I have a Florida drivers license. I was pulled over in Tennessee for speeding and got a written arrest for driving on a suspended license. I checked myself into jail for finger prints and sofourth. I go a copy of my driving record and found out my license was not suspended at that time. I left Tennessee and tried dealing with it over the phone with no success. What should I do?
Unfortunately you will likely have to return to TN to handle this matter. You can attempt to handle this matter by retaining a local TN attorney to represent you, but the Court may physically want you present. You should get a certified copy of your driving record from FL. Go to the FL DMV (or online) and request and pay the fee for your record. You will need this to show that your FL DL was not suspended at the time of the traffic stop. Additionally, did you pay the fine and/or and make a plea regarding the ticket? If so, then you definitely need an attorney to assist you with this matter. Use the Find a Lawyer link located above to search for an attorney in TN. Best of luck.
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It really depends on the jurisdiction/county. In Nashville Davidson county an attorney could handle that for you (most likely) without the need for you to return, as long as he/she has a certified copy of your driving record. I have done that several times on matters far worse than that. Call an attorney local to the county in which you got the ticket. They can tell you if it is possible in their county. Good luck.
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You should contact a local attorney to discuss this issue. A local attorney can help you determine whether or not your appearance will be required. Good Luck!
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If you are in court in Gallatin, I agree that you will almost certainly have to appear. I also agree that there may be away out of it in Nashville. You need to make sure which court you are charged in and hire a local attorney. Obviously, you can search for attorneys in this locality on AVVO.
You should have a court appearance date. If you miss that date, a warrant will issue for your arrest. Contact an attorney in that area and they may be able to get it resolved for you.
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