Can I receive credit for time served on criminal convictions towards old traffic fines? 15 Answers as of February 13, 2013

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The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq.
The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq. | John J. Carney
You get time served if you had a bail n the case so it is unlikely that you will get credit for that. It would only apply to the case you had a bail on, not some other offense.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 2/13/2013
Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
Must be on the same case.
Answer Applies to: Nebraska
Replied: 2/12/2013
The Law Offices of Seth D. Schraier
The Law Offices of Seth D. Schraier | Seth D. Schraier
A traffic fine is a monetary punishment whereas jail time is usually associated with non-traffic related crimes. If your criminal conviction was not for the traffic violations, then you will not be able to use your jail time as payment for traffic fines.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 2/12/2013
Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
Probably not. You should call an attorney.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 2/12/2013
Henry Lebensbaum | Henry Lebensbaum
This is still too vague.
Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
Replied: 2/12/2013
    Law office of Robert D. Scott | Robert Scott
    You can receive credit for any jail time that you served on those convictions. However, that will no impact on your requirement to pay the fines and any court costs.
    Answer Applies to: Maryland
    Replied: 2/12/2013
    Gregory R. LaMarca, P.C.
    Gregory R. LaMarca, P.C. | Gregory R. LaMarca
    It is possible to receive time served on concurrent traffic/criminal violation if they were committed on the same date.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 2/12/2013
    Timothy J. Thill P.C.
    Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
    You could file a motion to appear before the judge and ask to change fines to time served. It is up to him whether he would grant your request.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 2/12/2013
    Giannini Law Office, PC
    Giannini Law Office, PC | Robert Giannini
    If you spent jail time for the ticket you (or your lawyer) might be able to get the judge to count the time served as your sentence and not impose any fine. If it was time served for something else but you want it to count for the ticket, well that is tougher. I have seen judges who will waive or reduce fines when they learn that the person has just gotten out of jail or prison. A local attorney who is well known (favorably well known) in the court could be helpful in negotiating this. If you really can not afford a lawyer, just tell the prosecutor or the judge (depending on the court) in very simple and straight forward terms what your situation is and what you are asking them to do for you. Be polite and keep it simple. Good manners go a long way with most judges.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 2/12/2013
    Hamblin Law Office | Sally Hamblin
    Two separate issues. Generally, no. You would have added time or concurrent but not retroactive time, generally. But it is always up to the court.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 2/12/2013
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
    You should call an attorney.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/12/2013
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