Speeding ticket

Fasttrak

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#31
Speaking from experience here.... if you don't wanna pay here are some steps to follow depending on how valuable your time is.... ie... i make more per hour than is worth wasting my time.


1. If you don't have the money and you don't make a lot of it... first thing is to file a continuance for your court date. Unless your hearing is an arraignment hearing, which is to plead guilty or not guilty and set a court date for the hearing. This 1 makes it more difficult for the officer to make it in to your assigned date which is usually assigned based on the hours he works. Simple process. I recommend pushing it out a month or so. If the cop don't show up to the court date then they have no case and the ticket will be dismissed!

2. This should be +++1 as if you ever get pulled over this has helped me in getting off out of RESPECT. The cop don't know you from shit when he pulls you over (i.e. im a killer who has no regard for cops or human life) so the main thing is to make his job easier on him and to make him more comfortable is of 1 not getting shot in the face and 2 not wasting his time, put grab your Drivers License, Insurance and Reregistration and put them in your hands before he gets up to your window and put both hands on the steering wheel in plain sight!

3. If you don't wanna pay higher insurance premiums and your able too go to traffic school to get the "ticket removed from your record" (I did this as you can get judges that will say oh if you pay we will remove the points, which has no bearing on your insurance premiums as the ticket still shows and will effect your rate! Removed from your record is the key!

4. Always check all if the info on your ticket.... ie. Name, (First, Middle and Last) if spelled incorrect or in wrong place this can get dismissed. Wrong DOB, SSN and or other things can also get a dismissal... not address though as that is your responsibility to update and can get u fined in some states!

5. If you have the money and cant waste the time hire a lawyer. I have had a lawyer take care of a ticket for me (speeding) buy going to the arraignment hearing setting a court date and then paying 300 dollars for him to get it dismissed.

All good points, Nutt, I have used them to beat two tickets of which were total bullshit. Thankfully neither time the PO did not show and the case was dropped, but I spent a shitload of time photographing the area, getting witness statements (one of the tickets had a friend and his doctor wife right behind me) and the PO just did not show. These days it is easier to just take traffic court or pay the fine.

I can honestly say that most of the tickets I have received in... a couple decades of driving :-P I deserved. Of those only two PO truly pissed me off with hostile attitude or truly too stupid to have earned the right to wear the badge. Even had a couple guys that were both humorous and decent folk and the ticket experience was... pleasant as a ticket can be. One guy, in Los Gatos of all places, actually had me and my friends laughing as he could of done stand up comedy.. Sadly some very humorless folks with piss-poor people skills end up actually getting into the police department..


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Fasttrak

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#34
btw i found this website for online traffic schools while at work today. check it out when you have the time.

The Best Choice For Completing A California Online Traffic School - Drivers Education and Traffic School Courses
That last speeding ticket I got was nasty enough that I opted for the online traffic school. Figured I could rush through it pretty quick and of course procrastinated to the last minute. So of course the Sunday before the damned class was to be complete I sauntered up to the computer, logged in.. and realized them fuckers added a timer for every god damned screen so you could read it ten fucking times backwards O.O


Fasttrak
 
#35
You think 15 over should be okay? I've seen ppl get pulled over for 5 over. Depends on a bunch of things, but more than road conditions or time of day, it depends on the cop and how you treat him once he pulls you over.
 
#36
Yeah :/
I researched a bunch of shit and I'm pretty confident I'm screwed. Also, I have two jobs and school, I'm literally swamped most days from 8am-9pm, so I can't afford to make the court date. Just gonna do traffic school.
 
#37
ive gotten a couple in MN, both ended up being $120 with no court date. my second one i was doin 80 something in a 60 but the cop was legit and dropped it down. in MN if you are 20 mph over the limit its considered wreckless and it turns into a whole other mess of shit. as far as i know here you only need to go to court if you are going to argue it, ive always been guilty lol so no sense in arguing.
 
#38
and yes, like a lot of people have been saying, it depends on the cop really. my friend got pulled over for doin 35 in a 30 before, cop was just bored i suppose... i dunno, all the times i have been pulled over i am just honest and i try to treat them as human as possible. my best friends mom was a cop for many years, they are just normal people usually and want to be treated like a normal person. sure you can get the dick head cops too but i fortunately havent. just be cool. they wont fuck with you if you dont fuck with them. ive had bud in my possession many times while being pulled over too lol, just be cool and you will get away XD
 

Fasttrak

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#39
and yes, like a lot of people have been saying, it depends on the cop really. my friend got pulled over for doin 35 in a 30 before, cop was just bored i suppose... i dunno, all the times i have been pulled over i am just honest and i try to treat them as human as possible. my best friends mom was a cop for many years, they are just normal people usually and want to be treated like a normal person. sure you can get the dick head cops too but i fortunately havent. just be cool. they wont fuck with you if you dont fuck with them. ive had bud in my possession many times while being pulled over too lol, just be cool and you will get away XD

No doubt! You want to elevate a simple traffic citation into something more severe? Just talk with attitude and plenty of swearing, it will end with you being hauled off in handcuffs and your car getting impounded. I have, to some degree, talked my way out of a couple low level tickets. It was obvious the guy was just fishing to see if I was drunk or legit and working swing-shift, let me go after checking registration and insurance.


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