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I received a jaywalking citation in austin and was told by

i received a jaywalking citation in austin and was told by the court clerk this is a "must appear" citation. I'm from the New England region...surely there is a way to resolve a jaywalking ticket without traveling back to Austin ?

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Zoey, JD

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I got cited for "Disobedience of a traffic officer"

Hi,I got cited for "Disobedience of a traffic officer" in Atlanta, GA (I live in California). It was basically jay walking. Lots of other people were doing it, and there actually even wasn't an officer on my side of the street (background: as it was raining hard they literally had the car light going for more than five minutes).To the heart of the matter: My court date was 6/31. But unfortunately I had some serious health issues (I have a written statement from my cardiologist) and thus could not complete the "PTIT Diversion program" forms in time (for the sake of completion, I did file it by snail mail anyways, this week).So know the court asks me to ENTER A PLEA IN ABSENTIA (http://court.atlantaga.gov/pleas/).Even though I read the page and googled it some more, I do not know what to do.I feel 1) it's a BS citation (but I do not have the energy to fight it) and 2) I think I have a good reason for missing the date (and this eligibility of the PTIT program).Looking forward to receiving some advice.Thanks,Vince

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Chris T., JD

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Caught in Nordstrom changing price tag from $18 to $9.97 the

caught in Nordstrom changing price tag from $18 to $9.97 the difference of $8 after paying for it and i was about walk out the security asked me to come with them to the office. I did admit and apologized for what i did. I never did this before my record is very clean. but he still called the police and they took down my info and wrote me a citation and gave me a court date.. Need advise what should I do? Will this stay on my record? will it effect my future?

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Andrea, Esq.

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Hi, i got a jaywalking ticket. the vechiles coming from the

Hi, i got a jaywalking ticket. the vechiles coming from the opposite direction got damaged. am i responsible for the damaged vechiles?

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P. Simmons

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Regarding California criminal law, a police officer pulled

Regarding California criminal law, a police officer pulled over a pedestrian for a pedestrian citation, which he wrote up as Jaywalking, 21955 CVC. During the course of the detainment, the officer conducted a “Terry search” for weapons. However the officer, with his other two officer companions there, pulled out the young man's cell phone and continued to pull out paper and candy wrappers, too, emptying the man's pockets. Did the officer violate any law; and if so, is there anything the young man can anything about it?

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MyraB

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My son was traveling down a town road in Wisconsin and truck

My son was traveling down a town road in Wisconsin and truck came up on him faster and faster and followed him for 3-4 miles , my son sped up to see if that would help the tailgater, but it didn't, then he came to a stop sign turned on to different road and truck continued to follow him closely, he came to were he was going the truck pulled in behind him and the guy got out of his truck and told him he was a Dept of Natural resource officer and told him he was speeding and didn't stop all the way for the stop sign, he then called police dept and they came out and wrote ticket for not stopping for stop sign and imprudent speeding

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Ely

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how do you fight a summons for park loitering. i was just sittig

how do you fight a summons for park loitering. i was just sittig in the park at night and did not realize that i could not be there after 10:30 pm. I do not want thiis on my record since I have never been in trouble before. should i fight this

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I was in an accident where I hit a pedestrian jaywalking on

I was in an accident where I hit a pedestrian jaywalking on a busy road while I was making a left hand turn. I never saw her. I pleaded to a felony under extreme duress -- a defense attorney who refused to defend me or provide exculpating forensics to the DA. On PCRA, my sentence was overturned and I was allowed to recant my plea. I am now back at square 1. The state has no physical, testimonial, or forensic evidence to support causation of accident, or any violation of rule of road, only inferred improper left hand turn. I was not DUI. I was DUS. I paid ~$20 K to an insurance company in restitution. I have forensics that corroborates what I originally told police. This case is dragging out terribly and my financial resources are zilch. BTW - the civil case was abandoned in part because of discrepancies in pedestrian's statement to police and later statement in complaint.Can I petition for return of property, the money paid in restitution, so that I may have resources to pay for an adequate defense, including my expert witness?

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I suffered a severe brain trauma in 2009. Later, because I

I suffered a severe brain trauma in 2009. Later, because I was in pain, I obtained a medical marijuana recommendation. I was misinformed about someone growing marijuana. I got arrested for helping them (2010). I have done what the State of California has asked me to do (Community Service, paid court costs, etc.). My Probation ended November 20th.I have no history of crime. I got a ticket for jaywalking, five years ago. I contacted my lawyer on November 20th to ask her to expunge my record. Several months ago, I asked my lawyer about the expungement process (since I've done everything I was supposed to do--I thought it just "happened"). She said it would cost $500. Later, she told me it would cost $120 for court fees. Several weeks later, she quoted me a price of $650. I was contacted by her office. The secretary told me, after telling me the cost was actually $770, but, all the sudden it would NOW be $2500 to expunge me, because I am a felon (triple count). Is this something I REALLY need a lawyer for? I understand I would need legal documentation and pay court fees, but, I have EVERY piece of every documentation I have been given with regards XXXXX XXXXX finishing Community Service, and my paid court costs. Can I find a less expensive lawyer? Can I do this myself?I live in Huntington Beach, CA

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