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Old 05-05-2011, 02:36 PM   #1
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Question I am so dumb. Need advice.

I recently got a speeding ticket, couple of month ago. And have been trying to drive carefully and with in the speed limit. i do not know what happened with me today, but I was going 75 on 55 and of course i got stopped by a cup. Now the first ticket was not going to be on my record as long as I wuld not have any tickets with in one year, but now I am screwed (can I use this word?).
What can or what should I do? Do we have any lawyers here?

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Old 05-05-2011, 02:42 PM   #2
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Yes, you can use "screwed" when talking about multiple speeding tickets.


I have no idea what your state law is. Way back when, when I used to collect speeding tickets like some do parking tickets, all I had to do was re-take the test. Oh, and pay through the nose for insurance for a while.
It sounds like you were speeding, so I don't know what a lawyer would do.
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Old 05-05-2011, 03:01 PM   #3
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It sounds like you were speeding, so I don't know what a lawyer would do.
They can challenge the radar gun (if that is what was used), whether it was operated correctly, calibrated correctly, a brand with documented issues in the past, etc., or so I've heard. Also, if the cop doesn't show, the case can be dismissed, or both cops if it was one that clocked you and the other chased you down and gave you the ticket, or if it was surveillance from the air. But you still might lose. You can always google lawyers in your area, see what kind of record they have. Initial consulations are usually not too expensive and/or free. No, I haven't gotten a lot of speeding tickets, 1 in my whole life actually, just used to know people that did.
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Old 05-05-2011, 03:16 PM   #4
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Around here if their equipment isn't calibrated they give you a ticket for reckless driving instead. The police do not like to lose and everyone just sucks it up and pays them, rather than challenging, when it comes to speeding.
I challenged a drag racing ticket once, along with the other guy (my buddy). Now had the cop charged us with speeding, he would have won, but we weren't racing... technically...
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Old 05-05-2011, 03:23 PM   #5
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As the old Starkist TV ads used to say, "Sorry, Charlie."

Your best bet is to pay the fines and drive slower.
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Old 05-05-2011, 03:27 PM   #6
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You better hope the judge does not hang out on DC when he is on break
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Old 05-05-2011, 03:39 PM   #7
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Your best bet (and it is a long shot) is to take it to court and hope you get a sympathetic judge. Do not lie and say you were not speeding, but say you made an honest mistake and would like to find an alternate way of taking care of it. If you luck out then the judge could go for that.
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Old 05-05-2011, 04:21 PM   #8
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State, County and Municipal Governments are strapped for cash ~~ Get out your check book and hold on...You may even get a letter from your Insurance company explaining your increase in premiums for the next 3(?) years ~~ Lastly, in some States, or other jurisdictions,.... 3 moving violations in a 12 month period can cause your license to be suspended for a period of time....Time to slow down me thinks.....
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Yes, you can use "screwed" when talking about multiple speeding tickets.


I have no idea what your state law is. Way back when, when I used to collect speeding tickets like some do parking tickets, all I had to do was re-take the test. Oh, and pay through the nose for insurance for a while.
It sounds like you were speeding, so I don't know what a lawyer would do.

Cost more money!
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Cost more money!
Yep. Sometimes it's just better to bite the bullet. Better to write one check than, two
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