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Q: Is 9-18.1-11-2(b)(2) Driving with expired plates A citation that will give points? If yes is there a lower citation?

By lower citation I am referring to something that I could ask the prosecutor to amend it to that would not carry points. I did renew my registration while the ticket was being issued. I just completely was unaware that it had expired. My email filter apparently took out the emails from the state... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
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Andrew L. Bennett
answered on Sep 12, 2022

Expired plates should not add any points to your record since it is not a moving violation. If you have already renewed your plates; I suggest contacting the prosecutor's office and provide them proof. The prosecutor may be willing to dismiss the case for you being in compliance.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: What are the consequences of the information being incorrect on the official affidavit.

I was pulled over and they gave me a possession charge. In the report the vehicle listed is incorrect

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Aug 2, 2022

It can be used to attack credibility of the witness, however unless there is something more, as long as the witness is accurate with everything else, including identifying the defendant as the violator in Court, it most likely will not be enough to help the defendant.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Indiana on
Q: In indiana how do I get a waiver to reinstate my driver's license

My license was suspended 2 years ago due to a criminal charge and lack of financial responsibility I've been pulled over and now here recently literally just in the parking lot almost of my employment and ticketed for driving law suspended the problem is I am so far in debt due to this covid... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
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Andrew L. Bennett
answered on Jul 26, 2022

Go to IN.gov and look up the BMV. There should be sample forms for waiver available.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: I had a unsat judgement driver's license suspension expire in 2014 in Indiana. Will i now be able to get a license?

When I was 17 I got into a car accident in Indiana. It was a friend's car. I was found at fault for the accident. I had an unsat judgement against me in 2007 and it expired 2014. Due to severe anxiety I just never tried to get my license again and over time forgot about the judgement. Now that... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
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Andrew L. Bennett
answered on Jun 25, 2022

If the suspension ended in 2014 then there should be no reason it would prevent you getting a license. However, there may be a reinstatement fee. Also, there could be other reasons preventing you from getting a valid license. If you do not have a myBMV account, set one up and look at your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: I received a speeding ticket in a company vehicle. Whos responsible for payer the ticket? My employer or me?
Andrew L. Bennett
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Andrew L. Bennett
answered on Jun 7, 2022

You would be responsible to pay the ticket since you were the one who committed the infraction. However, the company would have to send proof to the BMV on your behalf to show the vehicle was insured. If you pay the ticket, it will put points on your record and could cause your own insurance... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: What if any reason would a person keep getting tickets instead of going to jail if they were driving while suspended ?

In Indiana

Andrew L. Bennett
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Andrew L. Bennett
answered on May 24, 2022

It depends on the person's status with the BMV. IF they are suspended-infraction, then they will continue to get tickets and not criminally charged. Though, if they plead to one of the DWS tickets, the status will change to DWS-prior and the person could be arrested and criminally charged.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: I got a ticket for fictitious tags but the ticket states its a civil complaint&summons does that mean i have misdemeanor
James A Hanson
James A Hanson
answered on May 22, 2022

It sounds like you were cited with an Infraction.

Infractions (e.g. speeding tickets, parking tickets, etc.) are civil court matters involving the violation of a statutory rule or local ordinance. Infractions do not result in a criminal record.

If you had been charged with a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: I was never notified that I was a habitual traffic offender my traffic offense was in 2009 how can they charge me forit

My last conviction in2009 my license was suspended for two years

Andrew L. Bennett
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Andrew L. Bennett
answered on May 21, 2022

There is not enough information to answer your question accurately. If you have a myBMV account, print off a copy of your driving record and schedule an appointment with a criminal defense attorney who can look at your record to determine what can be done. Depending on the circumstances the HTV... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: I accidentally handed an officer my traded in cars registration. Can I win my ticket?

I purchased my car 7 months ago amidst covid, I traded in my old car and put the registration in my new carsdash. I accidentally handed him the wrong registration and he didn’t tell me it didn’t match my vehicle. So I was wondering why he wrote a ticket for false registration when I got home. I... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
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Andrew L. Bennett
answered on Feb 28, 2022

If you have the correct registration for the vehicle, contact the prosecutor's office. They may be willing to dismiss the case. If not, contact an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: Do you have to show ID if you are pulled over by a police officer for allegedly swerving

I Was driving down a highway when I got pulled over for swerving Despite the fact That I had a dashcam that said otherwise

Andrew L. Bennett
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Andrew L. Bennett
answered on Jan 18, 2022

In Indiana, if you are pulled over for a traffic violation, alleged or actual, you must show identification.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Collections for Indiana on
Q: If my ticket goes to collection will I be issued a bench warrant?Or a warrant period?I dont have the$ and it's due 4days

I was in a car accident that was deemed not my fault. But because my insurance had relapsed the month prior ( I was working food delivery to keep in income when the accident happened) I havent had the money to pay it. Its 12/2 and it's due by 12/6. Should I just go to the traffic court before... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
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Andrew L. Bennett
answered on Dec 3, 2021

If your case is an infraction and you do not pay by the deadline the court should not issue a warrant, though I have seen it done. However, your license would most likely be suspended. You should file a motion with the court requesting more time to pay and state your financial issues with paying... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: My license for double suspended just before my reinstatement payment how can I fix this?

