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Traffic Violations and Tickets

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Drivers who exceed the speed limit or violate other traffic laws are subject to tickets. Use this topic to ask questions about the violations and the tickets that result.
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There should have been instructions that came with the frame. Usually you could tap into the running light circuit by following the wire harness of the vehicle to the parking lights. Then just tap into those wires.
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Answer The measurement is made at the point where the ball is when the trigger is squeezed and the contacts close to activate the unit. The gun responds in a "split second" by sending out a pulse, catching the return, and then comparing the two to discover the difference (the Doppler shift). It i…
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Can I get an insurance policy for an automobile if my license is suspended? Also the owner of the vehicle is the register owner and he has his license does this pose problem?   Depending on the circumstances of the suspension, ironically nothing may happen.Unless someone else is avalible to d…
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You are both responsible. You are responsible because you are the owner and you should make sure that anyone who drivers your car is legal. Also the person who drove without a license is responsible because they didnt have a license which is illegal, and they dont have insurance, which is illegal. Y…
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%DETAILS% NO, the city CANT repossess your car. They can impound it for a violation of a city law. The only one who can repo a car is the LEINHOLDER. THEY can repo it as a result of the city impounding it for the cities reasons. And only repo it AFTER they pay the city and/or impound fees. &nbs…
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License to repo?? In some states yes..just a few. Paying them to "find" the cars??? that could be as simple as paying a secretary to call debtors on the phone or paying someone to drive by certain addresses looking for a certain brand,model and color of car. You dont have to have a license to make p…
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Probably not. Although the insurance company may give you a discount for taking the course, it will probably be much less than the amount your insurance went up after the accident.
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you can claim anything you want- will the court believe it ??/Did you know the vehicle was uninsured? If you did youre dreaming thinking the "mechanical violation "is valid.That is a financial violation , which should be against the owner, not the operator.That's the argument I would make to the cou…
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If it was relatively recent, I would suggest you do because even if you don't they will find out through the National Consumer Inquiry Council (NCIC) all via computer nowadays then they could cancel you for lying.If it has been more than three years I wouldn't worry about it because even if they fou…
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%DETAILS% It doesnt. In the eyes of the insurance carrier... you are still considered a good driver.. and are still entitled to the same discounts as a person with a clean record.   If you are a CDL driver the speeding ticket is considered a serious violation and could cause an increase in…
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"How will 2 points on your driving record in the last 2 years affect your license and insurance in California?" Your insurance premium is based on a number of factors only one of which is your driving record. If you have points on your license then your insurance will be higher than someone with o…
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Out of state tickets generally are reported back to your home state and treated just as if you had received the ticket there. Call the Georgia DMV and they can give you the answer.   OUT-OF-STATE TICKETS ARE ARE ONLY TWO POINTS IN YOUR STATE.
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From the California Motor Vehicle Code: Violation Point Count: Exception 12810.2. Notwithstanding subdivision(e) of Section 12810, no violation point count shall be given for a conviction of a violation of Section 27315. Not having a seat belt is a non-moving violation, therefore you don't get poi…
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It usually affects your next renewal premium.   It can vary depending on your state, the citation, and your insurance carrier. Normally speeding tickets stay on your record for three years for insurance rating purposes.
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"How many points are assessed for 'failure to wear a seat belt' in Washington state?"Washington state does not have a point system. If a driver receives four moving violations in one year or five moving violations in two years, the Driver License will be suspended for 30 days unless the driver atten…
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It depends on what state you are in and the reasons for the revocation.
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Whether or not a seat belt infraction carries points depends on what state (or country) you are in: Florida's new "Click it or Ticket" program now assesses 3 points to one's driving record. In all Provinces and Territories in Canada, it IS a traffic offense and it carries a fine and THREE …
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A violation for incorrect passing will stay on your record for up to 3 years in most states. Although sometimes if you go on court supervision it will be off your record in a month.
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Yes I am sure of it. I got a ticket in NY and lived in NJ at the time. My insurance premium went up.Sorry! Did you have an NJ license.I know NJ issues 2 points for out-of-state tickets while states like NY/PA do not issue points on out-of-state speeding tickets.   If you have a NYS lic…
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You could tell the court that your dog ate your driver's license. Or perhaps the nearest phone (to call for police or ambulance help to save your sick parent) was a necessary-evil, unavoidable-driving-distance away.More likely than not, you knew that what you asked has no basis, and you must think a…
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you'll get more than one point. i just got my first speeding ticket and that speeding ticket alone will be 1 point.
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Parking tickets are not a part of your driving record. Getting your license suspended for ignoring oparking tickets would show on your license history (actually, on the car owner's).
