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My son took the rap for an accident without injuries for his girlfriend who is 18. Not he wants to set the record straight. He is 17. Should he contact the police officer or wait until his court date?

A:  You should hire an attorney for him immediately before this turns into a nightmare for all involved....

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Can I be charged by the police after I settled out of court with the wronged party?

A:  Yes, indeed, go and speak with an attorney as soon as you possibly can.  Bring with you all the letters and documentation you have regarding the matter and showing that you paid the money back (which can be considered ''restitution'' by the court). It seems to me that this settlement request was assumed to take the place of their filing charges (at least that is what you assumed, correct?) but they went ahead and did so anyway.  It seems odd that they would publish the report in the paper without ever having come for you personally after the report was filed.  But your attorney can straighten that out on your behalf.  Do not wait until they come with a warrant and handcuffs.  Best to strike first.  Good luck....

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Hand gestures to police officers: Middle finger allowed?

A:  In article <ubr9j0t4cmlc93uigcifs7clms41oos3b0...4ax.com>, Tim Williams <bigbill9111...yahoo.com> wrote: This is a serious question. May I legally raise my fist in the air and extend my middle finger toward police officers? I saw a video clip online where a guy jumped from a parked car, quickly ran up the sidewalk to an approaching officer, and extended his middle fingers within inches of the police officers face in a somewhat aggressive manner. The officer immediately grabbed his baton and chased the guy down the sidewalk whilst striking the guy in the back and shoulders. courts have ruled that freedom of speech allows you to give someone the finger, even a cop. In the case you cite, the actions that...

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Isn''t traffic court a violation of our rights to a certain extent?

A:  Well let me say I share your frustration while disagreeing with you on some points. I was in traffic court today to argue against a stop sign citation. The officer did show up and openly lied in court, which since I am unable to prove he has no liability for freely engaging in perjury. Yes, I think it''s a violation of rights to assume an officer conducts himself lawfully while a citizen is in a position to have to prove their innocence, rather than establishing a reasonable doubt. I by the way live in the city of Hobbs, New Mexico (pop. 28,000) so if your driving through have a handheld tape recorder with you (I will from now on) because the officer just might lie in front of the judge....

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How can I fight a speeding ticket?

A:  Radar detector calibration could be relevant in court based on the last date of calibration and whether untimely or lack of calibration impacts the efficacy of the ticket. Since the radar detector is part of the police force, a public entity, you may be able to use your state''s public information act to obtain that information.  Be aware, every state''s requirements on the public information act differ and the timeframe in which you will or should get the material may be after your court date. The first thing you should always do, no matter what the facts are, is plead ''not guilty'' and ask for a court date.  You are innocent until proven guilty so make them prove your...

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got ticket for running a stopsign

A:  I would just pay the ticket. It shouldn''t count against your driving record. It would cost you more money going to traffic court than just paying the ticket. I would go to court and explain yourself. You have nothing to lose but time. Maybe you will get luck and get a lenient judge or maybe the police officer who wrote you the ticket won''t show up....

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Driving speed child seatbelt violation $430 ?

A:  In article <6c8b1f5.0311211645.1dd40f2f...posting.google.com>, nilanjan says...In CA SF bay area :I got cited for driving at approx 60 mph at a street with 50mph speedlimit.Also I had my unruly 5 yr old kid in the backseat who had taken theseatbelt off after I was pulled over by the police officer.The officer cited me (1)22350 CVC for speed and (2) 27360.5 CVC forSeatbelt.I got a notice in the mail to pay a bail of $427.75.I think this is very high ! Any pointers / ideas on why this amount isso high and how can I get a break up of the amount ? It''s saving you money and grief in the long run. If you address your seatbelt and speeding issues because of the high fine, you can go on with your life. If you don''t, you''re risking death or serious injury to the...

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Offier does not have to appear & U get fined?

A:  quote:Originally posted by True_Or_Not:I saw this message and wanted to know if this is true in Georgia traffic court: The police officer that wrote me up did not show up, when I asked the Judge about it, he said that he did not have to be there. I pleaded not guilty but was fined anyway, doesn''t this violate my 6th amendment rights to ''Face my accuser in a court of law''? Thank you for your help My response: You did it wrong. You needed to say, ''Your Lordship, I am in fact innocent of these untoward charges. M''lady wishes to be heard on the evidence at trial to querie my accuser.'' IAAL...

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Speeding to a speed trap... Why?

A:  "Brent P" <tetraethyllead...yahoo.com> wrote in message news:B17Ka.10353$R73.2674...sccrnsc04... In article <vfhnrngnuubj3f...corp.supernews.com>, Just a Cyclist wrote: Bull. What the state governments say is not relevant, what actual data says is. On some chicago area interstates there is sometimes 80 mph traffic flow. There is no unsual rate of collisions to the best of my knowledge. Just try to explain that to the Judge..........I would give my eye teeth to be standing there when you said that! A traffic court judge is irrelevant to the discussion. No it isn''t.... I loved to hear a Judge give you an explanation of unsafe speed........that''s why its relevant! The discussion is, if the speed...

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What would it take to convine a mother this?

A:  (Consumer) Date: 11/25/2008 9:00:31 PM Member Since: 9/9/2008 State: CA What will a family court do if the father indicates to the judge that he will rather spend the rest of his life in prison than pay one cent of child support. This will cost the tax payers more money. He is willing to terminate his parental rights. (Consumer) Date: 11/25/2008 8:20:19 PM Member Since: 9/9/2008 State: CA Can a court order retroactive child support from birth? I mean at age 13 a mother asks child support for the first time and paternity was not established until age 13. (Consumer) Date: 11/25/2008 8:49:44 PM Member Prior To: 12/5/2005 Generally CS does not go back prior to date of petition for same--but apparently some states allow for it to...