I accidentally backed into a mailbox one day. Luckily the mailbox wasn't damaged, but the rear blinker light on the passenger side of the vehicle cracked open and the bulb was shattered. Even if I put a new bulb in, the bulb itself will be exposed and visible. If a police officer sees this,... Read more »
A Mississippi attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Probably, because in many places, that could prevent passing safety inspection. For more precise state-specific standards, a local attorney would know DMV safety checklist best. Good luck
Unfortunately, the answer is yes; however, I would be curious to see how exactly the officer can say that you were speeding, since they were in their own vehicle and presumably would not have a radar to detect how fast you were going (aside from being behind you and measuring your MPH based on...Read more »
As much as I hate to give a lawyer answer, the short answer is that it depends. Perhaps most importantly is that it depends on what you told the officer, as well as why there was a syringe in there to begin with. If you or someone you know requires the syringe, and it was simply left in there, then...Read more »
Someone I know got pulled over for appearing to have no seatbelt, when they had one on the whole time. After being pulled over, the cop smelled marijuana and the person was honest and showed him, he had 2.5 grams and also the pipe he hit it out of. The cop issued 2 tickets, in pencil, possession of... Read more »
Likely not, unless it is absolutely established that the officer was lying. Typically, an officer can pull someone over for any traffic violation or perceived traffic violation. Afterwards, such as in a situation like this, if a person volunteers information about possessing a controlled substance,...Read more »
Unfortunately, no. Even though the officer may have put down the wrong year model for your vehicle, that is considered a scrivener's error, and not substantial enough to warrant dismissal of the underlying ticket.
First, be very careful about any information that you put on a forum, even this one. As to your question, it is very typical for law enforcement to charge everyone with possession of a controlled substance, especially if they cannot pin it on one particular person. The problem that they will run...Read more »
I had got into a car accident that wasn’t my fault but I didn’t have insurance and license at the time but I have my license and insurance now and I have court in feb. since I don’t stay where I had the accident at can I just pay the fine and don’t go to court.
You can; however, sometimes, the Court may be more lenient if you gather the necessary documentation before your court date. I would also highly encourage you to speak with a lawyer concerning the wreck. If the wreck was not your fault, and instead was caused by someone else, then that may mean...Read more »
If he doesn't show, you definitely need to ask that the case be dismissed, since you have the right to confront him. That being said, depending on the judge, be prepared for the prosecutor to try and continue the matter until a future date to allow the officer to appear.
Not necessarily. The only thing that the officer would need to establish would be that he had a reason to suspect that you violated a traffic law. That being said, the search of your vehicle could be challenged, because there is a particular process that the officer would need to follow in order to...Read more »
Basically I had a warrant because someone either driving my car, or with a car like mines was running from highway patrol.. so I have all these tickets, but I have witnesses that was with me the whole time. Between my tag being stole the day before, and dropping my car off at the body shop... Read more »
Depending upon the location of the vehicle, this abandoned vehicle may have been a traffic hazard. This would permit a police officer to clear a potential accident hazard from the shoulder of the road. Most wait 12 hours or more.
I would be very curious to see an official copy of this policy. While there may be some statutes that allow for jail time following a conviction, simply getting a citation does not automatically mean mandatory detainment.
One would definitely think so. There have been several instances where officers pull someone over, not provide an official citation, and then still pursue it anyway...all of which is in violation of the statute and therefore invalid.
Likely not, as most people are not put in jail for tickets. That being said, as long as you are still paying towards your older charge, you should still be good to go. As to the car accident, I would encourage you to reach out to a lawyer, as you may be entitled to compensation if the other driver...Read more »
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