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Generally the answer is no. However a good attorney may be able to work something out with the court.Reckless driving is a serious offense and you need legal representation. You need to consult immediately with your parents since one of them or an attorney will have to be with you in court.   …
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Traffic fines and court costs are determined by the municipality in which the incident occurred. Call the Clerk of the Traffic Court where the offense was committed.
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No. It's only a minor infraction. You should only have to pay a fine of about $80 if under six months, or about $120 if it's over six months depending on the county.
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He/she will have their license suspended and probably have to attend traffic school. Get ready for some BIG BUCKS in regards to the fine and court costs. And be sure you are sitting down when you get that letter from your insurance company..YIKES!   The courts or motor vehicle dept will suspe…
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%DETAILS% I certainly hope not. Anyone with that record needs to be removed from the highways.   NO! Why waste money on an attorney who will tell you to plead guilty, pay up and learn from your mistakes.   Almost certainly not, most states have rules in place so that if a driver acc…
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No. Nothing will be placed on your driving record until you have had "your day in court".
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California Speeding Ticket Usually you will receive a courtesy notice from the court in about two to three weeks. It will tell you the fine and if you are eligible for traffic school. Usually the traffic school is your best option since this keeps the ticket off your record and avoids an insurance r…
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You can probably fight it on that basis ("Your Honor, I was wearing a seat belt when I was pulled over" if that's what they accidentally put down), but the court may not really care if you were written up clearly and the officer appears. It depends on a lot of factors, but the wrong statute argument…
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Yes. New York is the only state that has an agreement with Canada to transfer speeding tickets. This is balanced because New York does not post tickets to your record that are received in another state.If you travel to Canada often be careful as you near the border. New York State Troopers have been…
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it just so happens that i just got off the phone with my wife's auto ins. company and i asked this exact question. you should know that my wife has full coverage and the policy is just hers, no one else in on it. she has 2 points on her record for speeding in a school zone, a $180 fine in Indiana. a…
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There are attorneys who specialize in getting traffic violations reduced. Which can help keep points from being added to a license. Sometimes it is beneficial in keeping insurance rates from going through the roof also. You need to decide which would be the costliest, paying the fine, and taking the…
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Not unless the two charges were laid at the same time and place.If you have two separate speeding tickets, laid on different days, by different Officers, they will be heard at different times and dates, as the two different Police officers have different "Court days" , when they attend court for all…
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i just moved from California a year ago, an last i knew it was a $75.00 fine for first offense with no seat belt..can also depend upon the ages i believe of the child
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I just got a ticket for going 79 in a 55 and my ticket was for $160. I want to know personally 1. how old you are, 2. what state you're in, and 3. what kind of area it was that you got a speeding ticket (be it a school zone, highway, two way street).. that would make this answer more helpful than j…
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The law enforcement agencies of every state are now linked together via computer- oh computers- how much we just love them? So, YES, whatever infraction you have in another state will show up in your home state. Although it is now becoming a blur as to what "Homestate" really means.
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In most cases if the officer doesn't show up to court the ticket is dropped, but it depends on where you get your ticket. If you get a ticket in my home town the officers don't have to show up and you'll still have to go before a judge or pay the ticket.
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"Will the points be added to you driver's license if you get a speeding ticket out of state?"In general an out of state speeding ticket is treated just as if you received it in your home state. States belong to a Drivers License Compact where they share information and your state will suspend your l…
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Probably around $120. When I get a ticket I ALWAYS go to a lawyer. They can talk to the court and most likely get your ticket down to a non-moving violation and there fees aren't much more than what you would be paying for the ticket in court. Plus a Non-moving violation does not put points on your …
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91 in a 65 cost me $345 and not eligible for traffic school because it was 25 mph over the limit.   81 mph in a 65 mph zone cost me $350 (Glendale, CA - Oct 2005)
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2 points for for 10-19 mph over the limit.Refer to this site for more: http://home.pcisys.net/~bpc/auto_law/pt_md.html
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This depends entirely on state law. Some states do not even have a point system and the same speeding violation can carry different point values in different states.The clerk of court or the DMV in your home state can advise you of how a particular violation will effect your drivers license.Remember…
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There is a warrant for arrest given- You had better go and face them, or matters are only going to get worse- when you least expect them. Remember, they can come looking for you.
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NO, IT WILL FOLLOW YOU. Now all the states are "linked" a long time ago you could get away with it, but not now.
