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Q: My 21 y/o crashed car injured no one has no license but he has been on my policy since 18. Car insured not what?

Yes I never knew he didn't have his license. This makes no sense to me why not just take the test follow the rules. Young and wild. He bought a car with extra COVID relief $$ and was able to add to the insurance we have Progressive. Please any advice would be greatly appreciated to help me... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Mar 5, 2021

I seriously doubt the insurance company is going to pay anything since one of the conditions in their contracts is only licensed drivers.

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Q: How can they pull taxes out for a court case that was dismissed in the atate of ohio

I was given a seat belt ticket told i had a suspended license the suspend license was thrown out as I proved my license Wasnt suspended and that suspension had been lifte

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Mar 4, 2021

Your question is difficult to follow. But, cases are very often dismissed at defendant's cost, which can result in an outstanding bill even for a dismissed case.

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Q: I got a speeding ticket of 17mph over in Ohio, the ticket says the court date is “to be set”. I haven’t received a notic

I am 17 and haven’t had any other violations before. It has been 18 days since receiving the ticket

Hunter G. Cavell
Hunter G. Cavell answered on Feb 2, 2021

Given the issues with USPS, I would call the Municipal Court Clerk to see if any date has been set.

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Q: Is it better to plead guilty to a minor traffic ticket and avoid points or plead no contest and take the points?

In Cleveland they recently made it known (through a flyer attached to my ticket) that I can plead guilty and not get any points as opposed to pleading no contest and getting points on my license. It was for not making a complete stop at a stop sign.

Hunter G. Cavell
Hunter G. Cavell answered on Feb 2, 2021

It sounds like they are offering you to plead to a lesser offense, such as a non-moving violation. If you receive enough points, your license may be suspended and your insurance rates may go up, or you may be dropped by your carrier. You should speak to an attorney about your specific case, but I... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Q: I got in a car accident that I was at fault for but on my ticket is say no crash, what can i do with this?

It is an ovi charge

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 12, 2020

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks and time is probably very much of the essence in your actions. If you have not already done so, you should consider reaching out to an Ohio criminal defense attorney. Only an Ohio attorney is qualified to advise you on... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Small Claims for Ohio on
Q: What can I do about an illegal tow/scrapping of my car?...

My boyfriend used my vehicle to move some things from a house we were moving out of. The owner called the police said we were stealing the items. my boyfriend was pulled over, the impounded the car and when we called to get my car out of impound they said that it had a holder on it threw the... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Dec 11, 2020

As the prosecutor said, you must get a lawyer and sue, although the government might have some immunity from having to pay you. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local litigation attorney who can advise you.

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Q: I have license forfeitures from failing to appear. I took care of them both w court, still blocked at BMV! What gives?

In 2016, I was ticketed with a “failure to yield; left turn” ticket for an accident I believed I was innocent of. I couldn’t afford to fight it, so decided to wait it out. 2018, I got rear ended and charged w driving under suspension from failure to pay. 2020, personal circumstances strong... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Nov 10, 2020

You need to go to the clerk's offices at the court(s) involved and get the release to give to the BMV.

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Q: Ohio cop wrote down my SS# on his pad, he served me traffic citation. Ticket only has “last 4”.

I refused at first, but he demanded my whole number. Is this legal?

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Nov 10, 2020

You mean can he ask you for your complete social security number? Sure he can ask.

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Q: Can a cop call your probation officer if he or she has stopped you for a traffic violation

I was stop cop asked if I was on probation and who my probation officer was and called her and told her that what had happen on the spot

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Nov 10, 2020

Yes, the police can tell your probation officer that they stopped you.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: I got pulled over for the first time the other day for going 80 in a 65 and since I’m 16 I need to appear in court.

Will they take away my liscence? Give me a ticket? Or make me take an additional driving class? Also would they drug test me?

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Oct 19, 2020

All of those penalties are up to the judge, who will likely feel that an inexperienced driver going 80 mph is totally irresponsible, and endangers the lives of others. Driving is a privilege, not a right, so when you endanger others, expect not to be driving for a while. Use the Find a Lawyer tab... Read more »

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Q: Officer did not sign radar ticket, Ohio.

