. There could be mitigating circumstances, like you describe, but how they are proven and how the particular jurisdiction (in terms of... Read more »

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Q: Can you get arrested for impede traffic for being parked @ someone you know house
Joshua Schiffer
Joshua Schiffer answered on Nov 30, 2020

The answer to the "can they" question is almost always "yes." Wrongful and rightful arrests happen every day.

Whether the officer's actions are legal when they are reviewed is a totally different issue. Officers violate their duties and the law regularly, and it...
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Q: Is it considered solicitation if I hand out pamphlets with our country's amendments and constitutional rights?

In public, on the corner of an intersection. Handing out pamphlets with our country's constitutional rights, amendments, and advice on how to interact with police in certain situations. Utilization of the pamphlet would only be regarded as a reference guide to allow a person the utmost defence... Read more »

Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson answered on Sep 29, 2020

Were you cited? What is the Code section listed in the citation?

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Q: would i get my license suspended for another 6 months for speeding 91 in a 65 and improper lane change

i have completed the defensive driving course and i got a previous 6 months that is still in affect with just a little under 3 months left from a previous offense back in february. this offense was in march. ticket was in alpharetta GA

Sean McIlhinney
Sean McIlhinney answered on Sep 1, 2020

This is an excellent question.

Many more details would need to be known about you, your type of license and your current driving history in order to give you a complete answer.

It is best to contact an experienced Georgia traffic ticket attorney who can give you a complete...
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Q: I need to get this ticket handled. I can’t drive because this ticket is open and COVID has the courts closed.

I have an improper left turn ticket I’d like to handle but courts are closed. And I have an FTA. How do I handle this? Can I get a specialized license until the courts do reopen?

Sean McIlhinney
Sean McIlhinney answered on Aug 12, 2020

Most traffic ticket courts in GA are opened at least on a limited basis right now during COVID-19. However, a few are still closed.

I would advise you to immediately contact the specific court or speak with an experienced GA traffic ticket attorney to better understand your current...
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Q: Missed a court date on July 21 2020 for a traffic citation. What should I do to resolve it?

Will there be a warrant,

Happened in Louisville ky

Sean McIlhinney
Sean McIlhinney answered on Jul 23, 2020

It is up to the Court as to whether an arrest warrant or license suspension is issued for a missed court date.

I would advise you to immediately contact the court or speak with an experienced GA criminal defense/traffic ticket attorney to better understand your current situation and...
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Q: Under Georgia law is violation code 40-6-241B payable
Sean McIlhinney
Sean McIlhinney answered on Jul 12, 2020

This is an excellent question.

Generally speaking, it is up to each specific Court as to whether the Court allows a traffic ticket to be payable without a court appearance.

For your specific ticket, I am often able to secure a Dismissal of your charge without you having to appear at...
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Q: 17yr old super speeder 96-70. App said his top speed was 89. What do i do

truck was passing my son at the same time the cop said he flagged him. Can I ask for dash cam footage of this. Can I use the app to prove he wasnt speeding

Sean McIlhinney
Sean McIlhinney answered on Jul 11, 2020

This is an excellent question.

Many more details would need to be known in order to give you a complete evaluation with respect to trying to get your App which provides speed into evidence at trial and if Dash Cam was available and would even help determine speed. The results from the App...
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