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Q: a school bus stops with its flashing lights on at an intersection on my right , can i turn left away from the bus?
Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Sep 24, 2021

The answer depends on additional details. Section 4511.75 of the Ohio Revised Code spells out your obligations. (link below)

https://codes.ohio.gov/ohio-revised-code/section-4511.75

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Q: Do police have to use their sirens to pull you over
Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Sep 23, 2021

Your question is somewhat vague. The audio siren is not a per se requirement of a traffic stop.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: I was rear ended yesterday ..my tags and license had expired..and no insurance..i was not cited..i don't think the other

Driver was either only listed as at fault..will my license get suspended..am now current on tags and license..do i have any recourse for damages.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 12, 2021

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. It's possible you could have a basis for recovery - but only an Ohio attorney could advise for certain what types of damages are included or excluded. In many jurisdictions, those violations on your part could... Read more »

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Q: Is it illegal to make a left turn over solid double yellow lines in Ohio? Additionally, are U-turns always illegal here?
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Sep 8, 2021

I know of no ordinance that prohibits turning left over double yellows to enter a driveway. Crossing them for any other purpose is generally unlawful and it is possible that a municipality has outlawed crossing them even to get to a driveway.

In Ohio generally, you can make a U-turn...
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Q: I got a speeding ticket, sheriff was sitting in a driveway to abandoned property for sale. Is that legal ?

Meaning is that legal for him to be sitting there? Does law enforcement need permission to be parked in driveway of private property in Ohio? Also was half mile from where limit posted I would have been legal. And I had no traffic, clear road conditions

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Aug 31, 2021

It is legal for anyone to enter a drive way and sit there so long as the owner doesn’t show up and ask you to leave. If you were to disobey, you would become a trespasser. Even if the sheriff shouldn’t have been there, it has nothing to do with the fact that you were speeding just like the fact... Read more »

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Q: One of my sons just got pulled over he used his brothers social security number who be in trouble he may gave name

He may have given his name also I do not know this yet I don't want my other son to be in trouble can you help me

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Aug 12, 2021

Yes, that can be an additional criminal charge. I suggest sitting down with a criminal defense attorney in your area to discuss. Keep in mind that attorneys cannot solicit or contact you directly, you will need to initiate contact.

Best of luck.

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Q: If I did not sign a ticket do I still pay or what do I do (speeding)
Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Jul 29, 2021

Refusing to sign the ticket does not change things. You still need to either pay the ticket or dispute it,

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Q: Will a ticket show up in a court date that doesn’t have a verdict yet?

I got a ticket on a freeway for going 19 over. Then got pulled over a few days later doing 19 over on a business road. My second one is first and I’m wondering if the first ticket will show up on record since it doesn’t have a verdict yet. Also, what is the best way to go about going to court.... Read more »

Hunter G. Cavell
Hunter G. Cavell answered on Jul 17, 2021

You should speak with an attorney to represent you as both of these tickets likely carry at least two points. An attorney may be able to knock down the moving violations. Are both tickets issued by the same municipality? I'd assume not, but it would be worth knowing. As to your question, open... Read more »

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Q: I was in an accident and I was not cited there but then they called and said I have to pick up the ticket do I have to?

Do I have to go get the ticket or can I have them send it to me

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jul 16, 2021

You probably do not have to go get the ticket but depending on the seriousness of the charge and the law enforcement's attitude, they will either go to your residence and issue you the ticket or perhaps take you into custody. You have not indicate the charge, but you may want to get an... Read more »

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Q: Can cop from city a pull me over in city b

No

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jul 15, 2021

Many police departments have memoranda of understanding extending police powers from neighboring cities. So if they did, it is very likely that they can though it may be an issue worth exploring.

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Q: I got caught driving with suspended license it is my first time what will they do
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jul 12, 2021

They will make you get a valid license and insurance and pay a fine unless its an OVI suspension, in which case it could be include some jail days. You should consult with an attorney in person or over the phone.

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Q: Do you get double fine for speeding during a holiday
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jul 5, 2021

Generally that's construction sites, but a city or state certainly could pass a law increasing fines on holidays.

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Q: Why did a judge place someone as nonbondable for some traffic violation

Is it because they never showed for traffic court?

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Jun 9, 2021

Most likely yes. Failing to appear for a Court hearing can result in that.

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Q: I was pulled over given a ticked but not asked for any information

I wasn't speeding or anything pulled over cop said license were suspended wrote a ticket and left

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on May 25, 2021

What is your question? It's not uncommon for people with suspended licenses to be pulled over even when not breaking any traffic laws because the officer ran the plates and discovered the suspension.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: Is it worth pleading my case in court or just pay the fine for a failure to yield to a right of way driver?

I was stopped behind another car at a 4 way stop heading North.After the car in front of me went across the road,I proceeded to move up to the stop sign when another car heading West was coming to a stop about the same time I was stopping for second time.I waited for her to go across but she... Read more »

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on May 21, 2021

It sounds like a defensible case. For a definitive answer you're going to need to sit down with an attorney to review the facts in detail and figure out the best game plan. Sometimes these issues continue on if the other driver tries to sue you civilly.

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Q: I have a friend who is in federal custody for possession of 2 kilos of Meth. I don't think the traffic stop was legal.

They were driving a rental car. They were pulled over for the tags not matching the car. I understand that only registration has to match the plates. 3 state highway troopers pulled them over and 1 had a dog. They said the dog hit on the car. Was that legal even though the reason they were pulled... Read more »

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on May 19, 2021

Unfortunately, then answer is, it depends. If the officers acted in good faith and the information they had would have established sufficient grounds for a traffic stop, it will likely be upheld by the Court. Ultimately, that's an issue that would need to be raised in a Motion to Suppress.... Read more »

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Q: Can I get issued a ticket without being pulled over even though I had a cop following me?

So I was driving in Mayfield to go get my shot for covid. I didn't want to be late so I was going a bit faster than I should (confident it was 40 in a 35, maybe 42). There was a officer in a drive facing the road so I slowed down to 36. He pulls out and follows behind me for a few minutes till... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on May 19, 2021

I think you are overthinking it. He would have pulled you over, if he was going to give you a ticket.

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Q: How many court appearances do I have to make before I get a trial for a traffic ticket I plead NG to?

I have appeared 1 time to plead NG. The court set a 2nd date for plea/trial. I appeared again ready for trial but was only given yet ANOTHER court date. Is this legal?

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on May 19, 2021

There is no set standard. It depends on where you are, the exact charge, underlying facts, presiding judge etc. Maybe 2-3, maybe 7-8. From what you describe, it sounds like the prosecuting agency requested a continuance of the trial. That is legal. For a more detail analysis of your situation... Read more »

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Q: can i be charged with dus if i wasnt driving and the cop came in store/the call was some1 gettrn high in parkinglot

Like it was my b/f car my buddy was driving we was in dollar general someone called said someone was getting high in parking lot. officer came in store we was only ppl there and asked me to step out to talk to him. mind you i was pretty messed up why i wasnt driving they asked whos car/owner etc.... Read more »

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on May 13, 2021

When you say dus, are you referring to driving under a suspension? For any charge, the state has the burden of proof. If they lack the evidence to prove that you were driving it sounds like you need to fight the charge. Doing this by yourself can be very difficult. I recommend finding a... Read more »

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Q: Where would I start looking for additional information on my case? The only thing I have are the tickets. No police

Reports or witnesses statements. How can I view them for my defense?

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Apr 21, 2021

You need to file a motion for discovery in the court.

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