Speeding Ticket - Paintball Forum - Paintball guns and gear forums

Reply

Old January 21st, 2007, 08:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
We The People
 
Jinjiro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: In my Z.
Posts: 5,925
Speeding Ticket

A week or so ago I got a speeding ticket. 74 in a 55. It was my first one ever, so I have a clean record. I'm wondering how much you guys think it will be for. It was a state trooper, if that makes a difference. I'm going to plead not guilty, though I don't know if it will make a difference or not. What am I looking at either way?

Not that it makes a difference, but I was late to work. Moral is, don't speed unless you don't mind getting caught eventually.

-Jin
Jinjiro is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old January 21st, 2007, 08:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
cubsfan4life021's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: University of Illinois
Posts: 2,657
I was just thinking about how lucky I was to never have been pulled over in the 2 1/2 years I've been driving.

Then again...I obey the speed limit with 8 mph 99% of the time, so the cop would have to be a ***** to pull me over.
__________________
We spent millions of dollars developing a pen that could write in space. Do you know what the Russians did?
Used a pencil?
Used a pencil.
cubsfan4life021 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old January 21st, 2007, 08:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTFU
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 5,450
In Michigan that would be a $110+ ticket. Unfortunately I have no idea what it would be where you are. I rarely go that fast in a 55, though, and you probably won't after this, either :P.
TonyD is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old January 21st, 2007, 08:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 904
It varies from the state, your ticket will have a number to call. Call the number, get the info and it should tell how much you'll have to pay. It could be around 100 to 200 dollars, but it's gonna be bad on insurance in the long run. As far as pleading not guilty, that's hard to do. You couldn't file for harrassment, and you plainly violated a traffic law. There was no legitimate reason for you to disobey safe traffic practices. Running late for work is not an acceptable excuse and you could get laughed out of the court.


Simple thing to do is pay the ticket, take the dd course and get it whiped of your insurance, but be careful for the next 2 years, because next time it will go on your record, and you can only do the course once every 2 years.
meatwadttm is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old January 21st, 2007, 08:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
We The People
 
Jinjiro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: In my Z.
Posts: 5,925
Yeah, what sucks is that I've been trying to work as much as possible, because I need the money for something I'm saving up for. I work tech crew at my college, so every Friday we have a meeting where we can sign up for jobs. It's first come first serve.

So basically I was speeding to work so I could sign up and make more money, when I get pulled over, get a ticket that will cost me a ton, and also miss out on all the good jobs.

I've been driving for 2+ years and have never gotten a ticket or been in an accident (when it was my fault), so I'm hoping that will help.

-Jin
Jinjiro is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old January 21st, 2007, 08:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
Screaming Koala
 
Torch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Bentleyville, PA
Posts: 4,685
Blog Entries: 1
Out here the cost was always written on the ticket. Expect over 100.
__________________
"RD&D - Research, Development, and Design. - If its not broken, fix it anyway."
T.O.G. #131 - P.O.G. #16 - C.O.G. #145
Rate the:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Torch is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old January 21st, 2007, 08:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
Administrator
 
1337's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 13,027
Your insurance will skyrocket.

Most states, you can double the ticket and nothing happens. I'd do that, or get a lawyer to take care of it for you. Sure he may cost more than the ticket, but **** look at it this way.. no court to show up to and pay fees and your insurance won't skyrocket.

If I got charged with my drag racing ticket, my insurance would have multiplied by 1.5

Lawyer was definitely the way to go in that situation.
1337 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old January 21st, 2007, 08:30 PM   #8 (permalink)
Allen
 
Pierced's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Bossier City, Louisiana
Posts: 5,718
Blog Entries: 1
my last speeding ticket was 180 for doin 85 in a 60. since that was my first moving violation i had the option to take a defensive driving course and avoid having my insurance going up unless i got another moving violation.
__________________
1993 RCSB - project/DD
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Build Thread -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
]
Pierced is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old January 21st, 2007, 08:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
We The People
 
Jinjiro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: In my Z.
Posts: 5,925
Yeah, it doesn't say the cost of the ticket on there. And there's no phone number to call.

1337 - What do you mean double it?

Is there any downside to pleading not guilty? What are the chances that they'll lessen it to a lower violation?