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California Speeding Ticket "How much will a ticket cost for going 55 in a 35mph zone in California?For a California speeding ticket you will receive a courtesy notice in about two weeks that will give you the amount of the fine, information on a Trial by Declaration and advise if you are eligible fo…
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Reckless Driving "If the citation states 'followed another vehicle too close than is reasonable' is it considered as reckless? "This is the traffic ticket description of the violation. You need to check the statute number on the ticket to determine the exact charge. You can do this by calling the DM…
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you will get 3 points and no your license can not be taken just for that   It depends on which state you live in. In some US states, careless driving is an automatic license suspension, plus a fine and maybe, jail time. Depends on the situation and the Judge's attitude towards bad drivers. &…
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you are wrong about $100 for each mile over the limit. For 101 in a 65 the fine is $402. But you are not eligeble for traffic school and it is 2 points on your license. the fine increases once you hit 100 mph but it is nothing too substantial. all there is to worry about is wreckless driving charges
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in California you are chaged $150 for each mile/hour over the speed limit. Since you are a minor (under age 18) that fine doubles to $300 for each mile/hour over.
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You can always appeal to the District Attorney. It is up to him/her to grant the appeal and the terms of the appeal.It never hurts to ask.
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You did not post your state so it is impossible to accurately answer your question. Some states do not have point systems and others have point systems that are different from other states. The only way to know for sure is to contact your DMV.There is also a difference in insurance points and driver…
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Not much. It is a city by-law offense that cannot be pursued out of the state. The only time it could cause you a problem is if you are stopped in MASS, and they run a computer check on you. In that case they will require you to pay it before you can be released. Usually the cop will follow you…
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By how much did you exceed the posted speed limit?
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Cannot give full answer, but basically means racing at 85+MPH. Carries a tougher penalty than just excessive speed due to the increased danger from racing.   Consequences...........Loose your license, maybe the car will be impounded, so you cannot drive it, and the fine will be huge, in order…
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You will have to attend on the "court date" and try to have it with-drawn, by the prosecutor, on the basis that the citation is "defective" it it's information. He/she may drop it, or may have the officer re-write another charge on the spot. It will be decided on YOUR past driving record, and Y…
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California state law says that the maximum fine for speeding is $500 for the first offense, and $750 for subsequent offenses. The fine for a speeding ticket can only go above that if it has multiple citations. For example, if you are charged with speeding and reckless driving, you will have to pay …
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"If you got a speeding ticket a year ago and completed online traffic school and just received another ticket will online traffic school remove it?"It depends on your state which you failed to mention. Online traffic school is only allowed every so many months. For California Online Traffic School y…
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I don't think so... unless the state has gave the right to check for immigrant legal status to the police, if not. they can not do it. all they do is put you in jail, you have to pay your bond and that's it, some states only check your legal status if you do a big crime, like robbery or killing some…
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Points system on your license Each state determines how many points you can accumulate on your license before it is suspended. In the state of Georgia, for example, your license will be suspended if you accumulate 15 points within a 24-month period, or if you commit one or more of several different …
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A Georgia Drivers license class "CP" is also referred to as an instructional drivers license requires another license driver (18 or over) to be present with the permit holder. There is no exception(Ga. O.C.G.A. 40-5-20). Georgia law further provides a class "D" or provisionary drivers license to new…
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%DETAILS% In Illinois, you could be arrested for No Valid DL, a misdemeanor offense. Without a legal, licensed driver, you don't have a license.   What you described is an administrative penalty more than anything else. If you do have a permit it isn't neccesarily a criminal offense per…
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you don't get your liscense until your 16 and if your 16 or 17 then you wont have your learners permit anymore Check the driving manual in your state. It should say what will happen. Some states will charge a fine. Some states will arrest you. Some will impound your car or make your parents come …
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It depends what stae you live in.In here in Alabama no you can't. There is no state that will allow a student driver (Class CP) to drive without a person who is over the age of 18-21 in the car (the age of the other driver may vary). A Class D license will enable the underage driver to drive wit…
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i would plead not guilty on the ticket, schedual a court date. hope the officer doesn't show, and if he does. tell the judge that you "plead for leaniancy" and that you realize your mistake If this is your first offense - just pay the hefty fine and hope that they do not give you points. It is u…
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16...   16 permit 16 1/2 - junior license 17 1/2 - unrestricted license
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The age limite for drive in califonia is 18, 18 is the legal age. u can drive at 16, but you need Driving school and about 70 hours of practice driving.
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No-you know what city you were in when you got the ticket, whether or not you think it's illegible on the ticket, and the judge is going to say the same thing to you; using the officer's supposed "sloppy" handwriting is not a good defense, and not going to get you off--Sorry. (Married to a Colorado…
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The average wait is anywhere from 18 months to three years or whenever someone at DMV gets slacky and forgets to upload your conviction when updating records, in such case you would get lucky. If you took Traffic School, that will probably erase the numeric points but a summary of the conviction it…
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Traffic fines are regulated by the municipality in which the violation occurs. A person can find out the amount of the ticket and court costs by contacting the clerk of traffic court. This is a partial answer. If you mouth off to the officer your ticket cost is problably going to be higher than th…
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%DETAILS% Answer I think it depends on what state you live in. I don't know where you are from but in the state I live in, you'd be LUCKY to just get a ticket and a fine, because the police CAN and WILL take you to jail for driving that many mph over the posted limit.
