This is a somewhat complicated answer. The short answer is yes. The US Supreme Court has said that a K9 sniff if your vehicle is NOT a search and therefor does not require any probable cause. Now, that being said, an officer cannot unreasonably delay the stop. So if he pulled you over for a license...Read more »
On January 1, 2018 I got pulled over for my license plate light being out... but ended up with a no insurance ticket and an impounded car. I was 16 when this happened and my mom was paying the insurance. (I’m 19 now) The officer said the insurance was expired, but I have proof I had insurance on... Read more »
Without knowing all of your facts, it sounds like the court revoked your plea in abeyance. If you are still going to court I would ask the prosecutor what the status of your plea in abeyance is. See if the court would be willing to reinstate it (it is a long shot given how old the ticket is). But...Read more »
I received a ticket from an officer code 41-6a-601on my ticket. Said I was speeding 52 mph in a 25 mph. On the ticket it also shows He charged me at 32mph over. I called the Court and they said I have a mandatory appearance. I asked why. I was told because I’m being charged with reckless... Read more »
Generally speaking the Court will set a mandatory appearance for anything 31 mph over the speed limit. While the charges in court generally match a citation, it is not impossible to add other charges. I would recommend contacting a local attorney to help address this issue. They should be able to...Read more »
the day before I moved to canada I got in a car accident in which resulted in a citation. this week I found out that my appearance was requested in court. currently I am not able to leave Canada until the end of the year. what options do I have to get this matter resolved via long distance? and how... Read more »
You can quickly resolve it by paying the fine (which may include restitution). However, if you would rather contest it, an attorney can go to court for you and resolve it without you having to come back. An attorney would be able to get the police report and figure out different options of how to...Read more »
The short answer is yes. One officer may issue a citation based on the statement of another officer. The officer who actually witnessed the alleged crime would have to show up to testify against you in order for the state to prove their case.
I was issued a citation for an “ilegal turn” on December 6. After the Officer arrived back at the station, he added “driving while license suspended” to my citation. I had NO idea that my license was suspended. Is this legal? Even after I signed the original citation, and wasn’t notified... Read more »
If an officer states that you were pulled over for failing to yield right-of-way and the end result is arrest for a DUI, can charges be reduced or dismissed if the officer incorrectly cited the traffic violation on your ticket?
I was driving northbound on I-15 coming form Vegas and was close to Nephi, UT. Speed limit was 80 and I was driving around 90. Office from other side took a U Turn and pulled me over and told me I was driving at 92 and gave me ticket. I admitted to him I was driving around 90 as I am a physician... Read more »
It will likely be difficult to defend this, given your admission, unless you can establish that the officer's radar is/was faulty. In my opinion, a PIA is your best option, as it at least gives you a chance of keeping this from going on your record. If you pay the fine, it goes on your...Read more »
I've been pulled over and given a warning 3 years ago for speeding, but other than that I haven't had an incident. I just need to know how I get my points reduced, if I can avoid getting my license suspended, and if I need to hire legal help. I'm a college student, so I don't really have the money.
It is not likely that the prosecutor will dismiss this case outright. However, if you have a clean driving record, that will likely help your cause. My recommendation would be to approach the prosecutor and see if they would be amenable to allowing you to plead No Contest to Speeding (79mph in...Read more »
I was pulled over for going around a corner to fast, the cop warned me that it is consider reckless driving and could be a huge fine. I was polite to him and apologized. He let me go with a verbal warning. I have a clean driving record and clean criminal record.
I doubt he will go back and give you a ticket. However, they have every right to. If he witnessed it he can file it later, usually the statue for a crime like that is a year. Reckless driving can be a class B misdemeanor, maximum jail could be six months. However, again, I doubt that he will go...Read more »
I got a ticket on Aug 31st, 2015 for following to close and cited as reckless driver on Dec 2nd for speeding 34/25. I had to appear at the court today. In the beginning I told the judge that I did not understand the whole thing and he suggested me to get a portuguese translator and get back in 2... Read more »
You can't get a public defender on a traffic violation. If you are worried about your record it might be good to get a lawyer. If you pay the fine or take a plea in abeyance it will be counted as an automatic guilty that can affect your insurance.
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