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Las Vegas Area Police Increase Enforcement of Nevada Cell Phone While Driving Laws

By | 2015-02-26T13:37:58-07:00 February 26th, 2015|Categories: Careless Driving, Cellphones and Visual distractions, Distraction on the Road: Texting, DUI|Tags: , , , , |

Cell phones, tablets and even wearable devices like Google Glass and the upcoming Apple iWatch have been boons to productivity, sharing of content and entertainment for everyone. Unfortunately, while these devices have generally improved life for all involved, using them while driving has increased the danger to pedestrians, bicyclists and other motorists on the road. Even though the Nevada legislature has increased penalties and passed numerous laws forbidding the practice of using mobile devices while driving, Southern Nevadans continually use their devices while they are behind the wheel, resulting in accidents, property damage and even injuries. To combat this, area police departments have been writing more tickets for Las Vegas distracted driving in an attempt to reduce number of Nevadans driving and using their mobile devices. Last Friday police in North Las Vegas wrote nearly 200 tickets for Southern Nevada distracted driving and other violations in a concerted law enforcement effort to increase awareness of the dangers of using a mobile device while driving. Some of the citations issued were also for speeding, reckless driving and not using due care in a crosswalk with pedestrians. Police have been concentrating on mobile device use while driving and know when individuals are [...]

Las Vegas Distracted Driving Ticket for Eating, Like this Case?

By | 2015-01-30T22:41:29-07:00 January 30th, 2015|Categories: Distraction on the Road: Texting, Las Vegas Legal News, Online Legal Services|Tags: , , , , , , |

Could you get a traffic ticket in Las Vegas for eating a hamburger? It all depends on what you are driving like and who sees you. We bring this up as we read the Las Vegas news about this distracted driving ticket given to a man in Cobb County, Georgia. It does happen that police will issue distracted driving tickets for eating, it is something that we here at 24hourticketpower.com have seen from our clients, that we have helped them with. It really all depends on the officer and the driver in that situation. Most people eat when they’re driving. Maybe not all the time, but often. Finishing breakfast on your way to work, finishing lunch on your way back from your break. Eating a snack on your way in between meetings or to pick up the kids. It happens. One of the keys to properly fighting one of these tickets is whether the officer catches you doing something else. It’s not illegal, per se, to eat while driving. It becomes distracted driving when it causes you to lose your lane, speed, miss and ignore a traffic sign, or run a red light, for just a few examples. That’s where [...]

North Las Vegas Police Targeting Speeding, Cell Phone Violations

By | 2013-06-20T16:45:05-07:00 June 20th, 2013|Categories: Cellphones and Visual distractions, Distraction on the Road: Texting, General Ticket Info, Speeding|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Police are at it again: targeting busy and dangerous intersections with extra and sneaky enforcement to catch drivers driving distracted or speeding in North Las Vegas. These enforcement efforts have been moving all around the Las Vegas Valley in recent months; we’ve written about different ones in Henderson, Las Vegas, and all over Clark County in the past. The purpose of these enforcement zones, say police, is to cut down on the number of injury accidents and car crashes in North Las Vegas by making drivers pay more attention and follow the laws in more cases. If you’re caught in one of these enforcement zones and issued a ticket for distracted driving or speeding in North Las Vegas, and want to avoid traffic court, a court appearance and points on your license, all without having to leave the comfort of your home, visit 24hourticketpower.com today to get started handling your traffic citation today. The way these enforcement zones work is tricky. Police know that if people see a cop car sitting at an intersection, then people can often slow down or put down their cell phone that they’ve been illegally using before the cop sees them breaking the law. So [...]

At 24hourticketpower.com You Can Fight or Fix Your Las Vegas Distracted Driving Citation

By | 2013-02-11T19:47:15-07:00 February 11th, 2013|Categories: Cellphones and Visual distractions, Distraction on the Road: Texting, General Ticket Info, Reckless Driving|Tags: , , , , |

When told that the cheeseburger they were eating or the act of applying make-up while they were driving is enough for an individual to get a Las Vegas distracted driving ticket, most Nevada drivers are incredulous. However the Nevada distracted driving statute is the same statute hundreds of Nevadans were cited for driving while talking on their cell phone while driving in Las Vegas in 2012. If the road in front and around you does not have your full attention, you can put yourself, pedestrians and those riding with you in danger of a Las Vegas automobile accident injury. If you have been ticketed for distracted driving in Southern Nevada, log onto 24hourticketpower.com today to fight or fix your ticket. There are a number of actions that when taken by someone driving an automobile can be seen as distracted driving infractions in Clark County. As we discussed above, using a cell phone, eating and even putting on makeup can be considered distracted driving. Reading maps or adjusting a navigation system can distract a driver enough to cause a crash. Today’s complicated in dash CD and MP3 players have become so complicated that they have been known to lead to distracted [...]

