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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Oregon on
Q: Do light flashing laws of Washington dictate my vehicle equipment registered in Oregon?

I reside in Oregon near the northern boarder, and I frequently visit the neighboring state of Washington. I'm specifically talking about a motorcycle with a modulating rear brake light. In Oregon ORS 816.100 allows motorcycles to have a flashing brake light. In Washington under RCW 46.37.280... View More

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jul 8, 2023

I think you should be OK as long as you don't move to WA, or reside there for more than 10 days (unless you can prove it was a short vacation). The Commerce Clause of the US Constitution (you heard of that right??? Just kidding) says that no state may pass any laws that unduly burden... View More

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Q: Cellphone while driving citation in Portland Oregon

Hello I got a cellphone usage citation today with a 270 dollar fine, I was curious if this goes into your driving record and what should I do,I have never had another ticket before, should I pay fine or appeal thankyou all

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jul 8, 2023

You can contact a traffic ticket attorney or the PD and ask if this is a point count ticket, if no, it is not on your record as a point. It always goes on your record. You should also call your insurance company to find out if they will raise your rates for such a ticket, and how much. Then you can... View More

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Q: Can I get my traffic ticket dismissed due to wrong vehicle information?

I got a traffic violation for going 46mph in a 30mph. Once I reviewed the ticket I noticed the vehicle information was incorrect the license plate says it’s from OR when the car actually has a Californian plate due to it being a rental. Is this enough to get my ticket dismissed ? How would I go... View More

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answered on Jul 5, 2023

An incorrect vehicle information on a traffic ticket may not automatically result in dismissal of the ticket. However, it could potentially be used as a defense if you choose to contest the ticket. To address this issue, you can gather evidence to prove that the vehicle information on the ticket is... View More

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Q: Can I get my traffic ticket dismissed due to wrong vehicle information?

I got a traffic violation for going 46mph in a 30mph. Once I reviewed the ticket I noticed the vehicle information was incorrect the license plate says it’s from OR when the car actually has a Californian plate due to it being a rental. Is this enough to get my ticket dismissed ? How would I go... View More

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jul 8, 2023

A speeding ticket isn't going to be dismissed because it had the wrong state for the vehicle license. It could be evidence for your defense to question the credibility of the officer. I recommend you contact several attorneys in your area that practice this type of law, as soon as possible.... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Oregon on
Q: If you are found guilty but were never given notice or documention. Can it be dismissed for violation due process rights

I did a trial by declaration for a traffic citation in 2022 based off the court rules I was under the impression and was told if I was found guilty I would receive the notice by us mail no later then 2 weeks. I received in my mailbox just last week an order for me to appear by phone to a show cause... View More

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on May 22, 2023

Courts process a lot of traffic tickets, but no need to treat defendants gruffly. Obviously, you have stepped afoul of the Court rules regarding processing your ticket. Today most traffic tickets carry with them penalty assessments and court fees so a fine of $100 can easily reach $500. Courts... View More

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Q: Ticket for dark tint on my vehicle that was a fleet veh I purch from dealership.my Dr wrote letter to judge asking for

Me too please keep my tint due to my anxiety disorder. The tint has been a tremendous help to me and no longer need 60 pills/mo (for many years) to leave the house. My issue is that the court is asking for me to send any evidence in by a certain date for a trial without appearing and the decision... View More

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on May 22, 2023

Sorry to hear about your situation. Usually the Court makes an exception to the tinted window law if you have a visual impairment that requires additional tinting. But if you have a legitimate medical need you may be able to convince the court to dismiss. An alternative is to plead guilty and pay... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Oregon on
Q: If im on probation, and I get pulled over for speeding and get citedfor driving without a license, what will happen?
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Aug 1, 2023

Speeding and no license in possession are pretty minor offenses (depending on speed and location). Should not affect probation. But if it was a suspended license, could be more serious. Lots of attorneys practice Traffic Ticket law in OR. Call one. Thanks for using Justia ask a lawyer.

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Q: Hit someones vehicle and didn’t realize till next day and came back and gave them my information and cop gives me ticket

I hit someone’s vehicle and I didn’t realize till I reviewed some footage the next day so i go back and give them my information but the cop that was on scene still gave me a ticket for a hit and run what should I do I tried doing the right thing but it still came back to hurt me

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jul 8, 2023

No good deed goes unpunished it seems. Explain what happened to the judge and ask for a dismissal. I recommend you contact several attorneys in your area that practice this type of law, as soon as possible. Thank you for using Justia ask a lawyer.

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Q: What is the definition for Indictment

My son is 27 and he's facing indictment charges for wreckers driving wreck less in danger in others and eluding police officer.

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jun 9, 2023

An indictment is issued on charges that are usually more serious than a simple infraction. It means that he is probably being charged with a misdemeanor or misdemeanors. This case arises under traffic ticket law. You need to discuss with an attorney in your jurisdiction that specializes in this... View More

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Q: Impact of a traffic violation in OR and my chances of getting the ticket dismissed?

I got a ticket (violation) with two citations: speed 78/55 and pass in no pass zone. The specific circumstance involved the car in front of me slowing down and moving to the side of the road. Also I remember the officer verbally told me I was driving 74~75 when passing but he wrote 78 on the... View More

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jun 9, 2023

2 violations, 1 point count for each conviction, total 2. Fighting speeding, not good, passing, possible. Background check, minimal effect, unless you have an FTA and a warrant is issued. This case arises under traffic ticket law. You need to discuss with an attorney in Oregon that specializes in... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Appeals / Appellate Law, Car Accidents and Constitutional Law for Oregon on
Q: Who can I sue if I was involved in a two vehicle collision and was wrongfully given a citation? I've plead not guilty.

