Mistakes or errors on a citation, including inaccuracies in the vehicle description, do not necessarily result in automatic dismissal of the citation(s). While such errors may be relevant, they are not always determinative in court proceedings. The outcome of a citation case typically depends on...View More
Shouldn't it be the initial officer that stops the individual who tickets and arrest that person. The initial officer pulled Person over for a head light being out. Other officer shows up and tells the initial officer to leave that he gots this.
Typically, the stopping officer is the officer that issues a citation. However, there are circumstances where an officer can take over an investigation for reasons unrelated to the incident i.e. going off of shift or needed on another call. You should contact a lawyer to review your citation and...View More
This sounds like excellent evidence to present at your trial after a not guilty plea. This case arises under traffic ticket law. You need to discuss with an attorney in your jurisdiction that specializes in this kind of law. Thank you for using Justia, Ask a Lawyer.
He was pulled over first but I pulled over on the other side of the parking lot to wait because I was following him to go somewhere. Our other friends were with us doing burnouts and racing at stoplights but the cop cut them all off to get to us. I want to know if I can fight it somehow?
Yes you can, and yes you should. A ticket like this has big consequences and keeping it off your driving record should be a priority. A Traffic Lawyer would be a big plus in dealing with this situation.
I’m 17 and I have all my stuff to get my provisional it’s actually past the date I should have got it. I got a perfect score on my driving test and this is my first time getting pulled over I was going 44 in a 35 and I had 2 other people in the car with me there’s no amount for me to pay it... View More
Get your provisional and go to court. Negotiate with the officer and ask him or her tax agree to a deferred sentence. You will pay court costs but if you get the deferred sentence And don’t get any tickets for 90 days your record will remain clean.
When a careless driving charge involves a crash, the cases are more complicated and difficult to deal with. Sometimes that complication can be used by a good attorney to help win the case. A great attorney will request all of the discovery, witness statements, video, crash reports. They will review...View More
It depends. In very rare cases, an officer will have a Summons issued to have you appear in court for a traffic violation. However, that typically is in situations where ther is a crash. You said you were pulled over. What did the officer tell you? Perhaps he or she just gave you a warning? Think...View More
Without looking at your citation it is a difficult question to answer. You should contact the court and see what they can tell you about the situation. You are on the right track wanting to keep it off your driving record. The fine is very high as well and you should try to avoid paying that if...View More
I accidentally hit a pedestrian in a parking lot while driving approximately 13 mph. I was simply not paying attention to the road because of fatigue. The pedestrian suffered a fractured ankle. I was charged with reckless driving under the New Mexico Statute, however I do not think that reckless... View More
Careless driving does not apply in a parking lot. Reckless, however, can be committed in a parking lot. Reckless has a higher “mens rea” or intent element, meaning simply being negligent will not suffice. It also carries mandatory jail. This is a serious offense. You should consult with an...View More
You license will be suspended until you meet conditions for reinstatement: until you pay the ticket. If you are caught driving while your license is suspended, you are facing mandatory jail time and an additional one year suspension of your license. You should pay your ticket promptly, before the...View More
While jail is a possibility with a careless driving charge in New Mexico - (up to 9 days and up to a $300 fine) it is very very unlikely. Quite simply, the jails in our state are overcrowded and expensive to run, the last thing most judges want to do is put the mother of a two-year old in jail. You...View More
You will have to contact an attorney in New Mexico, but the make, mode and year of the car are not elements of a speeding offense. Therefore, any mistakes about such information will generally not cause dismissal of the citation.
Unaware of any limitations. Silver is allowed, so why not? Check with DMV if any limits on color (you may not paint your vehicle to look like a police or emergency vehicle in many jurisdictions but that's about ti).
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