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I was recently involved in a car accident because I was

Hi there. I was recently involved in a car accident because I was sleep driving. But the police has given me a text while driving record.... which is not true... I have the phone bill that clearly state that I wasn't using my phone for any matters, and I don't have a habit of using my phone during that time (way to work). So I was wondering how should I defend myself at court? If I said I was sleep driving, can they give me a new ticket for that? Thanks! I live in MASS btw.JA: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MassachusettesJA: Do you need to appear in court?Customer: It's not a criminal ticket.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: How much do you charge for the lawyer??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: Ok then.

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I was recently pulled over by a Placer County Sheriff and

I was recently pulled over by a Placer County Sheriff and issued a traffic ticket for (1) horn(blasting) and (2) unsafe pass(on the right). The incident happened after I was passed by that same car on the right and then he cut in front of me and hit his brakes. I had to slam on my brakes (hard as I could) to avoid hitting him. He then kept hitting his brakes and flipping me off out his window, so I retaliated. Then I drove approx. 15 miles down the road and was pulled over by the Sheriff. As it turns out the 2nd car back was an off duty cop who had me ticketed. The off duty cop said he videoed me on his phone.Question: Is it legal for him to video me (while driving) and is it legal for him to use the video as evidence?Then 4 days later I got a letter from the Sheriff's office: an amended citation. They added (1) slowing vehicle on highway and(2) reckless driving.The reckless driving really pisses me off and I want that to go away.I haven't had any tickets in over 20 years (speeding) and want to keep my record clean. I know I shouldn't have done what I did but it's the old football player scenario of who got caught throwing the 2nd punch.I want to fight this ticket ( I am 62 yrs old, absolutely no wrecks and very safe and cautious driver ).I also noticed only one signature on the ticket. Can an off duty cop give me a ticket using a ticket from the cop who pulled me over and the off duty cop sign the ticket and use his badge # ?Help!!!Thx, Steve

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CalAttorney2

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I live on New Mexico. I was involved in a rear end collision

I live on New Mexico. I was involved in a rear end collision with minor injuries. (The person received chiropractic care afterwards). I was issued a citation for careless driving. Now I'm being sued for punitive damages and the suit sites (reckless driving, which indicates willful and wonton disregard). But since I was only cited for careless driving due to inattention do they still have a basis for punitive damages? Thanks.

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Loren

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My buddy got a ticket because he was driving on norco a pain

my buddy got a ticket for DUI because he was driving on norco a pain killer .he did hit a puddle and slide off the road which brought the police.the thing is he takes norco because he has 2 knee replacemnts and 1 current hip replacement . so it prescribed . .we live in will county illinios .The county lowered the charge to reckless driving if he takes dui classes .Which he is doing .however . as it states on the bottles of medicine do not operate machinery . how can he drive in the future without getting another ticket as his doctors sees him still taking these pills in the near future ...thanks for your help

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I tapped someone with my car in the city. They seemed to be

I tapped someone with my car in the city. They seemed to be fine and walked off, but I was unable to exchange information because the light changed. I did not go back to find them after driving away. What should I do next?

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I am in California visiting from Arizona and was hanging out

Hi. I am in California visiting from Arizona and was hanging out at the Mission Beach with some friends today. We were driving on the beach, and cops approached us. I am 19 years old, and when they asked for ID, since they asked me first and I kinda panicked I handed them my brothers id which states he is 23. They took it no problem and wrote the ticket because we look alike. I am obviously gonna pay the fine right away and all. However, I believe my brother is on probation and doing very well and I don't want this to hurt how far he has come. I need to know if this is going to show up with his probation and if so what to do. Thank you

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I got a dui on Friday night, and I was wondering what I have

I got a dui on Friday night, and I was wondering what I have to do now to try and lower it to reckless driving or if its even possible, I blew a .125. I just want to know if its possible I have been going through a lot I just gave birth two weeks ago and placed my daughter up for adoption I started taking depression pills and seeing a counselor because I need a lot of help I felt like my world is falling apart. The reason why I got a dui was because I was talking to the father of my baby and things got out of hand I accidently hit him and he started bleeding so I got off the car because I couldn't take it I was so overwhelmed and I didn't want to make things worse so his brother called the cops and then I was drinking when I was with him because we went to go eat at a restaurant/bar. when I got off the car I walked home it gave me time to calm down and think so I wanted to go and apologize and without thinking I drove to his house but the police officers where there and they saw me so they went and pulled me over. Do I have a chance at reducing it to reckless driving ?

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I jut got my license suspended. I am 19 and currently work

I jut got my license suspended. I am 19 and currently work using my car. I got suspended for speeding under the age of 21 in Georgia, I really think there should be a way for me to get my license back I am just not sure how and I need advice please

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My son had totaled his car back in december 2015 when he

my son had totaled his car back in december 2015 when he bought the car in march of 2015 he purchased GAP insurance i was against him buying because i heard nothing but bad reviews however the dealership assured us he was 100% covered.Well CNA NATIONAL is refusing to pay because he got charged for reckless driving he was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs we feel like we were misled by the dealership & that CNA NATIONAL is taking advantage of him due to his age 23 years old.Other than reckless driving he was not charge for any illegal activity.MY question is do we have a case or is he screwed? The dealership never supplied us with a binder & told us that they are not required to. Thank You Marshall Field

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Loren

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