I was issued a citation for disobeying a traffic light. I was by myself. However when I got home and looked at the ticket it had all my husbands info on it. Like he issued him the ticket instead of me. Can we get this dismissed and does we both need to appear at court?
The ticket can be dismissed in your husband's name and rewritten in your name. Your husband could go to court for a Hearing without you and ask the officer if he was who the officer stopped. Of course, the officer may not remember and say yes, anyway. If it is rewritten in your name, if...Read more »
I had a second vehicle and used that plate on a truck that i had just bought. truck had insurance just couldn't make it to the dmv to transfer/get a plate due to covid-19. Im 21 and not very educated in law. I figured having a plate is better than no plate. i plead not guilty and have court in... Read more »
my son was pulled over for a tail light while on his way to the grocery store. While pulled over neither officer had a mask and made him take his off to identify himself. While they ran his name they made him get out of his vehicle handcuffed him and sit in the patrol car with them. After waiting... Read more »
Your son should first make a complaint against the officers with the department's internal affairs. Legally, whether the officers' actions were appropriate will depend on what exactly was going on at the time, and what your son was or was not doing.
It is nearly impossible to "prove" that you were pulled over illegally. Don't waste your time. You will irritate the court and harm your case. All police need is "reasonable suspicion" that a traffic offense could be occurring to pull you over for a brief investigation....Read more »
I got a ticket so I was doing 57 wish I was doing 50 in a 45 pulled me over those other vehicles on the bridge so I was doing 57 when you give me the ticket he wrote down I had an operators license but I have a chauffeurs license on my license and then he put black is the color of my truck when is... Read more »
It doesn't sound like those errors will amount to a dismissal. The substance of the ticket remains valid: you were the one driving a vehicle. If you could show that you weren't even there, that would be a different thing. Whether you were truly speeding is the legal question to focus on...Read more »
I pulled up to a red stop light noticed an officer standing outside a squad car at a gas station. That officer looked in my direction. I noticed the officer hurriedly get into the passenger side of their vehicle. I really didn't think nothing of it. My light turned green so I proceeded on my... Read more »
There is no statute that states that pulling over is illegal. It's the manner in which you park that may cause an unsafe condition and justify a ticket. You have to pull off the road completely. You may not impede or block traffic in your lane. Vehicles are not required to, nor should they,...Read more »
If I am found responsible for a traffic ticket in court, can I request alternative forms of punishment rather than a hefty fine? I have medical proof from a doctor that I am paying out of pocket for medically necessary treatments. By paying a traffic ticket I am thereby arguing that my livelihood... Read more »
Best case scenario: you get a sympathetic judge who will wish you well while assessing minimal fines and costs. Worst case scenario, you'll get a judge that will ask and then lecture you about what medical condition causes you to break the law and place others at risk by your actions....Read more »
My state I reside in (Michigan) is not part of the driver's license compact. Which means it does not share info with regarding my driver record, license etc. to other states. Back in August I got a speeding ticket in KENTUCKY. I would like to pay the speeding ticket, without fighting it as... Read more »
The insurance company would find out regardless of the points or compact. Will they raise your rates depends on your insurance company; some will, some won't. What you might want to do is look up the various traffic citations for Kentucky and see if you can find a non-moving violation with a...Read more »
It, now as of this day sept 24th 2020 i found this out, now they are telling me call tomorrow business hours, public safety dept told me they will get the officers that pulled me over to call me, keep my phone close.
I got caught speeding. I was going 83 in a 45. He only charged me 70 in a 45 I believe. I am new to the area. I moved he last month to go to college at gvsu and I just didn't know how fast roads are. I came from Texas that is a state that drives really fast so I'm used to going 80 on back... Read more »
How much time and money do you want to spend to find out how much you still owe and how many points will be added to your license? Your explanation is not a legal defense. As you are in college, you probably have better things to do with your time than fight this.
I got a ticket for failure to stop within assured clear distance which normally carries $125 fine and 2 points. The officer marked it as civil infraction and warning. Will I have to pay fine and get points still, or only pay the fine with no points, or neither??
Since the ticket is marked as both a Civil Infraction and a Warning, you should assume it is a violation, and not just a Warning. It is rather confusing when an officer marks both boxes on a ticket. You can call the court to see if they have received the ticket, and if so, ask for a Hearing. If...Read more »
A 2 Detroit cops followed me for 3 miles. 1 1/2 of those were in Detroit, the last 1 1/2 were in Redford. Where they then got out of the lane from behind my car, only to jerk their car back into the lane behind me again then turned their lights on and pulled me over in Redford.
This is situational dependent, but yes, police who witness a crime in one jurisdiction can follow and arrest you in an adjacent one. Commonly, police agencies will cooperate with each other to effectuate an arrest for instance in a car chase; once the fleeing car enters the next jurisdiction, that...Read more »
I've been told that judges dismiss traffic tickets without the issuing officer present and I didn't see him in site im from Michigan and i got this ticket in ohio this was my first ticket and it was for speeding
I didn't realize I was going so fast, I was following the flow of the traffic on the turnpike. I was issued 800 dollars in tickets, 1 for reckless driving for doing 20+ and the other for not having my insurance printed out (It was on my phone). I live in Michigan and could not fight the... Read more »
Short answer is yes, they probably do through what's called reciprocity. In a nutshell, many states cooperate with each other to enforce licensing restrictions. This prevents people from going between states to avoid penalties.
As to why your license is suspended: it's likely a...Read more »
Michigan is a No-Fault state. This means that all drivers are required to purchase insurance on their vehicles and that if there is an accident, regardless of who is at fault, each driver's insurance pays to cover their own medical bills, lost wages and damage to their own vehicle. The...Read more »
I got a ticket for crossing an electronic railroad signal. When I look up MCL 257.667 it says that when the signal is flashing you must come to a complete stop and only proceed when it is safe to do so. There was no crossing gate, barrier, or cop directing traffic. I did come to a complete stop,... Read more »
In general, errors of the type this officer made will not be enough to get a ticket dismissed, but if there are enough errors, and they are relevant enough, it does throw the officer's observations into doubt. I suggest you retain an attorney who handles a lot of traffic ticket cases in you...Read more »
I really feel like my CI was issued solely because i was on Woodward ave. with a muscle car. I took off from a stop light but didn't accelerate quickly until I was well past the light. I keep it under the speed limit and didn't spin my tires. My car is louder than a newer car which could... Read more »
Sure. Particularly if you have a witness. It all depends on the facts of the case. Unsafe doesn't require speeding or spinning tires and can include "jackrabbit" starts and rapid acceleration from a rolling start. You could win. You've got nothing to lose.
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