I have a question as to whether I should appeal a moving violation
I have a question as to whether I should appeal a moving violation I received today. I was pulled over on the freeway by the CHP (California) for a speeding ticket. He said I was going 83 even though when I saw him parked my speed was under 80. According to the ticket he used a radar gun. But that is not my main issue or question. I was in the far left lane of a three lane highway. When he approached me and flashed his lights I pulled over to the left breakdown lane vs. the right because there were too many cars and I was really nervous and wanted to stop as soon as possible. As I was stopping he told me to pull over to the right break down lane so I started speeding up but couldn't gain enough speed to merge with traffic as there was an underpas s with some obstructions in the lane. At that point he told me to stop, which I did, and then he came to the drivers side very angry, yelling at me with profanities including f-this, f-that "what part of what I told you to do didn't you understand, etc." He wrote me up for two violations. One was speeding for 83 mph in 65, and the second was for a "Failure to Pull the Right" which he originally wrote as code 22108: "Any signal of intention to turn right or left shall be given continuously during the last 100 feet traveled by the vehicle before turning." He crossed that off and put 21806 which apparently is "Upon the immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicle which is sounding a siren, the surrounding traffic shall, except as otherwise directed by a traffic officer, the driver of every other vehicle shall yield the right-of-way and shall immediately drive to the right-hand edge or curb of the highway and thereupon shall stop and remain stopped until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed."I want to at a minimum fight the second violation given I tried to move over and the traffic violation codes have nothing to do with what actually happened. I also want to contest that I was driving 83 because it is a $369 fine @ 16+ MPH over 65MPH vs. a $238 fine @ 1-15 over 65MPH. This is a financial hardship ... do you have any recommendations on how to make my best case for this?
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
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
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?
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.
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!