I was never prompted to sign the ticket in the first place. I should have specified.
answered on May 28, 2023
My research showed me that in Utah, when a driver declines to sign the ticket the officer has options, one of which is to simply leave the ticket in the car with the driver. There was a highly publicized case in 2007 about a Taser incident with a driver who refused to sign. The officer also has... Read more »
I was getting on I15 and got pulled over by an unmarked police truck. The officer took my id and ran it and then came back and said he was citing me for going 20 over. He shook my hand and said be careful merging back into traffic and gave me my id back. He never gave me a physical ticket or had me... Read more »
answered on May 22, 2023
Usually you have to sign a citation with a promise to appear for it to be valid. Then you are given a copy. It sounds like you were not cited and were given a verbal warning. You could look for information from the Court website but if there is no citation number, you will have a very hard time... Read more »
The sherif after asking for my license and registration came back and said, "Looks like it will be a $250 fine. I bet there are a lot better things you could do with that money, huh?" Then handed me my credentials and let me go. I didn't recieve a written ticket or warning and I... Read more »
answered on May 22, 2023
It sounds like you were not cited or fined, and given a verbal warning. Pay attention to your speed. Utah has a legal limit on many freeways of 80. Yes things are far apart in Utah, but 80 is pretty darn fast to get between them. I drove in Utah when the National speed limit was 55- talk about... Read more »
Didn’t/wasn’t driving in city B when the offense happened
answered on Dec 6, 2022
Police officers can pull you over in any city. They are not restricted to "their" city for jurisdiction. However, if they pull you over in another city, the case would be in that other city. This is a slightly more complicated answer, because there may be times when that can happen. It... Read more »
I would like to dispute the ticket as I don’t believe I was driving that fast and was going with the flow of traffic. Is there a way to dispute or dismiss a ticket without appearing at court?
answered on Nov 20, 2022
Many courts are still allowing people to appear by video when they live out of state. You can either contact the court and see if they'll allow you to appear by video. Or, you can contact an attorney in Utah who handles traffic tickets to assist you.
Our lots are owned by the people not rented. He sped up im already around the corner and pulled up to my house. Flips his lights. He asks for my info and pulled me out of my truck. Doesnt say or ask anything takes his dog and goes right in my truck. Can he do that? Im asking him hey where is your... Read more »
answered on Nov 18, 2022
You need to contact an attorney to review and assist you in your case. You need an attorney. Do not speak to anyone about the case and consult with an attorney. Based of what you're saying there are likely many issues with the officers conduct, but until an attorney looks at all the police... Read more »
I received a ticket for going 23 mph over, which will result in 75 points on my record. I’m under 21 which means I can only have 70 points on my record. What can I do to reduce points so I don’t have my license suspended? I have a clean driving record prior to this incident.
answered on Nov 6, 2022
You contact the prosecutor to see if they will reduce the speed or allow you to complete traffic school. You can also contact an attorney to help you. Speeding tickets are only infractions so the court won't appoint you an attorney.
I don't know if I have to show up in person to Colorado to get this taken care of or if I can just pay my fine over the phone? On the citation it says that a parent or guardian has to be with me in my "court date" The problem is my parents say they won't drive to Colorado with... Read more »
answered on Sep 28, 2022
You need to ask an attorney in Colorado to know for sure, but I think you can just pay the fine without appearing. Most states allow traffic tickets to be resolved without personally appearing. You should call the court directly and ask them. They may even have an option for you to... Read more »
The cops says he caught me on radar going 31mph over the limit. I was pretty sure I was going around 90 which is 25mph over the limit. There were no cars on the road & it was downhill.
