I have a question about a citation I received in Hollister,
Hi there;I have a question about a citation I received in Hollister, California. I was driving east in the middle of our very busy town and came to a four way stop. At the four way stop there was a police officer at the four way stop headed north at the stop signs and also another passenger vehicle headed south at the stop signs. I sat and waited for either one of them to proceed through the intersection and neither of them proceeded. I waved the passenger car to go ahead and they just stayed at the stop sign looking at me. I looked again at the police car and just wondered if maybe the passenger car didn't want to go ahead of the police car proceeding through the intersection. I finally proceeded about 20 feet into the center of the intersection. As I go to the center of the intersection out of my right peripheral vision I saw some movement and turned my head to the right to see an ambulance just stopping by my rear passenger side door. Reflexively I jammed on the brakes because that was the first moment I was seeing this ambulance. It was traveling in the wrong lane and was right next to the police car that was headed north. I thought for a second and decided the best course of action was to continue through the intersection as opposed to trying to back up to get out of the ambulance's way because that would be the quickest way out of their way. As soon as I started back to finish getting through the intersection the policeman put on his siren to pull me over, which I did immediately. The officer cited me with 21806 (CA)1 Failure to yield for an emergency vehicle. He said he had the leeway to cite or not cite but opted for citing me. I told him I didn't see the ambulance until right when I was in the center of the intersection but that didn't seem to affect him at all. I got the ticket and sat there for a bit to calm down. I turned around and went back to the place where I had been sitting at the four way stop to try to figure out how I wouldn't have seen the ambulance and realized that immediately to my right on the same street that the police man was sitting there was a very large RV vehicle sitting blocking my view from any ability to see down that street. The only way I would have been able to see the ambulance is if it had been parallel to the police car because the RV obscured my ability to see down the road at all. I wasn't at all expecting a car to be traveling the wrong way in the lane next to the police car. I had heard a siren in the distance but there is a very dense traffic pattern where I was with many intersections in the down town area very close together. When the ambulance got close I didn't hear any siren or see any lights. I have challenged the ticket I got and am going to court tomorrow morning. I was wondering if you have any pointers to assist me in representing myself in court in the morning other than the RV was blocking my view and that I didn't see the ambulance until it was right next to my passenger door. The police officer said that the ambulance had to slam on it's brakes to stop. If it was traveling quickly it's my thinking that it must have been some distance from my car in order to have had enough time to actually stop. Definitely more than the roughly 20 feet of visibility I had of that traffic lane. I was cited as going 10 mph so going 20 feet probably took me about 1 second to go about 20 feet. I was able to come to an immediate stop when I saw the vehicle out of my peripheral vision to my right with what looked like a pending collision.If you have any pointers that might help it would be appreciated.Thank you,Customer
I have a question about a driving ticket received in
Hello, I have a question about a driving ticket received in Indiana, 9-25-8-2 of the I. C. CODE. My brother borrowed a truck of mine because he was temporarily without transportation. I made a bad mistake because I let the insurance on the truck lapse. I actually didn't even realize it was due. Totally my mistake but not intentional. He had the truck for several months and it was out of sight out of mind.Unfortunately a lady rear ended him a few days ago as he was waiting for traffic to clear to make a left turn. He did have his brake lights on and his turn signal was on as well. There is a witness to those facts.He received a ticket for operating a motor vehicle without insurance. He called me when the accident occurred and I called the insurance company only to find the coverage had lapsed. He didn't know there was not insurance on the truck when he borrowed it. Again, totally my fault.My question is this, should he just go ahead and plea "Admit", sign the ticket and send the check (which of course I will pay)? He risks having his license suspended for 6 months.He isn't angry about that but I feel terrible about it. Or, should he go before the judge on his court appearance date and attempt to explain that he was unaware there was no current insurance on the vehicle he borrowed?Thank you in advance for your advice.Craig K.
