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Old 08-09-2012, 11:48 AM   #1
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Default I'm about to fight a speeding ticket.

Anyone got advice for me?

I was on the carpool lane and there were cars in front of me, cars behind me.

The cop was on the far right lane on a motorcycle and was in motion.

He flag me down and says I was goin 87mph.
Then he writes the ticket for 75.

Any advice? What should I say to win this thing?
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:52 AM   #2
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Default Re: I'm about to fight a speeding ticket.

Do they have proof that you drove that fast? if not just say you didn't.
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:53 AM   #3
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Default Re: I'm about to fight a speeding ticket.

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Anyone got advice for me?

Don't speed in the first place.
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:54 AM   #4
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Default Re: I'm about to fight a speeding ticket.

If the cop doesn't show up in court, you've pretty much won. If he does, all you can do is plea guilty and request a lesser charge due to circumstances
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:55 AM   #5
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Default Re: I'm about to fight a speeding ticket.

The ticket didn't do anything to you, man. Don't take your frustrations out on it!
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:06 PM   #6
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Default Re: I'm about to fight a speeding ticket.

what was the speed limit? and how fast were you really going?

your best bet is to just show up, say you were taking a long trip or something dumb like that and you don't normally speed(unless u have a lot of previous citations) and it was a lapse in focus. you won't win against a police officer with the judge unless you have something definitive. basically admit guilt in a apologetic way and they will probably reduce the fine/points.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:08 PM   #7
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Default Re: I'm about to fight a speeding ticket.

You most definitely should fight it so that your insurance doesn't go up. Did you make a big scene or did you just quietly accept the ticket and move on? This is important because in court chances are the cop will not remember pulling you over unless you gave him a reason to.

Get a lawyer. In a lot of cases an attorney will arrange for you to plead guilty to another charge that carries a higher fine but no points. You pay more, but you end up saving in the long run.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:13 PM   #8
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Default Re: I'm about to fight a speeding ticket.

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what was the speed limit? and how fast were you really going?

your best bet is to just show up, say you were taking a long trip or something dumb like that and you don't normally speed(unless u have a lot of previous citations) and it was a lapse in focus. you won't win against a police officer with the judge unless you have something definitive. basically admit guilt in a apologetic way and they will probably reduce the fine/points.

It's hard to win. It wastes time and in some places they add court costs to your ticket.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:28 PM   #9
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Default Re: I'm about to fight a speeding ticket.

Get the Lawyer and do research on your own as well. Depending on where you live, you can get community service + driving school instead of having a conviction on your Driving History.

Don't be like me, my driving history is so f*cked....
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:29 PM   #10
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Default Re: I'm about to fight a speeding ticket.

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It's hard to win. It wastes time and in some places they add court costs to your ticket.


yeah i've gone to court a few times to fight speeding tickets and you see everyone else before you too, and the people who try to say the officer is lying or do the he said she said argument vs them generally go nowhere. the one thing i've seen tho is if you have a lawyer even if he does nothing for you other than say a few words admitting guilt for you the judge seems to be very lenient, as opposed to people rep'ing themselves.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:29 PM   #11
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I've beaten 1 speeding ticket and 1 failure to stop (which was bs, btw). If you have a good driving record you can point to that; get a copy of your driving record from the rmv.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:50 PM   #12
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Don't be like me, my driving history is so f*cked....

and here you are complaining about other Toronto drivers

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Old 08-09-2012, 12:55 PM   #13
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Default Re: I'm about to fight a speeding ticket.

Raz it would be hypocrisy if I did the same things I complained about.

In other words: It's best to not discuss things you don't know about.

I need some info from you though, you were talking about a restaurant here in toronto this week. I need the name. I remember googling them and seeing that they were on queen street west but i was in incognito mode at the time. Help.

Something sandwich shop or something like that.

EDIT : NVM found it

http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...93&postcount=4

those kimichi fries sound good as hell right now

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Old 08-09-2012, 01:05 PM   #14
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Raz it would be hypocrisy if I did the same things I complained about.

What's on your driving record then?

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I need some info from you though, you were talking about a restaurant here in toronto this week. I need the name. I remember googling them and seeing that they were on queen street west but i was in incognito mode at the time. Help.

Something sandwich shop or something like that.

EDIT : NVM found it

http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...93&postcount=4

those kimichi fries sound good as hell right now


Wow, fast edit, I quoted you and the edit was in! Enjoy those sandwiches man, they are so damn good.
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:06 PM   #15
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I'm working from home today, bring me a sandwich - I'm all the way in Richmond Hill!
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