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Q: I got a first offense citation for no insurance today ! Can I purchase insurance today and get the citation dismissed?

Will getting insurance the same day you got the citation help dismiss the no insurance ticket?

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Oct 12, 2019

No, obtaining car insurance after you received a citation will not cause the ticket to be dismissed. Insurance must but be in effect at the time the citation was issued.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: TX.. My husband was given a ticket for no divers license when he was walking out of his Uncle's house. Is this legal?

The Borger Police Department pulled up to my Husband as he was walking out of his Uncle's house. They gave him a ticket for no driver's license and searched the car with no probable cause. They then followed my son n law home when he went and got the car. This is ongoing harassment by Borger Police... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Oct 7, 2019

Contact the Texas Rangers (with the Department of Public Safety, not the baseball team) and the Attorney General's office if you believe your family is the subject of harassment by local police. Good luck.

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Q: I have tickets in the state of Texas from 2004 and they still show in my record. Do I still have to pay them?
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Oct 3, 2019

If final judgments of guilty were entered on the cases and you have not paid the fines assessed, warrants for your arrest will remain outstanding until the fines are paid.

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Q: I got a ticket 7 years ago in Texas & they bearly sent me a letter to appear in court can they do that after so long?
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Sep 20, 2019

Anybody can send you a letter, instructing you to do anything; following the instruction in such a letter, however, may not be the best course of action. Take this letter to an attorney for review. Good luck.

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Q: Suspended license in different state?

Unpaid speeding ticket in Oklahoma, was sent a letter that says my driving priviledges are suspended in Oklahoma, but I have a Texas license, what happens if I get pulled over in Texas? Will I get arrested? Or is it only in Oklahoma?

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Sep 5, 2019

Eventually Oklahoma will notify Texas about your situation, and your Texas license will be suspended. Contact an attorney in Oklahoma to see what can be done to avoid a conviction on the tickets in that state. Good luck.

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Q: What should I do if I have a warrant for unpaid traffic tickets.

I have been out of state for over a year because of family problems and lost all information regarding previous traffic tickets that I received in Fort Worth and Keller. I believe I have warrants out, what should I do?

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Aug 28, 2019

If you live out of state, appearing in court for warrants in Texas is probably impracticable. Contact an attorney to see what can be done to recall the warrants. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: What happens if i didn’t tell the Tax office that i got a ticket on the day i was getting my registration renewed?

I passed my state inspection and was on my way to the tax office when i was stopped by the police officer.

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Aug 15, 2019

You will not be entitled to the compliance fee dismissal on the citation since you did not pay the late fee (of about $8) for the registration.

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Q: My son has a warrant for driving under revocation at the county, can the City of Lawton charge and remand him also.

He was arrested by City of Lawton, charged with driving under revocation, Comanche county has the warrant, and he will probably be charged again there. Since Comanche county deals with DUI, DWI, and major traffic offense after the one time charge of the city, isn't a revoked license a county... Read more »

Roy Lee Warren
Roy Lee Warren answered on Jul 29, 2019

I'm sorry for your troubles. I understand and I am well aware of this type of situation. First I want to let you know some good news. The law allowing a surcharges to be imposed for those given citations/arrests for DWLI (driving while license invalid) because of failure have insurance or because... Read more »

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Q: Can Oklahoma suspend my license when I'm not even a resident of the state

While passing thru I was given a no license ticket along with no insurance ticket In 2012. I looked up my charges and it stated a suspension on my license can they do that with out me being a resident of the state

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Jul 5, 2019

There is an interstate compact where each state will basically help enforce the laws of another, so the answer to your question is yes.

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Q: I didn't appear on my court date. How long does it take for a warrant .
Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Jun 12, 2019

You should contact the Court immediately and settle the matter; don't wait around for a warrant.

