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Jon Michael Zimmerman

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  • Not committed or dismissed difference?

    Is there a difference between not committed or dismissed in regards to a traffic ticket?

    Jon’s Answer

    This is a great question.

    There is a difference. Think of "not committed" as the civil equivalent of "not guilty" in criminal law. Unlike a case that is thrown out prior to trial, a person who is found not guilty can't be retried on the same charge. In the State of Washington, that's also true of someone who gets a ticket that is found "not committed." The prosecutor cannot appeal to a higher court a finding of not committed.

    For a ticket that is dismissed, however, in some cases the prosecutor can bring the charge again, or the prosecutor may be able to appeal. It depends on the particular case.

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  • Parking ticket

    I have a dead-end street next to my corner lot house. I parked the car facing the wrong direction and was ticketed $75. Does a dead-end or stub-street constitute a "street" according to the Shelby County, TN Codes?

    Jon’s Answer

    You should consult a TN lawyer for interpretation of TN codes. In most places, if your car is in a public area, such as a public lot or a public street, your car can be ticketed. It's annoying for sure, but things like this happen a lot.

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  • I got ticket for reckless driving - endanger safety 346.62(2) in Sparta, Wisconsin. How do i ask for the ticket to be reduced?

    I do not feel like the ticket was completely fare. I crossed the center line in a passing zone in order to see around a truck that was in front of me, While at the same time an undercover police officer was passing him making me swerve back into m...

    Jon’s Answer

    In most places reckless driving is a criminal offense. You should contact a Wisconsin attorney for assistance, you should not try to handle the case yourself.

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  • I have a suspended license for failure to pay a speeding ticket.. can i travel through canada as a passenger?

    my husband is in the army and we are travelling on military orders. i have my passport and birth certificate, along with military id, will i still be allowed to pass through, and if so, back into the us?

    Jon’s Answer

    A valid driver's license is not required for interstate or even foreign travel, unless you are attempting to drive. So long as the license is only suspended and you don't have any existing warrant out for your arrest, you should not be denied entry because of the driver's license. You need a passport now for travel to Canada regardless.

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  • Received traffic citation, was given a contested hearing date , court was closed

    I appeared as directed to contest a Traffic Citation at the correct time ,location date and place . There was no court in session . I was charged for FTA and license was suspended What can I do. I cannot hire...

    Jon’s Answer

    Consider calling the clerk and attempt to either have the FTA removed or have your case set for a good cause hearing. At this hearing, bring the documents you describe.

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  • I received a speeding ticket, going 62 on 45. What do i say to get my ticket reduced and not show up on my record?

    Can I say it is my first speeding ticket if I received a speeding ticket two years ago, and I took driving class to get it off my record. Will that two year speeding ticket still show up at court? What do i say exactly? I just want it reduced and ...

    Jon’s Answer

    It is not a good idea to represent yourself. The penalties to losing are high and the risk of losing if you handle this on your own are great. Try to get a lawyer.

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  • Should I contest this in court? "Waste of finite resources"

    I merged onto the interstate and got pulled over almost immediately. The officer said I was doing 67 in a 55. I was unfamiliar with the area and honestly thought it was the standard 65 speed limit since it was a wide open, four lane interstate wit...

    Jon’s Answer

    No. First, you shouldn't try to argue speeding tickets in court on your own. There are too many ways for a judge or prosecutor to hang you, and the consequences to your insurance, not to mention your driving privilege, really add up fast. Contact an attorney in Tucson for help on this. Good luck.

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  • Do i need to get a lawyer?

    I got a speeding ticket 74 in a 55 this my first ticket and i just got my license in feb. I was wondering should i get a lawyer or should i just pay it off? To be honest i wasnt going that fast cause my cautious mom was in the car and a car speed ...

    Jon’s Answer

    I agree with Attorney Willems. Get an attorney in North Carolina so the attorney can bring something to the judge that will help you. Good luck.

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  • I got 2 infraction tickets for open container of beer

    i got 2 infraction tickets for open container of beer. a month ago on the 9th i got a ticket for a open container and i got a letter in the mail that says i have to pay 190. and this month on the 2nd i got another infraction ticket for the same th...

    Jon’s Answer

    You should contact a CA attorney right away for legal assistance, and refrain from drinking in public. That's just getting you in trouble and it can only lead to expense and not to mention seizure of your beer.

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  • I was cited for driving a tractor trailer in second lane of 4 lane highway on I-15 northbound at Fontana, CA. Was I illegal?

    When I obtain the CDL in Utah, the CDL manual states that CMV is only not allowed in left lanes on multiple lane highway when posted prohabiting CMV.

    Jon’s Answer

    Traffic tickets for a CDL holder are particularly serious because of the negative effects tickets can have on employment, insurance, and your privilege to drive. You should contact a CA traffic ticket lawyer for assistance in keeping this offense off your record.

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