Law Week: Traffic Court and Motor Vehicle Citations

Law Week: Traffic Court and Motor Vehicle Citations


CALL FROM 11:00 A.M. UNTIL 1:00 P.M. AND SPEAKING OF SOME LUCKY BECAUSE THIS WEEK LAWYERS ARE TAKING OVER OUR ACTION LINE DEPARTMENT AND HERE TO TELL US MORE ABOUT TODAY’S TOPIC IS ATTORNEY CAMERON HOLM. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US THIS MORNING. THANK YOU. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW ABOUT LIKE IF I GET A TRAFFIC CITATION, IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET IT DISMISSED BY CORRECTING THAT VIOLATION? YOU CAN REQUEST A COURT DATE. YOU CAN GO TO COURT. YOU CAN BRING IN PROOF THAT YOU’VE CORRECTED PROSECUTOR, THEY CAN ACTUALLY DISMISS THE CASE. IF YOU HAVE A HECTIC SCHEDULE AND HAVEN’T HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO CORRECT THE VIOLATION, YOU CAN TALK TO THE PROSECUTOR AND REQUEST A LITTLE MORE TIME. THAT SAVES YOU A LOT OF MONEY RIGHT THERE. IS IT TRUE THAT IF I’M NICE TO THE POLICE OFFICER, HE OR SHE CAN LET ME GO? FROM EXPERIENCE WHAT I’VE SEEN IS IF YOU ARE UNNECESSARILY RUDE OR DIFFICULT WITH THE POLICE OFFICER AT THE INCIDENT AFTER BEING PULLED OVER, IT GIVES THEM AN EXTRA INCENTIVE TO SHOW UP TO COURT AND TO ENSURE THAT YOUR PROSECUTED. THERE’S NO SENSE, THERE’S NO NEED TO BE DIFFICULT WITH THE POLICE OFFICER. YOUR TIME TO ARGUE, WHATEVER YOU WANT TO NEXT QUESTION IS WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I’M PULLED OVER AND BELIEVE I HAVE A LEGITIMATE EXCUSE. DON’T BE AFRAID TO SPEAK TO THE OFFICER. TELL THEM ABOUT YOUR EXPLANATION. FURTHER MORE, ASK THEM TO DOCUMENT THAT EXPLANATION IN THE TICKET. WHEN YOU GO TO COURT, THE PROSECUTOR AND JUDGE WILL HAVE A COPY OF THE TICKET. SO IF YOU PROVIDE THE EXPLANATION IN COURT, IT GIVES YOUR ARGUMENT A LITTLE MORE CREDENCE IF IT’S THE SAME EXPLANATION YOU HAVE IN THE TICKET. I RECEIVED A TRAFFIC TICKET. HOW DO YOU KNOW IF I’M BEING CHARGED WITH A CRIME? THAT’S A GOOD QUESTION. SOME OF THEM ARE TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS. SOME OF THEM ARE ACTUAL CRIMES. ONE GOOD WAY IS AFTER CITATION NUMBER. IF THE PREFIX STARTS WITH 1 DTI, IT’S AN INFRACTION. HOWEVER, IF IT STARTS WITH 1 DTC, THEN IT IS A CRIME. MY BEST ADVICE IS TO CONTACT AN ATTORNEY TO HELP YOU NAVIGATE THAT. NEXT IS I HAVE A COURT DATE. HOW LONG SHOULD I EXPECT THE PROCEEDINGS TO LAST? LIKELY THE COURT TIME WILL BE 8:30 IN THE MORNING AND WHEN YOU ARRIVE YOU’LL LOOK AT THE COURT CALENDAR OUTSIDE THE COURTROOM AND YOU’LL SEE THAT THERE MAY BE 100 PEOPLE ALL SCHEDULED FOR 8:30. SO TO BE SAFE I WOULD BLOCK OFF YOUR SCHEDULE UNTIL ABOUT NOON BECAUSE YOU DON’T KNOW WHEN YOUR CASE IS GOING TO BE CALLED. YOU DON’T KNOW HOW LONG THE PEOPLE THAT WILL TAKE BEFORE YOU. BEST ADVICE TO PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT GET A TRAFFIC CITATION? BE STRAIGHT WITH THE COP. BE POLITE. AGAIN, LIKE I MENTIONED BEFORE, YOUR TIME TO ARGUE WILL BE IN COURT. NO SENSE IN RUFFLING ANY FEATHERS WITH THE POLICE OFFICER? HOW MANY FRIENDS COME TO YOU NOW, CAMERON, CAN YOU TAKE CARE OF THIS. THERE’S A LOT OF THEM. A LOT OF NEW FRIENDS THESE DAYS. LEGAL EXPERT WILL COVER OUR LEGAL QUESTIONS. TRAFFIC TODAY IS TRAFFIC COURT AND MOTOR VEHICLE CITATION. ALL YOU’VE GOT DO IS CALL FROM 11:00 A.M. UNTIL 1:00 P.M. YOU’LL SEE WHAT’S COMING UP ON THURSDAY AND TRIP FOR FAMILY LAW. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. APPRECIATE IT. THANK YOU.

2 comments

  1. Never speak to a cop always exercise your rights every time you open your mouth and you think you're cooperating you're just burying yourself always exercise your rights

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