There is no legal requirement that you be pulled over, or that the infraction be issued at the time of the incident. Only that the offense occurred in the officer's presence or that he or she has reasonable cause to believe that it was committed.
When the State amends a criminal offense like reckless driving where you are looking at a fine up to $5000, and jail up to 364 days and losing your license for 30 days and you get an infraction instead. Pay the money.
You can call your county district court and they can look it up for you. Courts aren't shut down, but many have limited hours. If you were stopped in a city by a city police officer, you might want to try the municipal court.
Make sure you act quickly, after 15 days the court can...Read more »
I was pulled over by police officer during work. I was written a ticket for 55 miles an hour in a 40 mile-an-hour Zone. When I ask to see the radar box. The Box Read 50-48. I asked the police officer what those numbers were and he told me 50 was my speed and 48 was his speed. . When I asked why I... Read more »
It depends upon a number of factors. The cop is not required to show you the radar gun with its reading. Your best chance to beat this ticket or get a result that will not hurt your license or insurance records is to hire an experienced traffic lawyer who can provide you with the best possible...Read more »
It is probably a type of probation violation hearing. Different courts use different terminology, but I would guess that's what that is. Typical DUI probation is 5 years, and depending on the judge they sometimes consider traffic infractions to be probation violations.
There are a couple of possibilities, but a lawyer would have to look at the ticket to answer for sure. Could be an error by the citing officer. There are jurisdictions that 'share' a court, when one town doesn't want to maintain its own court. I have never heard of them being in...Read more »
I got a ticket for dws. I wasnt driving. Car wasnt running. And no keys in the ignition. Parked in a parking lot at a gas station. Wasnt even my car. So I went to court on the date the ticket told me to. Which was 2 weeks from the date I got the ticket. I wasnt on the docket. I asked the court... Read more »
There are a couple items that jump out at me here. The first is that driving while your license is suspended is not just a ticket. It is a criminal offense. It isn't a very serious offense, but it is still a criminal charge. I know the form that they wrote it up on looks just like a traffic...Read more »
Hi so I’m in a situation where I was driving 2 of my drunk friends home (I have a permit not a license) they both have a license but they are underaged. I’m going to court in 2 weeks and I don’t want to get my friends in trouble so I don’t know if I should mention the fact they were drunk.... Read more »
You are right that they can't really file a criminal charge (like MIP) without some further evidence besides your statement. But if they are on any kind of probation, it could possibly be used against them. If they are in school, particularly in athletics, I could see some possible...Read more »
My son inlaws license has now been suspended because he didn't pay the tickets and as of December he owed $600 to get his license back and the fines paid. He hasn't had the money to pay. My son just had two tickets that were dismissed but of course, they weren't past due and his... Read more »
It is definitely not too late to hire a lawyer, but what they can do at this point might be limited.
Depending on the court, it may still be possible to get them withdrawn from collections, and back on a calendar in front of a judge to fight them. This is actually fairly common, but every...Read more »
Why was your license suspended? Why did you not know about it? Have you kept your address up to date with the DMV? Have you paid all necessary license and registration fees on time? Did the state contact you or try to do so re: your suspended license? And why were you driving without a permit? More...Read more »
Different courts handle them differently. I have seen everything from $0 fine to over $900 in fines. If you can get relicensed, most courts will cut you a big break, maybe amend to a non criminal infraction or something similar to that.
You should call the court and ask their warrant quash...Read more »
If you went to the courthouse and paid the ticket, there is no reason anything would ever be sent to your house by the court. However, DOL will likely mail you a warning letter for having an infraction appear on your record.
Plus, your intermediate license will get revoked if you get two...Read more »
If you were 18 at the time, then the only restriction that results from that should be payment of fines. They probably went to collections, so you would have to contact the court and find out how to pay them. Once the fines are taken care of, you are probably clear to apply for a license....Read more »
I was pulled over for speeding on the freeway (about 15 over) and I was pulled over by a motorcycle cop. He asked for my license and went back to his bike, but never gave me a warning or a ticket. He just said "that's all I needed" and left? What does that mean? Am I going to receive... Read more »
Sure you can fight it. School zone tickets are obviously expensive, as are violations for no license. It makes a huge difference if you just left your license at home, as opposed to not having a license.
You should really talk to a lawyer who practices in this area of the law in the county...Read more »
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