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Q: what should i do for this speeding citation?

i’m 17, 18 on december 29th. according to the officer, i was going 102 in a 70 zone and was issued a court date for november. this is my first offense. i also use the life360 app which states my top speed was 94mph. what should i do/expect?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Aug 27, 2021

Whether you were going 102, 94 or 71, it is still speeding in a 70 zone. Additionally, you do not indicate what you were cited for----was it for speeding or was it for reckless operation, which is a more serious charge. What you should do at a minimum is consult with a traffic ticket lawyer or a... Read more »

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Q: I'm wondering if a friend of mine should get a lawyer for an arrest warrant.

I'm seeking some advice for a friend not having proof of insurance 11 years ago when he was only 20, and, not appearing in court back in 2010. Now, there's an active warrant out for his arrest---I don't know what a judge would do in this case. I'm just wondering if he needs a... Read more »

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers answered on Aug 18, 2021

Your friend can hire an attorney to lift the warrant and represent them for the 4-point "No Insurance" ticket. If your friend hires an attorney, they won't have to pay the bond, turn themselves in to police, or appear in court. If your friend provides proof that they now have... Read more »

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Q: I was going 103 mph and the speed limit was 60 mph & my court date is in September. What penalty could I possibly face?
Keya Reed
Keya Reed answered on Jul 22, 2021

You could receive jail time and/or a fine. In this situation, you may want to hire a lawyer to at least negotiate no jail time.

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Q: trooper made an error reporting my plates on sp. ticket. Will this cause dismissal?
Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers answered on Jul 9, 2021

No. Minor errors on the ticket are not sufficient to justify a dismissal. The police officer or prosecutor can correct any errors at any time.

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Q: I got a 2 tickets: the court time is wrong and my name is spelled wrong. Can I get them dismissed?

Ticket 1: Not stopping for an Emergency vehicle. They spelled my first name wrong, and wrote the time for court date at 9pm when our local court closes at 4pm. He also scratched out the first court date he put and fixed it to the correct day.

Ticket 2: Driving without a License. I have my... Read more »

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers answered on Jul 1, 2021

Misspelling of your name and other minor errors on the ticket are not sufficient to get a ticket dismissed. Any errors can be corrected by the police officer or Prosecutor at any time.

The ticket serves as notice that you have an upcoming court date. The Prosecutor probably meant to write...
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Q: I got pulled over and got a ticket for excessive speed and paraphernalia ticket. Then I got a letter in the mail because

My court time changed. They sent me copies of my tickets but I now have 3 tickets and only 1 is for excessive speed the other two are not tickets I received when I got pulled over. What should I do

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers answered on Jun 27, 2021

You can hire an attorney to represent you for the tickets if you want to try and get them amended (reduced) to non-moving, no-point violations. Or you can plead not guilty and take it to trial.

After the police officer issued the excessive speeding ticket, they submitted it to the...
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Q: I got a ticket, but there has not been a report filed to the court yet and my court is in 2 days, what happens now?
Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers answered on Jun 21, 2021

You will need to keep checking Missouri casenet online to see if the ticket has been filed. Once the ticket is filed, you will have to appear in court on the court date (either in person or virtually, depending on whether the court is having in-person court or virtual online court), or you can hire... Read more »

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Q: Hello I'm a 16 year old and I got a citation that was for 26 over, this my first citation, what could I be facing?

I've only had my license for about a month, so the record is clean, but I was also on the highway, does that affect it?

Keya Reed
Keya Reed answered on Jun 5, 2021

You may be looking at criminal charges, fines and court costs, as well as points on your license. Hire a traffic attorney to help you with this matter.

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Q: MO speeding ticket not updated in Case.net since more than a year. How long it stays active before it gets canceled?

I have got a speeding ticket on April 2020 and was ready to pay for it as soon as it shows up on case.net. But it's been more than a year and the status stays "Case is still with PA". How long should I wait before it gets updated?

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers answered on May 3, 2021

The statute of limitations in Missouri for misdemeanors is 1 year. That means the Prosecuting Attorney has up to 1 year from the date of the incident to file the charge against you. If it says "Case is still with PA" that means the Prosecutor has filed the charge but the court clerk has... Read more »

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Q: Got a 4 year old ticket that my lawyer didn't show up for the last 2 court dates what should I do?

