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Old 09-26-2008, 03:17 PM   #1
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Luck is with me

Anyone who read my venting posts knows about my speeding ticket. Well, when I sent the ticket in I also sent a letter of explanation, basically said that i was pleading guilty because even though I don't think I was going as fast as the officer said, I was speeding when I passed the truck. I just got a letter back from the court and the judge gave me the benifit of the doubt and reduced my speeding to not wearing a seat belt. I have to pay $185, but I get no points on my driving license.
So to anyone who gets a ticket sometimes it pays to explain or contest what happened. I'm just thanking that jude for reducing it and of course probably won't pass anymore.

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Old 09-26-2008, 04:38 PM   #2
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Good for you Mikki-always nice to see the good guys win once in a while!!
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Old 09-26-2008, 04:52 PM   #3
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That is great mikki!

Any speading ticket I have ever gotten I have always fought. Every single time I either had it thrown out completely or reduced. It is worth it to fight them if you have the time to do so.
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Old 09-26-2008, 05:21 PM   #4
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You just made my day! Need some good news no matter what. Thanks for sharing and count it as a gift y ou didn't expect. Better than Christmas well, at last birthday gift anyway. Happy for you. How justified you must feel.
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Old 09-26-2008, 06:12 PM   #5
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OMG, I had no idea these kind of tickets cost so much. No seat belt $185.00 ?
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Old 09-26-2008, 06:17 PM   #6
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That's great Mikki!

JP, I'm sure the $185 is the fine for no seat belt plus court costs. I know in Georgia I think the fine for no seat belt the first time is $25 or $35 and then goes up for each offense after that.
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Old 09-26-2008, 06:36 PM   #7
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I'm glad they threw the speeding portion out for you.
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:01 PM   #8
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seat belt fines can get pretty steep here in ca. just ask my oldest granddaughter. she has had three. once seat belt was stuck on outside of car and putting out sparks from metal part. you would think she would learn.
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Old 09-27-2008, 03:50 PM   #9
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$100 was the fine $85 is court costs, I think if the judge reduces it they can pretty much set how much you pay. At least my with no points my insurance won't go up
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Old 09-27-2008, 05:15 PM   #10
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GB, How many speeding tickets have you had? I have had one in my life and it was so long ago, I think I paid about a $20 fine. Now, about my DH...
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