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Old 07-10-2013, 01:15 AM   #1
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Fighting tickets

I got a ticket about a month ago and i didnt have my license with me. I have to go show the court my valid drivers license to get that charge dropped so i was thinking mine as well fight my ticket while I'm there i mean whats the worst that can happen? Any tips or things i should shouldn't say? And don't say get a lawyer I'm not going to waste my time and money with that
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I got a ticket about a month ago and i didnt have my license with me. I have to go show the court my valid drivers license to get that charge dropped so i was thinking mine as well fight my ticket while I'm there i mean whats the worst that can happen? Any tips or things i should shouldn't say? And don't say get a lawyer I'm not going to waste my time and money with that
Talk to the prosecutor usually they can give you probation
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:19 AM   #3
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And drop all the charges?
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And also this is my first ticket and never had any problems with the law before
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my first ticket was 31 over..i plead guilty so the judge let me off with $50 court cost and $50 for a 4 hour driving class (which cleared my record for insurance)...sometimes it's best to just man up and not try to fight unless you think you can win for sure. because most judges will go harder on you if you plead not guilty and still get proven wrong.
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:43 AM   #6
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Depends on the violation and how severely the law was broken. I'd fight a speeding ticket for 5 or so miles an hour over but if you're trucking along at something crazy like double the posted limit, well, you would deserve the ticket in that case.
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lawyer up. they get you out of tickets and all charges dropped.
Check your local listings, but they are usually $75-100
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I know i was speeding i got 67 in a 55 i was going to plead guilty just seeing if they would lower it at all
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They may since its your first offence...I'd ask for driving school its well worth the time spent.
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In cali you can do driving school already you have to pay for it and they take the points lff or record
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:05 PM   #11
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I've been through this twice. I got two tickets in a 3 month span. In the end, I had 0 charges on my record and nothing on me. Here's what I did.
First ticket - I got a differed deposition. It's basically like baby probation. It's not real probation, all it means is that you can't get another ticket for the probation period. (Usually 3 months) if you don't get another ticket, then all you do is pay a court cost, and the ticket gets dismissed.
Second ticket- I got it during my probation period, so naturally, I was like Oh, F**K. I'm screwed. I went and talked to the school attorney. (As a University student, I have access to a free lawyer #studentperks) She told me that all I had to do was delay the court date on the second ticket until the probation for the first ticket was up. It was pretty easy, just called and asked for a new date. The first tickets probation ends, I go to court, pay and it's done. No charges on my record, nothing. Next I go to the second ticket, and do defensive driving as an option (Since it was cheaper than another deferred deposition) Paid $25 for a 6 hour class (that only took me 1 hour XD) Turned it in, second ticket got dismissed as well.

Deferred depositions vary in cost from county to county, their typically $150-$300. If you don't mine paying, and you can stagger court dates every 3 months (which isn't that hard) than you can pretty much get as many tickets as you want, and nothing will ever go to your insurance and nothing will ever go on your record.

The moral of the story is that in the end, you can always get a ticket off your record, if you know exactly how to work the system.
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