CAVEAT: I DO NOT REPRESENT CLIENTS IN TRAFFIC TICKET CASES, but
Driving over the speed limit is a crime, whether it's one mile over or ten. Many cities have "tiered" speed limit fines. In Houston, your fine would be $195 for going 10-14 mph over the speed limit, but only...Read more »
I was in an accident and received a ticket for running the red light. I told the officer (truthfully) that there was a tree covering the stoplight and I couldn’t see it from the road. He said to go to court and tell the judge that, and it might be dismissed.
I recommend that you use the Justia Find a Lawyer tab and search for traffic ticket lawyers in your area----call a few, discuss the specifics of your situation and then hire the one with whom you are most comfortable---this is the best route to maximizing your opportunity to mitigate and perhaps...Read more »
It is unlikely an attorney will reach out to you, but it is possible. I recommend that you use the Justia Find a Lawyer tab and search for traffic ticket/criminal defense lawyers in your area----call a few, discuss the specifics of your situation and then hire the one with whom you are most...Read more »
My so. Was involved in an accident. He was given a citation for failure to control speed but he was taken to the hospital under protective custody. One I got the police report there was also a DWI charge. Once he was released from the hospital they showed up at his house with a warrant &... Read more »
I had purchased insurance that covers my car only through my dealership(DS). they told me they would be in contact with the insurance company to get the repairs taken care of (they do some in-house repairs and what not) I requested a bill for the impound fees, the car was towed after the wreck 458... Read more »
Yes, you have some legal remedies and at this point in time I think you should consult with an accident/injury lawyer to guide you through this process, especially if you have physical injuries. Most accident/injury lawyers will provide a free consul so please take a few of them up on it and then...Read more »
If this is so then would it vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction like most other rules?
Also, once officer has proclaimed that someone is driving without license especially in written form (e.a. ticket) are they allowed to let that person continue on with their drive after issuing such a... Read more »
Jailed in Texas in 2019. Was pulled over in Indiana because I live here now for more then over a year. I sat in Marion county jail for 9 days then they let me go, Texas didn’t wanna come get me. I can’t talk to the D.A they said I have to get a lawyer in Texas to talk to them and cut me a deal... Read more »
Stopped because claimed couldn’t read my license plate. Small town, same officer, seen me several previous times and had followed me 20 minutes before he seen me again to pull me over. I asked what his probable cause was and he said I looked nervous. All I was doing was putting gas in my... Read more »
Get a certified complete copy of your driving record. You can get it online. Let an attorney review it and they can tell you what you need to do. You will need to resolve each case where there are FTA's or outstanding fines and costs.
Yes, you have to go to court. The ticket is issued to you in lieu of your being taken into custody. Your signature acknowledges this. Your refusal could have resulted in your being taken into custody. In this instance, he wrote refusal as "his notes" to indicate that he...Read more »
I recently moved and my insurance sent a letter to my old house saying that my policy was going to end soon. I didnt know this since I was at a new house and they didnt call nor email. During my accident I didnt stop in time at a stop light and rearended the person in front of me. I got cited for... Read more »
Contact an attorney in whatever state you moved from who can tell you what the law is on cancellations. Save the paperwork you got that was forwarded. Postmarks are key--sometimes, insurance companies being cheap, they hold their mail for a few days for a bulk rate. That means if the letter was...Read more »
He gave me a speeding ticket and I tried to explain to him the car that ran away from him was trying to hit me. He left as soon as the cop turned around. I slowed and stopped for the officer and tried to explain the situation
Sounds like you have a defense to the speeding ticket. Plead "not guilty" and go to trial to present your evidence, be sure to bring independent witnesses or it will be you against the officer. Or you could see if you can go to traffic school. If the care did not hit you and there is...Read more »
I was pulled over for failure to display my front license plate - upon stop trooper asked if I smoked weed I said yes pointed to my pipe - then got out to get a leash from the trunk for my dog so he could search my car - I didn’t really give permission he just already was on it - so after... Read more »
Once the admission of possession of an illegal substance was made, the officer had a legal right to search your car. Whether the officer was going to "bust up" your car or impound your vehicle to perform an inventory search is speculation. Call your lawyer. Good luck.
If someone received a ticker for Financial Responsibility (No Insurance) and they showed the court they had a policy during the date of ticket is the case dismissed immediately or is the insurance policy verified? Not speaking of fake insurance but if you can't remember if it was cancelled or... Read more »
Prima Facia? You mean that the prosecution/state did not meet is BOP or burden of proof? In order to prevail, the prosecution must prove each and every element of its case beyond a reasonable doubt. Should it fail to do so, it has not met its BOP and the defendant wins.
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