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Old 08-27-2012, 06:02 PM   #61
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suprised no one has stated the most odvious....should just out run the law officer.!!.......thats what I used to do when I was young and stupid.....now I'm old and stupid, but that another story unto itself.....

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Old 08-28-2012, 02:27 PM   #62
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Just got a ticket this weekend. Pulled me over for 110 in a 60 because i got mad at a car who was brake checking me on the on ramp. So out of anger switched lanes and wanted to get away. I know it was wrong but just got irritated after explaining why i did he wrote me for 70/60. That cop was awesome!
ME TOO! well, except for i didn't do it out of anger... i was just late for work and he clocked me right as i skirted around some cars. 115 in a 60. he said "i really appreciate that you didnt run, we just want to keep you guys safe!" at least 5 times in the 10 mins he had me pulled over. $113 for 10 over. he even showed me the radar gun, but i was too scared to ask to take a picture of it!

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Old 08-28-2012, 02:55 PM   #63
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It wasn't me, but sitting in California traffic court, a guy went up for not stopping for a stop sign. Told the judge he was from (can't remember what state), but told the judge he "thought he was doing" "a California stop" aka, rolling through slowly. The judge asked for his out of state drivers license, which he showed. The judge dismissed the case.

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Old 08-28-2012, 03:21 PM   #64
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I get that it is your legal right to contest a ticket. It is the principle of the matter. You broke the law, you got caught, you should have to face the consequences.
Yes, simply being written a ticket means you're guilty. Police are infallible and never make mistakes.

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Old 08-28-2012, 04:05 PM   #65
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The officer wrote my birthday as the date of infraction.

Btw, sending them a check means you admitted guilt and do not want a court date. There is no chance to get it deferred after that. If you want a deferral, you have to check the box for a mitigation hearing or contested hearing.

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Old 08-28-2012, 05:14 PM   #66
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Yes, simply being written a ticket means you're guilty. Police are infallible and never make mistakes.
At what point did I say the police never make mistakes? I said if someone breaks the law and gets caught, they should have to face the consequences of their actions. If a cop mistakenly tags someone for speeding, then sure, contest the ticket.

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Old 08-28-2012, 06:12 PM   #67
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At what point did I say the police never make mistakes? I said if someone breaks the law and gets caught, they should have to face the consequences of their actions. If a cop mistakenly tags someone for speeding, then sure, contest the ticket.
Unless the receiver of the ticket can verify that a properly trained officer did indeed clock them at whatever speed, with a calibrated gun, is willing to do the paperwork correctly, and show up in court, how are they to know if they truly were speeding?

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Old 08-28-2012, 06:15 PM   #68
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At what point did I say the police never make mistakes? I said if someone breaks the law and gets caught, they should have to face the consequences of their actions. If a cop mistakenly tags someone for speeding, then sure, contest the ticket.
So only the innocent should hire lawyers? We would have unemployed lawyers roaming the streets begging for spare change.

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Old 08-28-2012, 08:56 PM   #69
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Unless the receiver of the ticket can verify that a properly trained officer did indeed clock them at whatever speed, with a calibrated gun, is willing to do the paperwork correctly, and show up in court, how are they to know if they truly were speeding?
Now you are just playing devil's advocate, RC51, to see if I'll bite.

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So only the innocent should hire lawyers? We would have unemployed lawyers roaming the streets begging for spare change.
In a perfect world, yes.

We can debate this for another 10 pages. I've made my opinion on the subject pretty clear, and no one is going to post anything in this thread to change my mind. I'm pretty sure I'm not going to say anything profound enough to change anyone else's mind.

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Old 08-28-2012, 09:29 PM   #70
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I've been honest and gotten out of a ticket, I have also lied saying I have been out of the country the past 8 months and gotten out of a ticket.


Both times thought I was friendly and treated them as a human....



Granted I have also lied and gotten a ticket and then been honest and received a wonderful reduced ticket.


Go figure, eh?

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Old 08-28-2012, 09:54 PM   #71
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I hired Tom Ellington for a ticket near Longview. Opened my good news letter tonight (ticket dismissed).

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Old 09-01-2012, 07:02 AM   #72
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Unless the receiver of the ticket can verify that a properly trained officer did indeed clock them at whatever speed, with a calibrated gun, is willing to do the paperwork correctly, and show up in court, how are they to know if they truly were speeding?
Be careful what you ask for. Some day (sooner than we think) there will be black boxes that will rat you out. Insurance companies are starting to offer them.

How many speeders really know they're speeding (or going too) at the time they're lit up? You can Betty Boop this all you want. But there is some room for personal responsibility (accountability) here. Or is this only a convenient concept that only is used for election season?

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Old 09-01-2012, 07:34 AM   #73
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I hired Tom Ellington for a ticket near Longview. Opened my good news letter tonight (ticket dismissed).
Sweet!! congrats

I'm still waiting for mine. Court date was on 8/22, sent the letter in beforehand, they still haven't cashed the check. I'm really hoping for the best!!

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Old 09-01-2012, 08:08 AM   #74
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I have been speeding without realizing that I am speeding. You just go with the flow of the road and it just feels right at a speed that is higher than the speed limit.

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