2 Answers | Asked in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: How can police arrest me because I refused to sign a ticket I know I did not do.by what I read ealyer they don't need it
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Jun 8, 2019

Tickets are class c misdemeanors, and an officer has the right to arrest an individual charged with a class c misdemeanor (except for speeding), take them to jail, make them appear in front of a judge, have a bond amount set, then post bond. Local jails, however aren't big enough to have everyone... Read more »

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Q: Can a officer take ur registration sticker off ur car during a traffic stop and claim its fake and let u drive off
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Jun 5, 2019

The short answer is yes, what the officer did was permissible, and you could have been arrested for the offense. Take the title of the vehicle in question along with the most recent registration receipt to the local county tax office to remedy the situation. Good luck.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Education Law and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Q: What do I need to do?

I keep calling the number on the back of my citation/ticket and they keep telling me my information is not in the system..

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on May 21, 2019

That happens sometimes. Consider putting a recurring event on your calendar that reminds you to call them every Wednesday at 10am. If you are bad at using your calendar perhaps set an alarm on your smart phone for that purpose.

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Q: I can't find out what my license was suspended for what the fine is or what county it's out of ijust want to pay myfines
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on May 18, 2019

You may look up the eligibility of your license at:

https://txapps.texas.gov/txapp/txdps/dleligibility/login.do

Contacting an attorney may help. Good luck.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Collections and Probate for Texas on
Q: How can I get my failuer to maintain financial responsibility citation dismissed

Also my criminal mischief charge dismissed

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on May 13, 2019

Yes, any citation or criminal charge CAN get dismissed. What will happen in your particular case depends on the particular facts of your situation. Call a local lawyer. Good luck.

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Q: Do traffic citations have to be hand-delivered?

My daughter was involved in a traffic incident in Montgomery County. She was not issued a citation at the time of the incident. Later that evening she began receiving calls from the constable asking to meet with her in person so he could issue the citation in person. She said she'd speak with... Read more »

Gary D. Peak
Gary D. Peak answered on May 8, 2019

If I were the attorney I would have called the Constable and inquired directly what the problem was and told him if a ticket was being issued he can fax it to me, and we will get a not guilty plea filed for her.

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Q: Can I have an attorney write a letter to a judge for me to have a ticket from 2014 for no insurance and fta dismissed?

My license expired in February and upon trying to renew it this old ticket showed up from April 2014. I have no insurance now because I have no vehicle. I moved from San Marcos in 2015 to Spring Tx.

Gary D. Peak
Gary D. Peak answered on May 8, 2019

Yes you can, and what we usually do under facts like this is try to get the Judge to allow you to pay the Fail to Appear and dismiss the no insurance. The FTA is not a moving violation and it keeps you from getting a suspension for no insurance and surcharges.

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Q: What are my options for allegedly speeding in school zone with no posted visual 20 mph speed limit school zone signs?

I went back the next day to video my exact route. To show that there are no visually posted signs with in the area the officer claimed I was speeding. Which is roughly about a 1 mile distance between the streets.

Gary D. Peak
Gary D. Peak answered on May 8, 2019

Hire an attorney in your area who specializes in traffic tickets. Take them your video.

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Q: Traffic stop

Quick question i was stop by police this morning. He got to the window and ask me for my driver's license and registration, didn't gave me the motive why he stop me , i ask him politely what was the motive he stop me and he refused to tell me until i gave him what he ask i kept saying that for... Read more »

Gary D. Peak
Gary D. Peak answered on May 8, 2019

You were not arrested and did not give false information so this shouldn't apply. But, officer's often threaten to arrest for failure to identify. Whether a crime or not, right or wrong, you should give your id if you want to make 100% sure the cop doesn't decide to arrest, your car gets towed,... Read more »

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Q: I renewed my drivers license and was sent a letter for denial saying I have to go to texasfailuretoappear.com.

Says its from 2012 and I have a warrant. I have been pulled over since then and there was no problems. I don't know anything about this ticket and I keep asking to see an actual copy of it. Also when you click on ticket payment system it says offense date 9/19/2012 and court date 1/1/0001. I... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on May 7, 2019

Contact an attorney in the county where the citation was allegedly issued and have her/him check the court records (not the records of the collection agency that is attempting to get your money). Good luck.

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