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Jon Michael Zimmerman

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  • How do I resolve an FTA from 2008 when original infraction was for speeding?

    I was pulled over May of '07 for speeding. I moved out of state April of '08. When I tried to get license in OR state, they said my license was suspended. I "thought" I resolved that with the collection agency and then I was issued a OR license wi...

    Jon’s Answer

    You have to resolve this first at the court level, then with DOL. Call my office and we can look up your case and see if it's something with which we might be able to help.

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  • I'm 17 and got into an accident, it was my fault and i need to know if i will get points or lose my license?

    Alright I was driving speed limit, weather was foggy and cloudy with wet pavement and it was raining, and the light ahead changed but i did not apply my brakes quickly enough and they locked and i slid into the lady in front of my. No one was inju...

    Jon’s Answer

    Rather than prepare yourself for the worst, you should prepare yourself with the best. By that I mean an experienced traffic ticket attorney in Ohio. Attorneys help people like you every day with the hope that they can help keep your insurance low and your driving record clean.

    Your concerns are real. They are important. You should do your best to keep this incident from hurting you more than it needs to. Contact a lawyer immediately, do not try to handle this on your own.

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  • Didn't know my license was suspended, and I got pulled over an cited for driving under suspension? I want to know my best option

    Never been in trouble, but I wanted to know what should I do I don't want to go to jail, or be held because I don't have the money for the fines?

    Jon’s Answer

    You should get a criminal defense attorney to determine the best way to proceed.

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  • License cannot renew due to fender bender in 1990-Florida/judgement file 1992.. Cannot renew license now. Statue of Limitation?

    I've contacted court only to get paperwork on judgement filed dates. Attny handling case phone# out of service...court paperwork was no help on how to remedy-who to pay, etc. Help...thanks!

    Jon’s Answer

    Statutes of limitation on judgments vary from state to state. You should contact an attorney in your home state to see what the rules are on relicensing after a judgment and whether the judgment is valid in your state, and whether the judgment is valid at all. If the judgment is valid, there are still ways to get licensed. You should contact an attorney in your state to discuss the matter and you should bring all the documentation you have with you.

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  • Was this legal?

    My buddy and I were pulled over on our motorcycles because my buddy had illegal lights on his bike. We were parked in front of my house. I asked the officer if I was clear to go since he had pulled my buddy over and not me. He said I was good to g...

    Jon’s Answer

    Released doesn't mean cleared. Releasing one at the scene or a scene doesn't absolve one of other legal responsibilities. You also have the right to remain silent and not answer his questions.

    While porches in some states and under certain circumstances are considered private areas, you should consult an attorney in Indiana if you want to fight the ticket. Good luck.

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  • Will i loose my license? and would it matter if i plead guilty or not guilty? i live in NH and iam 20 years old.

    This is my second ticket. I'am 20 years old my first ticket was for speeding when i was 19 and the ticket that i just got was for passing in a no passing zone. In NH we have the under 20 law. if you are under twenty you loose your lisence for a ce...

    Jon’s Answer

    It's easy to find inaccurate as well as conflicting information on the internet. Even if the information is not conflicting, it's often confusing. You should find a New Hampshire attorney who is familiar with driver licensing laws and tickets in New Hampshire, because an attorney there may be able to save your privilege to drive. Pleading guilty will probably cause you a lot of trouble, so there is a difference to pleading guilty and not guilty.

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  • Can you get convicted for Parking cars on CTA property during Cubs games. Adjacent building is owned by our family?

    Park cars for games, have done so in the past. Own the building in front. Last year was told it's OK to do. This year got arrested for parking cars on CTA vacant property and got accused of having cars towed, which NEVER happened. They want me ...

    Jon’s Answer

    I do believe that an officer needed to inform you of your constitutional rights if he took you into custody. You should hire the best criminal defense attorney you can afford so that you can put your best defenses forward.

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  • I got a speeding ticket today. Is there any way to reduce the damage so my insurance does not spike up?

    I have been driving for 4 years without incident until this.

    Jon’s Answer

    Because speeding tickets affect insurance premiums and a person's driving privilege, my recommendation is that you obtain a Nebraska attorney who is experienced in handling traffic tickets to help you. In my experience, drivers do a lot better with an experienced lawyer than trying to deal with tickets on their own.

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  • How many days for discovery?

    I have a speed ticket court date coming up which is on August 10th. Today, July 26th, I was planning on mailing off the demand for discovery. I know that this has to be done 14 days prior to the court date, but does that include weekends?

    Jon’s Answer

    You should comply with the discovery rules. However, the demand should really be received 14 days in advance, not postmarked 14 days in advance. If you want to use the mail, you should allow at least 17 days. Weekends are included. If you don't receive discovery because you are late in obtaining it, you might be able to get a continuance from the judge.

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  • Question about IRLJ 6.6(b)

    Today, I went into the Snohomish County Court in Lynnwood to file my discovery demand with the court (one of the prosecutor is in the mail) and ask to see if that the form for IRJL 6.6(b) was filed and when it was. The clerks really had no idea to...

    Jon’s Answer

    I would be less concerned with the file date than with what the document states. The file date is less important and may not be important at all for IRLJ 6.6 purposes. The purpose of the document, as has been answered by one of my colleagues, is to allow the government to lay foundation for some speed measurement devices in lieu of bringing in a so-called expert on the device in question.

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