I got pulled over today while driving my sisters car and
Hi I got pulled over today while driving my sisters car and there was a closed vodka in the back seat and I was sober and the vodka wasn't mine it was my sisters and she is 24. I am 19 he gave me a ticket for minor in posetion of alcohol. What will happen what can I do
I am a licensed Physical Therapist. I applied for a position
I am a licensed Physical Therapist. I applied for a position for a 26-week contract for a company in San Diego, through a travel company. The travel company recruits clinicians, to meet the needs of other companies. After screening, an interview takes place. If the interview goes well, a credentialing process is by the traveling company. This is an 2-week ordeal that includes physical, drug screen, background ck, licensure verification etc. I completed this process, met all of the criteria for the position, signed a contract for the 26-week assignment. I also had to have 2 other clinicians speak in my behalf for references. After my contract was signed, I let the place that I currently do Physical Therapy for know that I was leaving.The background check came back with no criminal record. The dmv report revealed a history of a few speeding, moving violation tickets. The travel company's corporate office reviewed this dmv report, and have pulled back their offer, and will not send me on this assignment.As previously stated, I have met ALL of their criteria, including a valid driver's license. I have completed their credentialing process, they have all of my personal information. Can anything be done about this?
I have been called for an arrangement hearing in Springfield
I have been called for an arrangement hearing in Springfield MA, with regard to an expired inspection sticker and someone operating my car without a license. At the time this occurred I had loaned my car to someone with the understanding they were to get it inspected (they didn't) The person to whom I loaned the car has a license, they in turn loaned my car to someone without a valid license which I knew nothing about until that person was pulled over. I'm at a lost to know what the potential penalties are, if I should have a lawyer present if I could ask for a continuance without finding and make it all go away as I have no criminal or traffic record. Help! I have never been charged with a criminal act in my life.
Story short...57MPH in a 35. My wife was broken down with my
Long story short...57MPH in a 35. My wife was broken down with my 2 kids at the time. There were no other cars on the road and it was Sunday morning. My question is...is it worth hiring an attorney for $350 or go myself to try to reduce the violation? Does a reduction still trigger an insurance rate increase? Thank you!
I got a speeding ticket in VA for 83 in a 70 which VA
I got a speeding ticket in VA for 83 in a 70 which VA classifies as reckless driving and a class 1 misdemeanor. What does that mean for my record? Does it affect my credit? or background checks?JA: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: VAJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: The ticket hasn't been turned in by the officer yet, but i have received the ticket and court dateJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't live in VA and cannot attend the court date
I got pulled on I-90 ( 65 MPH zone) while doing 88 MPH from
Hi,I got pulled on I-90 ( 65 MPH zone) while doing 88 MPH from Catskill. the officer had told me I got pulled for two reasons: 1) “FLD Due care for Emerg veh stopped or standing” 2) speed in zone. He issued me two tickets ( 1 for each). However, I have a rental and an international driving license from Qatar where they don't write your first name & last name, but rather the first name & my fathers name. hence, he issued the ticket using the driving license, which doesn't match my passport or visa. If I ignore the ticket, will they contact the rental company and get my details ? I am planning to move to Albany soon and getting an NY driving license. Please help…JA: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Catskill, NYJA: Do you need to appear in court?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no
Everyone This is my first time posting to this group. My
Hi! EveryoneThis is my first time posting to this group.My husband and I need your help!!!This early morning at 2am near North Livingston Ave. my husband got traffic tickets for nothing !!!He needs to appear in the court for the first time and fight for his innocence. As his English not so great I need your help how to explain this situations to the judge.He works till 1am in the city every day. Last night he was driving back home around 2am in Livingston.He took 78 and was driving north on Livingston Ave. We live on crestview hill rd just about 130 feet off from north Livingston Ave.He passed Livingston Ave and route 10 near town center and there was no car behind him. A police car appeared somewhere between carllon cr and Glendale ave which is 1-2 blocks south from our street, crestview hill rd.He was not speeding and driving cautiously and slowly because he did not run over deer at night. There was no traffic sign between these roads.There was no legal reason to pull him over.He turned right as usual on crestview hill rd and parked our driveway then he realized the police car was actually following him. There was no siren.The police officer told him to stayed in the car and gave him two tickets. He has no idea why he was getting them and asked the police officer the reasons. He said he did not stopped the car even though the police car was behind him. The tickets says”unsafe operation of vehicles”, “ failure to yield right of way to emergency vehicles” He got 3 points and I assume we have to pay over $1000(?)We have never appeared in the court, as I mentioned, his English is not so great. We have to prepare how to describe the situations and plea for not guilty.We do not know whether we can win this case but I honestly want the police to focus on someone who is driving dangerously and harming people rather than just catching driving safely and good and hard working citizens like my husband. There is no reasonable suspicion for stopping him. We register our car properly and he was driving slowly and safely.I feel so bad for him that he was so furious and couldn't sleep since 2am and needs to work all day today and tomorrow.If anyone can help us any advice we are so appreciate it!!Thank you and love you all