Without giving away too much information: I was positioned a parking lot positioned east headed south back towards my hometown. I was making a left turn as the collision happened. We got tboned by a car in the passing lane and the blame was unfairly put on me. I received a citation for careless... View More

Virgil Royer
Virgil Royer
answered on Jul 13, 2021

I am so sorry to hear that you were involved in an automobile accident. You mentioned, "we", so I hope everyone is alright. It is even worse when you get blamed and cited for an accident. First, I can understand the frustration. You must set aside your feeling of being "wronged"... View More

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Q: I just got a ticket for speeding police officer wrote down . I was driving a Honda not a Toyota can I get dismissed
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jul 5, 2021

If the prosecution wants to proceed on this, then you will not get it dismissed on that basis only. The prosecution must prove each and every element of its case against you, which essentially is that you were operating a vehicle over the speed limit within its jurisdiction-----if the law... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Oregon on
Q: I was hit by a forest cop on one lane FS road blind curve. Please help, the damage is extensive.

I was coming up he was coming down the blind curve. Cliff on my side. One lane road. I swerved to avoid hitting him and he never even hit the brakes. My insurance lapses by a few weeks due to covid related financial issues. I have court coming up to contest the traffic ticket they gave me which was... View More

Jina Ly Clark
Jina Ly Clark
answered on Nov 26, 2020

Since you were hit by a cop in the state of Oregon, tort claim notice will need to be received by the employer and/or city/county/state attorney of the cop who hit you within 180 days. The hearing for the ticket will be important, as the judge will be determining weather or not you were at fault... View More

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Q: My son was written up for reckless driving after running a stop sign on a country road. Fine is $6250.

This fine is devastating and seems way out of line with the infraction. There was no one at the intersection (except the officer), he was driving under the speed limit, and he made a conscious decision when he saw the stop sign that it would be safer to drive through it than to slam on the breaks.... View More

Jared Justice
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Jared Justice
answered on Jul 10, 2020

That fine is the maximum fine for a class A misdemeanor.

Typically, that is not the fine that is imposed (at least I have never seen it/heard about it being imposed).

Your son would be wise to get an attorney, prior to his court date. In my opinion, it is usually best to find an...
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1 Answer | Asked in Collections, Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Oregon on
Q: I was in a fender bender where I rear ended someone, now I’m being sent to collections and they say my license can be

Suspended if I don’t make a Minimum payment if 1000 down and 100 a month. When I got in the accident I had just bought a car the night before from a personal buyer and had not had a chance to put insurance on it in the less the lab 24 hours after having it. I bought the car on 4/20/20 at 7pm, and... View More

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jun 5, 2020

you asked this twice. Check the answer I and others gave. This looks like an identical post.

2 Answers | Asked in Collections, Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Oregon on
Q: I was in a fender bender where I rear ended someone, now I’m being sent to collections and they say my license will be

Suspended if I don’t make a Minimum payment if 1000 down and 100 a month. When I got in the accident I had just bought a car the night before from a personal buyer and had not had a chance to put insurance on it in the less the lab 24 hours after having it. I bought the car on 4/20/20 at 7pm, and... View More

Virgil Royer
Virgil Royer
answered on Jun 5, 2020

First, the collection agency is collecting a debt. They are not the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and have no power to suspend your driving privilege. Second, you mentioned "grace" period. Did your insurance company deny coverage for this accident even though you just bought the car?... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Oregon on
Q: I'll try making this question short and too the point without dragging on with tiny details, only facts. On Jan

Jan second said person got convicted of duii for illegal drugs. He knew his licence was suspended and so not driving, then a week ago he was told by a police officer face to face he was valid to drive, said person confirmed this three times in the week via phoning the dmv. Tonight he was pulled... View More

Jared Justice
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Jared Justice
answered on May 4, 2018

This is an incredibly frustrating situation. Unfortunately, bad advice is not a defense. However it can be incredibly mitigating.

The notice issue could possibly be a defense, but, most of the time when someone is convicted of a DUII they sign a suspension notice right there in court.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Oregon on
Q: Traffic Law: DUI how might i want to talk in court? how should i work on lowering my sentence.

I recently got a dui, driving home at 1am alone, while under the influence of marijuana.

I wasnt parting all night, I was on campus working all that night.

this is my first offense.

Jared Justice
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Jared Justice
answered on May 4, 2018

You need to speak with a DUII attorney as soon as possible. It sounds like (from your question) that you are thinking about doing this alone. You should re-think that, even if you are eligible for diversion.

Getting into diversion is not the hard part of dealing with a first time DUII...
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Q: Can i fight a one year old citation in Oregon

I was involved in accident in Oregon . The officer wrote me a ticket for wreck less driving warning which Idint know can it be challenged ? Now I am looking to work for different company & it's showing up on my record I am holding a Cdl license . & new company won't hire me.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Nov 11, 2017

if the officer gave you a tix it probably was no a warning......it was a citation for a misdemeanor Reckless Driving.

as a misdemeanor it carries a potential jail sentence but handled correctly, at least in california, with a lawyer and a good excuse you would not do any jail time in most...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Oregon on
Q: Is a 90s Chevy Suburban able to be used as an Implement of husbandry? It's used for work between two farms.

I read that as long as it's used for farm work, isn't loaded over 8,000 pounds and isn't wider than 8 1/2 feet it could qualify as an Implement of husbandry. Is this correct, seeing how the Suburban isn't 8 1/2 feet wide and wasn't pulling a trailer or was it loaded with... View More

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Sep 11, 2017

Let's see you want to get out of something and think a judge or cop will be really sympathetic with a stretch like this.

If you are a AAA member your motor club can at least help you with background on the definitition. Generally the laws are written that if it walks like a duck and...
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