My license was original suspended for a no insurance accident. And I was eligible to pay a reinstatement after six months. Before I paid my reinstatement my license was suspended again for a traffic stop for speeding. It was a he say she say situation. I admitted to the fine because the prosecutors... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
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Andrew L. Bennett
answered on Nov 10, 2021

It may be possible to set aside the judgment. However, if you are suspended for a proof of insurance violation, even setting aside the judgment may not remove the suspension. You may be eligible for specialized driving privileges if you can not clean up the suspensions.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: Can I do the pretrial deferral for a speeding ticket with a “operating while visually impaired” charge from 2018?

I got a speeding ticket for 12 over the limit 10/29/21. The officer told me (and I got a letter in the mail) that I could do a deferral and get the ticket off my record if I don’t get another ticket in a year. I got an “operating while visually impaired” charge in august 2018 in Michigan,... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
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Andrew L. Bennett
answered on Nov 10, 2021

Review the letter in more detail to see if there is an exclusion, my guess is there is not. It should also give you a phone number to the prosecutor's office to call and get more clarification.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: Is there such thing as Indigent papers I can fill out so I can get two suspensions removed off my driver's license

I am trying to go back to work but I have to have my driver's license to be able to get to and from work because I have no friends or family that will take me to and from work everyday I got a speeding ticket in Georgia and a month after I got it me and my ex-wife was going through a divorce... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
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Andrew L. Bennett
answered on Oct 14, 2021

If you are wanting the suspensions removed, it will depend on a successful argument in front of the judge after filing the appropriate motion. If you are wanting reinstatement fees waived because of indigency, you can go ti IN.GOV and click on the link to the BMV to find forms for the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Indiana on
Q: Revoked license in IL, driving in Indianapolis on a valid Michigan drivers license. Is there a punishment, from IMPD?

Could Indianapolis police arrest the driver, having previously been revoked in Illinois despite the valid Michigan license?

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Sep 13, 2021

All mentioned states are the members of the Interstate Compact Agreement that share driver's information for the purposes of issuing, revoking, and suspending one's privileges.

Thus, by routine traffic stop, an Indiana police officer or a state trooper may see the actual status...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Criminal Law, Products Liability and Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: Is backing out of a private driveway with my truck which had a car trailer behind it at time onto a state highway illegl

I made sure both directions was clear of any on coming traffic. I was in process of still backing out Had trailer completely on the highway was getting truck straightened out then seen a truck coming fastly towards me he wasn't slowing down i hurried got truck back into driveway but other... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 29, 2021

An Indiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Unfortunately, the scenario you describe places the primary blame on you. In virtually any jurisdiction, entering the main roadway from a driveway gives right of way to drivers already proceeding in the main... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Defense and Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: insurance company refuse to pay for my vehicle after an accident cause someone was driving with suspended license

My husband received a ticket in February 2021 we paid the speeding ticket and the Bmv sent the sr-16 to the Bmv my husband got into an accident and hit a tree he was the only one involved in the accident in July 2021 and that’s when he found out his license had been suspended and yes I know... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Aug 13, 2021

An insurance company has a right to refuse payment on an accident claim if the driver did not have a valid license. You admit that your husband did not have a valid license at the time of the accident. Your insurance company may well be refusing to issue a certificate of coverage but that refusal... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: I pay my speeding ticket. What I want to know is if I can go back and try to go to court instead and fight for it?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jun 22, 2021

Short answer is that you can try. The discretion whether or not to allow you to withdraw your guilty please (which is what happens when you pay your ticket before court) is within the province of the presiding Judge. If he say no, then it is over. If he says yes, then your guilty plea is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: How long would a prior conviction effect a new case?

15 years ago I received a driving while suspended citation. I recently received another. I received the ticket because someone ran a red light and Tboned me. How will that affect the verdict/punishment? My license has zero points on it. Was a dumb mistake. I have gotten my license reinstated... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on May 25, 2021

Your question is a bit confusing. It looks like you are saying that you drove on a suspended license for 15 years. If you live in Detroit, Michigan, why are you asking about Indiana law? You really need to consult a local traffic attorney to assess your options. print out a copy of your driving... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: I was ticketed 7-262019 and just Received a licence suspension for failure to appear How is that possible it was 2yrs ag
Andrew L. Bennett
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Andrew L. Bennett
answered on May 18, 2021

The courts, clerks, and the BMV can be slow sometime. Consider speaking with an attorney to see if the suspension can be set aside or if you qualify for specialized driving privileges.

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