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Probably nothing,if it were a minor offense, like a parking ticket. You'll get a notice in the mail wanting you to pay up, regardless of the offense. Of course if you get pulled over in that state again and they run (which they usually do) your license info. You could go to jail until you have a hea…
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i live in woodland hills, was doing 43 in a 30 and my ticket without traffic school is 220!!
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They can't. A state cannot suspend a person's license that has been issued in another state.   If you don't pay the citation, your ability to drive in WI will be suspended. Furthermore, depending upon the jurisdiction, they may also issue a warrant for your arrest. Then the next time you are …
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Depends on the state traffic laws. And probbly if it was on an interstate or residential roadway.
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Traffic laws are designated by state and municipal laws. The amount of fine depends on where you live and what laws are applicable. Regardless of your state/city you can bet it will be BIG $$$.
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No. Even if some of the states that are crossed have no laws preventing it, some probably do. Also if the person(s) are traveling on a federal highway it would definitely not be legal.   Is it a stupid thing to do ?? Uh Ya. And if you come into Canada it is most definitely illegal.
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"How much would a speeding ticket cost in Georgia for going through a 55mph construction zone at 85mph?" Only the Georgia traffic court listed on your ticket can give you an accurate answer. Based on previous situations a 30mph over ticket is around 388.00 which will be doubled to a whopping 77…
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Depending on the facts, your FIRST one could be your LAST one. In some states a careless driving charge is jail time, the car is confiscated, and sold, and the fine could be up to $5,000. The idea is not to get ANY TICKETS. It is not a contest that you want to win.
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New York does not post minor out of state speeding ticket to your record. However they will post speeding tickets received in Canada.
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3 points http://www.speedingticketcentral.com/Florida-speeding-ticket.html Florida Drivers License Point System The Florida Traffic Violation Point System Violation Points* Leaving the scene of an accident resulting in property damage of more than $50 6 Unlawful speed resulting in an accident 6…
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In most states, the DRIVER is held responsible for ensuring that ALL passengers are buckled in. The driver pays the fine, in this case.
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Answer Once you've received the ticket, you have officially been charged and thus statute of limitations no longer applies.
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If there's no one with a license in the car they'll call your parents and take the car. you'll probably have to wait till 21 or maybe a little older to get your liscences then, depending on why they stopped you.If someone does have a license and you are pulled over you will most likely get a citatio…
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Your driving record starts fresh when you get a license in a new state, BUT your INSURANCE RECORD follows you around, where ever you go. All states are linked now so if you have a hold on your license in one state when you go to get your license in another state they won't let you get your license u…
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It depends on much "over the posted speed limit" you were convicted of.The higher the speed that you are charged and convicted of, the more points you will accumulate on your record.In some places, double the " posted limit " is automatic jail time and a huge fine and the car may be impounded for a …
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A Maryland speeding ticket will be reported to new Jersey and it will be two points against your driving license. There are only a few states that do not report speeding tickets to other states and Maryland is not one of them. A Maryland speeding ticket attorney can often get a probation before judg…
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The first thing you need to do if you get a New York speeding ticket is take notes on what happened. It is important for you to be able to recall exactly what happened in case you have to recollect that information. The thing you don't want to do is plead guilty before speaking with a New York spee…
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After 18 months since our last ticket you are elligible to attend traffic school....SO YES...you can get the ticket off of your record....and 89mph is nothing.....people get those ticket everday.....especiall in CA. I went to this school and it was cheap and easy.
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You still have to appear in court, on the "court date" and ask the Prosecutor if the ticket can be with-drawn, based on it's "defects". If the vehicle plate number is correct, and it is registered to you, he may have the officer re-write the ticket on the spot and you will still have to answer …
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Traffic violations such as parking in spaces reserved for the handicapped are set by municipalities (city, county, township). There should be a phone number on the citation, or the person involved can contact the clerk of the traffic court that has jurisdiction where the ticket was written. It can r…
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Answer If you are just late I'd contact the court and make arrangements. Otherwise your drivers license will be suspended for failure to pay fines and an arrest warrant will probably be issued for you. The court may wait very short time (within five days) before give out warrant. The sooner you …
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Traffic citations are usually issued as a result of a violation. When the officer issues a citation, they are using the information provided from your drivers license. Along with the name of the licensee, there is also a description of the person and a drivers license number. That number identifies …
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