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afro_wolff
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afro_wolff Feb 13, 3:46pm - #398848 

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Pulled over...Advice anyone...?

Hey guys...so here's what happened...I was speeding...came up on a state trooper hidden on the side of a semi...I slowed down right when i saw him and i know he didn't clock me speedin since i was still behind me...He pulls me over...asks how fast i was goin and i say 55...(speed limit) He's like "Sir...HOW fast where you traveling" so i say 55 once again...He takes a walk round my car...comes back...gives me a ticket for not havin a License Plate in the front of my car...I was reversed into by a truck almost a year ago which cracked the plate and broke the bracket...Didn't have time to put it on and i kinda forgot about it...Anyway...My ticket is $30.00...Should i pay it and call it a day...Would there be any advantage for me to take it to court? Would this go on my record or anything like that? and He gave me a marandum to send in saying i fixed it...had to send that in within 72 hours so thats sent...But anywho...

Cliff: Got pulled over, no License Plate in front ticket, should i pursue??
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00celica00gt Feb 13, 3:51pm - #398849 

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just pay it. its only $30. get a plate on the front if its the law.

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Speed4TheNeed Feb 13, 3:58pm - #398850 

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what's your case for pursuing?

you didn't have a License Plate in front, so you got a ticket for it. fix it already rolleyes thumbsdown
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Pissprinkler Feb 13, 4:19pm - #398851 

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ya it isnt a biggy, if it was 300 maybe id fight it but $30 isnt worth it.
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Rick Feb 13, 4:20pm - #398852 

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just pay 30 bucks, itll make your life easier.
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celiwhite Feb 13, 5:13pm - #398853 
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yeah just pay it..fix it tickets doesn't go on ur records anyways
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kmlgts Feb 13, 5:37pm - #398854 

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next time tell him this "sir, you waste your time pulling me over. one of mine buddy is doing your wife right now". it will make you feel a lot better at the end. rofl rofl


edit: do it at your own risk

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Speed4TheNeed Feb 13, 5:38pm - #398855 

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it'll go on your record as a non-moving violation. your insurance company is only cocerned with 'moving' violations such as speeding, running a stop sign, wrecks, etc. non-moving violations are things like expired break tag, driving without a license, parking tickets...and not having your front License Plate.

theres 0 chance you will win if you take it to court and i can't beleive you didn't already know that. all that will do is turn your $30 into the same $30 ticket plus court costs. you can plead guilty to a lesser charge without a trial and they'll lessen the charge (say from a moving speeding violation to a non-moving seatbelt violation). in your case though..there is nothing less than that plus its already a non-moving violation. you have absolutely nothing to gain by taking it to court.
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Speed4TheNeed Feb 13, 5:40pm - #398856 

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Originally Posted by kmlgts
next time tell him this "sir, you waste your time pulling me over. one of mine buddy is doing your wife right now". it will make you feel a lot better at the end. rofl rofl


edit: do it at your own risk


haha at your own risk is right. a female friend of mine got pulled over a few years back for speeding. she figured she wasnt gonna get out of it cause the cop was being an ass about it so she just started running her mouth. the cop said "keep going and i'll write you up a whole list".

she handed the officer a pen and said "better get started"

$1,500 in charges..which were NOT dropped.

moral of the story: just be respectful, take the bite, and fight it afterwards if you must
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kmlgts Feb 13, 5:53pm - #398857 

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lol rofl rofl

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afro_wolff Feb 13, 6:13pm - #398858 

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Holy shiiight...Aighty...I was talkin to my chem. proffesor and he was very very bent on me takin it to court...wasn't sure why but he told me i really should...I dunno...guess i'll pay it and be done with it
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SmutasticGT Feb 13, 7:55pm - #398859 

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Just pay for it...its just 30 bucks and plus you got really lucky, i got pulled over last month on the highway by a state trooper too and ended up with a 205 dollar ticket so 30 and 205, id rather count my losses and pay the 30 thumbsup
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celikitten Feb 13, 8:03pm - #398860 

