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  • How can I fight this? Wants the best option in this case? Can a attorney work with me having some tickets in judgment?

    My mother in law lend me her name to put under my car. Now, I have close to $6000 dollars in parking tickets. (Some in judgment) The tickets are for the same thing which is "front plate missing"(46 tickets) since I was missing the front plate to...

    Michael’s Answer

    It is a legal impossibility to "lend" someone your name to title a vehicle. No matter what you think, the car is your mother in laws. If your mother in law was smart, she'd take the plates, hand them into the DMV, and donate the car to charity. This thing is nothing but trouble to her.

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  • Best way to defend myself against a (radar) speeding ticket?

    I am due in court at month's end to contest a speeding ticket that I received this past summer. The police officer said that they caught me on radar doing 55 in a 35. It was around midnight with only a few cars on the road and I think the officer ...

    Michael’s Answer

    Do not consent to the radar calibration certificate coming into evidence; make the prosecution lay the foundation then ask to vior dire. Vior dire on the elements of the business records exception to the hearsay rule. After you vior dire move to preclude based on your questions which underminded the foundation. If the calibration certificate is precluded from evidence then the cop cannot testify as to the radar reading; if not he can. But even if the certificate and radar testimony is precluded you still have work to do. The prima facie case is made out on the visual estimation, not the radar. Again, move to strike any testimony of visual estimation unless the witness has laid the foundation as to his expertise. At the close of the prosecution's foundation again ask to Vior dire on the elements of the expertise (training certification). Then, move to preclude testimony of the witness based on undermining through your vior dire. If the court precludes you're home free the case has to be dismissed; if not then you have to continue on and cross examine after the direct testimony is closed. Your cross examination questions need to undermine the testimony as to the visual estimation. You do this by reverse extrapolation of the formula R x T = D. You are solving, through your questions, for R. You do this by eliciting testimony of T & D, and then dividing D by T to get FPS. The conversion factor of FPS to MPH is 1.46. Obviously, you'll have to bring a calculator but it's easy to do as you are questioning. Depending on what the mathematically proven MPH is will turn on your next set of questions. If it supports that you were not speeding then you bolster the testimony by having the witness attest to the accuracy of his answers; if it supports that you were speeding then you ask the witness for the calibration certificate of the radar that was used when he was trained. With these tips, I am sure you'll do just fine without a lawyer. Good luck!

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  • Is a speeding ticket valid if an offer writes down the information from and old registration and a new registration?

    Ok I got a speeding ticket going 60 in a 30mph zone and I handed the officer my information but I gave him the information on my old car and my new car. The office wrote out the ticket with the information from my old car and in the corner of the ...

    Michael’s Answer

    So in addition to speeding, if you handed him he info on purpose it sounds like you committed the crime of interfering with government administration, as well as failure to produce registration. I would not lead with that defense in court if I were you, as you may leave there in shiny new bracelets and a pile of paper indicating your now criminal charges complements of the local PD. Rather, you should retain counsel to protect you from yourself.

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  • How to deal with Traffic Violations (Back -to-Back) ?

    I was hit with a couple of traffic moving violations summons in Newark. One is Failure to observe stop or yield signs 39:4–144 (2 Points) and the other one is Careless driving 39:4–97 (2 Points). These summons occurred today on 1/4/16. I'm actual...

    Michael’s Answer

    How about running this by the lawyer you already trust because you hired him.

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  • How would I go about taking legal action.

    I recently found out on October 1st 2015 that I contracted HSV2. My partner swears its not him I contracted the disease from. It's been about two months that I have asked him to see his medical records he said he will show me it. I'm still waitin...

    Michael’s Answer

    Assuming for arguments sake that he gets tested and he's positive. Who's to say he did not contract it from you?

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  • What are my options? Can I get the case dropped? . Do I need a lawyer at my first court date? Can I postpone first court date

    I caught a dwi in CT last week. Pretty much. I was parked on the side if exit ramp sleep, cAR was on for heat. It was cld. Ex 3 Greenwich Southbound...meaning going towards ny..pretty much sleep. I was on my way hme, didnt feel good. Maybe...

    Michael’s Answer

    "I need my license for work..." that says it all, doesn't it. HIRE COUNSEL. You will be glad you did.

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  • What should I do in this scenario? I know I must appear in court but should I fight all or some of the tickets?

    Recently I had been pulled over and received 5 tickets for 1 stop, I believe that's a little excessive. Three tickets are basically the same thing, driving while unlicensed, unlicensed operator and AUO (aggravated unlicensed operater) meanwhile I ...

    Michael’s Answer

    You are in deep trouble. Stop saying you can't afford to retain counsel. You can't afford not to. If you have to sell your car to do so, because at the rate you are going you are facing losing it anyhow. Plus you are facing a permanent, non-sealable criminal conviction. Do what you have to, put together the funds, put it on your credit card., make the sacrifice, pony up the money, and retain counsel.

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    Hi, I just got a complaint "pink paper" after getting pulled over by the police for passing over a double yellow line to cut off the car in front of me. The violation is 240.20 subsection 7. I told him my excuse which was that I really had to go ...

    Michael’s Answer

    No one is going to answer these questions. You are seeking not general info but specific information on how to do it yourself. Sorry, that's not what we're here for to give you our inventory so you can do it yourself. If you want to do it yourself then go learn it.

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  • What is the consequence of driving unsupervised with only a permit?

    I got caught driving unsupervised with only a learner's permit. What is the worst thing that could happen to me? Do I need to hire a lawyer?

    Michael’s Answer

    What is the worst thing that could happen to me? JAIL TIME. SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF YOUR PERMIT. INCREASED INSURANCE PREMIUMS. DELAY IN WHEN YOU CAN TAKE YOUR ROAD TEST

    Do I need to hire a lawyer? ONLY IF YOU WANT TO AVOID JAIL, SUSPENSIONS, REVOCATIONS, INSURANCE INCREASES AND NOT DELAY GETTING YOUR LICENSE. IF NONE OF THIS CONCERNS YOU THEN NO.

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  • I want to get a police officer to testify in my dwi trial. What forms do I have to use to call him to testify?

    Ask a police officer questions about my DWI that was over 10 years ago

    Michael’s Answer

    No, this is NOT how this works. You are not asking a general question regarding a legal matter. You are asking a SPECIFIC question so that you can DIY. Has it ever dawned on you that the information you seek is our INVENTORY. It's what we SELL. When you walk into a sporting goods store to buy a fishing rod you ask queIons about the equipment and its suitability to your application. You don't ask to borrow a rod to go fishing and return it after you are done. So don't ask a lawyer for his inventory to circumvent hiring one. If you want to DIY then DIY. Go hit a law library and learn how to do it. You will probably never know what you don't know no matter how much you learn. But you'll get what you pay for.

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