A Shyler Engel, PLLC client was cited for failing to signal when he pulled in front of an on-patrol officer. The officer effected a traffic stop and our client was issued a failure to signal ticket, a 2 point civil infraction. The client was adamant that he would not pay the city a dime. After negotiating, the city attorney agreed to reduce the ticket to impeding traffic (and if no tickets within the next year, the impeding would be removed too) but whether the fines would be waived depended on the judge. After a brief discussion with the judge, the fines were waived. Result: no record (after a year), no points, and no fine.
A Shyler Engel, PLLC client had an unfortunate run-in with local police and fire after a neighbor complained to 911 about the client’s smoldering fire pit. The client was initially charged with a misdemeanor. End result: dropped to a civil infraction, dismissal of the civil infraction after 60 days, and only $50 court costs.