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  • I am again serving as my own attorney at a trial before a municipal judge cited for "passing a stopped school bus" -need advice.

    I never did see a school bus; nor did I see the police car. The first thing I said to the officer was,"Where?". I mean, one doesn't miss a bus with flashing lights!!! I distinctly remember, however, after later finding out where the supposed bus ...

    Scott’s Answer

    Chefs, accountants, plumbers, landscapers, attorneys...all examples of service providers. You need a service provided and you can try to provide it for yourself or hire someone to provide it for you. In most situations, someone who spends all day every day providing such a service is likely to perform the service better than you can on your own. Not always better, and yes there will always be a cost, but a pro is a pro... That said, if you are tempted to represent yourself, better doing it on a minor traffic related matter than a more serious situation.

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  • I was issued a speeding ticket. Will it be dismissed since the officer left off my mph along with other details?

    The officer also didn't specify how my speed was clocked on the ticket, but I requested a calibration check upon being stopped which is stated on the ticket as being 3.5 hours before I was pulled over.

    Scott’s Answer

    They certainly can't prosecute you with the summons as is--there needs to be some notification given to you of what the charge against you is.

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  • How long do courts in New York keep record of traffic / speeding tickets?

    I got 4 traffic tickets, within the last 10 year, 3 of them were dismissed, one was paid. The speeding ticket I paid , was about 10 years ago in NJ, the dismissed ones about 6 - 3 years ago in New York. I don't have any record of those tickets. I...

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    Start by calling/visiting the court which handled the ticket.

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  • Department of Justice of Hong Kong mislead the High Court of Hong Kong, I am looking for a lawyer, pls contact me for details.

    Department of Justice of Hong Kong mislead the High Court of Hong Kong, I am looking for a lawyer, pls contact me for details. it is a traffic case. 2 persecutors Mislead the court to against the computer record and CSI testimonies.

    Scott’s Answer

    You probably want to look for someone local. My guess is most lawyers on here will have limited experience with traffic matters in Hong Kong.

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  • Is there a statute of limitations on unpaid traffic citations, like driving without priveledges, in the state of Oregon?

    I have an unpaid driving infraction from1995 that is keeping me from getting my license in Idaho, I haven't been to Oregon since 1995 and Idaho issued me a license in 2006-2010. When I went to renew my license this year they told me to call OR.

    Scott’s Answer

    Statute of limitations has to do with how much time elapses between the incident and when you are officially charged with something. With a traffic ticket, you are charged right there, same time and place. There's no statute of limitations issue. What you are asking is whether a state must simply forgive money due and drop the issue after a certain amount of time and the answer is no.

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  • Got pulled over in NY gave the cop my license and registration. Cop went to pull over another car and I left. What can happen?

    Will I just get a ticket in the mail for the violation of turning right and wasn't suppose to or will more happen?

    Scott’s Answer

    I would expect to hear about this one way or the other. I'm sure the officer wasn't too pleased. What may happen next is at least partially dependent on what you were pulled over for in the first place and may be exacerbated by your leaving the scene (additional failure to comply w/ a lawful order charge).

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  • I made a left turn Midtown Manhattan against posted sign, as there was an ambulance behind me trying to get by. Valid excuse?

    I made a left turn Midtown Manhattan against posted sign, as there was an ambulance behind me trying to get by. Is this a valid excuse? Police officer just kept yelling and refused to accept it. Office also incorrectly wrote down the color of my ...

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    Avoiding an emergency vehicle absolutely justifies disobeying the sign. However, don't expect the police officer to agree that there was an emergency vehicle forcing you to do what you did. Otherwise, why did he write the ticket? There are other things to look at in a case like this too. Color of car, unfortunately isn't one of them.

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  • Can i be charge for tickets my employer got

    i am a truck driver i got two tickets for equipment not safe The company charged me for them And they charged me for a fine that i am not aware of they wont tell me what the fine is for

    Scott’s Answer

    That's between you and your employer. If anything, it would probably be more of an employment law issue.

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  • I went to court a couple of weeks ago to fight a speeding ticket. The judge ask me did I have a witness and i said yes.

    at some point later in the proceedings, I stated I had a witness. She said, I didnot. She ask the officer and he concur with her. Then after my wife shouted out I did, several minutes later, she allowed my wife to testify without being sworn in. I...

    Scott’s Answer

    We do TVB appeals. It's hard to tell exactly what happened from your description. Regardless, the transcript of the hearing will be the most accurate representation of everything that was said in the courtroom. Prior to reading the transcript, it's impossible to judge your chances of success. Generally, TVB appeals are quite difficult to win. You have 30 days from the date of conviction to file the appeal. Contact us if you'd like to discuss.

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  • Is it legal that I had been given a traffic citation without police witnessing the event?

    I had gotten in minor accident where I had completed a left turn and was signaling to make a uturn to park next to the sidewalk in a residential area with no traffic lines. The driver who had hit my car was attempting to drive around my car, while...

    Scott’s Answer

    If you decide to have a trial on the matter, it can be harder for an officer to properly answer questions on cross exam if he didn't witness the incident. However, it's not impossible--in NY, an example might be an officer who testifies that skid marks were present after a rear end accident on the highway may be able to successfully sustain a charge of following too close.

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