In Utah, speeding 31 mph or more over the speed limit is considered a Class B misdemeanor, which is more serious than a typical speeding ticket. Since you're a minor, the penalties might differ from those for adults and could involve not just fines but also impact on your driving privileges....View More
It is a common practice for prosecutors to add charges that were given as a warning when someone fights their ticket. Sort of a way to strengthen their position. The prosecutor is ultimately the one who decides what charges are filed so they have the power to add or remove whatever charges they...View More
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...View 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... View More
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...View 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... View More
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...View More
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...View More
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... View More
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...View 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.
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.
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?
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.
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... View More
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...View 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.
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... View More
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...View More
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...View 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... View More
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...View More
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?
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...View More
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