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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: Can I get my citations charges lowered?

I was pulled over for speeding, I received 3 citations; speeding, expired license (1/28/2020 I was in college and I didn't have much time to schedule a test or renew it) and breaking a restriction( I was driving with a permit, I need someone over 21 with me ) This happened 3/1/20 and I was... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on May 20, 2020

You cannot resolve a moving violation through a defensive driving class if you don't have a valid driver's license. Talking with a Judge can't hurt. Talking with an attorney first would be better. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for South Carolina on
Q: I use my friends name for a ticket, I paid the ticket but she wants to snitch on me, will I get in trouble
Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton answered on May 20, 2020

You could be charged with the original charge under your name as well as an additional charge for providing false information to law enforcement.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Colorado on
Q: I got a ticket near Denver, but I lost the paper ticket and don't know what court issued. How can I find it?

I got a ticket in Centennial, CO and I lost the paper ticket. I checked their online database and they don't have an citations for me. I have no idea what jurisdiction issued the ticket, I tried Douglas County Sheriff and Lone Tree and nothing. How can I find out who issued the ticket so I can... Read more »

Brian K. McHugh
Brian K. McHugh answered on May 20, 2020

If you were issued the ticket within the Centennial city limits (that can be determined by an online search for a map of the boundary lines of Centennial), then the ticket was filed either with the Arapahoe County Court or, more likely, if it was a minor traffic violation, the City of Centennial... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: Got pulled over doing 28 over.

my ticket says careless driving and speeding. I have a history of ptsd from a prior accident ; I was trying to pass a semi that was merging into my lane. What are the options and possible out come?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 20, 2020

Probably traffic school, no points and a fine and cost.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: Officer asked for registration and said " hold on i will be right back" and didn't ask again for it, then gave us ticket

Officer was asking for registration and driver took considerable amount of time, the officer said he'd be back, then came back, didn't ask for it again but the driver had found it and when the officer came back he said they had found the info on the computer. Later on, he went back to his... Read more »

Jean Richardson
Jean Richardson answered on May 20, 2020

If your vehicle was registered at the time, ask for a court date. If the officer doesn't show, the ticket will be dismissed. If he shows, you can argue that you had the registration available and explain what you stated above to the magistrate. Bring the vehicle registration with you to the hearing.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Maryland on
Q: Received a citation ta21-801.1 doing 88 in a 55mph zone because of being tailgated.

The officer stated i was traveling at 88mph but he wasn't doing radar but just driving down the highway same as me the reason for me speeding up was due to being tailgated i requested a trial but my question is should i obtain an attorney or represent myself?

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on May 20, 2020

This is a 5 point offense, so you are at a level where hiring a lawyer can be worth your while. It only takes 8 points within a 2 year period to get suspended, so you cannot afford a 5 point conviction. Your insurance rates will go through the roof, assuming you are not dropped with a history of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on
Q: Got pulled over for doing 82 in a 55 on 65 south today in Jefferson co.

What is the worse and best outcome?

My ticket states speeding and careless driving.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 20, 2020

A plea to the amended charge of 25 over plus traffic school should get it resolved.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: I moved from nc to Florida I have tragic tickets can I be arrested if I get a fl id
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on May 19, 2020

I hope you mean "traffic tickets". If you haven't paid them, yes, in theory you might be arrested, but the more likely outcome is that you would be denied a Florida driver license. As far as a Florida ID is concerned, I suppose you can get one of those.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Oncoming traffic stopping and pulling off the road for a funeral procession a Louisiana law or custom?

The statute states "pedestrians and operators of all motor vehicles shall yield the right-of-way to each vehicle participating in a funeral procession." And "However, the operator of a motor vehicle may pass a funeral procession which is traveling in the right lane of a divided... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 18, 2020

One lane in one direction, do not pass a funeral. Two or more lanes in one direction, you may pass a funeral. You must pull on to the shoulder for emergency vehicles, i.e. an ambulance, law enforcement, fire truck, no matter how many lanes there are. For a funeral you need only pull on to the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Q: who should you contact regarding dismissing a ticket or reducing points in georgia
Sean McIlhinney
Sean McIlhinney answered on May 18, 2020

This is a good question.

