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  • I was given 2 speeding tickets by a cop on the same day and time, all because I didn't pull over until almost 1 mile later.

    I got pulled over by a cop for going 40 mph on a 25 mph residential area. I actually didn't stop until almost 1 mile later because I didn't think the cop was after me. I didn't think I wasn't speeding at 40 mph. It was my first time being pulled o...

    Michael’s Answer

    You say NOTHING to the prosecutor.. You retain a traffic ticket defense lawyer to move to dismiss for charging you twice on the same transaction and occurrence in violation of your US Constitutional Right against Double Jeopardy.

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  • What is the penalty for my 17 yr old son ticketed for driving past 9 with a DJ license?

    He's had his license for 9 months

    Michael’s Answer

    Penalties are for people whom flail themselves upon the system by pleading guilty "as charged" rather than retaining counsel and asserting your rights. I know it is counter intuitive to everything you have been taught by the "systems," be it school, church, or Boy Scouts, but the LAST THING someone should do in a court of law is confess their guilt to "take responsibility" for their mistake, because by doing that you get the worse possible outcome - in your son's case a fine, license suspension, and for your family's auto insurance an insurance increase. Rather, if you retain counsel your lawyer can negotiate a plea to a LESSER charge to avoid the suspension and insurance increase, but yet your son still pays a small fine for his misdeeds. In the big scheme of things the attorney's fee you spend will save you a lot of money in fines, aggravation, and insurance increases well beyond the lawyer's fee.

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  • Can i get a deferred adjudication regarding my case?

    I am an out of state driver from Rhode Island and just got a speeding ticket 2 days ago. Police stated that I was going 87 in a 65. I never get a ticket before so this is my first speeding ticket. I got caught in the i87s going from Albany to Manh...

    Michael’s Answer

    There is no such thing as "deferred adjudication" here in NY. Retain counsel to represent you and get the case dismissed or reduced. When you retain counsel you do not have to come back to court your lawyer goes for you. The fine alone as charged totals $693.00 with all of the surcharges. So the cheapest way out of this is through retaining counsel.

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  • Hi I got a speeding ticket I went 75 but limit is 50 is there any way not to loose 6 points

    I am driving taxi cab I don't wonna loose 6 points in my license how to get read of this ticket

    Michael’s Answer

    There is 1 way, and 1 way only to get rid of the ticket:

    (1) Retain Counsel, and
    (2) Hope your lawyer wins the trial

    That's it. That's all you can do. Hire a lawyer and let him or her worry about it. If you are found Not Guilty you will get no points.

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  • 2 charges in nyc dwi and dwai

    Arrested in Nyc, the two charges are dwi Vtl 1192.3 and dwai vtl 1192.1. Blew under .05. What are the Chances of winning and getting it dismissed with a legal aid?

    Michael’s Answer

    It's a pretty irrelevant question considering the court only assigns legal aid to persons who are indigent and cannot afford a lawyer. So it's not as though you have a choice as to whom your lawyer is. So tell him or her to take it to trial.

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  • Is an infraction for a glass container on the beach in San Diego a criminal offense?

    I received a ticket for a glass container on the beach in San Diego CA (violation code 63.0102(b)(7). Is this a "criminal" offense and will it show up on my record anywhere? I am from MA and will not be contesting it. The ticket says this infrac...

    Michael’s Answer

    This is the wrong place to be airing this query out my friend. Don't be penny wise and dollar foolish retain counsel to represent you in San Diego. Like you said, this could be a criminal case which can follow you for the rest of your life. Don't do the ignorant thing and seek free advice here from non-California lawyers that do not have a clue about California code or law. If you live out of state your California lawyer can likely take a power of attorney from you and appear on your behalf and at a minimum plea bargain this to non-criminal violation which will not cause you any problems getting jobs or good insurance rates in the future. Confused about what I mean when I say "plea bargain?" Exactly. That's why you need to reach out to, hire, and pay a California lawyer to represent you and guide you though this minefield. His mine detection skills will keep you safe. Continue on blindly into the mine field alone and I can assure you that you will get your legs blown off.

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  • I had a problem with a mass state police officer do have any recourse against him or the state police.

    I was arrested for trying to explain why I had driven away from an incident on the highway. Beside swearing at me he used excessive force in doing it

    Michael’s Answer

    You start off by making a formal civilian complaint to the police department. Next, seek counsel of a civil rights attorney to see if there is anything you can do to get some money out of the situation. Good luck.

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  • My handicap daughter broke her tibia while her nurse the school hired was wheeling her through a doorway. Can we sue?

    Is the school liable?

    Michael’s Answer

    All of these other lawyers are correct; reach out to a personal injury specialist ASAP. Best of luck!

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  • If I am pet sitting 2 dogs in my home and one dog attacked the other, am I supposed to pay vet bill?

    I was pet sitting for 3 dogs at the time, 2 dogs were mom and male pup the other dog was a small poodle. The 2 dogs belonged to Lauren the poodle belonged to Rose. The women were sisters. The male pup Spanky is one year old , the poodle Remi i...

    Michael’s Answer

    I would think that there is no liability on your part, however the mistake you made was in putting the charge on your card. Now you have to get payment back from Lauren, and if she does not pay you will have to sue her for the money. Never put a debt on your card for another person.

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  • Speeding Ticket on I-278 in NY

    I was driving on the highway took the wrong exit ended up on I-278 and before I knew it was being pulled over for speeding in area of road work, I was very polite to the officer and step by step walked through everything with hand placement. I am ...

    Michael’s Answer

    It's not a misdemeanor but it's an 8 point speed and a huge insurance increase. Plus, it sounds like you were written in Staten Island and if that is the case you stand a tangible chance at having your license suspended as well. The NYC DMV Traffic Violations Bureau is a cold hearted place, and they do not care whether you are in the military, a veteran, or a draft dodger. You really need to retain counsel.

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