NV Bike Safety Law Confounds Authorities and Drivers

By | 2012-01-11T17:02:31-07:00 January 11th, 2012|Categories: Ask The Traffic Attorney, Cellphones and Visual distractions, Distraction on the Road: Texting, DUI, General Ticket Info, Henderson Legal News, Illegal Driving, Las Vegas Legal News, Local News, Online Legal Services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Since it came into effect on January first, Nevada’s ban on cell phone use while driving has gotten significant press attention.  However, this month another significant driving rule has come into focus that drivers must take note of. As of January 1 2012, when coming upon a bicyclist, Nevada drivers must move to the next left bound lane or if that is not possible, pass the bicyclist with a 3 foot space. Violators of the new Nevada law can face up to $1000 in fines and up to six months in jail. If you have been ticketed for passing too closely to a bicyclist in Las Vegas, Clark County speeding or a Henderson, NV DUI, contact us at 24hourticketpower.com today. Many of the more care focused Nevada jurisdictions have expressed confusion with the new Nevada bicycle law and are unsure of its efficacy and how to enforce it, preparing to focus on pedestrian safety. Bicycle safety advocacy groups, however, are increasing pressure on the Las Vegas Metro Police Department to increase enforcement. If you have been ticketed for a Southern Nevada bicycle safety infraction, a DUI in Las Vegas or for Henderson speeding, and want to fight or fix your [...]

LV Metro Police Begin Enforcing NV Cell Phone Ban

By | 2012-01-09T16:34:46-07:00 January 9th, 2012|Categories: Ask The Traffic Attorney, Cellphones and Visual distractions, Distraction on the Road: Texting, DUI, General Ticket Info, Henderson Legal News, Illegal Driving, Las Vegas Legal News, Local News, Road Rules, Traffic Arrest Warrants|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Enforcement of the Nevada cell phone ban has begun in earnest. Las Vegas Metro Police officers have issued 230 citations in the last week for the new ban against talking or texting on a cell phone while driving. While the ban took effect on October 1, 2011, Nevada police only issued warnings until January 1st, when the Nevada ban on driving while using a cell phone took effect. If you have been ticketed for using your cell phone while driving in Las Vegas, speeding in Clark County or even a DUI anywhere in the South Valleys, contact us at 24hourticketpower.com today. Many in Las Vegas do not support the Nevada cell phone while driving ban. Bikers of Lesser Tolerance, a libertarian and 2nd amendment advocacy group set up a protest near an intersection Las Vegas Metro Police had set up a Cell Phone While Driving enforcement check point. Las Vegas police had set up the checkpoint because the intersection, Maryland Parkway and Flamingo Road, is one of the top-10 intersections for collisions in the south valleys. If you have been ticketed for violating the Nevada cell-phone while driving ban, in Henderson for running a red light or a DUI in [...]

New NV Cell Phone Driving Ban Goes Into Effect

By | 2012-01-02T20:54:09-07:00 January 2nd, 2012|Categories: Ask The Traffic Attorney, Cellphones and Visual distractions, Distraction on the Road: Texting, DUI, General Ticket Info, Henderson Legal News, Illegal Driving, Las Vegas Legal News, Local News, Online Legal Services, Road Rules, Technology and the LAW|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

With the coming of the New Year, Nevada’s new cell-phone law has come into effect and in our neighboring state of California, should you be pulled over without a driver’s license, the police are prohibited from impounding your automobile. These new laws show how traffic enforcement is changing across Nevada and the nation. If you have been ticketed in Las Vegas for speeding, in Clark County for a DUI or a South Valleys distracted driving. The new cellphone statute that became law on January first basically prevents Nevada drivers from speaking on a mobile phone without a headset. It increases penalties for texting while driving in Las Vegas. Should a Nevadan want to initiate a call with their mobile phone while driving he or she should have a the person’s phone number available for voice activated dialing. While it is not known if anyone in Las Vegas has been ticketed for the Nevada Cell phone ban, 24hourticketpower.com represents all traffic infractions. If you have gotten a DUI in Las Vegas, a reckless driving charge in Las Vegas or rolling through a stop sign in Henderson, contact us today. We at 24hourticketpower.com are staffed with a strong group of Nevada licensed [...]

