Stan Glisson's answer 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Depending on the court, it may still be possible to get them withdrawn from collections, and back on a calendar in front of a judge to fight them.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 court has it's own rules about what they will and won't allow. I would say consult with a lawyer who practices in the court where the tickets were filed and ask them what they can do.
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Stan Glisson's answer 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 procedure, every court is different. It would be a very good idea to talk to a local lawyer before you go in there.
Stan Glisson's answer 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 infractions before you are 18. Therefore you really should talk to a lawyer about how to keep this one off your record. If you were to get a second one, it might be too late.
Stan Glisson's answer 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.
If you contact a lawyer, they can probably look the case up and help you figure all this out very quickly.
Stan Glisson's answer 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 or city where you got the ticket.
Stan Glisson's answer She will have to contest the ticket. In most jurisdictions, she can sign an affidavit that she was not the driver and the ticket will be dismissed. Check the court's website, she may even be able to do that by mail without making a personal appearance. If you have questions, call the court clerk and they can explain the process.
Stan Glisson's answer Some judges will dismiss if you show the registration. I would probably call the clerk's office at the court where the ticket is filed, and ask them what is common in that particular court. If it is a court that has a prosecutor in it, you can also call their office and ask what your options are.
If all else fails, you can send the ticket in for either a mitigation or contested hearing, and just take it up with the judge.
Stan Glisson's answer It can be, if the officer has cause to believe she observed a crime being committed. Most often happens if the officer knows the driver and observes the driving; she can check the driver's license status from her car, and if the driver is suspended or revoked then sure, they can make that arrest.
Every set of facts are different, so definitely talk to an attorney about the specific facts of your case.
Stan Glisson's answer No one from the court system will intentionally contact her, if that's what you mean.
If you pay the ticket (by going to the courthouse and paying in person), that's the end of the court case. It will appear on your driver's record though, so if you are on her insurance she might find out through them. If you pay by internet or mail, they might mail you some kind of receipt.
If you contest (or mitigate) the ticket, then they will send you notice in the mail of a court date. So...
Peter N. Munsing's answer Pay the damage and get a full release of all claims. You could foul things up by not having insurance or a license in which case it's unlikely--but possible--your car could be impounded if you insist on driving it.
Stan Glisson's answer Why on earth are you doing a jury trial pro se? No, the errors on the citation aren't going to get you a dismissal. No, you do not NEED to subpoena the officer, unless you really want him to be there. I can't imagine the city can put on their case without him, so they will subpoena him.
Stan Glisson's answer I would have to have some more detail. Traffic "tickets" usually means infractions, like speeding. Warrants can't be issued on those though, so I'm not sure what you mean.
Unpaid infractions result in a suspension, and driving while suspended is a crime. If that is what you're dealing with, it sounds like a 'third degree' suspension, which doesn't typically involve jail at all. It is a pretty minor offense in the grand scheme. The person should contact the court that has the...
Stan Glisson's answer As far as I know, it's only a crime to DRIVE the car if the registration isn't transferred in 45 days. If you aren't driving it, no crime. No reason for the auditor's office to report you, and I can't imagine they would even if you did drive the car there.
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