I live in Florida though and notice I have a warrent out for me now?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 29, 2021

More details are needed, but to me the obvious answer is to hire him a competent or better criminal defense/traffic ticket lawyer who practices in the area where the prosecution is taking place and get this matter resolved. Use the Find a Lawyer tab and search for criminal defense/traffic ticket... Read more »

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Q: I just recieved a summons in the mail that says i was issued a ticket for not having a state license plate but i never

I never was givin a ticket or pulled over in the date time or place the ticket says for i was at work

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers answered on Apr 19, 2021

It's possible that the police officer was driving by and saw your car parked in front of your house and saw that you didn't have a state license plate and issued the ticket by mail.

If all the information on the ticket is incorrect (make and model of car is wrong, location is...
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Q: I got a speeding ticket doing 26+ over from a Missouri state patrol officer can I have devise on what I should do

Never had a dwi

First ticket doing that much over

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers answered on Apr 3, 2021

You can hire a traffic ticket lawyer to get your ticket amended to a non-moving, no-point infraction that won't cause points to be added to your driving record, and it won't cause your car insurance rates to increase. You won't have to appear in court if you hire an attorney to... Read more »

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Q: I got a ticket from a Mo state officer. Does the fine stay with me forever or does it go away after 10 yrs?

In 2012 I got 2 tickets from a state patrol officer. It didn't have a court date so I forgot about it. In 2016 I went to renew my license and they said it was suspended. I was told that it would go away after 10 yrs. It's almost ten yrs I need to license a car do i have to pay that or can... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Mar 18, 2021

You posted this in California. If you are asking about MO, you need to post there. If this is a CDL, pay the tickets to remove the suspension.

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Q: Will my insurance go up from a speeding ticket before my court date?
Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers answered on Mar 9, 2021

No, your insurance will not increase before the court date. The insurance company is allowed to review your driving record once a year (or every 6 months if that's your renewal period for your insurance policy), or when you buy a new car. If you hire an attorney to get your speeding ticket... Read more »

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Q: I got red light ticket in a cmv.

Company paid ticket then I got letter of notice to appear. Ticket is paid do I have to appear Hannibal Mo

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers answered on Mar 8, 2021

If your employer paid the fine for a Hannibal red light camera ticket, then that means 2 points will be added to your driving record. (The amount of CSA points may be higher.) If the fine has been paid, you should not be required to appear in court.

If you don't want the points on...
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Q: does a uniform citation for speeding count against CDL license
Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers answered on Dec 10, 2020

Yes, if you have a CDL and you get a speeding ticket, points will be added to your driving record. CDL-holders have a separate point system called CSA points, which is different from regular license holders. If you have a CDL and you receive a speeding ticket, you can hire an attorney to get your... Read more »

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Q: I showed up to court for a speeding ticket and was told the ticket wasn't in the system yet. Can I get it dismissed?

They blamed Covid, but there was no notification and I missed work to be at court. I disagree with the ticket and now will need to take more time off whenever the ticket is entered and they set a new date. Am I guaranteed a speedy trial and if so, can I get this ticket dismissed. Had I missed... Read more »

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers answered on Oct 16, 2020

No, you can't get your ticket dismissed based on what you have stated. If you had missed the court date, the court would have mailed a letter to you to remind you that you missed your court date and would have re-set your court date on a future date. If the Prosecutor hasn't filed the... Read more »

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Q: Is my summons dated 10/19/19 still within the statue of limitations?

I received a summons for failure to proceed with caution from the MO HP on 10/19/19 and I plan on fighting it if necessary. I just received notice for a court date in February 2021. Will the statue of limitations have passed prior to my court date and if so, how do I go about getting my case... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Oct 12, 2020

Your summons is timely. I suggest you hire an attorney to try to get the matter settled as a no-point, non-moving violation so that your insurance rates do not increase. Or you could defend the case on the merits if you are confident that you will prevail.

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Q: Does all info on a ticket need to be correct? Name,address,make,model,etc. For it to be valid

name is incorrect, make and model is incorrect, my address is wrong, CDL class is wrong, height and weight wrong

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers answered on Sep 29, 2020

No, the police officer can make a lot of mistakes on the ticket and it is still valid. Errors on the ticket can be corrected by the police officer or prosecutor at any time, up to and including the date of trial. If everything is wrong, including the address of the location where they pulled you... Read more »

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Q: Had to use uninsured car for corvid test to keep job and got a ticket. How to handle?
Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Aug 31, 2020

Your reason for using the uninsured vehicle is not a legal defense to the charge. Hire and attorney if you can afford one. This is serious.

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