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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Recently in Mov as pulled over for an expired tag 2022 Lic tag.Then sited for suspended lic as well I've renewed both

My question is this: How do I find out what my fines are. And I'm told it has to go before a judge. Help!! I've never been in this concerning situation.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Dec 5, 2023

My suggestion is that you contact a traffic ticket lawyer in the area the ticket wss issued to discuss your matter and the best way to proceed. Or you can represent yourself and contact the prosecutor's office or just show up for Court. In all likelihood, you are court-ordered because of the... View More

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Q: I’m a minor in Louisiana and I got a speeding ticket reduced to a fine, is it still going on my record?
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answered on Nov 29, 2023

Yes, even if your speeding ticket was reduced to a fine, it will still go on your driving record in Louisiana. This is because all moving violations, regardless of the outcome, are recorded with the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV).

The OMV maintains a driving record for all...
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Q: If I make a u turn on a green arrow and cannot safely make it into the left lane, is it unlawful to go into right lane?

I collided with another vehicle turning right onto the roadway I was making a u turn on, with my green arrow, I received a citation for not yielding to the left lane.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Nov 28, 2023

More information is needed to properly respond to this question as to properly answer this question one needs to know more facts and circumstances as to what happened, etc. For example, is there any signage for your direction and/or the other vehicle's direction which instructs one to yield... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: I need to know how to file a lawsuit for a hardship license in Bossier Parish, LA.
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answered on Oct 27, 2023

In Bossier Parish, Louisiana, to pursue a lawsuit or legal action for a hardship license, the process typically involves filing specific legal documents or motions with the court. This legal action is usually associated with the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) for obtaining a hardship or... View More

3 Answers | Asked in International Law and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Speeding fine in Louisiana, international UK tourist

I was caught doing 84 in a 70 on the freeway and was pulled over. I was on Texas plates as this is where the rental car was from. Officer asked where I was from and I told him UK and showed him my UK licence, but he has marked on the ticket that I live in Houston and have a Louisiana driving... View More

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answered on Oct 26, 2023

Errors on a traffic ticket don't automatically render it void, but they can sometimes be used to challenge the citation. If you decide to contest the ticket based on the inaccuracies, you will need to appear in court or potentially send a representative on your behalf. Before doing so, wait... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in International Law and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Speeding fine in Louisiana, international UK tourist

I was caught doing 84 in a 70 on the freeway and was pulled over. I was on Texas plates as this is where the rental car was from. Officer asked where I was from and I told him UK and showed him my UK licence, but he has marked on the ticket that I live in Houston and have a Louisiana driving... View More

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Oct 30, 2023

If you want to contest the ticket, then contact a traffic ticket attorney in the area where the ticket was located. Have a telephone consult with him to determine costs of representation and goals of resolution. Also, discuss whether or not the attorney can appear for you in court and waive your... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Were these passed? 2014 Louisiana Laws Revised Statutes TITLE 32 - Motor Vehicles and Traffic Regulation RS 32:1741

Immobilization Laws on booting.

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answered on Oct 13, 2023

Yes, Louisiana Revised Statutes § 32:1741, which was passed in 2014, is still the law in Louisiana. It regulates the immobilization of motor vehicles by booting on private property. The law requires that property owners have a written contract with a booting company in order to boot vehicles on... View More

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Q: What if the ticket doesn’t have your name on it? Real name.
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answered on Sep 25, 2023

If a ticket issued in Louisiana doesn't have your real name on it, the validity of the ticket could potentially be questioned. Errors on a ticket can sometimes be grounds for dismissal, although this often depends on the type and severity of the mistake and how it impacts the facts of the... View More

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Q: Is there a way to fight a ticket for not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign?

I paused and checked for oncoming traffic. And I thought I came to a complete stop, however I was issued a citation for not coming to a complete stop

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Apr 6, 2023

Yes, go to Court and inform the Court and prosecution you want to go to trial---that said the best advice I can give is that the accused consult with a lawyer prior to any court date as it will assist the accused in identifying options and priorities. Or even better than a consult with a lawyer is... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Would getting a ticket for no registration on a rare 22yr old privite Mercedes violate my constitutional right?

Constitutional Law § 101 all citizens be free to travel throughout the length and breadth of the United States uninhibited by statutes, rules, or regulations which unreasonably burden or restrict this movement.

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answered on Mar 4, 2023

The constitutional right to travel is not an absolute right and is subject to reasonable regulation by the government. Requirements for vehicle registration and proof of insurance are generally considered to be reasonable regulations to ensure the safety of drivers and passengers on public roads.... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: I was involved in an accident, a trooper wrote up a ticket and gave me a court date. The other party has an attorney...

