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Old 05-25-2010, 07:29 PM
Location: Louisville, KY
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I was pulled over today for my license plate being broke. One of the screws holding it on has come off and my license plate was hanging vertically instead of horizontally. Thus I was pulled over.

Anyways, everything was cool except I couldn't find my insurance card. YES, I DO HAVE INSURANCE. The officer gave me a citation for it and a court date in 2 weeks. He told me to get a certified letter from my insurance company saying that I have insurance and to take it to the county clerks office and they should be able to take care of it. My questions are:

1. What is a certified letter? I asked the officer if I could just get a copy of my insurance card and he said no. It had to be a certified letter from the insurance company saying I had insurance. I have asked my insurance company for the letter and they don't know what I am talking about.

2. What does he mean by "take care of it"? Will they dismiss it outright right there at the county clerks office or something else.

3. Will I still have to show up at court? And will I have to pay court fees?

I will probably have to run up to the county clerks office to get a straight answer but any help would be appreciated.
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Old 05-25-2010, 08:49 PM
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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Simply, just go/call your insurance agent. Your situation won't be their first. They'll take care of the "letter" for you. Most courts will allow you to show proof (the certified letter from your insurance agent), and then forget it. All your questions will be answered once you get the letter and go to the clerk's office. They will answer all your questions after that. NO one, none of us can give you the accurate answers because each court and each judge will have different methods.
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Old 05-29-2010, 07:36 PM
Location: Mt. Washington, KY
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It's a common occurrence. Take your proof of insurance to the county clerk and you won't have to go to court. Don't wait to the last moment. You're usually safe if you can take care of it at least a few days before your court date. Call this number- 595-3064 and ask them what kind of 'proof' is acceptable.
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Old 05-30-2010, 06:31 AM
Location: U.S.
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Post Jeff. Co website/link

http://courts.ky.gov/counties/Jefferson/hallofjustice.htm (broken link)

Criminal District Court and Traffic Court
Phone Number:
502-595-3060 and 502-595-3062
1st Floor, Rooms 1127 and 1146
Hours of Operation: 24 Hours a Day/7 Days a Week

  • Accepts payment of fines and court costs (court ordered and citations)
  • Posts cash and property bonds
  • Reschedules missed court dates
  • Accepts proof of citation offenses (insurance, vehicle registration, repairable traffic charges, such as headlight, muffler, cracked windshield, etc.)
  • Expungements (purging of violation after five years have passed from date of final disposition)
  • Accepts proof of volunteer work in lieu of fine payments by order of court releases liens for property bonds and returns cash bonds
  • Provides information regarding recent arrests
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