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  • I was issued a citation for failure to slow down or change lanes for a parked emergency vehicle by Idaho state police, fight it?

    The police car was prked on the side of the highway. i think he had just had someone pulled over. I was not able to change lanes as the highway was very busy but i did slow down. Should i hire an attorney to fight this?

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    It is always a good idea to hire an attorney. That being said, you have to make a cost benefit analysis. You might want to go to your first court date and try to speak with the prosecutor and explain that due to traffic conditions you were not able to move over. See if the prosecutor might be willing to change the charge to a non-moving violation or something that will not go on your drivers license history. If the prosecutor is unwilling to change the charge you can always request to have your case continued in order to speak with an attorney.

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  • I am late on paying my court fine for 2 speeding tickets. I haven't had a job and recently living couch to couch.

    How do I go about getting this taken care of? I did my community service and traffic school. So it's not like I am trying to get out of anything. I honestly am not in a place to pay 600 in fines. I'm terrified about having a warrant or going to ja...

    John’s Answer

    I would contact the Court and tell them about your employment situation. Try to make contact with the Court before the Court makes contact with you. Some jurisdictions will work with you if you can show that you are making a good faith effort to pay. The longer you wait without taking any action the greater the risk the Court will take some action. See if you can obtain a free consultation with an attorney in your area that is familiar with this Court.

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  • Got it accident.. Fail to yield and the other driver doesnt have a license.. Can i file a claim to his insurance??

    Officer Said fight in the court coz i have a chance

    John’s Answer

    I would consult with an attorney first. You can always file a claim, but generally the at fault party for the collision will be the party to that has to pay out damages.

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  • My Truck and boat were damaged in an accident that was not fault of my own. what rights do I have inregards to compensation

    The insurance company of the driver at fault has made a couple of offers for the replacement cost of my boat and trailer but they are so low that I would be unable to replace them with something comperable to what I had. what rights do I have in r...

    John’s Answer

    You may want to look up the Kellie Blue Book value of the car and boat. Try to provide photos and other documentation such as the value of similar cars, boats and trailers to your attorney or the insurance company supporting your opinion of the value of the car and boat. You can also get appraisals from experts in an attempt to show the true value of your loss.

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  • I missed court. how can i get it rescheduled?

    i called recorders court and it said my court date was on the 5th. i went in and they said it was on the third. what should i do now?

    John’s Answer

    You can typically call the clerk of court and get your case re-set but you will probably have to pay court costs to get the case reset. Some judges have a "catch all" calendar where people who have missed their court dates can show up and resolve their cases. Your case may already be in license suspension status and/or a bench warrant may have been issued. It is important to address this issue as quickly as possible.

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  • I recieved a speeding ticket 85 in a 65 mph. The officer put the wrong court date. Will they dismiss it?

    I have only had 1 out of state speeding ticket about 6 yrs ago and no other tickets or points at all. I was clocked going 85 in a 65 on Ga 365. I didnt see the evidence of that though. He gave me a ticket with the wrong court date on it. He put th...

    John’s Answer

    This is called a scribner's error and can be corrected by the officer or prosecutor in court. It will not automatically result in a dismissal. You always have a chance to have the speed reduced but it depends on the facts and circumstances of your case as well as your past driving history.

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