-Jin
Jinjiro is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old January 21st, 2007, 08:52 PM   #10 (permalink)
Allen
 
Pierced's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Bossier City, Louisiana
Posts: 5,718
Blog Entries: 1
well you said you were speeding so why not avoid going to court and just pay the ticket?
__________________
1993 RCSB - project/DD
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Build Thread -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
]
Pierced is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old January 21st, 2007, 08:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
We The People
 
Jinjiro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: In my Z.
Posts: 5,925
That was what I thought, but my dad talked to a friend of his who's son is a cop. He said that I should plead not guilty, and they might lessen the offense.

The trooper who pulled me over was a decent guy, and though he made it clear he couldn't tell me how to plead, it seemed as if he was suggesting that I plead not guilty. So I don't know...I'd rather pay it and be done, but then again if I can get it lessened and not pay as much on my insurance it'd be nice.



-Jin
Jinjiro is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old January 21st, 2007, 09:09 PM   #12 (permalink)
Allen
 
Pierced's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Bossier City, Louisiana
Posts: 5,718
Blog Entries: 1
i would call down to the court house or wherever you go to pay you tickets and ask them if they have any programs that you can do to possibly lessen you ticket or have it taken off your record.

when you call there they should be able to tell you how much it will be too.
__________________
1993 RCSB - project/DD
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Build Thread -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
]
Pierced is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old January 21st, 2007, 09:20 PM   #13 (permalink)
I'mma Let You Finish.
 
Wes Himself's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: South Central Kentucky
Posts: 7,445
i got one like 3-4 weeks ago it sucks its going to be about 160 for mine. 65 in a 55.

I'll be taking a driving course though... so no raised insurance and parents dont have to find out.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Wes Himself is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old January 21st, 2007, 09:21 PM   #14 (permalink)
Administrator
 
1337's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 13,027
In Kansas, you can double the fine and it doesn't count against you or get submitted to your insurance company.
1337 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old January 21st, 2007, 10:21 PM   #15 (permalink)
PbF Administrator
 
Austin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Indiana
Posts: 3,361
Call the court office and ask them about deferring it. I know here in Indiana you can get it deferred as long as you are at least 17 years old and never had a ticket. What it does is you pay a little extra and it wont go on your record, BUT if you get another within one year both tickets will go on your record. I got a ticket a little over 2 years ago and my insurance didn't raise.
Austin is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old January 21st, 2007, 10:44 PM   #16 (permalink)
D_Smalls
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
here you take it to court.. and more often than not the cop wont show up.. and you get away for free.
View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old January 21st, 2007, 10:48 PM   #17 (permalink)
RB
Xplicit Eg06
 
RB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Omaha, NE *402*
Posts: 4,567
There should ALWAYS be something you can do to take it off your record, as long as its a first offense.

I got lucky, my cop wrote it backwards on the ticket.

45 in a 65 issent illegal your honor...
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
RB is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old January 21st, 2007, 10:49 PM   #18 (permalink)
I'mma Let You Finish.
 
Wes Himself's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: South Central Kentucky
Posts: 7,445
Quote:
Originally Posted by RB View Post
There should ALWAYS be something you can do to take it off your record, as long as its a first offense.

I got lucky, my cop wrote it backwards on the ticket.

45 in a 65 issent illegal your honor...
owned.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Wes Himself is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old January 21st, 2007, 10:51 PM   #19 (permalink)
Administrator
 
1337's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 13,027
Quote:
Originally Posted by RB View Post
There should ALWAYS be something you can do to take it off your record, as long as its a first offense.

I got lucky, my cop wrote it backwards on the ticket.

45 in a 65 issent illegal your honor...
LMFAO! HAhahaa
1337 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old January 21st, 2007, 10:54 PM   #20 (permalink)
RB
Xplicit Eg06
 
RB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Omaha, NE *402*
Posts: 4,567
I'll look for the ticket to scan tommorow.

Worst part was, cop had a retainer or somthing, that messed up his S's when he talked. He seriously looked like 18. Redheaded and pretty fresh.

'Do you know how faschht you were going?'
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
RB is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old January 21st, 2007, 11:12 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 347
I have gotten 1 ticket for going ~43 in a 25 (going down a hill and the rest of the street was 35) and the ticket was $25 and court costs were $100. My insurance didn't go up at all. If you get 2 before 18 its a 30 suspension and 3 or 4 you have to retake everything. I would think if you plead not guilty they might just be *****es and make you pay more since its up to them and they can really screw you. I think it could have been something like $100 just for the ticket for me.
imprez55 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old January 22nd, 2007, 08:54 AM   #22 (permalink)
Thats "Chief" to you...
 