Unpaid NV Traffic Citations Yield Arrest

By | 2011-12-30T16:02:18-07:00 December 30th, 2011|Categories: Ask The Traffic Attorney, DUI, General Ticket Info, Henderson Legal News, Illegal Driving, Las Vegas Legal News, Local News, Press Release, Road Rules, Technology and the LAW, Traffic Arrest Warrants|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Recently, the son of a Southern Nevada District Court judge was arrested and charged for unpaid Las Vegas traffic warrants. The man, Michael Mosely, was arrested during a routine traffic stop when officers found he had outstanding warrants for a  misdemeanor charge of reckless driving in Nevada, Nevada vehicle registration violations, unlawful acts of financial responsibility and three South Valleys parking violations. If you have outstanding warrants in Las Vegas for speeding, Clark County DUI or even rolling through a stop sign in Henderson, contact us today. Unpaid Nevada traffic fines can result in significantly increased costs once you are finally pulled over. Las Vegas police can impound your vehicle and detain you overnight for unpaid Nevada traffic violations. In Las Vegas, driving without proper driver’s license can result in significant fines, fees and court visits. 24hourticketpower.com can eliminate these Nevada traffic court appearances. 24hourticketpower.com is designed to enable Silver State drivers to fight and fix most traffic infractions online without court visits. Our staff of licensed Nevada traffic attorneys are able to assist in any Las Vegas driving infraction, including Las Vegas failure to use due care, Southern Nevada DUIs and Clark County speeding. We even offer convenient online [...]

2011 Nevada Traffic Fatalities Down, Clark County Pedestrian Deaths Rise

By | 2011-12-28T13:28:15-07:00 December 28th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

While Nevada traffic fatalities dramatically have fallen from their 2006 high, in 2011, pedestrian deaths across the South Valleys and the rest of the state rose. These were primarily Las Vegas and Washoe County pedestrian fatalities. The drop in fatalities was due to decreased Las Vegas DUI, a fall in speeding in Clark County and a drop across the South Valleys in riding without seatbelts. The Nevada traffic fatality counts this year were 231. In the Silver State’s record breaking 2006 totals were 431. 41 Nevada pedestrians were killed, with 28 were in Clark County. If you have been involved in a Las Vegas traffic fatality, contact us today. 24hourticketpower.com handles Las Vegas DUI, Clark County reckless driving and driving without a seatbelt in the South Valleys. Our firm, 24hourticketpower.com is nearly a completely online collection of Nevada licensed traffic attorneys. In most cases, our online system enables you to fight or fix your Las Vegas ticket online without court visits. We also offer online traffic school. Contact 24hourticketpower.com today.

NHP to Issue Cell Phone Ban Tickets Jan 1st!

By | 2011-12-23T09:13:03-07:00 December 23rd, 2011|Categories: Ask The Traffic Attorney, Cellphones and Visual distractions, Distraction on the Road: Texting, General Ticket Info, Henderson Legal News, Las Vegas Legal News, Local News, Online Legal Services, Road Rules, Technology and the LAW, Traffic Arrest Warrants|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Recently Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Chuck Allen recently spoke about the Nevada cell phone ban. NHP officers across Southern Las Vegas will start ticketing drivers using their cell phone while driving in Las Vegas in just over a week, when the Nevada cell phone bill comes into effect. Drivers are warned that a first offense will run nearly $100 with court costs and a second offense can run up to $150. A second offense of driving while on a cell phone in Las Vegas will result in 4 points on your license. We represent Nevada and out-of-state drivers with all Southern Nevada traffic infractions, including Las Vegas speeding, Henderson reckless driving or any Clark County distracted driving infraction. Trooper Allen explained a key point of the upcoming Nevada cell phone law. You can be ticketed for using your phone while at a stoplight or stop sign in Las Vegas. Many Nevadans who normally would never think of texting while their car is moving take the opportunity to use their phones while stopped. If you have received a Las Vegas careless driving citation and would like to fight or fix your ticket, please contact us today. While the Nevada cell-phone while [...]