answered on Jul 15, 2022
It is unlikely that your ticket will get dismissed. There is a huge push right now, especially by highway patrol, to catch and ticket high speed violators. Most troopers aren't cutting any sort of breaks. There are some ways to fight traffic tickets, but a lot of the time we are able to... Read more »
I was given a ticket for speeding on I15 , officer did not write my driver's license information, just my name, I have a NY state license. I want to fight the ticket for lack of information on the ticket and I went to court to dispute it for missing information on the ticket. Is it enough for... Read more »
answered on May 9, 2022
The short answer is no. There is a misconception that some missing or inaccurate information on a ticket is grounds to have it dismissed, but unfortunately that isn't the case. Any issues in the ticket can be fixed by the prosecutor and things like your driver license number are just ways to... Read more »
As I said, I was on a public highway. The officer was parked on a privately owned road, monitoring traffic. I've been told this is not legal unless they have permission from the property owner. Is this true or just an urban myth?
answered on Jun 9, 2023
It is an urban myth. This case arises in the area of traffic violations/traffic ticket law. You need to discuss with an attorney in your jurisdiction that specializes in this kind of law. Thank you for using Justia, Ask a Lawyer.
If so, how do I know they will? Is there a grace period?
answered on Mar 22, 2023
The correct city could re-file the ticket, but it's unlikely that they will even know about the citation. They have up to a year to file it.
An officer from a neighboring city got behind me and followed me untill i reached my city for no reason he pulls me over. His reasons were made up and in my discovery he dont give any probable cause reason on why he began to follow me on the highway. ive done some research and believe theu were... Read more »
answered on Feb 13, 2023
You need to hire an attorney. Criminal law is extremely fact specific and you need an attorney to review your case and probably file a motion to suppress.
He didn't have radar, he said he paced me . Gave me a ticket for 25 over. Is it possible to have prosecutor lower the speed?
answered on Dec 22, 2022
Yes, but it depends on the prosecutor/jurisdiction where you got the ticket. Also, just so you know pacing is a pretty common way for an officer to get your speed.
These are fake answers from these attorneys to practice there line of work by taking advantage of situations don't let them fool you
answered on Oct 24, 2022
There isn’t anything you can do about the tow and impound fees. You need to contact an attorney who handles traffic cases to help you with the reckless driving. It’s a class b misdemeanor. They don’t seem like a big deal, but I’ve have clients tell me their insurance company dropped them... Read more »
I would like to minamize any points on my California record. Therefore is there any steps I can take at my court apperance in order to minamize any impact on my record. Also is there any way to convince the judge to knock the speed down.
answered on Oct 3, 2022
The judge doesn't have the ability to knock the speed down. Your best chance is to try and persuade the prosecutor to do it. You can reach out to them yourself or hire an attorney to assist you.
is it an automatic dismissal? 77-9-3 2a
My son received a speeding ticket in one city and entered in a 6 mo. plea and abeyance. A month later he received a speeding ticket in a different city. Will the second ticket void the first plea and abeyance or is it held separate by jurisdiction?
answered on Apr 13, 2022
Most likely yes. Any moving violation is likely a violation of the plea agreement, even if it occurred in another state. The question is whether or not the prosecutor discovers it. Typically they do, but I have seen cases where they don't see them if the case has not been resolved yet. It may... Read more »
I was driving a semi, The police followed me a few blocks and they said I was driving fine but still have me a citation and it's now going to trial cause the prosecutor won't budge!!
answered on Feb 2, 2022
Yes, you can. The police can cite you, but the individual who claimed to observe the driving would need to show up and testify at the trial to convict you. It sounds like you have a commercial driver license. There are federal laws that only apply to CDL holders and you should contact an attorney... Read more »
I was pulled over going 90mph in a 70 zone. He smelled weed and told me he was going to search the car. I cooperated and set in his car while he & another officer searched. I had about an eighth of weed and a bong on my front passenger floor. I know I can be charged up to $1000 for each offense... Read more »
answered on Jan 30, 2022
Yes, you need a lawyer. A lawyer can review the case and first make sure that you don't have a defense. Then they can help you get the best possible outcome. You can actually be charged $1,000 plus a 90% surcharge on all class B misdemeanors. It is unlikely that they will do that, but... Read more »
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