It is best to contact an experienced Georgia traffic ticket attorney to see if it is possible to get your specific ticket case dismissed or reduced.

The attorney will need to know the specific details about your case including the specific court and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: If i receive a ticket in the mail from a speeding camera. Do i need to pay it? If i don’t, what is the repercussion?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 18, 2020

You can be arrested if you fail to pay and your driver's license can be suspended with a big fat fee to have it reinstated. If you can find a traffic court attorney to represent you, that is an alternative.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: 1) If an officer in MS does not show to court will the ticket be dismissed 2) Can an officer pull you over for passing?

Was pulled over for "speeding" when legally passing on a two-way highway. No cars were coming the other way and weather conditions were fine.

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on May 16, 2020

If he doesn't show, you definitely need to ask that the case be dismissed, since you have the right to confront him. That being said, depending on the judge, be prepared for the prosecutor to try and continue the matter until a future date to allow the officer to appear.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: if pulled over and drugs found does the cop need to issue a traffic ticket to justify pc
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on May 16, 2020

Not necessarily. The only thing that the officer would need to establish would be that he had a reason to suspect that you violated a traffic law. That being said, the search of your vehicle could be challenged, because there is a particular process that the officer would need to follow in order to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Mississippi on
Q: I had a warrant from evading a state trooper, but it wasn't me. Only have witnesses

Basically I had a warrant because someone either driving my car, or with a car like mines was running from highway patrol.. so I have all these tickets, but I have witnesses that was with me the whole time. Between my tag being stole the day before, and dropping my car off at the body shop... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on May 16, 2020

I would still contact a lawyer. Most lawyers on here, myself included, offer free consultations to see how we can help out, and may be willing to work with you.

That being said, if you have the witnesses and documentation, that should be enough to establish reasonable doubt so that you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: How to take care of a bench warrant for traffic citation when I live across country.

I got a traffic citation for speeding in Michigan 2 years ago and never paid it and a bench warrant is issued. I currently living across the country in Texas now. A friend had said it got taken care of and never worried about it again til I tried to get my license down here in Texas. I called the... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on May 16, 2020

Contact an attorney in the county where the warrant is pending. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Virginia on
Q: Hello, I got a reckless driving ticket 76/45 construction zone, law section 82-1-6-46.2-862(i).

I was driving back from my work, and I needed to get home as soon as possible to take medicine because I felt, I have contacted with sick people at my work. Since I got Ticket, it is not big excuse but I am wondering if I can minimize fines or charge.

Daniel P Leavitt
Daniel P Leavitt answered on May 15, 2020

Usually a lawyer can help. 31 mph over the speed limit is a pretty high speed reckless driving but depending on the jurisdiction a lawyer can probably help you. Call the traffic lawyer who practices regularly in the court where you got the ticket.

4 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Hi everyone. I have a question of this. I had a ticket from Mclean County..

Hi everyone. I have a question of this. I had a ticket from McLean County in last November 27th. I paid the ticket already and done with the Traffic School already. My ticket are No Court Appearance Required also. So last 3 months ago I was checked my case on online that say I have Court... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on May 16, 2020

It seems they did not get notice that you completed your Traffic Safety School. Most Counties, are terminating Court Supervision satisfactorily, if all conditions of the sentence have been met and they have proof in the court file. If there is now proof, they are extending the termination dates due... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Massachusetts on
Q: Is it illegal to keep a license plate that isn't yours? My friend found one. (They aren't going to use it to drive.)

They found a license plate on the side of the road and they want to display it in their room. Again, my friend isn't going to drive with it, they just want to use it as a decoration. I'm in Massachusetts if that's any help. (02191 is my zip)

Dakota Martin
Dakota Martin answered on May 15, 2020

Finder's keepers, loser's weepers. The law is clear from Missouri to Massachusetts, Texas to Tennessee,

No, your "friend" has no duty to turn it in.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for North Carolina on
Q: What do letters in front of the speed in the speed space at the bootom a traffic ticket?For instance:R75 and P75.
Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on May 15, 2020

Typically the letters indicate the method used to detect the speed. Usually R stands for Radar, P stands for Paced. Sometimes the officer will indicate whether their patrol car was moving or sitting by adding M or S.

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