Santa Comes to Vegas, Puts Drivers on the Naughty List

By | 2011-12-22T11:19:55-07:00 December 22nd, 2011|Categories: Ask The Traffic Attorney, DUI, General Ticket Info, Henderson Legal News, Illegal Driving, Las Vegas Legal News, Local News, Online Legal Services, Road Rules, Traffic Arrest Warrants, Traffic Tickets Espanol|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In an effort to promote pedestrian safety, Santa Claus came to Las Vegas and put many motorists on his naughty list. Dressed in a red snowsuit and in full beard, and undercover Las Vegas police officer repeatedly crossed the street. Motorists who did not stop were ticketed for Las Vegas failure to use due care. Should you have been ticketed for not stopping for a pedestrian in Clark County, speeding in Las Vegas or even texting while driving in Clark County, please contact us today. In recent months, Southern Nevada police departments have increased their focus on pedestrian safety. This is primarily due to the large amount of pedestrian deaths throughout Clark County and the state of Nevada in 2011. 24hourticketpower.com can fight or fix almost any South Valleys traffic citation online without court visits. We even offer online traffic school. 24hourticketpower.com is able to process traffic citations online because our cadre of Nevada licensed traffic attorneys have some of the best contacts in the state. We have successfully handled Las Vegas DUIs, Henderson speeding tickets and even North Las Vegas reckless driving citations.

Proper Attitude Can Result In NV Fix-It Ticket

By | 2011-12-18T19:32:40-07:00 December 18th, 2011|Categories: Ask The Traffic Attorney, Distraction on the Road: Texting, DUI, General Ticket Info, Illegal Driving, Las Vegas Legal News, Local News, Road Rules, Technology and the LAW, Traffic Arrest Warrants|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Last week, this writer received a fix it ticket for driving with an expired vehicle registration. With the Nevada economy still puttering to recovery, more and more are driving with expired Nevada licenses, are cited for not having Las Vegas car insurance or have simply ignored the registration renewal of their Nevada vehicle. Las Vegas and Clark County police officers are human and understand the economic plight most of us are in. For non-life threatening infractions in Nevada, officers are apt to give first time offenders. When pulled over, to make this choice as easy as possible, never give an officer who pulled you over attitude. Have your license, registration and insurance info ready and available when they get to your car. If, however, you are cited and want to fight or fix your ticket, please contact us today. We specialize in all types of Nevada traffic infractions – Las Vegas DUIs, Clark County speeding and careless driving anywhere in the South Valleys. At 24hourticketpower, we can often fight or fix your ticket entirely online, without court appearances. Contact us today to talk about your Las Vegas moving violation.

Clark County Pedestrian Focus Targets Drivers

By | 2011-12-09T12:27:19-07:00 December 9th, 2011|Categories: Ask The Traffic Attorney, DUI, General Ticket Info, Henderson Legal News, Illegal Driving, Las Vegas Legal News, Local News, Online Legal Services, Road Rules, Technology and the LAW|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As a result of a recent Las Vegas pedestrian fatality, the Clark County regional transit commission is reworking and re-evaluating multiple intersections across the South Valleys. The Las Vegas area transit agency is also planning to add additional bike lanes, bus lanes and install additional landscaping. In addition, the RTC is considering lowering speed limits across Las Vegas. These changes will likely result in significantly more Las Vegas speeding tickets, citations for red light running in Clark County and careless driving citations in the South Valleys. Clark County has consistently been ranked as extremely dangerous for pedestrians. As local municipalities like Henderson, Las Vegas and North Las Vegas work to improve pedestrian safety, more Nevada drivers will receive citations for numerous traffic infractions. If you have received a ticket for speeding in Clark County, a DUI in Las Vegas or another traffic infraction and want to fight or fix your ticket online, contact us today. We at 24hourticketpower.com employ some of the best Nevada licensed traffic attorneys in the Silver State. Our state of the art website enables users to fight or fix almost any traffic infraction online, without court visits. We also offer online traffic school. We also provide [...]