JeSTeR_1269's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Central Indiana, Home of Corn
Posts: 1,671
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jinjiro View Post
I've been driving for 2+ years and have never gotten a ticket or been in an accident (when it was my fault), so I'm hoping that will help.
It wont.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1337 View Post
Your insurance will skyrocket.
It will. Somewhat.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jinjiro View Post
That was what I thought, but my dad talked to a friend of his who's son is a cop. He said that I should plead not guilty, and they might lessen the offense.
You shouldnt, and they wont. (It doesnt get much more lessened than "speeding")

Quote:
Originally Posted by D_Smalls View Post
here you take it to court.. and more often than not the cop wont show up.. and you get away for free.
Oh yes they will. And then you may as well double your ticket thanks to the extra court costs.


Its a speeding ticket...whooptie freakin doo. Judging by the "74 in a 55" it sounds like he did you a favor anyway (20+ mph over and they take your liscence) so I would just take it like a man. Its not the end of the world. Though, if you really want to "trick the system" I had a friend who sent in a check for like, 20$ over the amount and they kept sending it back to him and it never went on his record...but who knows.
I just just pay the ticket and be happy you're not in jail.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

U.S. ARMY National Guard - 153D

"A helicopter is a ROCK that BEATS the air into SUBMISSION"
JeSTeR_1269 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old January 22nd, 2007, 11:49 AM   #23 (permalink)
Holy ****ing Asscrackers!
 
Z PYRO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Fresno CA
Posts: 6,721
Quote:
Originally Posted by JeSTeR_1269 View Post
Its a speeding ticket...whooptie freakin doo. Judging by the "74 in a 55" it sounds like he did you a favor anyway (20+ mph over and they take your liscence) so I would just take it like a man. Its not the end of the world. Though, if you really want to "trick the system" I had a friend who sent in a check for like, 20$ over the amount and they kept sending it back to him and it never went on his record...but who knows.
I just just pay the ticket and be happy you're not in jail.
Can't do that anymore, they caught on to it. Now they just keep whatever extra you send them.

Laws differ from state to state, as well as fines. I know that in CA you can do a Trial by Written Declaration, where you send a letter to the court rather than physically show up. The officer has so much time to write his rebuttal. If he doesn't, you get your bail refunded and you're scott-free. And then, even if you lose, you can request a Trial de Novo, which is a completely new trial.
__________________
Sometimes I think I'm crazy...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
...Other times I know I'm not


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
My bike^
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
zpyro and armoarchangel...owning retards since 2005
Z PYRO is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old January 22nd, 2007, 12:32 PM   #24 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 66
Since I worked with Police and Courts over the years, each state does vary on how they handle the case.

In KY and ME,

The Officer does not have to appear in court for a non-felony traffic charge. Which means if you didn't get a felony ticket and the officer filed the paperwork it will ok for them.

IF this is truely your first speeding ticket, you can ask for Traffic School. In KY you have to plead guilty, but you don't get any points added to your record and it will only say traffic school instead of 20plus Speeding Ticket.

If you plead not guilty you have to contunie the case at another time, then prove to the Judge with out reasonable doubt you were not speeding.

Judges are just like Police Officers prefer you to tell the truth. The more you tell the truth and don't give an excuse the better it will be for you. When you approach the bench, look at the judge and tell him I am guilty, and ask in a nice manner if I could attend traffic school ( check local listing / see if they offer it). Try this and you will be suprised.

And depending on your state, If you just want to pay the ticket, show up to the court house before the court date, no less then 3 days and pay the ticket and not show up.
Csayankee is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old January 22nd, 2007, 12:49 PM   #25 (permalink)
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTFU
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 5,450
Quote:
Originally Posted by JeSTeR_1269 View Post
Judging by the "74 in a 55" it sounds like he did you a favor anyway (20+ mph over and they take your liscence) so I would just take it like a man.
This, once again, goes with the "laws vary by state" that has been brought up multiple times. In Michigan it's 25 over. In some states it's 20. I'm some it may be 15, even. I don't think I can recall a time though where I've heard of anyone I've ever met getting their license taken away for speeding, and I know some people who have had some monsters. Usually the cop helps you out a little by knocking 10-15 off if it's really high. I was actually in a car with a friend when she was doing 70 in a 45. She got a ticket for 5 over.
TonyD is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums
Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc. Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1