On our way back to Florida on 75 I was pulled over in sycamore county for tinted windows and given a ticket. The car was bought new at Toyota and came with tint from the dealer and is in compliance with Florida law but I guess not Georgia law. My tint is 30 on the front 2 and 15 on the back 3. Is... Read more »
I am not authorized to practice law in Georgia. However, the statute in Georgia is, as follows:
Georgia's O.C.G.A. § 40-8-73.1 regulates vehicle window tinting. Under this statute, you cannot legally tint the front windshield at all, and you cannot reduce light transmission through the...Read more »
I recently went to court for improper passing of an emergency vehicle (officer stated “you got over but not far enough”). It is a pretty hefty fine. There were close to 500 people in the court room that day so everything was rushed. When my turn came up the local prosecutor was distracted and... Read more »
Illinois states they do not track out-of-State residents and cannot tell me how to pay the ticket. Indiana tells me Illinois has to tell them I have paid the ticket before they will reinstate my driving privileges. What can I do?
Illinois should at least be able to tell you how to pay a ticket. If you were talking with the Illinois Secretary of State, you should call the Clerk's Office in the county where the ticket was filed. The Clerk should tell you how to pay the ticket. It may have gone to collections, but they...Read more »
I stopped appropriately behind a school bus, and when that one went, I went too. There was a second bus stopped at the corner, let the first bus by, and then put the stop sign out AS I was passing it and started honking at me. He did not put out the stop arm until I was right next to him. And he... Read more »
The best next step is to hire a local traffic attorney and not go to court and try and handle this yourself. Look at it this way, if you aren't a mechanic would you ever think to just go and crack into your car's transmission and try and rebuild that bad boy? It's the same for legal work - you...Read more »
The location was presumed within the barricade. I lost the ride and evidence attached when the ride was switched on me. Did I actually do anything illegal? And what are my options? He charged me with LARS 32:237. They are trying to coerce me into a deal, and I’m also looking for precedents for... Read more »
A later date because the prosecutors did not have my criminal file with them and could not find it in their office does my guilty plea still stay or does it mean I have a chance to plead not guilty at the next arraignment?
He is working for a trucking company in the US with no work permit he currently has a tourist visa and recently got a ticket. His court is coming up and we are unsure of what to do. Or how to go about it.
An individual was pulled over by the cops. He was driving a vehicle that wasn’t registered, was uninsured, and had tags on it that went to a 2011 GMC Sierra but the vehicle the tags were on is a 1995 vehicle. Since this incident his dad has went and registered the vehicle and got insurance on it... Read more »
Those Rule of the Road violations should not get MVR points. However the Financial Responsibility Vilolation could suspend the License of the Driver and/or Owner. Hire a competent attorney to address these charges in Court. The Insurance Contract Date could be bad if the LEO shows up....Read more »
My son was involved in an accident the end of December 2019. He never physically received or was notified that there were any traffic citations as a result of the accident. Today, he received a failure to appear/pay notice and his driving record shows a probation violation because of this. If he... Read more »
If he was never notified of the charges against him, never signed a promise to appear, etc., then this is clearly a violation of his rights under constitutional due process. Additionally, Iowa R. Crim. P. 2.55 requires that the defendant be served with a complaint that identifies the county,...Read more »
You never know. The Sheriff's Office typically has deputies present in the courthouse, and of course there are often police officers there for court. While you might walk in, drop off the motion, and not identify yourself as the defendant (the person filing a motion is not necessarily the person...Read more »
Yes, you should retain an experienced traffic ticket lawyer to represent you. A lawyer may be able to prevent points being assessed against your license. Our traffic ticket lawyers are available to assist you.
Ticketed by unmarked police car who claimed he was traveling 76 (in 70) while being passed on right. Warning for speeding 1-10 over. Son will request bench trial, but should he NOT request court supervision because of the seemingly bogus "passing on right"?
It seems to me that there may be more to this story, but on its face, it seems that this ticket will not stand up in court. If he really wants to fight this ticket, he should hire an attorney to assist him. The sooner an attorney is hire, the better.
You should go to Court. Dress appropriately, act respectfully, and possibly the DA or Judge will reduce the speed which are points against your MVR. The worst that can happen is you have to pay the same as you would if you mailed it in.
You did not state whether it was a Felony or Misdemeanor. Either way, hire a lawyer now. You hope to get it Diverted, Dismissed and Expunged. Being a Citation it was probably a Simple Possession charge, which will still look terrible as a conviction for the rest of your life.
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