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Originally Posted by afro_wolff
Holy shiiight...Aighty...I was talkin to my chem. proffesor and he was very very bent on me takin it to court...wasn't sure why but he told me i really should...I dunno...guess i'll pay it and be done with it


your professor must've been having a "stupid" moment... because all the judge would tell you to do is pay the ticket... since the law in your state is to have a License Plate on the front bumper... and you didn't have one... you have no case... now if the cop had ripped the plate off and THEN wrote you a ticket for not having one... THEN you would have a reason to go to court.. haha

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Shiftyz1x Feb 13, 9:59pm - #398861 

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yea man just pay it...
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Integration Feb 14, 4:01am - #398862 

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$30 man, if you take that to court not only will they laugh at it, you just give them more reason to believe young guys with sporty cars think they are invincible. You got lucky on that one, pay it and leave it be
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maingear Feb 14, 4:24am - #398863 

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The only way a judge will alter the ticket is if you fix the car, show the pic to the judge at his office (say you need to reschedule the date or something)and ask if you can pay the fine so it won't go on your record.

If the Officer ever sees you again he will give you a ticket cause you messed with his qouta. (He is obviously on a power trip) An Officer that is radar qualified can give a ticket by just judging your speed by eyesight. I was a Dep Sherriff and can vouch for that. There is an extensive test for this and they will not let you hold a radar gun untill you pass that part of the phase!

If you have facial pearcing take them out before before you goto the judges office. Also get a neat hair cut. The way you look and carry yourself is your edge! thumbsup
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QTRMLR_1 Feb 14, 8:07am - #398864 

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^^ cool...cops judging speed by eyesight, sounds like ROBOCOP.

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maingear Feb 14, 10:59am - #398865 

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The instuctors get pissed when you ask them why the guns can be pointed at light poles and read 70MPH! grin
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QTRMLR_1 Feb 14, 8:35pm - #398866 

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^^ is that really true? what if this was made public?

what if? (and probably the case):

1. radar guns are inaccurate
2. cops' eyes are inaccurate or biased (negatively subjective)
3. cops lie

I experienced 2 or 3 b/c I know I was going 72 mph, when the cop marked me down for 80 mph and thus a higher fine. took it to a lawyer and got a parking ticket anyways...but still...

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kmlgts Feb 14, 9:14pm - #398867 

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cop lie all the time..
















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crespo_h69 Feb 14, 10:28pm - #398868 
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Pay it and call yourself lucky for not getting a ticket for speeding man, lol

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GlassCurtain Feb 15, 4:10am - #398869 

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Just pay it. also some cops have radars underneath the rear of their cars. one of my professors came into our class and told us that he got pulled over by a cop for doing 10 over and the cop was in front of him. The cop gave him a warning and told him that they just got the radars and wanted to make him aware of it. That was a few years ago so they are probably pretty common.
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QTRMLR_1 Feb 15, 9:55am - #398870 

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interesting...imaginary radar under the car...haha jk maybe it's true maybe it's a cop fairy tale...

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maingear Feb 19, 2:19am - #398871 

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Mine was between the backglass and the back seat headrest the glass - never heard of one under the car
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xmangt1 Feb 19, 2:28am - #398872 

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I get tickets for no front plate all the time. No biggie. It's $25 here. Most of the time after they give me the ticket they just tell me to put a License Plate on the front bumper & I always tell them that I'm not making any holes on my bumper. Then I'm on my way.
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RookieGTS Feb 19, 4:33pm - #398873 

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just pay the fucking shit!
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robare99 Feb 19, 4:35pm - #398874 

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Originally Posted by afro_wolff
Holy shiiight...Aighty...I was talkin to my chem. proffesor and he was very very bent on me takin it to court...wasn't sure why but he told me i really should...I dunno...guess i'll pay it and be done with it


Probably some old dusty hippy wanting you to "fight the man" LOL

Old hippies crack me up. Pay the $30.00 and forget about it.


Damn hippies.


p.s. buy a radar detector.
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