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Old 04-07-2006, 04:05 PM   #1
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finally happened, got a speeding ticket

87 in a 70 on i-20. sheriffs dept (why not gsp, i dont know) had a speed trap set up this morning and got me. Haven't called yet to see how much the ticket will be, probably around $150, but i have a court date in 2 months. Haven't decided yet if I should just pay it or go to court.

Now, I have a question for all the law enforcement out there. I vaguely remember reading about something like this in an old issue of car and driver about how to get out of a speeding ticket, and i dont know if its true or a crock of bull. Since it was a speed trap, the officer that pulled me over wasn't the one that hit me with the laser. Now, the article said that in an event such as this, it is rare for both cops to show up in court and its usually the one that pulled me over, and he will usually speak on behalf of the other. It said that this is illegal and if you speak up about it, the ticket will get thrown out, is this true or magazine BS? If its true, what would I say in court about it?
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Re: finally happened, got a speeding ticket

The officers do have to be there, both of them. This is why fighting a ticket that you got from aircraft timing you is the easiest to get out of... theres a lot of people that have to be there. In this case, same thing. Fight it for sure... if nothing else just show up to court in hopes that the cops dont come.
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i wish i would have gotten pulled over closer to home, so i wont have to drive an hour to get to my court date at 9 am!
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Re: finally happened, got a speeding ticket

Hey Jimmy, I understand. I got pulled over wed night 45 minutes from here...gotta call and move the court date around a few times and put it before a 3 day weekend...then hope the cop doesn't show.
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GL getting out of it. I dunno about what you read in a magazine..
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Old 04-07-2006, 08:59 PM   #6
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Re: finally happened, got a speeding ticket

Its true that the cops must be there but anymore the cops will show up when the person choses to fight the ticket. Sounds like its time for that wonderful defensive driving school class again. Sorry to hear that you got caught though.
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Its true that the cops must be there but anymore the cops will show up when the person choses to fight the ticket. Sounds like its time for that wonderful defensive driving school class again. Sorry to hear that you got caught though.
defensive driving for 17 over on an interstate? sounds like overkill to me...but I guess I will find out my fine next week.
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Re: finally happened, got a speeding ticket

yeah, both have to be there, otherwise, it's "hear-say"... which isn't allowed in court
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look..........i've gotten 9 tickets, like 1 is on my record, and thats a noise ordinance violation. so heres what i would do.


over here, some parishes (or counties for everyone else ) will pardon down the violation if you just go to the court annex to pay it. there really isnt a way to get out of the ticket, unless you can prove youre right by a reasonble doubt. who is the judge gonna believe, you or an officer of the law? so what i would do is go down and pay it and ask if there is any way that he (or she) can pardon it down to a non moving violation. this way it wont be on your insurance and the city gets their money, after all, thats all they are after. they dont give a **** about your insurance goin up.
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deferred adjucation(probation) FTW
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Driving school and no points sytem FTW.
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wtf why is everyone getting pulled over this week?
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Its your fault. You started it!
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damnit i blame it on u brent!
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good thing u didnt get pulled over here, court is on wed. get OT for going to date . u can try ur luck in court, ur first one might just get tossed out. I would help u more but i just took my test at a department next to mine for the PD sat. morning
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All I did when I got my 2 tickets was keep calling and rescheduling the appointment. Say you have to work or watch your cousin or something. Both times I had it moved atleast 3 times and the cops must have forgotten or something....
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i think the ME wreck curse and moved on to the ME ticket curse
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