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Q: Arrest for driving on suspension and WASNT in operation of the vehicle !

How could someone be arrested for driving on suspension if they aren’t operating the vehicle ?

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Oct 23, 2021

It depends on the circumstances. If the police do not have any proof at all the person was at any time operating or driving the vehicle then they should not be charged. If the person was driving at a previous date and the police can prove they were driving they could be charged. This commonly... Read more »

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Q: About a ticket

I was pulled over today the only ticket I got was for not having my insurance in the car I am covered with car insurance but I just did not have it in the car the cop gave me a court date he said the judge would dismiss it when I showed that my car was covered at the time I got pulled over but... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 18, 2021

It will show up but you can expunge it 60 days after it is dismissed.

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Q: Q: I received a ticket for texting while driving, however I was not texting. I was making a call. I can prove it

on my phon Records. However my original court date was changed (by the courts) and then the paper telling me of my new court date was delivered to my neighbor. I missed my court date because one, I didn’t know about it and two, it was on my sons birthday. What do I need to do?? And what’s going... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 5, 2021

Hire a lawyer to get it redocketed. They can still probably get it diverted for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Kentucky on
Q: Stopped for allegedly going 72 in a 55.

Officer stated he used moving radar but had no information about the equipment used on the citation, equipment type, unit# or model #. States i was moving faster than other vehicles is all. I was traveling through an intersection that had some vehicles going with traffic and others going much... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 5, 2021

Sure. You can argue no reasonable suspicion. However, you also need a good backup plan.

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Q: Will I have to attend court if I pay the pre-payable amount?

I just got my first ticket. The officer said I was going 70 in a 55, but wrote it up as going 60 in a 55. It has a prepayable amount on it, though. If I make the payment before my court date, do I still have to go to court?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 29, 2021

No, not if you pay , but you’d be better off hiring a lawyer who can probably get it diverted or dismissed for you, rather than risking potential license/insurance/points issues.

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Q: speed ticket in Bullit Cnty 90 in a 70. Mailed moneyorder 9/10/21 b4 courtdate 9/20/21 -still got points- what do I do?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 25, 2021

Hire a lawyer to go back in and reform the plea you made by paying.

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Q: I was given a non prepayable ticket for 3 charges 1. Toddler was not properly fastened to carseat 2. No headlight on

3. Expired license registration but I was in possession of the new one in my car, officer saw it. What should I expect, court date is December 2021. Thank you.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 23, 2021

If you correct it all before court and take proof with you to court, they may dismiss some or all of the charges.

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Q: My husband got his first ticket. 82 in a 55 (in Ohio) but we live in KY. ticket is $200

We were told to send a check to pay for the ticket but weren’t told about a hearing or anything. Will he lose his license?

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Sep 19, 2021

Your best bet is to contact a lawyer that is licensed in Ohio and practices regularly in the county where he received the ticket.

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Q: Pulled over for going 90 in a 55. I have a restricted license because I’m under 18, will it be suspended at court?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 14, 2021

Probably not initially, but you should hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you.

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Q: I got pulled over 70 in a 55mph zone. Model of the car on ticket isnt right can that be grounds for an automatic dismiss

Street address was wrong on ticket as well. Year and make and color of car was right just not the model Happened in spencer co ky.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 2, 2021

No. Sorry.

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Q: If I got a ticket but it says I have to go to court do I pay the ticket the day I go to court, or after. Radcliffe KY
Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Jul 31, 2021

You can go to court or you can hire an attorney to go to court on your behalf. They will likely work out a resolution that day and then if you owe fines and costs they will be due on a later date usually 60 to 90 days after you plead guilty

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: What does it mean if your schedule for a court appearance and all it says is other hearing?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 27, 2021

Other hearing denotes hearing on a special or specific issue.

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Q: Pulled over in grant county by a state trooper reckless driving speeding 26+ Best and worst outcome

Stopped in grant county charged with reckless driving speeding 26> Failure to or improper signal following another vehicle to closely best or worst possible outcome should I get an attorney?

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Jul 25, 2021

You are always better off if you hire an attorney. It really depends on how fast you were going. 26 mph over is the highest charge in Kentucky but you can actually be going for 30, 40 or mph over it would show up as the same charge

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Q: I was going 84 in a 45 and I’ve got a non prepayable ticket. What should I expect in court?

I’ve gotten a ticket once in October 2019 and did traffic school so it never counted against my license. Will I be able to make payments on my ticket or will I have to be able to pay in full? How big of a fine will I expect to pay? Can they offer traffic school again?

I live in Madison... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 20, 2021

You will likely get to go to traffic school again to save your license. You can make payments on the fine or costs.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Kentucky on
Q: Can a police officer backdate citations?

Bumped into a car when reversing out of a parking spot Halloween of 2020. No damage, victim didn’t want to call police. Found out when contacted my insurance company, my coverage lapsed. Got that taken care of but first week of December 2020, victim called police to have police report done. Ended... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 16, 2021

No. They cannot legally backdate citations or reports.

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Q: From Tennessee and ticket for going 92 in 70. Also improper left lane use and following too closely. Hire attorney?

I was also cited for failure to notify dmv of moving from Ohio to Nashville but I just moved last month. I’m worried about the points being added to my record. Should I hire an attorney?

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Jul 9, 2021

It depends what county you’re in but hiring attorney for any speeding ticket over 20 mph over is typically worth it because you can get a reduced charged or possibly a County Attorney or state traffic school diversion program. Having a local attorney is much easier than trying to do it yourself... Read more »

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Q: I have a bench warrant in jeff co for not appearing in court. I was pulled over and sited first for speeding in Spencer.

Then pulled over they ticketed me with driving on susp (for failure to appear) no proof ins and exp reg in someone else's car failed to appear

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Jul 9, 2021

I’m not sure what your question is but you need to hire an attorney and get these bench warrants taken care of. You don’t want to get arrested or lose your license over things that can’t be taken care of in court.

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Q: got pulled over going 115 in a 70 allegedly and i live out of state. what should i expect in court?
Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Jul 9, 2021

In Kentucky you will likely expect an offer that includes pleading guilty to a charge of speeding 26 mph greater. Your license in Kentucky would be subject to a probation or suspension hearing. Since you’re out of state you could also face restrictions through your state department of... Read more »

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Q: Do I have to pay court costs if I prepay my speeding ticket?

I got clocked going 71 in a 55 but he only cited me 5 over the limit. The 5 miles over limit is just $5 but court cost is $140. He said if I prepay the ticket, I don't have to go to court. So Do I have to pay the court cost as well when I prepay, even if I do not have to go to court?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 8, 2021

Yes. They are included in the prepayment amount.

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Q: Reckless driving and speeding in a school zone going 46 when it was 25 posted.

I didn’t know the speed limit was 25 and the cop said I didn’t use my turn signal but I did and as I was turning in the next lane the person started speeding up when I had enough room to turn

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 30, 2021

What is your question?

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