I'm needing a little bit of advice. This past August I was
Greetings,I'm needing a little bit of advice.This past August I was pulled over for out of date tags. Way out of date.That and I couldn't find my insurance cards (I was/am insured, just somehow didn't get the cards to the van.).No excuse for it other than pure air headedness due to “grief compounded by profound poverty”. (Long story. Way too long.)Anyrate.My goof.I appreciate the deputy for bringing it to my attention.(Holy crap! How the… UGH! Pounding head on steering wheel has evolved to pounding head on desk, with all the expected utterances about myself for such an occasion.)So, come October 19th, I've got a court date for my first traffic ticket since 1982.(Well… unless you count parking tickets… think my last one was in the 90s some time…)I thought, given my circumstances, I'd better check up on what I need to get ready for this… and found more compounding on my already compounded grief. (I'm beginning to wonder when the geologic forces will take effect… Will I become schist? That wouldn't be quite gneiss.)I can't afford a lawyer, but damn, I can't afford the minimum fine, let alone what's likely (I was shockingly out of date).Heck, just the trip up there is going to be pretty stiff on me.The jail time mentioned, even the minimum, well… forget me ever working again.Most of the jobs, that are what I'm trained to do and have experience in, have required a security clearance since 9/11.That's been bad enough since I took some years off to take care of my husband after his stroke… this?Forget it.I'm finished.There's also the little issue of my mother.The only reason I have a roof over my head and food on my plate is because I've been chauffeur and cook for my 84 year old mother since before my husband died.(My husband died when I was 55 years old. I am able bodied, given my work experience, so not able to claim disability. I have another 2 years and 5 months before I can receive survivor's benefits. i.e. My income is $0/year.)We moved here from Massachusetts (where I had a very good career going, thank you), to help out when my father's health started getting bad.Mom's never had good enough eyesight to drive.We live down here in Thayer, mass transit is not reliable, this is an area that never recovered from the Depression of the 1930s (which is why there is the “low cost of living” fairy tale down here, and why so many retirees, like my parents, are suckered into retiring down here – then dutiful kids get suckered into moving here to take care of ailing parents that are stuck… like me. There's no gravity in the Eastern Ozarks… it just sucks.).There is a definite lack of resources, and being without a reliable mode of transportation is definitely a handicap here.What's she going to do if I get stuck in jail?It's going to be a hardship on her.I don't have any of those mythical, generous, rich relatives that I keep getting told to borrow from.Never have had.Back when I was working I was about the closest the family had, and I was just barely breaking into that “middle class” thing.More like I got to poke my head in and look around for a few minutes.So…All joking aside (I have to joke. I'm getting dehydrated from crying.).I really need some advice about my best options of action and where to turn to for some (real) help, so that I can get the best possible outcome.I'm hoping you might have a few ideas?Thank you for your time,Kate Ackerly
A couple of weeks ago on my college campus in New Jersey I
Hello, a couple of weeks ago on my college campus in New Jersey I received a parking ticket from the municipal court for "Blocked Handicap" or statute No. 39:4-138-0. There are a few problems: first off I had a valid New York issued handicap hang tag hanging in its appropriate place, so I'm not sure why I received this ticket. Also, the ticket information online says there is no fee, but it does have a court date. However, the ticket itself does not have "court appearance required" checked off . Does this mean I do not have to go to the court? If I do have to attend court, can I just bring my hang tag with me to show them that I have one?
I am a disabled veteran with a disabled parking placard and
I am a disabled veteran with a disabled parking placard and a disabled parking spot in front of my home. There is a city sign saying no parking Wednesday between 0300 and*****sweeping. The police ticketed my car despite ADA law for not moving my car for street sweeping. The cops told me their city laws provide no exceptions. Isn't this in violation of the ADA? How can I fight this?
I made a stupid mistake and left the plates on my car when I
I made a stupid mistake and left the plates on my car when I sold it to a private buyer. The guy who bought the car proceeded to get several parking tickets on the car, which have since doubled to the amount of a couple thousand dollars. I have since removed my name from the plate number at the DMV. I called and messaged him for a couple of months to try and get him to return the plates and sign a bill of sale. I have a record of his text messages telling me he would pay the tickets, and return the plates; however, he never met up with me to sign a bill of sale. It's doubtful that he ever paid the tickets. I have not gone to the magistrate to try and fight the tickets yet, but plan to soon. Is there any information that I should bring to help support my case, and try and get out of paying the tickets? What will happen if I never pay the tickets? I live in Denver county, Denver Colorado.