Revelations of police corruption include traffic citation abuse

By | 2011-10-23T22:40:31-07:00 October 23rd, 2011|Categories: Ask The Traffic Attorney, Cellphones and Visual distractions, General Ticket Info, Local News, Online Legal Services, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A recent episode of the popular National Public Radio program "This American Life" includes a look at a police corruption scandal. According to insider reports, high-ranking police officials pressured officers to issue baseless citations and make other frivolous arrests even as they diminished reporting of serious offenses in order to push down statistics of crime in their jurisdictions. In some of the most serious cases, sexual assaults were reported as mere trespassing while innocent individuals were essentially framed by police for drug possession, public consumption of alcohol, and traffic citations. Although police in Nevada have generally been held to higher standards of accountability, pressure on rank-and-file police may result in undue Las Vegas speeding tickets. To be sure, many Nevada motorists drive irresponsibly or in defiance of the law and deserve the Nevada traffic tickets they are given. Especially with some of the new Nevada traffic laws on the books including one requiring a three-foot berth when passing cyclists and the state's first-ever law limiting the use of a cell phone while driving in Nevada, the potential for citations is high. Nonetheless, it is important for police to issue tickets responsibly in order to maintain the trust and faith of [...]

For Las Vegas drivers, no more texting while driving

By | 2011-10-04T22:07:59-07:00 October 4th, 2011|Categories: Ask The Traffic Attorney, Cellphones and Visual distractions, Distraction on the Road: Texting, General Ticket Info, Las Vegas Legal News, Local News, Online Legal Services|Tags: , , , , , , |

October has arrived, and with it new enforcement of the law known as SB 140 that was passed in the last Nevada legislative session. Police officers are now pulling no punches as they pull over drivers with cell phones pressed to their ears and issuing Las Vegas cell phone tickets. Over the last decade most states have taken some action to restrict the use of new, distracting technology in our motor vehicles. Some of the earliest adopters of these laws were large, coastal states such as New York and California. More recent additions to the texting and driving firmament include Nevada's eastern neighbor Utah, which has one of the toughest such laws in the nation. Nevada is now one of 34 states that restrict the use of cellular phones to text or make hands-on calls while driving, also known as Nevada distracted driving laws. Under this new regime, police officers are authorized to conduct a Las Vegas traffic stop upon seeing a driver who appears to be using a cellular phone to send a text message or make a phone call without the use of a hands-free device. A first-time violation will result in a $50 penalty, with subsequent offenses [...]

New Nevada cell phone while driving law days away

By | 2011-09-28T21:48:59-07:00 September 28th, 2011|Categories: Cellphones and Visual distractions, Distraction on the Road: Texting, DUI, Henderson Legal News, Las Vegas Legal News, Local News, Online Legal Services, Technology and the LAW|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Passed during the 2011 Nevada Legislature and signed into law by Governor Brian Sandoval (R-NV), Senate Bill 140 goes into effect on the first of next month. The second phase of this legislation, which is intended to target Nevada distracted driving, begins October 1 as police officers begin pulling over drivers and issuing warning tickets. This new Las Vegas cell phone while driving law strikes a balance between some of the early laws that carried low, nuisance-level fines and later iterations of this same type of Nevada traffic law which treat distracted driving as a reckless offense on par with drinking and driving. Some of the strongest proponents of new cell phone laws lobbied for stiffer penalties and less lead-time before the law took full effect, but the consensus that emerged in the legislature arguably reflects a wiser approach to the issue. Many observers note that the path toward eliminating cell phone use while driving will be long and akin to the nation's experience with alcohol use and driving. Through a combination of Nevada DUI laws and massive public education programs, attitudes about drinking and driving have begun to shift but the rate of change has been almost generational. Similarly, [...]

