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I was under the impression that it was not illegal to talk

I was under the impression that it was not illegal to talk on a handheld phone in Georgia. I looked up the law here and it says the same thing: http://www.ghsa.org/state-laws/issues/Distracted-DrivingBut my friend just got pulled over who gave him a ticket for talking on the phone. He was not texting. He was talking with the phone in his lap on speakerphone. Please assist!

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I was in a car accident in October 2016 (someone hit me from

Hi. I was in a car accident in October 2016 (someone hit me from behind while in traffic) but they hit me hard and I had to tell my insurance. They told me to pay the deductible. I then began to feel pain and opened up a claim. To be honest I still feel pain but dropped the pain claim because it was too much for me to work and be glued to a chiropractor. I'm still waiting for my deductible but insurance said for sure I'm getting the money because it was obviously the other vehicles fault.Just now I'm turning to my left and with 2 lanes turning to the left, this old little lady who can barely see over the steering wheel, is turning as well on the lane next to me (I'm on the right lane turning left at the light and she's on the left lane turning left at the light) I go and continue on my lane and she somehow drifts over and hits me by the back right where I put gas in the car. So it's obvious that she's at fault. I'm waiting for the cops to come. I know I'm not at fault. There's really just a dent and scratch on my car and I'm late for work but she's trying to be tough and called the cops- meanwhile it was her fault.Is this something I should open up another claim for? And is this going to hurt my insurance. Will they drop me since it's 2 accidents (both not my fault ) ? Will my insurance go up? Should I just forget the dent and the scratch? What if she opens a claim. Her paint was more smudged than mine.

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I was given a ticket because the dump truck i drove had no

I was given a ticket because the dump truck i drove had no muffler. it had straight pipes. But i told the officer that i was not the owner and still gave me a 800 ticket for no muffler when using the Jake brake. my question is if i could fight it in court, because first off i was just the driver and not the owner, and i did perform the proper pre-trip inspection and determined it was safe to operate, also why didnt the officer make the ticket to the company and not me. On the pre-trip all it asks for is to assure there is no exhaust leaks. Thanks.

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I received a traffic violation in Macintosh county GA for

i received a traffic violation in Macintosh county GA for speeding. Conveniently cited for going 86 in a 70 which just so happens to put me in the "supper speeder" category.JA: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Georgia the officer did not ask for my registration, which is incorrect on my citation.JA: Do you need to appear in court?Customer: the car is registered in SC to me, but my license is from California and even the license number on the citation is wrongJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: i don't think so

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I received a complaint/summons ticket 2 days ago, have been

I received a complaint/summons ticket 2 days ago, have been trying to look it up on njmcdirect but they can't find it, but the court appearance required box isn't checked either...does that mean I need to show up to court?JA: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New JerseyJA: Do you need to appear in court?Customer: That's what I am unsure of, the court appearance box isn't checked at all but njmcdirect can't locate my ticket apparentlyJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not that I can think of

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I live in New York and Just got a ticket for going 84 in a

I live in New York and Just got a ticket for going 84 in a 55 should I plea not guilty to avoid insurance going up. This is my first ticketJA: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New YorkJA: Do you need to appear in court?Customer: It says appear or I can mail it inJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I'm on my parents insurance and I don't want them to find out

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I was pulled over for speeding by a chp officer. However, I

I was pulled over for speeding by a chp officer. However, I was not speeding. I was really surprised when the officer told me I was speeding. I think the officer noticed. Because he then went on saying that he was actually not even paying attention to me. That he was focused on a different car that got away. He still gave me a sperfing ticket. What can I do?

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My husband got a ticket for 40-6-20 FAIL TO OBEY TRAF CTRL

Hi, my husband got a ticket for 40-6-20 FAIL TO OBEY TRAF CTRL DEVICE (2 MISDEMEANOR). In your opinion, would the judge be likely to accept it if he plead "no lo contendere" for this charge? Do you know how much the fines for this typically are? Is he expected to pay court fines immediately?JA: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Atlanta, GAJA: Do you need to appear in court?Customer: Yes.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: He just recently received a moving violation for changing lanes in an intersection also and we just paid the fine - will that effect this charge? Also the court date is tomorrow and we are considering using a lawyer if there's enough time.

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You're right - the yellow light is way too short. Complete

You're right - the yellow light is way too short. Complete injustice.I'm overly cautious about yellow lights, yet I still got a camera ticket at the Rosecrans/Hindry intersection.This is such a cash cow for the City of Hawthorne! ;-)If I were to contact local litigation attorneys about spearheading a class action, do you have any advice?Also, I made the mistake of contacting the Court. Then, due to some misinformation, I thought I could ignore the ticket...The day after my fine and traffic school were due, they issued an invoice for an extra $479 for "failure to pay."Do you think I can somehow get out of the extra $479 late fee?Thanks!

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