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I was stopped by NYC cops for disobeying the sign. The cops

Hi,I was stopped by NYC cops for disobeying the sign. The cops also noticed my radar detector and gave me a CRIMINAL court appearance ticket for "police scanner". They also "confiscated" the radar detector without giving me any receipt. I was under impression that radar detectors were legal in NY?! What do I do? Thnx for advice in advance.

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Will I be drug tested at my court date for my reckless

Will I be drug tested at my court date for my reckless driving ticket? I was not under the influence. I was just speeding very badly.

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I have a traffic ticket, was just curious about the maximum

HiJA: Hi. What is your issue regarding?Customer: I have a traffic ticket, was just curious about the maximum peneltyJA: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Illinois, chicagoJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Yes I have a court dateJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No that's all.. Is this free?JA: The Lawyer's require payment for their services. It's way less expensive on JustAnswer than face-to-face would cost.Customer: Ok how much?

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I just turned and I failed to noticed that it was putting up

Hi I just turned and I failed to noticed that it was putting up its stop sign.JA: What state was the citation in? And have you consulted a local attorney?Customer: Illinois and noJA: Do you need to appear in court?Customer: It happened 2 hours agoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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I live in Lincoln, NE. My 16 year old daughter was backing

I live in Lincoln, NE. My 16 year old daughter was backing out of a parking space and hit an unoccupied parked vehicle beside her. She left the scene without notifying the vehicle owner and was witnessed doing so. She rec'd a ticket for leaving the scene of the accident and has to appear in court. Should we obtain counsel for her court date or can/should she plead no contest?

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I have received a Courtesy Notice from Santa Clara Count,

I have received a Courtesy Notice from Santa Clara Count, CA.The alleged infraction identified as VC-21801A-IQ: If I file for a "Trial by Declaration", is it sufficient to point out that this statute does not apply? because I was entering from a driveway, and there was no possibility of "vehicles approaching from the opposite direction" ?[21804 might apply]Should I also point out that I did, in fact, yield the right of way?[I stopped in the nearer 'right-bound' lane, and did not enter the left-bound lane, and the car in that lane (a local police car) did proceed without incident/collision; stopping 50 feet later]That is: after looking right, then left, i pulled into the roadway, and checked back to the right (after clearing some visual obstructions) and saw the cop car the left-bound lane; so I braked, the cop and I looked at each other as he passed by (both of us surprised) so I finished entering, and pulled to the right shoulder, and he stopped further up and came back to request license and registration, and the spend several minutes thumbing through his code book looking for the right code, and finally came up with this for "failure to yield".Which is: "21801. (a) The driver of a vehicle intending to turn to the left orto complete a U-turn upon a highway, or to turn left into public orprivate property, or an alley, shall yield the right-of-way to allvehicles approaching from the opposite direction which are closeenough to constitute a hazard at any time during the turningmovement, and shall continue to yield the right-of-way to theapproaching vehicles until the left turn or U-turn can be made withreasonable safety."[http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=veh&group=21001-22000&file=21800-21809]"21804. (a) The driver of any vehicle about to enter or cross ahighway from any public or private property, or from an alley, shallyield the right-of-way to all traffic, as defined in Section 620,approaching on the highway close enough to constitute an immediatehazard, and shall continue to yield the right-of-way to that trafficuntil he or she can proceed with reasonable safety."

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Question: I recievieved a letter for a failure to obey a

Question: I recievieved a letter for a failure to obey a traffic control device. (Running a photo enforced red light) from the video it is clear that thedeiver was following a large truck the light turned red while vehicle was already in the cross walk (tires and nose in pedestrian cross walk as it turned) driver proceeded with a right turn as it was unsafe to stop in crosswalk. Photo send to me is of a female of similar build and facial structure wearing large dark sunglasses as well as visor obscuring top of forehead. I sent a letter to court as not guilty based on limited evidence. I have been set a court date in a month. I have the option of hiring an attorney if; I don't the cities attorney will NOT be present at trial (not exactly sure what that means). If you could clarify the role of the cities attorney and advise me if I shou contact an attorney Id appreciate it.

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This morning I pulled out of my house and came up to the

This morning I pulled out of my house and came up to the intersection at my community, there was a school bus coming from the opposite direction (from my right) at the stem of the intersection when I was about to make a right turn. I could have made a turn, but I didn't because I saw the kids along the road to my right. So I waited until the stop arm was extended, and the kids safely boarded the bus, but at the same time another bus pulled up behind the first bus. I proceeded to make a right turn after the stop arm of the first bus was retrieved and the driver starting driving. Now I am worried that I may be in violation because the second bus was right there. I do not know if the second bus had already flashed the red lights.JA: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: PAJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: That's it. I have not been cited, but I am just worried. I had never had experience stopping for a bus, so I didn';t do it intentionally. As I could not see the stop sign because I was at the intersection, I just didn't know I had to stop.

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I got a ticket for being on my cell phone while driving

I got a ticket for being on my cell phone while driving (although I was actually not moving and in a line of cars; CHP issued the ticket). I know it is a violation and I paid the bail already. Is it a violation that will raise my insurance rates if I do not go to traffic school to remove it? The internet info is confusing on this point. I will go to traffic school if it will erase the violation and/or points, or whatever it is that impacts my insurance rate, but is this ticket one that falls in that category? Thanks.JA: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No. I don't plan to fight the ticket. I did it. I already paid the fine. The question is traffic school.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Not that I know of. Is this a free inquiry?JA: The Traffic Lawyer's require payment for their services. It's way less expensive on JustAnswer than face-to-face would cost.Customer: OK. I won't take your time. I am a lawyer, but I know zip about traffic citations. I thought this might be free. Thanks.

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