I was given a citation for speeding in a school zone but was at a complete stop when she pulled me over in my home. We were going opposite directions. 2 mins later, I was pulled over. She mentioned that the lights just went off also for the zone. So it seems like she went out of her way to cite me.... Read more »
answered on May 24, 2023
First, no it isn't true that they have to pull you over during the violation. They can observe the violation and follow you, then pull you over. Next, it isn't a defense that you were in your driveway. You can always fight a ticket, however, police use Lidar and Radar to clock speeders... Read more »
I was also traveling behind the state trooper and he had vehicles behind him as well
answered on May 22, 2023
First, not showing you the radar does not automatically invalidate the ticket, but it is a little suspicious. Next, just because you are behind the Trooper does not mean that you are exempt from receiving a ticket for speeding, for several reasons. You could be closing in on him, meaning going... Read more »
I was pulling into my driveway when I was hit on my right side by a truck. My car is totaled. Truck had no damage. The speed limit was 45 mph and the skid marks from the accident were 70 ft at least.
answered on May 22, 2023
Take pictures of the skid marks. Put a level on the surface of the road to measure the slope.
With respect to the traffic ticket, plead not guilty and request a trial.
With respect to the car accident, turn in a claim to your insurance and make a claim against the other... Read more »
If I ask my court appointed attorney to file a motion to dismiss is it true the officer would have to show that I went too far past the white line during the hearing and if he can not it would possibly show the stop was illegal? Also they claim I consented to the search because the cop asked me Do... Read more »
answered on Apr 21, 2023
Let's start with the dogs. When you are pulled-over by police, they have 22 minutes to write a ticket, get the dogs or arrest you. The bad news is they DO NOT need your permission to let the dogs sniff the area outside your car. It is not considered a search.
If... Read more »
I'm aware that a officer has to show up for court for him to win his case but does it doesn't he also have to provide evidence showing his proof that I was actually speeding in the court for him to win his case against me or will it be dropped because he has lack of evidence thank you... Read more »
answered on Mar 19, 2023
Yes, but the evidence could simply be his testimony. For example, he might testify he was using a radar gun that clocked your speed at x, or that he followed you in his patrol car at the same speed and the speedometer showed you were both traveling at x mph.
You will win if he says he did... Read more »
Hypothetically, a person is pulled over for speeding but said person was not speeding. What would happen if that person opted not to sign for the ticket?
answered on Feb 1, 2023
The individual could be arrested and jailed pending a court date to adjudicate whether he/she is guilty or not.
Signing a traffic ticket is simply promising to appear in court. It is not an admission of guilt by the driver.
I got a ticket where police told me you did not stop when turning right, which I did but at the time did not want to argue with him. When I got the citation from him, I saw he mentioned ran a red light.
answered on Jan 26, 2023
On your court date go to Court and let the prosecutor know you are challenging/contesting the ticket. Better yet, contact a local traffic ticket attorney to represent you and possibly go to you on your behalf. Good luck.
answered on Jan 13, 2023
No, it is considered to be an expired plate.
But many paper plate are, in fact, fictitious plates.
A fictitious paper plate past the stated date technically isn’t an expired plate because it was never a valid plate in the first place. It was always a fictitious plate.
Is it best practice or culturally appropriate for an officer to ask the accused to open their door for registration information?
What is the penal code I should review for additional information on this process?
answered on Dec 27, 2022
Yes, the officer can ask the question you refer to. Check the Texas Transportation Code and/or the city ordinance in the locale where you received the citation to review the statute in question. for class c violations Good luck.
Is there a way for me to sue, for pain and suffering bc I was cuffed and put in the back of a Tahoe, at time searched car without permission. Maranda rights were not read, the traffic stop was dismissed in a court of law.
answered on Dec 16, 2022
"Pain and suffering" refers to conscious physical pain and suffering as a result of bodily injury. From the facts you describe, it appears unclear as to what bodily injury, if any, you sustained. You may be able to sue for a civil rights violation, but it doesn't look to me like... Read more »
Ticket has been paid for after I received it
answered on Dec 15, 2022
You cannot remove a citation from your driving record once you have been found guilty and the Court has entered a final judgment. You have to take the steps necessary to avoid the final conviction. Call an attorney BEFORE you do anything with a court. Good luck
Tickets for no driving license, MVI inspection out, failure to appear.
answered on Nov 15, 2022
Once warrants are issued, they don't disappear. You either have to post bonds or get arrested. Calling an attorney in the county where the warrants are pending would help. Good luck.
He accidentally ran a bus light that had it a stop sign out in a business parking lot opposite side of road and the cop didn’t even know who was driving but said he was giving him a ticket can he do that ?
answered on Nov 8, 2022
Yes. A traffic ticket is just a citation to appear. Tickets are issued all the time based on alleged criminal activity reported to police by ordinary citizens.
But your friend can ask for a trial. Because the cop didn’t actually see the offense, the person who reported it will need to... Read more »
I was in a 70mph zone, clocked in a 70mph zone and stopped just before the 65mph sign but he wrote me a ticket as if I was in the 65mph zone. He falsified a document.
answered on Oct 20, 2022
The first question is what is the alleged location in question. Next, the zoning of that location must be checked. Whether the officer lied or not is a question of fact which is what trials are for; the officer has the right to appear in court to testify just like you do and she/he may claim YOU... Read more »
answered on Oct 20, 2022
It is highly unlikely.
The paper plates a dealer puts on a new or used car when it is purchased are tied to the dealer, not to the buyer.
Until your permanent metal plates arrive, the plate number won’t be tied to you.
She wrote me for 45 in a 35 but I have proof (GPS tracking) I was doing 40. How do I fight this?
answered on Sep 12, 2022
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.
If the police officer... Read more »
answered on Aug 12, 2022
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 »
I would like to get them all resolved/lifted and put on payment plan if that possible
answered on Aug 12, 2022
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 »
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 »
answered on Aug 1, 2022
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 »
I was pulled over for speeding and was given a citation for speeding at 68 in a 40, they supposedly clocked me from the right when i was in the inside lane. I believe i saw a person next to me going faster than I was.
answered on May 16, 2023
Many modern automobiles have an event data recorder. You might be able to have information about your speed downloaded to show you were not going 68 mph
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