I gotta a speeding ticket and i'm only 16, now i have traffic court today and i had no clue where my license was. Now i'm going to be late without my license, what is going to happen?
It is important to know the ramifications of pleading to a Juvenile Traffic Citation as it carries much different penalties than that of municipal courts. Call a lawyer.
I would not worry to much about not having your plastic drivers license with you. That situation can be fixed later. I would point out however that because of your age and having a traffic infraction the court most likely will suspend your drivers license if you admit/plead guilty to a juvenile traffic offense. I would suggest retaining an attorney in your area who can assist with trying to protect you from this. If this is just the initial appearance (first appearance) you can enter a denial to the charge and speak with an attorney afterwards that can start working on the case.
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It is very possible that you will receive a license suspension. If so, you may be able to obtain educational and/or occupational driving privileges. If the court does not suspend your license, then it will restrict your driving to having a parent or guardian with you when you drive. If you cannot find your license in time for court, it should not be a problem. It would be a good idea to look into retaining an experienced traffic attorney who regularly practices in juvenile court. He/she may be able to resolve this in a favorable manner. The court should not have a problem with you needing additional time to consult an attorney before moving forward on this matter.
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