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Yesterday I parked my car in a lot in a busy area. I went
Hi! Yesterday I parked my car in a lot in a busy downtown area. I went and ran some errands, and when I returned to my car, I backed out of the spot and pulled up to the lot driveway and prepared to make a right turn. The lane I was turning into was empty, but the opposite lane (cars driving to my left) was very busy, so I attempted to angle my turn so as not to hit any cars in that lane. I angled the turn incorrectly, and scraped the back left side of my car against the rear left bumper of a car parked on the curb right along the lot entrance/exit. The driver of the other car was not present (it's a shopping district in the town so I assume they were parked there to walk to do similar errands). I turned back into the lot, contacted my insurance agency, and contacted the police. The driver of the other car never returned while I was waiting. An officer arrived, I explained what happened, and he wrote up an accident report, giving me a $125 ticket for failing to yield from a driveway. Is this a relevant charge for accidentally hitting a parked car, or is there a way I can contest this (I admit the accident was my fault, but I want to know if this is a charge I should be given)?JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box. OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box. Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MichiganJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I have not, only to my insurance agent and the officer at the sceneJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Nothing relevant to this incident I can think of. I didn't contest the ticket in the moment with the officer (I was a bit stunned and feeling bad about what happened), so I don't know if that would hurt my chances contesting the charge.JA: I'm not sure of the exact price, but there's only a $5 deposit. The rest of the price information will be on the page I send you to.Customer: okJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Traffic Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.
I recently retrieved a careless driving ticket in Concord,
I recently retrieved a careless driving ticket in Concord, NC after doing a controlled burnout in my 2014 Camaro in the parking lot of a new car dealership. I did the burnout while leaving the facility and I believe the officer writing the ticket was operating as off duty paid security, as there are several dealerships all owned by the same company. I was pulled over and given the ticket about 1/4 mile from the dealership. While the officer was writing the ticket, at least three vehicles with members of the sales staff of the dealership drove by laughing, as they may have been the ones that informed the officer of the burnout. There was no one in front of me, on the side of me or near my path when I did this burnout. After the burnout, I slowed the vehicle to a stop and then turned onto the public road, where I was pulled over approximately 1/4 mile down the road. The officer stated that there were a number of people all around me and that I was endangering them. My 18 year old son and I did not see anyone near us in the parking lot or on the street. After the officer gave me the ticket, I drove back to the dealership and asked them if there was anyone in front of me or around me. They mentioned that is was all caught on camera and they would like me to leave. Upon there request, I left the facility without incident. I returned later that evening and photographed the area and the tire marks left by my vehicle.My reason for going to the dealership is that approximately two hours earlier my 17 year old son had struck something in the road which ruptured the fuel tank of his car. He look for the safest place that he could pull into to evaluate what happened to the car. He pulled into the dealer parking lot near the service department and parked the car. When he got out, he then saw that the fuel tank was visibly leaking fuel on to the ground. He called me and asked me what to do about it, I suggested he try and plug the hole with a piece of wood or something. While we were talking, someone from the dealership show room came outside and told him he needed to get the car off of a lot in the next 30 seconds or he was calling the police. My son hung up the phone with me. He was able to quickly find a small stick to slow the leak and at the salesman continued threat, he left and drove back home.Upon returning home, he explained the entire incident to me and I realized by forcing him to get off the lot immediately and drive leaking gasoline, they put him in harms way, with the risk of the vehicle catching on fire due to the leak. After hearing this, he and I drove back to the dealership and I went inside to speak with them. The showroom was void of any customers so I asked to speak with someone about the incident, and my son remained outside as he was embarrassed. The manager explained to me that they had offered to help him and simply asked if he would pull the vehicle off to the side and had not insisted that he leave immediately. Most of the workers in the showroom were attentive to the conversation and some spoke up and said they even offered to have a mechanic look at it. Since this conflicted with what my son had told me, I returned outside to the vehicle and asked him if that's what happened. He explained to me that that was not what took place and that a black gentleman came out to him and told him that he needed to leave immediately or they would call the police. I returned to the show room and asked if anyone had spoken to my son and threatened him. The manager said that there were just two black individuals working at the dealership and both of them were there during the conversation and said they had not spoken to my son and said that. At this point I decided it was time to bring my son inside and confront them with what appeared to be conflicting stories. My son visually described to them the gentleman that had spoken to him harshly requesting him to leave. They explained that they did not have a black person working there that met that description. My son said he really wasn't sure exactly what the guy looked like as he was busy trying to fix the leak and leave within the 30 seconds they requested him to do. I directly asked one of the two black gentleman if he had spoken to my son and he said he had. I pointedly asked him if he had offered help or if he had told him that he needed to be off the lot in 30 seconds. He said that he did not say that at which point I looked my son directly in the eye and asked him if that is what happened son? He told me that is not what happened and I again directly questioned the black gentleman that had spoken to my son during the incident and he said that he may have said something like that. I explained to him that he put my son at risk by asking him to immediately leave the parking lot.How do I subpoena the parking lot videos as evidence, and subpoena the man that threatened my son. What else should I use as defense and how?