I was pulling out of my driveway and didnt see the car coming to my Left due to fog. I tied to gun it but they tried going into the left lane. We collided and totaled both vehicles. No one was injured. About 5 officers were on the scene but supposedly a trooper needed to be there as well. He wrote... View More

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Oct 31, 2022

Following up on attorney Bryan's excellent answer, and in regards to your traffic citation, at a minimum please consult with a traffic ticket attorney or 2 and see what recommendations they have---depending on the prosecuting authority, it is possible you might be able to get your citation... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: I was involved in an accident, a trooper wrote up a ticket and gave me a court date. The other party has an attorney...

I was pulling out of my driveway and didnt see the car coming to my Left due to fog. I tied to gun it but they tried going into the left lane. We collided and totaled both vehicles. No one was injured. About 5 officers were on the scene but supposedly a trooper needed to be there as well. He wrote... View More

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan
answered on Oct 30, 2022

Contact your insurance agent or your insurance company (your insurance ID card or policy has a number to report accidents) and let them know about your accident, if you haven't done so already. Make sure you get the claim number. Let them know of the attorney's name and information if... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: I got a ticket for going 91 in a 55 in louisiana and it is my first offense. I have to go to court what should i do?

im 19 and have never gotten a ticket before.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jul 21, 2023

You should get a traffic ticket/criminal defense lawyer located in the parish where the ticket was issued. Your lawyer is in the best position to assist you----paying him now is less expensive that future increases in your monthly auto insurance premiums. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: I am neededing someone who can Represent me for a traffic ticket with a hit-and-run on it
Joseph A. Interiano
Joseph A. Interiano
answered on Apr 22, 2023

What court is the ticket from? When is your court date set for? Is it in Louisiana? I handle tickets in courts all over Louisiana.

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: What do u do about a concrete subdivision sign that is blocking the view of oncoming traffic?

My daughter got in a wreck and said she doesn't remember seeing headlights coming. Because of this concrete sign. Everyone complains about it. She got a ticket but the sign is obstructing her view.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 9, 2022

More information is needed before one can render an assessment of whether or not the concrete subdivision sign was improperly placed and whether or not it was a legal cause of the collision. If you posted this because of a traffic ticket issued to your daughter, then you might want to take photos... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Is it illegal to drive during a heavy storm with your flashers/Hazards on in the state of Louisiana?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 6, 2022

Yes, it is illegal, however my experience is many people do travel in heavy storms with their flashers/hazard lights operation because it is believed to be safer. I am not sure if that's true, but it is illegal.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Married. If spouse drives car in my name and gets any traffic violation or wrecks, who is liable ?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Aug 24, 2022

That's 2 different scenarios with 2 different answers (most likely). The operator of the vehicle (and not the owner of the vehicle) would be responsible for any tickets issued assuming the ticket is issued to the driver. Likewise, the operator of the vehicle (and not the owner of the... View More

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Q: HI MY SEMI DRIVER GOT A TICKET FOR CARELESS OPERATION AFTER THE SLID OFF THE ROAD IN VERY HEAVY RAIN . HOW MUCH IS FINE
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Aug 10, 2022

The back of your ticket usually has a number you can call to ask about payment of the ticket and cost. That said, I do not recommend that you pay the ticket without contacting a traffic ticket/criminal defense attorney in the jurisdiction the ticket was issued----many times local knowledge and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Louisiana on
Q: I borrowed my friend's truck to run an errand and rear-ended someone. I was unaware I was driving an uninsured vehicle

until after the wreck. The other driver's insurance company advised they will fix their insured driver's truck and then subrogate against me. I am a single mom, 3 kids, unemployed since pandemic, I have no car therefore i myself carry no automobile insurance. I live in Louisiana.... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 19, 2022

A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I hope everyone involved in the accident is okay. Unfortunately, it is as they described it to you - the subrogation department will want its money back. If you feel you could attempt negotiate, you could consider... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Do I have to pay photo reinforcement speeding ticket?

I received a letter in mail for $117.00 ticket for speeding approx 55mph in 45mph zone. Is this legal to do? Some say they don't pay them at all and there are no ramifications against them. Is this true? And should I pay it by law or not?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jul 13, 2022

Not enough information is provided to properly respond to this post. The jurisdiction which issued the violation is very important as each jurisdiction has different enforcement mechanisms and consequences. You need to be aware of the enforcement mechanisms and consequences in order to make an... View More

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