Unfortunately the defense of "other drivers did it too" doesn't work. The officer decided that it would be you who got the ticket.
As an out of state driver you need to consider whether the points that would accompany a guilty plea would follow you to your home state. In addition you want to consider what this may do to your insurance premium.
Fighting a ticket in NYC tends to be a guilty or not guilty proposition, with no plea bargaining or lessening of charges. Contact an...
Many states share license information. However, what each state chooses to do with that information can vary. A Florida Traffic Law attorney would be in a better position to advise you whether this will carry over.
Disorderly conduct is a very broad statute that can be used by the police in a variety of situations, this one included. Whether you feel he was justified or not, you need an attorney to represent you on this matter. A Desk Appearance Ticket is a serious matter.
As the other answers have indicated, an international license is not a strong defense. You did not mention where you received the ticket, or what speed you are accused of driving. I recommend you contact a traffic attorney who can assist you with this matter.
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Seeking guardianship is typically a last resort. If your brother still has the capacity to do so, a power of attorney is a much less invasive way to proceed. However if that is not possible petitioning the court to become appointed the guardian of his person and property may be a good option. Guardianship under article 81 is a complex area and i would encourage you to seek legal counsel.
My office provides no cost consultations on these matters.
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If the will has already been admitted to probate and you have been appointed the executor by the court then I recommend you speak with a NC estates and probate attorney to determine what steps you need to take in order to petition the court to be removed as executor. If the probate process has not started yet and you have not been appointed then the process is simpler. Contact a NC attorney to discuss your options.
The $300 penalty you are referring to is the Driver Responsibility Assessment. If you have less than six points it does not apply.
Points do not become visible on your motor vehicle report until there has been a final adjudication of your case. After all, until you either plead guilty or are found guilty you are considered innocent. As far as when an insurance company will see the points, the answer is it all depends. Not every insurance carrier runs a motor vehicle reports for every...
Attorney Kalker is correct. As a CDL holder your husband can not afford to simply plead guilty. Maintaining a clean driving record is crucial for him. An experienced traffic law attorney will be able to help control or minimize any damage.