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Old 08-02-2012, 07:25 PM   #1
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Speeding ticket on Hwy 20. Help!
Got a speeding ticket on Hwy 20, and Rick Merrill, my go to guy, won't take care of a ticket in Okanagen County. Probably because I already put his kids through college!

Anybody know of a traffic ticket attorney that can help me? Thanks, Martyn

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Old 08-02-2012, 09:02 PM   #2
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I used Aaron Luckoff, he went to wherever in Okanogan County for a ticket for me. At least I had the "group rate" for that day in court. Someone out there knows what I mean. Positive result, but a little pricey as you'd expect for the travel time.

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Old 08-03-2012, 03:58 AM   #3
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I have Luckoff on something as well. Make sure to tell him you are from the Forum. I got a price reduction of like $50. Think it was 275 or something. Results are still pending.
Good luck.

What speed was the ticket written for?

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Old 08-03-2012, 05:20 AM   #4
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Thanks for the contact. I was going 80 but he wrote me up for 5 over, 65 in a 60.

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Old 08-03-2012, 05:17 PM   #5
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What milepost and what were you riding?

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Old 08-03-2012, 06:46 PM   #6
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What milepost and what were you riding?
^ This

Was it Marblemount? Newhalem? or up in the passes? Makes a big diff since the first 2 are known hideouts whereas up in the passes could be a new spot.

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Old 08-03-2012, 06:57 PM   #7
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Aaron Lukoff will do it, but it's not cheap.

His travel costs are obscene, but they're worth it. He's fighting a ticket for me in Chelan County, and it's costing me $650.

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Old 08-03-2012, 08:47 PM   #8
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Aaron Lukoff will do it, but it's not cheap.

His travel costs are obscene, but they're worth it. He's fighting a ticket for me in Chelan County, and it's costing me $650.
If you think thats spendy try getting a wreckless he said he charges $4,000 He dose kick ass on the speeding tickets though

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Old 08-05-2012, 05:57 PM   #9
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Aaron Luckoff, is he in Bellingham? I need his correct phone number. Thanks to everyone.

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Old 08-05-2012, 06:02 PM   #10
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:09 PM   #11
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Lukoff won't let you down, he's fought an okanagan ticket for me; expect to pay around 600 for it to have never happened. (360) 647-5251 you'll probably talk to his asst. Ryan. Tell him we sent you, he lives off of references. This forum has made him billions... well thousands anyway.

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Old 08-06-2012, 06:59 AM   #12
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Thanks Travis, and everyone else too. As to where I was, I was stopped at MP 168, going East to Winthrop. I was passing a car at the top of the flat spot and the Stater was at the bottom of the hill facing west. I was on my Ducati Hypermotard, and my brother was on my Triumph Sprint ST.

I know the normal watch out spots, but honestly, I'm speeding from the time I leave my storage locker. When I get a ticket now, I just deserve it from all the times I didn't get a ticket. And when you own a Ducati, and a hopped up one on steroids, it's impossible to 'just putt it around.'

Guilty as charged. Just don't want it on my driving record, because there will be another stop in my future. I am going to buy a radar detector, and see how that helps.

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Old 08-06-2012, 07:05 AM   #13
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Hopefully the prosecutor doesn't have access to the internet...

I will say if you were legally passing a vehicle (ie) across a dashed/solid yellow, you can legally exceed the speed limit. I've never seen that defense work, but it should.

Will a speeding ticket written for only 5 over impact your insurance rates?

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Old 08-06-2012, 07:32 AM   #14
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Hopefully the prosecutor doesn't have access to the internet...

majority of tickets are dismissed due to technicalities not because the judge felt the prosecutor failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt. admitting to speeding on an interwebs forum is not going to change this.

I will say if you were legally passing a vehicle (ie) across a dashed/solid yellow, you can legally exceed the speed limit. I've never seen that defense work, but it should.

legal pass or not maximum passing speed in WA is 10 over. even tho the ticket is written for 5 over the cop made notes on the back about the actual speed etc so the i was passing someone defense won't fly. purpose of writing it like he did is to reduce the dollar amount to something most people will just pay cuz its all about collecting dollars not anyone’s safety.


Will a speeding ticket written for only 5 over impact your insurance rates?

any moving violation will impact your insurance rates. 5, 10, 15 over doesn't really matter. the insurance company is in the business of finding ways to increase your rates and take more money from you while paying out as little as possible should a claim ever be made.

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Old 08-06-2012, 09:40 AM   #15
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any moving violation will impact your insurance rates. 5, 10, 15 over doesn't really matter. the insurance company is in the business of finding ways to increase your rates and take more money from you while paying out as little as possible should a claim ever be made.
And this also depends on your insurance company and how often they check your record. It costs them $10 to run a check, so I doubt the big companies are running them all that often, unless you have a history of claims, or are a younger driver/rider. Or if you change insurance companies a lot (they check when you come on board.)

Insurance companies are about making money, but with about 4,000,000 licensed drivers in this state (according to some random, non-wiki website...), I doubt the insurance companies are interested in spending $40,000,000 just to run checks every year. Not sure the increased premiums they collect would offset that $40,000,000 expenditure.

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The wife got a Certificate of Appreciation from the WSP outside Morton last year, and our current insurance rates have not gone up because of it. But getting quotes from other companies is showing about $55/year hit for 2 years because of it (drops off after 3 years, 1 year already passed.) So $110 in increased rates, plus the ticket ($100) = about what we'd have paid a lawyer to fight it.

But if you have a company like Pemco, they'll drop you like a hot rock....

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Old 08-06-2012, 10:33 AM   #16
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I have a very difficult time believing that you exceeded the posted speed limit. Completely out of character for you. I hope you win.

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