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« on: March 29, 2004, 10:52:18 PM »
Grr.. got a speeding ticket, 46 in a 30 today. I swear I thought the limit was 35, not that it makes it right. I was passing the slow-ass van and was going faster than I normally would to get around him, then I see the cop radaring me. He wasn't a dick or anything.. actually he was hot.  

My damn car.. I never had a speeding ticket in my life before I got it. ;)

So my question for you all is... should I just pay the $100 and get 2 points instead of 4, or should I go to court? I don't think I have anything to argue... I was in plain sight speeding my ass off. Is there any chance they knock down the fine if you go to court? Anyone? (Winston?)
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2004, 11:02:21 PM »
Pay it and be done with it...you won't get any better in court, it was a plain and simple ticket, and if you go to court, the cost goes up...court fees and all.  I don't believe they decrease fees at all, at least that has been my personal experience, they only decrease points...they want your money more than anything...so if you can't argue the ticket, what is the point?

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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2004, 11:02:21 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2004, 11:06:10 PM »
Thanks Jon, that's pretty much what I figured...seems much more painless and cheaper to deal with it that way.
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2004, 11:12:53 PM »
There's always the chance that you go to court, talk tot he DA and try to plea bargain, you could get off with a probation and the original fine.  I think regardless you can get just 2 points.

Of course they could be crabby and stick you with the 4 points if you go to court. :)

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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2004, 11:56:24 PM »
I have had plenty of speeding tickets and I can tell you that in my experince its a waste of time to go to court unless you in serious trouble. If you only have to take 2 points instead of 4 and pay 100 bucks I would pay and be done with it. Just my opinion. :D
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2004, 11:59:58 PM »
Yep, pay it.  Sorry to hear.  Give me a ring sometime.
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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2004, 01:17:38 AM »
Sorry to hear of your situation.  I do agree that you should just pay the ticket.
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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2004, 02:50:59 AM »
Thanks for the tips and the concern. It's not a huge deal, it's just a funny end to a retarded day I had. No use in getting upset about it, nothing I can do to change it. ;)
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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2004, 03:18:42 AM »
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Grr.. got a speeding ticket, 46 in a 30 today. I swear I thought the limit was 35, not that it makes it right. I was passing the slow-ass van and was going faster than I normally would to get around him, then I see the cop radaring me. He wasn't a dick or anything.. actually he was hot.  

My damn car.. I never had a speeding ticket in my life before I got it. ;)

So my question for you all is... should I just pay the $100 and get 2 points instead of 4, or should I go to court? I don't think I have anything to argue... I was in plain sight speeding my ass off. Is there any chance they knock down the fine if you go to court? Anyone? (Winston?)


Its time to take your chip away, or maybe just drive in Valet mode..  

Luckily it's only $100, so did you just pay the cop when he wrote it? You can do that here right?

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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2004, 01:45:59 PM »
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Its time to take your chip away, or maybe just drive in Valet mode..  


Um, I don't have a chip.. I'm thinking I don't need one either.
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« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2004, 04:01:54 PM »
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Its time to take your chip away, or maybe just drive in Valet mode..  

Luckily it's only $100, so did you just pay the cop when he wrote it? You can do that here right?


 :lol:  They frown upon that here, so much in fact that you would probly be arested for trying to hand the cop cash and telling him you wanted to take care of it now.
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« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2004, 07:45:49 PM »
Having recently fought the "man" my advice is - Pay it and be done with it.  However if you have a clean reccord, you can try going to court andask to get have the ticket deferred.  This only works with a clear reccord though...

Good to see that Winston and I are not the only lead foot's in the crew...  but getting tickets sucks, period.
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« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2004, 12:30:47 AM »
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Its time to take your chip away, or maybe just drive in Valet mode..  

Luckily it's only $100, so did you just pay the cop when he wrote it? You can do that here right?


 :lol:  They frown upon that here, so much in fact that you would probly be arested for trying to hand the cop cash and telling him you wanted to take care of it now.


Ok food for thought. I usually keep a $100 in the ashtray just in case. I guess i won't try that around here. ;)