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Jon Michael Zimmerman

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  • Can I get a speeding ticket reduced?

    It was in Iron County, Utah. I'm from Las Vegas, Nevada. I do not want my insurance to increase.

    Jon’s Answer

    You're smart to not want your insurance to go up because of this speeding ticket. You might be able to get this ticket dismissed or even down to something that won't affect your insurance premiums. However, you'll probably need someone in Utah to help you. You should contact a Utah attorney to see if you can save a trip and get the assistance you need to keep this ticket off your driving record.

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  • Can i sue a mother for a ticket tht i received the child and mother was in the car at the time i got the ticket

    i have made pament arragents tht she wanted now she dont wanna pay for it

    Jon’s Answer

    The presence of other people in your car does not give rise to a cause of action if you get a ticket for having done something that you shouldn't have been doing or not having done an activity that the law required.

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  • How do I get a hearing before the MA RMV??

    Last October I received an outrageous $700.00 citation for speeding (totally false and I have substantial evidence to prove it). I submitted a request for a hearing and heard nothing (called twice and they said it takes awhile – don’t worry). Rece...

    Jon’s Answer

    You should contact a Massachusetts attorney on this case immediately. The Commonwealth has some strict and arcane rules on traffic offenses, but a MA attorney might be able to get you a hearing and might be able to get this offense off your record.

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  • How do I get my speeding tickets dismissed or keep points off of my record?

    I've gotten two speeding tickets in one week, the first for 5 over and the second for 11 over (within a four day period). My court dates are one month apart. I am hoping to keep my insurance rates from going up and am wondering what I should do. B...

    Jon’s Answer

    You are spot on for your goals. Unfortunately, there is no magic answer to this. You should contact a Memphis attorney who understands how to deal with traffic violations, as the attorney should have some ideas for coming up with defenses. Typically, fees to retain an attorney are lower than the financial consequences of having these tickets on your record not to mention the potentially negative effects on your privilege to drive.

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  • How can I defend myself for a wrongfully issued speeding ticket? (I'm out of state and have 30 years without a ticket.)

    I received a speeding ticket on SR1 in a rental car, the state patrolman claimed I was going 96 mph. It's impossible, I know I wasn't speeding at all, because I never do. I don't know how to prepare a defense. Can I/should I file a motion for dis...

    Jon’s Answer

    Every state has different laws and procedures for how to contest a traffic infraction or, in some cases, misdemeanor traffic offense. It doesn't hurt to contact a Delaware attorney to have a better understanding of your options. While you might not be able to make the trip from NY, sometimes an attorney can appear on your behalf. Also, while you might not be able to afford legal fees, you might also not be able to afford increased insurance premiums and having this on your driving record. It's important to weigh everything.

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  • Got a ticket in 2005 was not in system, called and called couldnt come up with anything. now 2012 just received note in mail for

    Received a ticket for fishing with no license in 2005, went to the court date and the court. After signing in they called me to the desk and could not find my ticket or me in their system. So, they called another court near by and I was also not i...

    Jon’s Answer

    It's possible. There are also other rules of procedure that must be followed. You should contact an attorney in Mississippi to see if you might be able to get this ticket dismissed. 7 years sounds like overreaching for a fishing violation.

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  • If a king county sheriff pulls me over and says he is going to mail me a ticket, how do I find out if he actually sent it to me?

    I was accelerating from 45 to about 120 mph and then i slowed down to the stoplight and I didn't see any cops. I didn't see him at all until a mile or two down the road I turned on. And then he pulled me over a mile or two after. When he came t...

    Jon’s Answer

    You might or might not receive a ticket, but regardless, you can also get charged with reckless driving, which is a gross misdemeanor.

    Courts do check the DOL database if mail is returned to see if an address is current, and will sometimes resend the ticket to the updated address, but only if the ticket is returned to the court.

    It's uncertain as to whether you will be cited. I would NOT call the officer.

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  • What should I do if I received a ticket for failure to come to a complete stop at a stoplight before turning? Should I use PJC

    I have one speeding ticket that I pled guilty to a year ago where I was charged with driving 65 in a 55 zone. I live in Mecklenburg County.

    Jon’s Answer

    Like your speeding ticket, failing to come to a complete stop at a stoplight or stop line is a moving offense. Moving offenses affect your driving privilege and your insurance. Contact an attorney in Charlotte to explore your best options. Attorneys can do wonders in cases like this, and you should have a name in your phone of an attorney to call when you get a ticket.

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  • Will a PA speeding ticket affect my MD PBJ, and if so what are my chances of disputing it?

    An officer pulled me over for speeding in Pennsylvania, I was cooperative and he reduced my speed to 61 in a 55. On the ticket he apparently recorded my car as being a 4-door sedan when it's a 2-door hatchback. Would having a ticketed speed that...

    Jon’s Answer

    Most states recognize out of state speeding tickets. That said, there's a good chance that a speeding ticket anywhere would have an effect on your MD license. You should get an attorney in PA to fight the speeding ticket there. Do not try to resolve it on your own.

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  • Are photo tickets from Scottsdale enforceable in Nevada?

    2 Photo tickets were mailed to my wife, speeding camera from a trip down there in May. We ignored the mailed letter. A process server has attempted delivery a couple times but we haven't been home. He spoke to one of our kids, who did verify th...

    Jon’s Answer

    Arizona does not have jurisdiction over a person in Nevada; however, Arizona can do some bad things to your wife, in the way of suspending her driving privilege in Arizona as well as requesting that Nevada (if she is licensed there) to suspend her driver's license.

    Ignoring process is typically not a good idea. Your wife should respond to letters and decide whether to fight or pay the tickets. Ignoring a ticket can result in the ticket going into default, enhanced penalties, collection issues, and driving privilege issues.

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