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sltinsatiable Jun 25, 10:35am - #207525 
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Got a ticket, need some help!

Sorry guys, I don't really know where should I poste this...forgive me if it's the wrong forum...

So I was racing w/ my friend's RSX-S, and got pulled over by the police. He estimated that I was driving approx. 50 mph in 35mph zone.(I was actually driving about 75mph)

but heres the problem. He told me that he's a sargent, so he can't write me a ticket. Then the other cop (cop #2) came within like 5 minutes. He just briefly went through wut happened w/ the police that just came. Then cop #2 wrote me a ticket while the sargent was talking to me. He said that hes gonna just give me a speeding ticket for driving 15 mph above the limit. Then he told me that cop #2 was still in trainning, so he need some time to finish that ticket.

When cop#2 finish writting that ticket, the sargent just went through it w/ me, he said I violated the traffic law code 22350 vc.(speeding??) and I need to show up b4 8/10 blah, blah, blah. And then he told me the sign at the bottom. So I signed.

But when I got home, I found out that he didn't put the correct name on the ticket, he wrote my brother's name instead.(cuz both of our name are on the insurance card, I think he got messed up)but he wrote my ID number correct. And in the description part, he stated "also was racing other vehicle." He only told me that he's gonna just give me a ticket for speeding. So I'm kinda confused here.

I know I was stupid that I didn't went through the ticket carefully, but it's actually the first time I got pulled over/ticket. So I don't really know wut to do now. Do you guys think I should go to courtand fight for it or just pay for the ticket? And btw, wut's the worst that can happen if I get a ticket for street racing?

Thanx in advance
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stefanoc Jun 25, 10:41am - #207526 

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just goto court, tell the judge that it was you and not ur brother. let them have the police officer there if he dont believe u, and then ull get a ticket about 200$ or something. pay it, and thank god he didnt write you for more. you made a stupid move, and you have to pay for it. luckily ur not paying for wut you did, but if ur a good guy than you deserve it, and this will be a sort of a lesson. dont be panicked.
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eLiTeViEtBoI Jun 25, 10:41am - #207527 

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I had the exact same thing happen to me, but I wasn't racing. It was my first time as it is yours. When I went to my arraignment, go talk to the DA or the assistant DA and since it's your first offense, they can either knock it off and give you probation or they will reduce the fine. What happened to me is, I was going 75 in a 25, but the sheriff didn't have his radar on and just pulled me over. When I went to my arraignment, I talked to the DA and he knocked it down to a $188 fine with nothing on my record and no points on my license since it was my first offense. Good luck with the ticket.

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sltinsatiable Jun 25, 10:50am - #207528 
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thanx for the input guys. But I have one more question...cuz he wrote that "was also racing another vehicle." Is that gonna do any harm? I mean...I've check the code (22350 vc) I'm pretty sure that's for speeding. Are they only gonna charge me w/ speeding? or it's possible for racing too?
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Deseck Jun 25, 12:17pm - #207529 

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The judge or Prosecutor might also throw in racing. I got one for speedin (77 in a 65 bullshit) and got a $150 fine and 6 months probation, nothing on my record. I heard that if the cops write down any incorrect information, the ticket gets thrown out.

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2kVeilsideGTS Jun 25, 8:05pm - #207530 

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ahh the wonderful world of law. technically since he messed up on the ticket any decent lawyer can get it thrown out. do you have a family friend? second my buddy is a law major i just know a little bit of tort law and business law. now since the officer that wrote the ticket did not see you do the offense you may be able to ask for a deposition and get it thrown out since he did not actually witness this. now since you were doing 75 and he said 50 it sounds to me like he did not have his radar gun on. ask for the radar report of being checked before and after the speeding infraction. 10 bucks says he didn't use one since he was off that much...
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SPec_ceLICA Jun 25, 8:18pm - #207531 

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Just go the cop might not even show up and then you win thumbsup

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ravertony Jun 25, 9:07pm - #207532 
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hmm that sucks.. go to court and find out, good luck thumbsup
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sltinsatiable Jun 26, 5:05am - #207533 
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Thanx for all the input and suggestion. They said I'll have to wait three weeks to know wut the penalty is gonna be~ I'll let you guys know~!

Thanx a lot!
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SquadOne Jun 26, 4:09pm - #207534 
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i've gotten a couple tickets where the cop messed up; but they sent me a correction in the mail later on.

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EvilJupiter Jun 26, 10:15pm - #207535 

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in VA is you street race you loose your license...i belive...id pay the ticket your lucky he diddent give you wreckless!! and dont street race...diddent you read the post about the kid that killed 3 other passengers racing!! thumbsdown thumbsdown thumbsdown
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Peterkwon87 Jun 26, 10:30pm - #207536 

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should've put the pedal to the metal, and tried to outrun the cop. then you can be on REALTV!

jk, goto court
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