Riccola Voigt is currently a Pro Tem Judge in Grant County Justice Court, in Canyon City, Oregon. Riccola was previously a criminal defense attorney, representing clients in criminal, probation violation, contempt, civil commitment, dependency, and juvenile delinquency proceedings. She has a sociology degree from the University of Texas at Austin and earned her law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. In law school, Riccola served as the law review literary and senior editor and clerked for the U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division and for a U.S. District Court Judge. In 2010, she graduated as Valedictorian and her law review note, Recovery Planning, Science and Flexibility Under the Endangered Species Act was published.
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The rules for operating golf carts vary among the states. However, most states place restrictions on where, when, and how a golf cart can be operated.
In Oregon, child safety seat and seatbelt requirements for children vary depending on the age, weight, and height of the child. Read about the specifics of the child safety seat laws and the penalties for a violation.
A driver commits a “hit-and-run” offense by failing to stop at the scene of a collision that results in property damage or injury or death to a person. The duties of a driver who’s involved in an accident—and the penalties for failing to perform such duties—typically depend on the seriousness and other circumstances of the accident.
Traffic offenses occur when motorists violate ordinances or state laws relating to the movement and control of traffic. These driving-related offenses can be classified as: infractions (also called “violations”), misdemeanors, and felonies.
Most states have laws prohibiting speed competitions (street racing) and exhibitions of speed (peeling out, squealing tires, and other similar conduct). However, penalties vary quite a bit depending on the state and the specifics of the violation.
Moving traffic violations are those that occur when you are behind the wheel. Non-moving violations occur when the vehicle is stationary and usually turned off. If you are charged with any type of non-moving traffic violation, there are still penalties and fines.
Even if a cop clocks you going over the speed limit with radar or LIDAR, you may still have ways of fighting the ticket in court.
A primary traffic offense is a violation for which a police officer can stop a driver and issue a citation. With a secondary offense, an officer can issue a citation only if there’s some other valid reason to stop the driver.
An SR-22 is an official form that is mandatory in some states to prove that the driver has the current minimum liability insurance required by state law.
All states require motorists to carry motor vehicle liability insurance or another form of proof of financial responsibility. Driving without insurance can lead to fines, jail time, and demerit points.