I received a radar ticket in the mail (Ohio) where the operating officer did not sign the ticket. I currently plan on paying the $100, although everything I have read seems to state that the issuing officer needs to sign the ticket. Do I have a chance if I contest it or am I just going to annoy a... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 6, 2020

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks and time could be of the essence. As a general matter across the nation, those types of technicalities (signature, small errors in color of car, description, misspelling of names, etc.) tend to be insignificant and are... Read more »

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Q: Could I use an argument of light traffic (during pandemic) to contest no R turn on Red during rush hour times?

The cop sits in a private driveway to watch for people turning on red during the “no turn on red” times.

Other possible arguments I was thinking of using were that he didn’t have permission to sit in the private driveway by the owner, or that my clock was fast (which it is, it helps me be on time).

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jul 7, 2020

None of that is going to help you get out of the ticket.

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Q: What if the amount of the fine is no where on my ticket and wasn't given or told to me
Hunter G. Cavell
Hunter G. Cavell answered on Jun 29, 2020

You can call the municipal court clerk where the ticket was issued, and they should be able to tell you the fine, and court costs/fees, if applicable.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Gov & Administrative Law, Traffic Tickets and Internet Law for Ohio on
Q: Could someone find my address and name from my drivers license number?

Someone cut me off in vehicle in an Arby’s parking lot, stopped in front of me and wouldn’t let me through, so I had to lay on my horn to get them to move. After they moved and began flicking me off, I had to follow them around the corner because it was the only way out that I knew of. They... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Jun 8, 2020

Yes, they could possibly find your address or track you down. This sort of thing is how road rage escalates to tragic outcomes - even blowing your horn, or especially gesturing at them, could be dangerous. Everyone is tense. Do not engage with other drivers in traffic. Avoid eye contact. They... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: I'm 17 and I got a speeding ticket and my court date is soon, does the officer have to be present for this?

Or does he only have to be present if I choose to fight the ticket

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on May 11, 2020

Officers typically attend the hearing to testify about the facts. That is your opportunity to dispute the facts. The judge or magistrate will decide. If you pay the ticket before the hearing, the hearing will be cancelled. Call the court with questions on the process it follows. Your parent or... Read more »

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Q: Statute of limitations on Red light traffic tickets in Dayton Ohio whereby they were deemed illegal without a cop there.

I was flashed by a traffic light camera for going through the same intersection on Interstate 35 (Yea they have a traffic light on an interstate) on my way to work in Dayton Ohio. There has been much controversy over the legality of these type of citations. One was on Sept. 22, 2014 and I... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on May 5, 2020

The statute of limitations is the time after an offense during which it must be charged. That happened way back when they sent you the tickets. They’re now in collection it sounds like. Ask the law firm for written proof of the debt. It’s your right under the fair debt collection practices act.... Read more »

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Q: Followed by officer, I went in a private parking lot, parked and went in store. Can I still get ticket from the officer?

So I was driving and changed the song on my phone, a police officer from the opposite lane over saw me, turned on his lights, and started making a u-turn my way. I quickly went in a private grocery parking lot, I parked my car, and went in the store. I saw the police officer driving around the... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Apr 28, 2020

It sounds like you slipped away. But if he got your plate he could theoretically still issue a ticket.

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Q: Ok my boyfriend got a ticket the other night for a brake light out and for proof of insurance, and for his lost lisence
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Apr 5, 2020

And what is your question? He needs to get his license and insurance situation squared away.

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Q: I live in Ohio. I'm a manager at a local newspaper. Is it illegal to have our carriers go left of center to deliver news
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Mar 25, 2020

Yes. Your drivers have to obey all traffic laws just like everyone else.

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Q: What if my ticket isn’t in the system for court date ? The ticket was for speeding & was not mandatory court attendance.
Anthony C. Satariano
Anthony C. Satariano answered on Mar 19, 2020

A lot of times, courts won't put a case in the system for a non-mandatory traffic tickets until the initial court date on the ticket occurs. That is because they don't want to waste time adding it to the docket if the accused is just going to pay the ticket online or over the phone.... Read more »

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