Texas Traffic Tickets Questions & Answers

Q: I got a speeding ticket in a work zone 50/30 he marked that workers were present when they weren’t. Possible options?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Answered on Feb 11, 2019
Grant St Julian III's answer
You may enter a plea of guilty/no contest, which will cause a fine to be entered and a conviction to be reported on your driving record, or you can enter a plea of not guilty and schedule a court date. Calling a local attorney might help. Good luck.

Q: How long after a vehicle registration and inspection expires do you have to renew?

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Answered on Feb 8, 2019
Grant St Julian III's answer
Incorrect. Automobile registration expires on the last day of the month on the sticker, and you must update your registration prior to that date to avoid a citation.

Q: Will I go to jail if I have unpaid traffic tickets and I want to file an assault?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Answered on Dec 18, 2018
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer
Maybe. Ignoring a traffic ticket can lead to a new Failure to Appear charge and an arrest warrant. A law enforcement officer may arrest person with an active warrant. However, as a matter of policy, some law enforcement agencies don't arrest on traffic warrants when a person is reporting a more serious crime.

Obviously, your safest path is to clear the warrant. Hire a local traffic ticket attorney if you are having anxiety about dealing with the tickets. Don't live in fear or...

Q: Who is responsible for paying fines for statue 65-1-26 citation, the driver or the company they are driving for

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Answered on Nov 29, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
The operator of any motor vehicle is responsible for all citations arising out of the operation of said motor vehicle.

Q: Highway patrolman gave me a ticket but it had my daughters name on it. What do I do? I’ve tried to contact the patrolma

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Answered on Nov 27, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
How did the officer get your daughter's name in the first place? Enter a plea of not guilty and schedule a court date. Calling an attorney would help.

Q: Is it possible to be given a citation for the same thing in one day.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Answered on Nov 27, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Yes, you may be given citations on the same day for the same thing. Start calling local lawyers. Good luck.

Q: In TX, what is the exact statue about running a yellow light (that turns red b4 car is completely out)?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Answered on Nov 15, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Here is the Texas Transportation Code section that applies to your situation:

Sec. 544.007. TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNALS IN GENERAL. (a) A traffic-control signal displaying different colored lights or colored lighted arrows successively or in combination may display only green, yellow, or red and applies to operators of vehicles as provided by this section.

(b) An operator of a vehicle facing a circular green signal may proceed straight or turn right or left unless a sign...

Q: Retaliation Stop

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Answered on Nov 14, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
What was the new offense you were cited for, and did you commit the offense? File a complaint with the internal affairs department of the local police department about this officer. Calling a local attorney would help.

Q: Can a city reimburse council members for purchase of concert tickets?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Gov & Administrative Law, Municipal Law and Public Benefits for Texas on
Answered on Nov 14, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
It depends on the totality of the circumstances.

Q: How can I know whether I got a ticket or not? I was involved in accident and police officer didn’t give me any ticket.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Answered on Nov 14, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Ask your insurance people where the ticket was allegedly filed, then call the court to see what is going on. Good luck.

Q: What will happen when I go to court in texas for having no license but at the time my license have been suspended.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Answered on Nov 13, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Make sure your license is valid when you appear in court. No license and driving with a suspended license can basically be the same thing; in fact, driving with a suspended license can be a more serious offense. Calling a local lawyer would help. Good luck.

Q: What if you can't pay on due date with a payment plan for a traffic ticket?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Answered on Nov 12, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Appear at the court that approved your payment plan, and request an extension. Good luck.

Q: Found guilty of traffic stop but I wasn’t in that city the day of the stop.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Answered on Oct 24, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
The judgment of guilty must be set aside first. Contact an attorney in the county where the matter is pending. Good luck.

Q: I have 4 traffic tickets, I lost my job and cannot afford to pay them. ow can I keep from going to jail?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Answered on Oct 23, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
You may avoid jail, but you must contact the court before warrants are issued for your arrest. Calling a local attorney would help. Good luck.

Q: I got a ticket for my license plate being in my windshield and not on my front bumper. Will it be thrown out?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Answered on Oct 19, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
What you state is not a defense. Having a license plate in the windshield is a violation of the law if the car is driven on a Texas road, regardless of where the car was purchased.

Q: Can you get thes 2 failure to maintain financial responsibility tickets dismissed and my DL immediately reinstated

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Answered on Oct 6, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Are there OMNI holds on your license due to these citations which prevents license renewal, or have convictions already been entered on the cases? What city are the tickets from? Calling a local attorney would help. Good luck.

Q: My husband has a ticket from 2011 thats just now affecting everything. what should we do ?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Answered on Oct 2, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Has a judgment been entered? Is a warrant pending? How did you find out about his matter? Contact an attorney in the area where the citation is pending to see what can be done. Good luck.

Q: I got a speeding ticket 7 years ago. Can i ask for time served or should i contact an attorney to get it resolved?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Answered on Oct 1, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
If you spent time in jail while a warrant was outstanding for the ticket in question, then you may request time served. Understand that time served means a guilty finding, and a conviction will be reported to the DPS on your record. You may call an attorney as well. Good luck.

Q: What can I do if I got a court summons to appear for tickets speeding, ftmfr, no dl, but I did not receive or signed any

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Answered on Sep 26, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
If you received notice to appear in court, then appear in court. Otherwise, warrants will issue for your arrest. Not signing a ticket is irrelevant. Good luck.

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