I live in ohio, am a navy vet, and have a lawyer who will represent me in court. He has said that I do not have to show up, and that we will plead not guilty. Is this a good move and should I show up? I also have not signed a contract with him. Should I get a contract?
MOST COURTS IN OHIO ACCEPT FAXED OR E-MAIL NOT GUILTY PLEAS FROM ATTORNEYS. IT AVOIDS WASTING THE ATTORNEYS TIME SHOWING UP AT AN ARRAIGNMENT WHERE NOTHING REALLY GETS DONE OTHER THAN A PLEA ENTERED AND A JUDGE ASSIGNED.
I had received a speeding ticket. It said personal appearance to court was not required so I didn’t go. Now when I look at my online ticket docket it says to apprehend defending and that a warrant was issued and post card was sent to defendants address but also says “Internal Warrant do not... Read more »
It likely means you didn’t pay the ticket on time and the court has issued a summons—a letter to you saying you have to come to court—and made a note that you technically have a warrant but that you’re being given the opportunity to simply come or pay and it will be recalled.
2 weeks before my birthday to when I got pulled over I have had tons of life distractions. I got robbed and had been dealing with that. My son started school for the first time and I was occupied with getting him clothes and supplies. I’m a single father. It didn’t even register in my mind that... Read more »
Plead not guilty and ask to talk to the prosecutor. You’ll get a pretrial date and you can explain what happened. Or you can have a lawyer do this for you. It’s not uncommon for such cases to result in a dismissal.
It’s kind of unclear where you are in the process. If you paid the ticket, it’s basically over. If you haven’t and can still go to court, you shouldn’t simply plead no contest, you should ask for a chance to speak with a prosecutor about reducing or dismissing the ticket.
My boyfriend won a Lamborghini for a day and was showing me how the acceleration worked and briefly hit 130 MPH and slowed down. A police officer trailed us for a minute and then finally put on his lights and pulled us over. He hadn’t been drinking and the officer gave him a test and he passed.... Read more »
What exactly is your question? He should have a lawyer represent him in the traffic ticket. There’s nothing you can do about the local news. Man wins Lamborghini for a day and does 130 down Market Street is exactly the sort of thing local news stations cover.
To court website, it says arraignment. ACDA with injury is an automatic appearance. Passenger of vehicle I hit sought treatment for 'neck pain' without any obvious signs of injury. This is most likely why officer put I didn't have to appear. May I fight this and sue. I'm really tired of government... Read more »
my ticket came from cleveland ohio and i live over two hours from there and have not been there in years. Plus the vehicle in the picture is a silver van and i drive a white truck. I believe the confusion came from the license plate number being almost identical to mine. what should i do?
The mailing includes instructions for disputing the ticket. Unfortunately, it may not be worth it since those are usually a $100 fine and no points and you may be required to attend a hearing to dispute it.
If I plead not guilty for a seat belt ticket and go to trial about it, will it cost me more if I lost than if I waive it and paid? In other words, are the 'court costs' they charge if you plead guilty and pay the same as if you pleaded not guilty and lost? In Butler Cty court. If it would cost... Read more »
I'm was sitting at a wendys in the town I live in in ohio which has a private parking lot chatting with an friend while chatting with her I notice a police cruiser a block down road on the opposite side of 5 laned road at stop sign he then pulled onto the road and into the wendys as she went I side... Read more »
I was in a no injury , car accident yesterday. I was cited and considered at fault. They said I ran a red light. Which I did not I even said the light was yellow as I was moving through an intersection. A truck in the left turn lane hit me as I was going straight. My car is most likely a total loss... Read more »
I'm glad you were not injured. But from the standpoint of liability, the citation and your statement that the light was yellow place you in a difficult position. If it's possible to retrieve video imagery of the accident that might support your position, that's a possibility to explore. But four...Read more »
I'm not sure what private property has to do with cameras. You caused destruction of property. The police may investigate that. If they find you are driving under suspension with no insurance, likewise. You are looking at a looooooooooooooong suspension, as the Judge may figure the first one didn't...Read more »
My truck was parked on side of the road helping with a broke down vehicle. I wasn't in it or seen driving it. Cop ran plates and saw suspended license. I was charged with driving under suspension. Will that stick in court? There was a licensed driver who could have been driving.
That’s not a great case for the state especially if there was a second driver on scene who could have been driving you truck. I wouldn’t be surprised if the officer’s version of events is different from yours.
I went into court for a traffick ticket for not removing my keys from my vehicle. This occured at my resdential house and the car was locked. They are trying to get me with part B of the law which states that if i have had one predicate traffic violation in 1 year its a 4th degree mistemandor. I... Read more »
You have a right to an attorney if you face a possible jail sanction. If it’s just a minor misdemeanor traffic ticket (punishable only by a fine), there is no right to counsel at public expense though you can still hire an attorney. Also, you may want to ask for attorney. You have a right to one...Read more »
The test you take at the station is the admissible test. They typically write the lowest number from two or three tests at the station, which it appears the officer in this case did. You should hire an attorney.
A standard ticket for speeding 23 m.p.h. over the limit typically carries two points on one's driving record and a fine. Fines typically range from $150-500, depending on the jurisdiction. If your son accumulates 12 or more points within 2 years his license will be suspended for 6 months. The...Read more »
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