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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: One of the lights on my rear light assembly cracked open and the bulb is exposed. Can a cop pull me over for that?

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 »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 13, 2021

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

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: If a cop pulls me over and lets me go on a no driver license ticket can they pull me over again for the same thing
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin answered on Oct 11, 2021

Yes, they can. The best thing for you to do is get a driver’s license.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: Do you have to use your turn signal to change lanes in Mississippi?
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin answered on Oct 5, 2021

Yes. You are subject to be ticketed If you fail to do so.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: Can a off duty cop give you a speeding ticket while he is in his personal vehicle in Mississippi?
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Sep 29, 2021

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: pulled over in mississippi all police found was a used syringe and wrote ticket for paraphernalia wat can i do about it
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jul 21, 2021

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: Can a cop pull someone over because it appears they have no seatbelt, then give tickets for marijuana and paraphernalia?

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 »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jul 21, 2021

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: If you was in a car accident and were found to be at fault is there a law that you must receive a citation?

I can go into more detail if need in a private email.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on May 31, 2021

There is no law that you must receive a citation---those are discretionary.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: Got a speeding ticket in Lincoln county and the cop put the wrong year model for my car, can I have it dismissed?
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Mar 29, 2021

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: I was riding with someone. The Officer found pills that were not mine in floor on my side. Is it lawful to charge me.

I owned up for possession of marijuana which was mine. The driver didn't own up for his pills and neither did I, but I got charged

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Feb 5, 2021

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: Is there a statute that requires boat trailers to be registered in Mississippi? That is registered, not titled.
Randall R. Saxton
Randall R. Saxton answered on Jan 5, 2021

Yes, you must have a tag on it the same as a vehicle.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: Can I pay my fine without going to court?

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.

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jan 2, 2021

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Animal / Dog Law for Mississippi on
Q: I sold a guy a puppy and he has not made me back the money he agreed can I get my puppy back
Kristina M. Bergsten
Kristina M. Bergsten answered on Jul 5, 2020

This is not a traffic issue so I don’t understand why it’s labeled that way, but yes you can sue to get your puppy back.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: 1) If an officer in MS does not show to court will the ticket be dismissed 2) Can an officer pull you over for passing?

Was pulled over for "speeding" when legally passing on a two-way highway. No cars were coming the other way and weather conditions were fine.

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on May 16, 2020

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: if pulled over and drugs found does the cop need to issue a traffic ticket to justify pc
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on May 16, 2020

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Mississippi on
Q: I had a warrant from evading a state trooper, but it wasn't me. Only have witnesses

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 »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on May 16, 2020

I would still contact a lawyer. Most lawyers on here, myself included, offer free consultations to see how we can help out, and may be willing to work with you.

That being said, if you have the witnesses and documentation, that should be enough to establish reasonable doubt so that you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: What is the sentences for failure to comply/resisting in the state of Mississippi
Lance Mixon
Lance Mixon answered on May 12, 2020

The "failure to comply" charge carries up to 6 months in jail, a $500 fine plus court costs, or both, in addition to potentially being placed on supervised probation.

"Resisting arrest" is a separate offense, and it carries the exact same penalties as "failure to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: What is the law concerning I left my car on side of the road overnight and sheriff department had it towed
Vic Carmody Jr
Vic Carmody Jr answered on Apr 26, 2020

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: Help

According to Ridgeland, MS if you get three tickets for no license, no insurance, and switch tag is it policy that you be detained? The tag wasn’t stolen it belong to my sister. I just bought the car.

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jan 25, 2020

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: IS IT OR IS IT NOT THE CHIEF OF POLICE JOB TO HAND OUT THE BOUND TICKET BOOKS TO HIS OFFICERS TO HIS MUNICIPAL OFFICERS
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jan 25, 2020

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: Will I go to jail for a first time no drivers liscense ticket after a car accident?

I'm already paying for an older charge, and I am not on probation

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jan 19, 2020

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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