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Old 02-23-2012, 02:43 PM   #21
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One other option; if you are a resident of Florida you can take what's called "Traffic School". It's an online course that you take and when completed, you are issued a certificate to send or take in, and the ticket is not shown on your driving record.

If you go that route, you have to notify the court that you intend to take the course, you still have to pay whatever the fine is for the ticket, you take the course, then submit the completion certificate and the ticket is erased from your record.
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:16 PM   #22
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PLEASE lawyer-up. Our nation's fascination and approval of 'taxation via citation' boggles my mind. Nothing you did was dangerous; it's a case of a city extorting money from citizens. Please, lawyer up. Don't let them get away with harassing you in this way.
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Typically, if you go to court and even say you were only going 36 in a 35, if the cop shows up, the judge will make it worth his time and say "so you do admit to breaking the law by exceeding the posted speed limit?". I'm not saying you shouldn't fight it. Just don't be disappointed if this is what happens. If you do, I would certainly suggest arguing the fact that the cop had no idea/proof of how fast you were going rather than haggling over how much.
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Only you out of all the folks here reading know if you were truly going over the limit and just dont want to face the music or not.

My opinion: if you were doing something wrong man up and pay the penalty. If you were going the speedlimit then fight it. Have your spedometer tested use that as evidence.

A big problem in america is lack of integrity. It can clearly be seen in the justices that make up the supreme court, the members of congress the current jerks running in the republican primary and the current chief jackass in the whitehouse. Just because all our current leaders are complete douchebags doesnt mean the rest of us need to act without personal responsibility.

So if you really were in violation man up and pay. Or if you werent fight it.

Im not judging you just expressing my opinion. Its up to you what sort of person you want to be.
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One other option; if you are a resident of Florida you can take what's called "Traffic School". It's an online course that you take and when completed, you are issued a certificate to send or take in, and the ticket is not shown on your driving record.

If you go that route, you have to notify the court that you intend to take the course, you still have to pay whatever the fine is for the ticket, you take the course, then submit the completion certificate and the ticket is erased from your record.
This is an option in Illinois, too. Two of my three children have used this traffic school to avoid having a ticket show on their record. It is a good option and actually often an interesting class.
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Bottom line, you're going to lose. Fair? No. Common? Yes.

If you were smart, you'd pay the bail and let it go. Oh yeah, you can fight it, and you'll probably lose, and even if you don't, you'll end up paying way more in attorney fees. And guess what? The cop will be getting his paycheck and pension contribution every minute that he sits in court along you who will not be getting paid.

Maybe feel fortunate too. A somewhat slow witted, un-armed homeless guy in Fullerton, California had "words" with Fullerton Police over some small alleged incident and next thing you know there's six of Fullerton cops tazing (like 5 times) and beating this guys face with the butt of the tazer, until they killed him! It looked like these cops were going to all walk, except the homeless guy's dad was an ex-cop and would not let it slide. Two cops have now been charged, the coward Chief has retired on disability, and the taxpayers of Fullerton are likely to be out $25 million in the future over this.
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Only you out of all the folks here reading know if you were truly going over the limit and just dont want to face the music or not.

My opinion: if you were doing something wrong man up and pay the penalty. If you were going the speedlimit then fight it. Have your spedometer tested use that as evidence.

A big problem in america is lack of integrity. It can clearly be seen in the justices that make up the supreme court, the members of congress the current jerks running in the republican primary and the current chief jackass in the whitehouse. Just because all our current leaders are complete douchebags doesnt mean the rest of us need to act without personal responsibility.

So if you really were in violation man up and pay. Or if you werent fight it.

Im not judging you just expressing my opinion. Its up to you what sort of person you want to be.
I wasn't in violation and this cop harasses nearly everyone where I work. And I really hate bullies.
So I am manning up and either fighting it or taking the traffic school online.
I'll way in which one is less money and time.
My Brother-in-law is a Sheriff Deputy, hell I even have a Sheriff member star sticker on the driver side back window.
For the record I was polite and didn't even know why I was being pulled over.
Cops are there when you don't need them and when you need them they are no where to be found.
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Traffic School sounds like a good option to me. There isn't much you could dispute on a straight speeding violation, IMO.
Good luck.
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Get a Lawyer and ..HAVE THE TICKET -FIXED.....It's the cheapest thing to do....Keep the points-off your record....That's the Smartest thing to do....You can't win...You can try...but...You can't win....The house at the casino has better odd's....Becouse just like traffic-court,they run the place.........
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Pretty simple is that the system is to screw the working white man over and let criminals do as they please.
I have no faith in Law Enforcement or the Govt.
They can all kiss my ass. Especially the Flagler Beach PD.
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