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  • What are my options vis a vis a traffic ticket issued by a radar in a van?

    I got a traffic ticket for speeding after 5 PM in what is a school zone. The ticket was issued by a radar van and I was probably going over the assigned speed limit. That said, I am not sure if I was speeding by 15+ as the ticket suggests. What ar...

    Nathan’s Answer

    Fight it or plead guilty. If you opt to fight it I'd recommend getting an attorney.

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  • I have a problem tenant. Is it legal for me to video tape any repairs that I do in the apartment as I am doing them? Do I need t

    I am trying to find ways to help me prove that I fix things in there apartment. I will fix something and a couple days later they will claim that I never fixed it.

    Nathan’s Answer

    Pictures are definitely sufficient.

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  • Hi my drivers license has been revoked for over 5 years now can i get it back in cali

    how to get a revoked license back in cali

    Nathan’s Answer

    Find out from the DMV why they have a hold on your license. Then you work from there.

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  • Can I still do trial by written declaration if I requested an extension and Court Date Reservation for Arraignment Only?

    Arraignment is 2/21/14 in Pasadena Court. I was cited for "not obeying traffic sign. " I missed the "no right turn on red" sign exiting the freeway. Specifically, Monrovia, CA @ 201 East exit @ Myrtle. It's an area that has been going through cons...

    Nathan’s Answer

    Yes you can do a TBD but get an attorney to help you fight this.

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  • 27360A VC Child Not Properly Belted -

    Before starting my car at my home, i have properly belted my child and i was about to drop my child at the school. It was 6 miles drive from my home to school. I stopped my car at the signal and the cop also stopped beside me. He just checked see...

    Nathan’s Answer

    You best option is to find a local attorney to help you fight this.

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  • What steps should I take

    I was recently charged with a dui. I just received a letter from the DMV that they are not suspending my license. Due to the fact that on the ticket the officer did not check a box if I passed, failed or denied the breath test. My ticket also does...

    Nathan’s Answer

    You should not talk to anyone else about your case and get an attorney.

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  • Is it likely that the DA will reopen a 'no complaint' misdemeanor if I file a civil action against an involved private party?

    I was detained by private security and then the police while walking intoxicated down the sidewalk. I sustained some injuries from the security and would like to pursue civil action. After my detention (no crime at this point) I caused damage at t...

    Nathan’s Answer

    Probably not. However, based upon what you've described above I think it is exceedingly unlikely you'd find an attorney to take your case. Your damages seem to be minimal and liability isn't clear.

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  • My question is how can I get my license back that's been revoked for more than 5 years do to none payment on a speeding ticket.

    It was my first speeding ticket but my license was revoked y was it nt suspended instead?

    Nathan’s Answer

    Did you have a trial or plead guilty on the matter? If not you should find an attorney. If there hasn't been a closure of the case (in other words you got the ticket but then did nothing) there is a real likelihood you could beat it now.

    Get a good traffic attorney who can help you get the case back on the docket and demand a trial. After 5 years it is likely the officer may be gone and won't appear.

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  • CHP hasn't file my speeding ticket for almost two months. What should i do?

    Hi everyone. I got a speeding ticket on Highway 24 near by Oakland from CHP on Dec 18th. The officer told me that i should appear to the superior court of County of Alameda within 60 days. Then, I went to court on Jan 13th and one of the clerk tol...

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    My opinion is that no news is good news. You should continue to contact the court every week. It is possible that your court has a website that you can check whether your name eventually appears. If 6 months goes by and you don't see a case filed against you one probably won't be.

    Or you could walk into the CHP office and remind them about your ticket and ask them to file it against you. The choice is yours.

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  • I received a letter Civil Demand letters after shoplifting for a minor. Penal Code 490.5. for $250?

    i didnt pay the fines for 2 months. Then on feb 1 they send me a second letter. do i still have to pay or no. do i have to worry about this ???

    Nathan’s Answer

    You don't have to pay. However, recognize that they could bring a suit against you in attempt to collect.

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