Where does my money go when I pay a Speeding Ticket?

Where does my money go when I pay a Speeding Ticket?

Each time you pay a traffic ticket or face other accusations in a municipal court, you incur three types of charges: fines, fees and costs. Fines = the monetary punishment for your offense. These go to the municipality in which the offense occurred. Fees = are for specific purposes or state programs. Local Court Costs = here is what, according to some, make traffic tickets so expensive. This money goes directly to the municipality that hosts the court to pay for court operations (mostly salaries, benefits and supplies.) Court users who face minor traffic offenses are a HUGE source of revenue for municipal courts. Do you have a Las Vegas Speeding Ticket? Call (702) 382-2000 today! No points. No Traffic School. No...

Money-Hungry Courts

Last Wednesday, a Las Vegas Municipal Court Judge declined to rule on the constitutionality of cash collection and courtroom practices which have been called money-hungry. State lawmakers, city employees, former judges, and countless defendants have been talking negatively about several judges for months, largely due to their approach to misdemeanor warrants. Critics say these judges prioritize cash payments above public safety and pressure the court marshals to take credit card payments instead of locking up offenders… even the violent ones. Related to this, Eric Siegler, a Las Vegas paralegal, accused a traffic commissioner of attempting to force him to pay down $450 in fines before his case could be heard by a judge. As well, courts have been accused of levying unconstitutional fines and extracting hefty fees from poorer defendants. What can be done? Advocates are still fighting to right this disturbing wrong. We’ll keep you updated. In the meantime, if you have a Traffic Ticket in Las Vegas, an unpaid Warrant, or other looming offense, call our Law Office today for a Free Consultation at (702) 382-2000. We’re here to...
Speed Trap on 215

Speed Trap on 215

  Don’t you wish it was that easy? A sign warned us all so we had time to slow back down to the speed limit… Such is not reality here in the Las Vegas Valley (or, perhaps, anywhere on earth!) And one particular stretch of highway has been flooded with cop cars as of recently. Ever drive the West stretch of 215 from Charleston down towards Russell? If you are ever heading this way, BEWARE. This past Sunday afternoon there were three cop cars poised to catch speeders within a few miles of each other. And that is not far from the norm on that particular area of the 215; oftentimes there are at least one or two cop cars under the bridges, waiting for speed limit offenders. Now, we are not condoning speeding here… but perhaps it seems a bit harsh to pull over leisure Sunday afternoon drivers who may be going 5-10 over the limit while heading home from church, Trader Joe’s, or to visit family or friends. One way or another, Las Vegas police will be the first to tell you: the law is the law. So, if you happen to have a Las Vegas Speeding Ticket you need taken care of (No points, No School, No Court, No Insurance hike) call us today at (702) 382-2000. We offer a simple ‘fix by phone’ service so your ticket will be cleared up in no...
Have You seen our Case Results?

Have You seen our Case Results?

Case Results Since 2013 -these are only a handful of the many cases we have resolved-   Thousands of Traffic Tickets Reduced to Illegal Parking! DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving Felony Drug Possession DISMISSED DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving Felony Theft Charged Reduced to Trespassing Domestic Violence/Battery Case DISMISSED Possession of Cocaine Charge DISMISSED DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving Solicitation Charges Reduced to Trespassing Petty Larceny Charge DISMISSED DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving Second DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving Domestic Violence/Battery Case DISMISSED Felony Drug Possession DISMISSED Felony Burglary DISMISSED Domestic Violence/Battery Case DISMISSED Felony Intent to Sell Reduced to Misdemeanor Possession Felony Domestic Violence DISMISSED Domestic Violence/Battery Case DISMISSED DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving Solicitation Charges Reduced to Trespassing Petty Larceny Charge DISMISSED DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving Domestic Violence/Battery Case DISMISSED DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving Second DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving Felony Theft Charged Reduced to Trespassing Felony Burglary DISMISSED DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving Solicitation Charges Reduced to Trespassing DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving Domestic Violence/Battery Case DISMISSED Domestic Violence/Battery Case DISMISSED DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving Solicitation Charges Reduced to Trespassing DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving Domestic Violence/Battery Case DISMISSED DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving Petty Larceny Charge DISMISSED Solicitation Charges Reduced to Trespassing DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving Domestic Violence/Battery Case DISMISSED DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving Felony Drug Possession DISMISSED DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving Felony Domestic Violence DISMISSED DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving Domestic Violence/Battery Case DISMISSED Felony Theft Charged Reduced to Trespassing Felony Intent to...
Driving-Related Safety Laws Refresher: Cell Phones, Seat Belts, Etc.

Driving-Related Safety Laws Refresher: Cell Phones, Seat Belts, Etc.

As per the Nevada DMV website, here is a quick refresher on some of the major Driving-Related Safety Laws. Headlights Headlights must be used from 30 minutes after sunset until 30 minutes before sunrise, and whenever conditions make it impossible to see clearly at least 1,000 feet ahead.High beams should not be used within 500 feet of approaching traffic, or 300 feet of trailing traffic.Seat BeltsWith the exception of those under 6 years old, anyone riding in a motor vehicle must wear a safety belt, if the vehicle is required to have safety belts. Vehicles built in 1968 and newer must be equipped with lap belts. Vehicles manufactured in 1970 and newer must be equipped with lap belts and shoulder belts for the front seats. Child Car Seat Laws Children who are younger than six or weigh less than 60 pounds must ride in an approved safety restraint system. Children are generally safest riding in the back seat. In fact, with vehicles containing front seat passenger air bags, infants should always ride in the back seat. If you don’t properly restrain child passengers, you can be fined, forced to perform community service, and have your license suspended. Cell Phones and Texting Texting, accessing the Internet and hand-held cell phone use while driving are illegal throughout the state. Exceptions to this law include: Use of a hands-free headset Any person reporting a medical emergency, a safety hazard or criminal activity Drivers using a voice-operated navigation system affixed to the vehicle Drivers using citizen band or other two-way radios that require a license and have a separate, handheld microphone Utility workers...
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