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Pulled over...Advice anyone...? #398848 Feb 13, 8:46am Feb 13, 8:46am
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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??

Re: Pulled over...Advice anyone...? [Re: afro_wolff] #398849 Feb 13, 8:51am Feb 13, 8:51am
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just pay it. its only $30. get a plate on the front if its the law.


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Re: Pulled over...Advice anyone...? [Re: 00celica00gt] #398850 Feb 13, 8:58am Feb 13, 8:58am
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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

Re: Pulled over...Advice anyone...? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #398851 Feb 13, 9:19am Feb 13, 9:19am
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ya it isnt a biggy, if it was 300 maybe id fight it but $30 isnt worth it.

Re: Pulled over...Advice anyone...? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #398852 Feb 13, 9:20am Feb 13, 9:20am
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just pay 30 bucks, itll make your life easier.

Re: Pulled over...Advice anyone...? [Re: Rick] #398853 Feb 13, 10:13am Feb 13, 10:13am
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yeah just pay it..fix it tickets doesn't go on ur records anyways

Re: Pulled over...Advice anyone...? [Re: celiwhite] #398854 Feb 13, 10:37am Feb 13, 10:37am
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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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Re: Pulled over...Advice anyone...? [Re: celiwhite] #398855 Feb 13, 10:38am Feb 13, 10:38am
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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.

Re: Pulled over...Advice anyone...? [Re: kmlgts] #398856 Feb 13, 10:40am Feb 13, 10:40am
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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

Re: Pulled over...Advice anyone...? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #398857 Feb 13, 10:53am Feb 13, 10:53am
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lol rofl rofl


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Re: Pulled over...Advice anyone...? [Re: kmlgts] #398858 Feb 13, 11:13am Feb 13, 11:13am
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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

Re: Pulled over...Advice anyone...? [Re: afro_wolff] #398859 Feb 13, 12:55pm Feb 13, 12:55pm
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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

Re: Pulled over...Advice anyone...? [Re: afro_wolff] #398860 Feb 13, 1:03pm Feb 13, 1:03pm
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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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Re: Pulled over...Advice anyone...? [Re: celikitten] #398861 Feb 13, 2:59pm Feb 13, 2:59pm
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yea man just pay it...

Re: Pulled over...Advice anyone...? [Re: Shiftyz1x] #398862 Feb 13, 9:01pm Feb 13, 9:01pm
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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

Re: Pulled over...Advice anyone...? [Re: Integration] #398863 Feb 13, 9:24pm Feb 13, 9:24pm
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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

Re: Pulled over...Advice anyone...? [Re: maingear] #398864 Feb 14, 1:07am Feb 14, 1:07am
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^^ cool...cops judging speed by eyesight, sounds like ROBOCOP.


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Re: Pulled over...Advice anyone...? [Re: QTRMLR_1] #398865 Feb 14, 3:59am Feb 14, 3:59am
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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

Re: Pulled over...Advice anyone...? [Re: maingear] #398866 Feb 14, 1:35pm Feb 14, 1:35pm
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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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Re: Pulled over...Advice anyone...? [Re: QTRMLR_1] #398867 Feb 14, 2:14pm Feb 14, 2:14pm
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cop lie all the time..

















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Re: Pulled over...Advice anyone...? [Re: kmlgts] #398868 Feb 14, 3:28pm Feb 14, 3:28pm
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Pay it and call yourself lucky for not getting a ticket for speeding man, lol


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Re: Pulled over...Advice anyone...? [Re: crespo_h69] #398869 Feb 14, 9:10pm Feb 14, 9:10pm
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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.

Re: Pulled over...Advice anyone...? [Re: GlassCurtain] #398870 Feb 15, 2:55am Feb 15, 2:55am
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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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Re: Pulled over...Advice anyone...? [Re: QTRMLR_1] #398871 Feb 18, 7:19pm Feb 18, 7:19pm
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Mine was between the backglass and the back seat headrest the glass - never heard of one under the car

Re: Pulled over...Advice anyone...? [Re: maingear] #398872 Feb 18, 7:28pm Feb 18, 7:28pm
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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.

Re: Pulled over...Advice anyone...? [Re: xmangt1] #398873 Feb 19, 9:33am Feb 19, 9:33am
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just pay the fucking shit!

Re: Pulled over...Advice anyone...? [Re: afro_wolff] #398874 Feb 19, 9:35am Feb 19, 9:35am
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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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