Q:

When do I plead "no contest" for a traffic violation?

A:

The Ohio State Bar Association suggests that individuals consult lawyers before pleading "no contest." In general, that plea is used when the defendant admits to the facts presented to the judge but does not want to admit guilt.

The OSBA indicates that there is little difference between pleading "guilty" and "no contest." In both cases, the defendant agrees that the facts in the complaint are true. Either way, the judge is likely to find the defendant "guilty;" however, according to Riddell Law, a plea of "no contest" cannot be used against the defendant in any future criminal or civil trial because there has been no confession.


Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    What is a moving traffic violation?

    A:

    A moving traffic violation is any violation of driving laws that occurs while a vehicle is in motion, according to USLegal. Moving violations vary considerably by jurisdiction. Common moving violations include drunk driving, failure to stop at a traffic light or stop sign, speeding, failure to yield to a vehicle that has the right of way and reckless driving. Parking, equipment and paperwork violations do not fall into this category.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Is a seat belt ticket a moving violation?

    A:

    A seat belt ticket is not a moving violation in most states; however, child safety restraint laws are closely related to seat belt laws, reports DrivingLaws.org. New York is an example of a state in which a seat belt ticket can be both a moving and a non-moving violation.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How long does a traffic light stay yellow?

    A:

    A traffic light usually remains yellow for a few seconds. However, the exact time depends on the location of the light. For example, in New York City, the Administrative Code requires that traffic lights remain yellow for 2 to 3 seconds.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are the advantages of traffic lights?

    A:

    Traffic lights allow maximum vehicle efficiency at intersections. They also provide a safe and easy to understand signal that tells motorists when it is safe for them to proceed through an intersection.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore