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Old 01-12-2004, 10:45 PM   #1
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First Speeding Ticket

I was driving in a 30 mph zone, and an ambulance comes up with its lights on, so I pull over to let him by. Then I start going again, and I notice this guy is right on me, so I speed up. I didnt look at my speed, but maybe 150 feet after I get out of the 30 and into the 45 mph, I notice a cop is right on me with his lights. I pull over thinking he is going with the ambulance, but he pulls me over. Now this is the same guy who was on my bumper the whole way, and tells me I was doing a 55 in a 30, which is bull. So i got the ticket, but he told me to plead not quilty and he would take care of it at court. Does anyone know if that means he will drop it to maybe a seatbelt of something like that?


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Old 01-12-2004, 11:09 PM   #2
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im not sure what he means by that. if he wanted to take care of it, he wouldnt have given u a ticket. but then again cops r ass holes. they just try to fill their quota.
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55 in a 30, that's 25 over -- a 6 point violation. I hope you have room on your license. What will *probably* happen, depending on the D.A. is what happened with my 76/55: mandatory defensive driving, after which you show proof of completion of the course to the judge; mine was reduced to an 1110A [Failure to yield to a traffic control device.] 2 pts./non-moving/non-speed/non-insurance hike.
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Oh, and plead NOT guilty!
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don't plead anything! get an attorney & get 0 points taken off of your record.
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that is what i did, they will probably get your money either will but you can avoid the points
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If he told you to plead not guilty then I would plead not guilty. Hopefully it will be taken care of, you will get no points off your license, which means no increase insurance premiums. Hmmmm speeding does have some consequences to it when you get caught.
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i recently got a speedin ticket, 54/35. Everyone i talked to told me to get a lawyer to get it reduced and pay the lawyer and ticket and i wouldn't have to worry about insurance going up. So thats what i did...I don't have to goto court or anything, i've already paid, i just wait now i guess
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Wow, another speeder. hehe.
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The way I described is significantly less expensive than paying a lawyer to do anything. Getting 2 points and no insurance hike w/ a $135 fine is gracious enough in my opinion. It's not like you didn't do anything wrong. R&D is right, speeding has consequences. Save your lawyer for something else.
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