American Flight 702 from Dallas to Philadelphia to Venice,
American Flight 702 from Dallas to Philadelphia to Venice, Italy left at 12:15 on July 27, 2016. We were at the airport 2 hours ahead of time - checked our phone to see the flight was leaving out of Gate 36 - just before boarding time we notice very few customers - asked the agent she said the flight had be changed to Gate 30 - we ran - Kathy Parks (ticket agent) told us to board but couldn't take our carryon (it was full). Let my husband through the gate - took our luggage - We asked to please be able to take our jewelry out of the carryon - she pulled the bag behind her and said NO, again we asked and told her the jewelry was in a small bag - easy to get to - please let us get the jewelry bag - again NO and pulling the bag away from us. My husband said something under his breathe - and that's when she said, "You're not going anywhere"At this point we told her we had saved 35 years for this trip - if we didn't make this plane we would miss our 12 days cruise with Oceania - we begged - Please - we're sorry - please don't do this - Please - She held firm - called for security - grabbed her purse and walked away.We went to the customer service people - No help - they could maybe get us on an over night stay (somewhere I can't remember) We'd have to go out of the airport to the ticket counter. I called our travel agent - she found us a flight out in 2 hours on another airlines - if we could get them to let us cancel this one and use them coming home maybe it could be arranged. They Would Not release us - All they kept saying was This is a package trip - You were late - We have to rebook - It was a nightmare!! I again begged "Please let us go to the other airline - we'll keep the reservation with you for the return flight!" After 2 1/2 hours they booked us on the same flight for the next day - kept telling us we couldn't get the same flight back because it was booked. I kept telling them,"It's booked because we are on it!" My question to them was,"Why do you have to cancel our return flight - just leave it the way it is and book us the going out flight!"Finally they did just what I kept asking them to do but now we had to pay another $7000.00 - I was livid - we had already paid this when we booked the flights 3 months earlier.... We were flying Business Class or First Class all the way.We paid since we were not going to miss a trip of a life time!NOW were was our luggage??? We had shipped 4 Large pieces - Were they taken off the plane in Dallas? Had they shipped them to Philadelphia and taken them off there? No One could tell us anything - No one!When we got home I immediately went to American Airlines on line to see if I could check the status of our luggage - It seems our luggage had not only left Dallas to Philadelphia but looked like it was on its way to Venice, Italy without us.The next day we left from Dallas headed for Philadelphia - when we landed I went to the American Customer Service asking if they could please check to see where our luggage was - I had the ticket stubs for our luggage from the day before. All Three agents told me their computers couldn't do that - I would have to find a computer or leave the terminal - go to the ticket counter out front - and just maybe they could check it!!!! I called my travel agent - she went to the American website - baggage - put in our ticket numbers - it showed our luggage had gone on to Venice, Italy.... TSA would surely like to know that Kathy Parks wouldn't let us on the plane but had no trouble letting our 4 Large pieces of luggage go unattended from Dallas to Philadelphia to Venice, Italy.All we want is our money back - some kind of reimbursement - and I do think American Airlines and Homeland Security should be notified about Kathy Parks - I have complained on the American complaint line - Dalila Reade responded by saying - We were late - we talked rudely to Kathy Parks so she had the authority to handle us anyway she wanted - Kathy Parks must have felt we were a security or safety issue to her and other passengers - so American stands behind her - When I asked how Homeland Security would feel about Kathy Parks letting our luggage continue without us she became very quite but never offer me anything kind of compensation.Do we have a case????
A vehicle was sold. ALL of the needed informationrmation
A vehicle was sold.ALL of the needed informationrmation about the vehicle was taken by the buyer. The buyer has not turned in the title for transferring the title including registering the vehicle. Other than the vehicle tags, vehicle vin#, buyer's phone #, I have no other accurate info about the buyer. I was told that the telephone company has all of the needed information (T-Mobile), but they can not help me.tyI was told that I am responsible for anything that the buyer does (other that physically arrested). As an example, parking tickets or even horroble things like "hit and run". I can't even re-register my other vehicle until this probablemis solved.Is there anything that I can do? Maybe find a way to get the needed information from jx the phon
Can a person be forced to transfer a car title to his name?
I live in Texas. I sold a car to my neighbor in May 2016. I forgot to remove my license plates. I have asked him to transfer the title to his name about 5 times. But he is not doing this. Can I remove the license plates from the car? Does he own the car or do I own the car technically or legally? He is also getting parking tickets in the car and I am getting the bill. How can I force him to transfer the title in his name?
Where can one find out about Demographic Infraction in NC?
Where do you find out about a Demographic Infraction in North Carolina? No details, but it showed up on a background check for a house rental application. It may be nothing, but it can get someone denied housing.It showed up on a simple background check on my daughter. She is still in the same area of NC where this occurred. It could be a mistake, but there must be a place to find out what it is without needing an attny to find out.My daughter has never been arrested. She gets traffic/parking tickets occasionally.
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