Nevada train accident tragedy highlights need for safe driving beyond avoiding Las Vegas traffic citations

By | 2011-06-30T22:47:20-07:00 June 30th, 2011|Categories: Ask The Traffic Attorney, Distraction on the Road: Texting, Local News, Online Legal Services, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

How about a quick perspective check? With the daily grind of deadlines and traffic and hot summer days around here, it can be all too easy to slip into a selfish mode of thinking that frames Las Vegas traffic citations as nothing more than nuisances or even injustices. This is not to say that traffic tickets aren't a pain in the keister -- the hassle of dealing with a citation is precisely why we created a special site to help people fix a Nevada ticket online. But the tragedy that unfolded this week in northern Nevada is a somber reminder of why our traffic laws exist. According to reports and early investigations, it appears that a semi-truck driver with a history of Nevada speeding tickets drove through a railroad crossing bar and slammed into two cars of an Amtrak train, creating a fiery crash that killed five others and injured more than a dozen. Investigations continue to determine if the driver was also engaged in Nevada distracted driving just a week before a new cell-phone ban takes legal effect. Even though tickets are a pain, in the grand scheme of things they are intended as reminders to us to drive [...]

New laws push back against traffic ticket cameras

By | 2011-06-19T22:42:01-07:00 June 19th, 2011|Categories: Cellphones and Visual distractions, Distraction on the Road: Texting, General Ticket Info, Online Legal Services, Technology and the LAW, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Although our site is focused on helping Nevada drivers fight Las Vegas traffic tickets online, we also follow some of the latest developments and legal changes in this field. Our regular readers know that we pay a fairly large amount of attention to the growing field of Nevada traffic ticket cameras and general photo enforcement throughout the country. This innovative way to manage problem driving tends to be polarizing and motorists have pushed back forcefully in many places around the United States and beyond. Traffic ticket cameras take on a variety of roles, from capturing candids of drivers as they run red lights to detecting the license plates of speeding vehicles. In other cases, these cameras simply monitor traffic conditions and are even used as decoys (often a fake camera just as effective as a real one). They are part of a growing range of new technologies affecting driving; although they work "against" the driver rather than for her, photo enforcement technologies can be grouped with GPS systems and mobile phones that cause Nevada distracted driving in a body of gadgets that are reshaping the way we drive. If you've had a run-in with a traffic ticket camera and you [...]

Nevada passes texting while driving ban, chooses not to target youth drivers for traffic tickets

By | 2011-06-08T13:38:33-07:00 June 8th, 2011|Categories: Cellphones and Visual distractions, Distraction on the Road: Texting, General Ticket Info, Las Vegas Legal News, Local News, Online Legal Services, Technology and the LAW, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Our regular readers may have noticed our coverage of the plight of a Texas boy who, at the tender age of ten, received a seat belt ticket for failing to properly use his safety restraint. The story drew national attention not because of the mundane enforcement of traffic safety laws but rather because the accused was so young and was not operating the vehicle in question. Our basic notions of justice include a belief that a person must first attain a certain level of emotional and psychological awareness and maturity before s/he can be held responsible for his/her actions. Those who were hoping for the boy's acquittal can breathe easy -- a judge threw the case out due to a state law limiting traffic citations to occupants age 16 or older, although the boy's father (the driver) will have to pay his citation or else fight the traffic ticket in court. But as we have previously reported, even here in Nevada lawmakers were contemplating targeting young drivers and passengers for traffic tickets. SB 140 would have focused on Nevada drivers under age 18 and forced them to attend traffic school or even temporarily lose driving privileges if they were found [...]

Privacy battle looms as speeding-ticket cops demand access to smartphone data

By | 2011-04-26T20:39:01-07:00 April 26th, 2011|Categories: Cellphones and Visual distractions, General Ticket Info, Online Legal Services, Road Rules, Technology and the LAW, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

"Do you know why I pulled you over?" "May I see your license and registration?" "Can I go ahead and make a copy of all the data on your smartphone?" If you're thinking that one of those questions doesn't match the other two, you are on the right track. A new trend in speeding ticket traffic stops is rankling privacy hawks and "Average Joe" alike, and it may take years of litigation and a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court to settle the matter. Although the majority of the cases we process through this Web site involve helping our customers fix Las Vegas traffic tickets online, in this case a little "know your rights" education is in order. The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution limits police powers with regard to searches and seizures of property. In layman's terms, this is what  you see in "Law and Order" and what you hear in Jay Z's "99 Problems" -- the police usually cannot search your private property without some combination of a judge-issued search warrant, probable cause, and your consent. But as a practical matter, it takes a calm, collected respondent to hold her ground when a uniformed officer is making demands. [...]