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Steven Weir’s Answers

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  • Can a mobile home park use a radar gun to watch for speeders?

    i live in a mobile home community. The managers have bought a radar gun and are radaring people and charging them 75$ if they're caught. This is not in our lease that we signed our in the community rules. Is this legal?

    Steven’s Answer

    It seems rather bizarre that a mobile home community thinks it has law enforcement powers. Have an attorney check the lease agreement. They cannot unilaterally change the terms of the lease agreement. There is also a right to review the allegations which would require a court process. Perhaps the attorney can send them a letter explaining the deficiencies in their set up. The device also needs regular calibration, to make sure it is operating correctly, and within the required specifications.

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  • How much time will my husband get for fines?

    My husband owes $1,415.03 in fines and court costs if I go in the court room with $350.00 will the judge let him go or make him do jail time to pay it off?

    Steven’s Answer

    This varies and is very much dependent upon the personalities involved. It is best to consult with local counsel, and let that person contact the court clerk to see if there is a normal process in that particular court. The clerks should not answer that question for you, because they are not licensed to practice law, and they cannot comment on what the judge may or may not do. An attorney may have prior experience with the Court on such matters and should be able to walk you through the process.

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  • Radar speeding ticket 53 mph on a 35mph zone

    If I pay now it is 255. If I plea no contest will that increase my total meaning 255 plus court costs ? OR Will it be court costs plus judge will decide looking at my past record how much to charge me ? I am trying to decide whether pay now...

    Steven’s Answer

    Your third option is to allow an attorney to handle the matter, to protect your driving record, and limit the potential expense of increased insurance rates.

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  • If I plead guilty to running a stop sign, request lesser charge due to 17 yr. perfect driving record no citations or accidents?

    Last week I receive a citation for running a stop sign. I lost my concentration for a moment. It happened in Centerville GA. I've been a resident of Centerville (Houston County) since Nov 2002. I've had no citations or accidents since living in GA...

    Steven’s Answer

    Never plead guilty unless that is your only option. If you can't work something out with the prosecutor, hire an attorney. You may want to forgo the headache and let the attorney handle it from the start. People tend to forget the emotional baggage cost of these things when calculating the total costs.

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  • Ticket

    I got a handicap parking ticket at my restaurant on a handicap spot I made up jus for my customers to be happy cuz technically the city did not authorize cuz doesn't meet requirements but it's got a placard in front of it And aside from that m...

    Steven’s Answer

    Any ticket or charge "can be dismissed", but it is extremely unlikely that it will be dismissed. The error or the model is not enough for dismissal.

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  • Got 2 speeding tickets in 6 months

    My uncle got 2 speeding tickets in a period of 6 months. He got a letter that he will now have to take the written test again otherwise his license will be suspended. He paid both the tickets via mail, didn't appear in the court. Is it possible...

    Steven’s Answer

    Part of it depends upon how old the tickets are/how long ago were the convictions entered into the system against him, and which judge and prosecutor. Some have shorter leashes than others, and are unwilling to go back beyond 6 months on a traffic ticket.

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  • Will you be ONLY fined every time you get pulled over for Tint in VA ? I am just confuse with the below Section 46.2-1052.

    Does it means that the operator of the vehicle(person who is driving) will be guilty of traffic infraction (all the time, and not of Class 2 misdemeanor on his/her second offense) and the person or firms who applied it can get in trouble with clas...

    Steven’s Answer

    Your question is not specifically answered, in that it does not address a second time violating the law regarding driving with the tinted material, so the default, if there is no other language in the statutes or ordinances addressing it, and it will continue to be treated as it says in paragraph 1, a traffic infraction.

    The better question is, why would anyone drive the vehicle, having once been fined, and invite the cops to keep pulling them over because they didn't remove the material?

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  • Driving lessons

    If a new Learner's permit person encounters an accident/violates traffic laws while learning with the driving school whose liability will it be

    Steven’s Answer

    The first question is who is at fault? New driver or not, if you weren't at fault, the other side pays. If the new driver is at fault, that person is responsible for the damages, as well as the owner of the vehicle. If there was some intervening factor, that will have to be taken into account as well. Was it a car with two steering wheels? Speak to a local accident attorney.

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  • Can i fight a speeding ticket?

    i got pulled over and i dont think it is fair for me to pay a $250 charge and end up with a conviction. i am not from the area and therefore did not know the speed limit on the road. i went back to the road where i got a speed limit and did not se...

    Steven’s Answer

    No, you don't want to take a conviction. And no, you are not likely to win on your own. There are normally signs at the entrance to any city or municipality which says that unless otherwise posted, the speed limit is XX miles per hour. Hire an attorney.

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  • What should i do when i got 3 misdemeanor charges a theft suspended license and expired registration when i was in the store not

    I have court and i am not sure if i should plead guilty or not guilty due to me being in the store and not by my car at the time of my arrest and my county will not give me a public defender due to it being a misdemeanor charges. I dont see how i ...

    Steven’s Answer

    You don't have to be behind the wheel driving along the road in order to get a DWS charge. They only need a witness to identify you as the driver and show proof of your suspension at the time. If you admitted to having your car in the lot of a store, with nobody else around to drive the car, or if it show you on the surveillance video driving, that is all that is needed. Hire an attorney, get reinstated, and minimize your losses.

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