Owner of a taxi company was driving a passenger when he was
owner of a taxi company was driving a passenger when he was rear ended by another driver when waiting to turn into a driveway with blinker on. can the passenger of the taxi driver sue both parties even though the other vehicle was at fault?
This incident occurred in NC. My wife was traveling in the
This incident occurred in NC. My wife was traveling in the middle of a group of vehicles on a two lane county road. She approached the left turnoff into our neighborhood, began to slow down and turned on her left blinker. A car which was several vehicles behind hers pulled out and in order to pass multiple cars including my wife's which had her left turn signal on at the time. She began to turn and the passing car hit her as he went by. She did not see the passing car prior to commencing her turn. Who is at fault - my wife or the passer?
We live in the State of. My son has lost s driver's license
We live in the State of Washington. My son has lost his driver's license (suspended) and is not able to apply to get it back for another year. My husband and I helped him buy a 49cc scooter. In this state I understand you can drive something under 100cc without a license. Is he able to drive this vehicle in this state. Also, we have a large property and he sometimes drives our snowplow truck to the end of our driveway. Is that legal?
I received a traffic ticket in a small township of 1300
I received a traffic ticket in a small township of 1300 people for failure to give a turn signal when turning left. This was 11 pm on a road with no traffic but the officer (new to this job assignment) was waiting in the dark to ticket ANY traffic violationshe could drum up. Truth be told, my car had passed annual state inspection the prior month but just this past week, developed a malfunction in the turn indicator such that it must be manually reset to "off" with every completed turn. Ergo, with so much manualmanipulation of the turn indicator required, I merely forgot the signal -- but got pulled over, ticketed, and thrown in jail for the night with car towed ($250 expense). Now I receive word from the court of jurisdiction that I should come to court preparedto pay fees of $850. My question is -- Would $850 be considered excessive for a simple Misdemeanor traffic offense of missed turn signal? Was incarceration for this traffic violation excessive? Looking at the ticket I was issued, I see only one violation formissed turn signal but I sense there may have been another trumped up violation added to my case so as to increase fees to this small township. Looking at the township's website where they post a police blotter with all violations and tickets issued, theyare weeks behind in updating their website, so how do I go about finding out if other charges were brought against me? Note we have a new mayor looking to make a name for himself and a whole slew of new outdoor Christmas lights and decorations and landscapingadded to the township which I am sure they must be looking to pay for in some way, hence, this now becoming a traffic trap for any hapless driver making even the smallest mistake. But doesn't $850 in fines and overnight incarceration for missing a turn signalsound excessive?
Last night I must of parked on private property that i
last night I must of parked on private property that i thought was just a lot that people just park on. Anyway homeowner went around the corner to the police dist. to complain and the police gave me a ticket for blocking driveway that is $51.00. I liveon that block where there is no parking because the police takes up all the parking on the block with there own private cars and now when I come home from work or something there is no parking. so anyway I noticed the officer wrote down the color of my caras gray. My car is not gray my car is carbon black Metallic. Will they throw this ticket out because of that one error. and if so what should i take as proof. This is in Philadelphia pa.
I was cited seat belt. While I was sitting at a left turnView more traffic law questions
I was cited for no seat belt. While I was sitting at a left turn only signal, an officer who passed by me noticed I did not have my seat belt on. The officer turned into a strip mall out of site and sat at the opposing entrance waiting for me to make my turn. I had seen the officer and decided to put on my seat belt way before the light turned green. As I passed the Officer sitting in the driveway of the strip mall, he had his red lights on and pulled me over and wrote me the ticket.