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Shaffer Timothy Cormell

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  • Can I do community service for a city of Alameda speeding ticket in lieu of paying the $332 fine?

    I got a ticket for speeding . . . can I choose setting a court date and then ask for community service based on being unemployed and having financial hardship? And if I can do community service, can I also have the ticket not count on my record, f...

    Shaffer’s Answer

    Generally, in California you can do community service to take care of the fine on a traffic ticket. However, usually there is a fee for doing community service of approximately $100.00. Sometimes courts can waive some of that fee if the determine that you have funds to pay the whole amount.

    Hope things work out for you.

    Shaffer Cormell
    Law Offices of Shaffer Cormell

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  • I have a warrant for a change of address ticket in windcrest, what should i do? How long will I stay in jail?

    I got the ticket in june and missed my court date the following month, i paid a bond $100 to keep from being arrested, they reset my court date, told me i still have to pay additional $185, i paid $60 so far. i had til oct 23rd to pay rest balance...

    Shaffer’s Answer

    If you missed the arraignment court date then usually the sooner you get into court to take care of the ticket better. However, after a long period of time sometimes the officer moves, retires, or just does not show up in court. Then the case may be dismissed. Nevertheless, the best thing to do now is talk a local attorney who handles traffic tickets in the area where you received the citation.

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  • Received a ticket 4 expired tabs,5 days later I recieved another ticket.How long do i hav to respond to the ticket? Do i pay2tix

    Do I have to pay both tickets? The citation number is 169.79 Thank you

    Shaffer’s Answer

    When you were issues the ticket usually there is a date to appear close to the area you signed. Look carefully at the date to appear and then make sure you handle by that date.

    Best wishes,

    Shaffer Cormell

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  • 17, went to traffic school for 16 MPH over speed limit. 3 months another ticket for 15MPH over limit. Will I get supervision?

    I am 17 and finished traffic school for 16 mph over speed limit, 3 months later got a ticket for 15 mph over speed limit. In Cook County will I be eligable for court supervision?

    Shaffer’s Answer

    Consult with a lawyer who handles traffic tickets in the court that you are cited to appear in as soon as possible. They will be able to give you guidance as to your options on how to possibly keep the points off your driving record.

    Wish you the best,

    Shaffer T. Cormell
    Attorney at Law
    Law Offices of Shaffer Cormell
    1130 West Hobsonway, Suite 101
    Blythe, California 92225-1422
    Telephone: 760-922-5051

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  • I have 2 traffic and 2 speeding tickets what to do???

    I am an 18 year old high school student who drives 20 minutes to school and then another twenty to work everyday. I got 2 speeding tickets each worth 4 pts. I have paid them so they are down 2 points. My other two are a 5 and 4 point that i have c...

    Shaffer’s Answer

    Speak immediately to an attorney who regularly handles traffic tickets in the court where you are ordered to appear. An experienced attorney will be able to inform you of your options in that court.

    Wish you the Best!

    NOTE: This answer is made available by the lawyer for educational purposes only. By using or participating in this site you understand that there is no attorney client privilege between you and the attorney responding. This site should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed professional attorney that practices in the subject practice discipline and with whom you have an attorney client relationship along with all the privileges that relationship provides. The law changes frequently and varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. The information and materials provided are general in nature, and may not apply to a specific factual or legal circumstance described in the question.

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  • What will happen?

    i got a ticket like 4 months ago when to court and had to pay payments and a month later i got another for no license and speading

    Shaffer’s Answer

    The driving without a Driver's License will not add points to your DMV driving record. However, the speeding charge will generally add one point. I would consider trying to do traffic school on the speeding charge. Additionally, if your record may cause you the loss of a job or drivers license contact an experienced traffic attorney that handles tickets in the court that you are cited to appear in. It is also a good idea to call the court and get the maximin extensions possible for your arraignment.

    Wish you the best,

    Shaffer T. Cormell

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  • What type of penalties can I expect for my 12 year old son in a first time theft offense

    What type of penalties can I expect for my 12 year old son in a first time theft offense?

    Shaffer’s Answer

    Go to the Juvenile Court where your son is set to appear and ask around about a good juvenile attorney that frequently appears in that court. Then set up an appointment with him/her and discuss your sons situation. The attorney should be able to give you a good idea as to what to expect.

    Shaffer T. Cormell
    Attorney at Law

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  • I receieved i ticket for talking on my phone while driving & possession (weed). What can i expect? Whats going to happen??

    I got pulled over leaving school for talking on my cell phone. After the cop came up and asked me for my licsense and registration he asked me if there was anything in the car he should be aware of (i.e.drugs) and of course i said no. He told me h...

    Shaffer’s Answer

    Hire a criminal defense attorney that practices in the geographical area where you were stopped that handles these type of cases on a regular basis. With an experienced lawyer this case may be reduced down and/or dismissed. Additionally, if you have the time before your court arraignment date go sit in the court that you are cited to appear in and see what is happening on cases similar to yours. In conclusion, you probably can find a good attorney while you are there watching the attorneys in action. Good Luck!

    Shaffer T. Cormell

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