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Old 08-20-2012, 05:24 PM   #21
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FUck that. My wife got caught doing 40 something in a school zone....she missed the signs. Spiffed a lawyer a few hundo and POOF!!! Like it never happened.

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Old 08-20-2012, 05:37 PM   #22
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Thanks for the advice guys. Deff gonna fight this one in court.

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Old 08-20-2012, 06:47 PM   #23
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fixed that for you.

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Pay your fine and get rid of your bike.

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Old 08-20-2012, 07:24 PM   #24
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fixed that for you.
you're one to talk...

OP- you can fight anything in court. Your current DMV/driving record is what your back-up is. If you have multiple tickets forget it just work on getting it lowered. IF you havent done a deferment you can try to do that. It costs $150+/- but you have to be ticket free for a year. You can pay out the butt for a laywer as well.

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Old 08-20-2012, 08:28 PM   #25
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That guy is well known in Muk-town. He's a dick. Normally rides a motorcycle too, IIRC.

Good luck fighting it, I'd be surprised if he wasn't pretty thorough.


EDIT: Frankly though, you should have known better. Going 55 in a school zone, even if the lights aren't flashing, is rarely a smart idea. Especially if you aren't paying enough attention to see a cop before he sees you.

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Old 08-20-2012, 09:42 PM   #26
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Lawyer up.

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Old 08-20-2012, 11:48 PM   #27
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ALWAYS contest tickets. There is never a circumstance where it is better not too. If you defer it you will still have to pay a bunch of money to the court and since you ride a sportbike you will get another ticket within the year and have to pay both (murphy's law).
You will save a Shitload of money on insurance by getting it thrown out.

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Doesn't matter how thorough he is. She can get it dismissed on a technicality. The one time I actually showed up to my court date (now I just let her go) I was speechless just like the judge who had no choice but to dismiss my ticket. She is a creative genius. Call her, save tons of money over the next three years because of it, thank me later.

P.S. getting the ticket thrown out can really help you out when you get pulled over and the cop checks your record to decide if hes gonna write you up or not.
Cop:
hands license back "just checked your record, keep up the good work"

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Old 08-21-2012, 08:20 AM   #28
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ALWAYS contest tickets. There is never a circumstance where it is better not too. If you defer it you will still have to pay a bunch of money to the court and since you ride a sportbike you will get another ticket within the year and have to pay both (murphy's law).
You will save a Shitload of money on insurance by getting it thrown out.

Lisa donaldson 2069157950

Doesn't matter how thorough he is. She can get it dismissed on a technicality. The one time I actually showed up to my court date (now I just let her go) I was speechless just like the judge who had no choice but to dismiss my ticket. She is a creative genius. Call her, save tons of money over the next three years because of it, thank me later.

P.S. getting the ticket thrown out can really help you out when you get pulled over and the cop checks your record to decide if hes gonna write you up or not.
Cop:
hands license back "just checked your record, keep up the good work"

Thanks for the referral. I'll give Lisa a call.

As far as the clean record, didn't work for me. I've never had a ticket in my life so my record is as clean as a whistle (or was). Maybe it'll work with other cops but not this one.

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Old 08-21-2012, 09:19 AM   #29
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Thanks for the referral. I'll give Lisa a call.

As far as the clean record, didn't work for me. I've never had a ticket in my life so my record is as clean as a whistle (or was). Maybe it'll work with other cops but not this one.
then go wit ha deferment !! Its only $150 give or take up to $200 and dont get another ticket for a year and its like it never happened ! Cheaper than a lawyer as long as you know you wont get another one.

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Old 08-21-2012, 10:56 AM   #30
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Keep in mind that you can only use a deferral every seven years in WA. So if you use it on this, you have to stay clean for that long. Also, sometimes all the lawyer is going to be able to negotiate is a deferral, so if you use yours now, it might not be there in the future.

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Old 08-21-2012, 12:05 PM   #31
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EDIT: Frankly though, you should have known better. Going 55 in a school zone, even if the lights aren't flashing, is rarely a smart idea. Especially if you aren't paying enough attention to see a cop before he sees you.
The range of the laser speed guns is several miles. They can tag you before you can clearly see them.

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Old 08-21-2012, 05:16 PM   #32
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So pretty much pay out the a$$ for a lawyer or go ahead and use the deferral? Decisions decisions...

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Old 08-21-2012, 05:36 PM   #33
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Shit man...u were caught speeding....

Always contest...Go in this order at the hearing
1)contest, ie give your side of the story...
2)if that doesn't work ask judge for deferral (be aware sometimes judges ask if you want to use deferral at the start as a one time offer before you contest...)
3)profit!

Use deferral as a last resort. you can only use it once every 7 years so try to keep it in your back pocket. the stipulation of it is different every time because its up to the judge. i used mine 6 years ago and i only had to pay like 75 bucks and that was it. Judge did not require 6month time of clean record or nothing. just pay the fine and it was off my record.

If you fight your ticket yourself there are lots of forums and info for tips to follow. Finally the single best thing you can do is go to traffic court when its not your date, (or early before your time) and watch other people. if your lucky you will see a lawyer burn through like 20 cases in 15 min and get all of them dismissed on different technicalities. take notes, pay attention, and file for discovery then compare your paperwork to what the lawyer did. you can do the same things. This route is cheaper financially, more risky than lawyer but will eat up a lot of your time so it depends on how much you value your time really. If your not a smart person then this route might not be a good idea...

Lastly, NEVER admit to breaking any laws unless there was a specific safety reason to do so, even then your pushing your luck. (one time i was caught, when i was young and stupid, 15 over and written for 5 over, i told the judge i wasnt going 15 over but only 6 or 7 over...judge lol'd at my face and said, 'well he only gave you a ticket for 5 over which you admit to doing, NEXT') Also, NEVER LIE, your under oath for gods sake!...you dont have to answer questions because you have a right to not self incriminate which does not equal lying. and of course dress nice, dont over do it, just nice and talk clearly, calmly and be pleasant.

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