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  • I got a speeding ticket for 24 over in NC.

    The officer pulled 2 of us at the same time. He said he clocked one of us doing 24 over but didn't know which one it was so he gave us both a ticket. I wasn't the one doing that speed. How do I contest this since he didn't know for sure himself?

    Scott’s Answer

    I wouldn't count on him admitting he wasn't "sure" come court so you'll probably need to contest it as if he never said anything at all.

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  • I hired a lawyer to appear for me in out of state traffic court 3 months ago.

    He will not return my calls or answer my questions, and I need this ticket tken care of as it is a mandatory appearance. The lawyer is avoiding me, has taken my money and has not done anything regarding resolving this legal matter. What do I do?

    Scott’s Answer

    Not sure which state it is in, but you may need to call another attorney assuming you can't pay a visit to the original attorney in person.

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  • Got a ticket for beeping at a unmarked police car. Guilty?

    I was approaching a intersection intending to make a right turnand a unmarked police car was blocking the intersection with the cop inside the car, to prevent myself from being stuck in the intersection I briefly beeped at the car so I can get t...

    Scott’s Answer

    You're not anything until there's a final decision on the case. You did two things wrong here. First, you entered the intersection without absolute certainty you could make it to the other side. That is the driver's responsibility, not the vehicle in front of him (assuming the vehicle in front hasn't just stopped for no reason in the middle of the intersection). Second, you honked your horn at an officer. That's never going to help a situation. You can fight it like anything else. Carries no points fyi.

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  • I got ticket (violation of 08/316.605.1) saying "Object is covering states name on tag". Should I go to court?

    I have a leased car and the dealer have the usual license plate cover with his info (I see that in very high percentage of car) that cover is blocking a bit the MyFlorida.com and the Sunshine State wording (top and bottom). I don't consider my fau...

    Scott’s Answer

    Visible issues like this (those you can see on a reasonable inspection of your car) are generally going to be the driver's responsibility, not the dealer or the owner if a non-owner was driving. You can always contest the ticket like any other.

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  • I got a ticket for not stopping at a red light while i was going to make a right turn

    so i was getting of the freeway and was coming up on a red light as i approached it i notice a highway patrol had stopped somebody already and were giving them a ticket so i get to the red light and i stopped put my signal to make a right and then...

    Scott’s Answer

    You have no better chance of winning on your own, unrepresented, just because you say you stopped. Officer says you didn't. Pretty common situation.

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  • Is a ticket for parking too close to a fire hydrant in Houston TX worth fighting?

    I received a parking ticket for $105.00 for parking within 15' of a fire hydrant. I was 10'+ away at least, but maybe not 15'. I also took a picture of where I parked. Is it worth trying to do anything, or should I just pay the ticket?

    Scott’s Answer

    If there's an opportunity to contest it and it won't cost money or too much time, why not?

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  • Do I need a lawyer for a speeding ticket?

    It occurred in Weehawken and I was doing 46 in a 25. This is my first ticket in 6 years and I do not want to get any points.

    Scott’s Answer

    You always maximize the chances of success with an attorney who appears in the court on a regular basis. Doesn't mean you must have one but if you're looking to cover all your bases...

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  • Got a ticket but never got pulled over.

    I was driving down a 25mph street and was maybe doing 40mph. There was a cop on that street with animal control doing some business with a house. He yells slow down, which i did but never follows me. Then i get home and 15mins later he shows up at...

    Scott’s Answer

    The answer to "can" an officer give a ticket is just about always yes. Will it hold up in court is a different story. Of course how well the officer could observe the situation and where/when the actual ticket was issued may be relevant issues, but I wouldn't expect the officer to agree that your vehicle wasn't "really visible" to him.

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  • Can you assist with matters in New York state; in particular parking violations?

    While on vacation in New York, in August, a parking violation was issued against the rental car in my possesion. I was not in the vicinity of the alleged violation at any time during my stay in New York

    Scott’s Answer

    What can be done with a parking ticket depends somewhat on where it was issued (which court). That said, if you are from out of state and can't handle it yourself, it's unlikely an attorney is the answer. It will potentially cost more than the ticket itself.

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  • Hi on nov 27 2012 iwas driving thought yonkers it was dark ididint know if i cross the traffic white light it flash .i need ans

    how much its going to costs me and point toward my lic.

    Scott’s Answer

    Sounds like you may be talking about a red light camera ticket? I'm not sure. If you are, you'll have to wait and see if a ticket comes in the mail. Good news is camera tickets do not go on your license at all.

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