I just received a letter in the mail for a speeding ticket from 18 years ago. Explaining a "Warrant round-up" Law enforcement will combine forces to actively search for defendants with warrants. I was under the age for a DL so I wouldn't of been d...
Go to a Secretary of State office and get a complete, certified driving record, and have an attorney who handles driver's license cases take a look at it. Many of us will review a record that is faxed or e-mailed to us at no charge. My guess is, there will be nothing showing for this alleged speeding ticket. Mr. Klisz is very likely correct, that this is a scam. Sincerely, Frank B. FordSee question
I recently won my case at the sec of state of Michigan. I had my license revoked in after 2 duis (both in 2004...no bac for one and .09 for the other). I had 3 prior minor in possession charges in 97, 99 and 2000. I went to a.a. from 2004-2008 & p...
As a general proposition, the review hearing, to ask for full restoration, is easier than the hearing to get the restricted to begin with. However, any recommendations in the Order from the Hearing Officer should be taken as mandatory or very nearly so, as are any recommendations in the evaluation you submitted. Also, the interlock is prone to problems, so you must be extremely vigilant in following all the instructions and guidelines in the Order about how to use the interlock, and in getting an ETG test immediately if there is a problem with the interlock. Congratulations on your the successes! Keep up the good work! Sincerely, Frank B. FordSee question
I was cited for going 20 over. I am from Chicago with a Chicago drivers license but I am temporarily in Michigan with a Michigan state id. The officer wrote the citation without my second last name as it appears on my drivers license. He also put ...
Get the assistance of a local attorney who handles traffic cases on a regular basis. The incorrect or incomplete information on the ticket is not enough to get the charge dismissed, but an attorney may be able to use that as part of their negotiations with the prosecutor on your behalf. Sincerely, Frank B. FordSee question
Currently dealing with probation violation for catching a case while on probation bonded out on both matters and caught a new felony
This doesn't sound good at all. You need to get a criminal defense attorney involved immediately. The odds of staying out of jail will be improved by appearing at court with an attorney, who can present as many positive arguments as possible in your favor for release on bond. Sincerely, Frank B. FordSee question
It was my first time testing on the weekend and for some reason I thought it was like any other test I've done and could do it later in the day. Can I test tomorrow to avoid getting in trouble, or less trouble??
Go test as soon as you can. Be sure you ask for an ETG (ethyl glucuronide) test, which tests longer into the past than a breath test. Contact your Probation Officer on Monday to discuss the situation with them. Sincerely, Frank B. FordSee question
Is it typical that she did not have to be bailed out? Also the ticket has the completely wrong car, plate and VIN #, can this change anything?
It sounds like she needs to speak with an attorney right away. It is unusual to have the photo license (unclipped) returned, since usually there is a paper Temporary Permit issued in place of the photo license. Usually errors like what you describe won't make too much difference as far as the validity of the charge is concerned, since the ticket can be amended or dismissed and re-written. However, such mistakes can raise credibility concerns about the officer. Sometimes a person is released on their own recognizance, without having to post a cash bond. She must be certain to take action within the time limits stated on the ticket, thus, getting an attorney involved now is very important. Sincerely, Frank B. FordSee question
job transferred me out of area . an I never looked back .
Depending on where you now live, it might be possible to handle this entire matter through the mail. As other attorneys have said, the evidence and witnesses may no longer be available. Consult with an experienced drunk driving defense attorney to explore your options. Sincerely, Frank B. FordSee question
I was pulled over. The car I was driving wasn't registered. The police officer issued me a misdemeanor ticket. I had no priors. When I went court the charge was reduced to impeding traffic. Will the original charge (the misdemeanor) show up on a b...
If you were not arrested, then it is unlikely that anything will show up in a criminal background check. So long as you went to court or contacted the court within the time frame of what your ticket told you to do, then it also should not show up on your driving record. Sincerely, Frank B. FordSee question
My son is 17 and has a mobile device for in home breath test and was ordered to blow twice a day and did blow twice a day and passed every time the only thing was he had to blow a few times over cause of face detection but usually the third time h...
I'm not quite sure what you are asking. Has he been violated by the probation department? Has In-Hom given an indication that there have been violations? I suggest that your son contact an attorney to discuss the situation. Whenever problems with breath testing occur, it is a good idea to go get an ETG test as soon as possible. ETG tests can go back many hours farther than a breath test, because the test is for one of the chemicals that beverage alcohol breaks down into during the body's metabolizing of the alcohol. That chemical stays in the body much longer than alcohol itself. He should consult an attorney right away. Sincerely, Frank B. FordSee question
My daughter went through a red light in one of the Grosse Pointes. The officer was kind enough to issue her a reduced citation for Impeding Traffic rather than the 3 point red light violation. I believe he explained to her that Impeding Traffic ...
Impeding Traffic carries no points, and is not abstracted to the Secretary of State, so nothing will appear on her driving record, so long as the ticket is paid by the date shown on the ticket. It is extremely unlikely that a conversation with the prosecutor will get anything better (which would be an outright dismissal), and that just won't happen. Sincerely, Frank B. FordSee question