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Beating a speeding ticket.

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by 98yota, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. Jul 7, 2009 at 12:29 PM
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    trtripoli

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    I just found this link
    http://www.bouldercolorado.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=10666&Itemid=3550

    says "Most photo red light violations are prosecuted because a vehicle has entered the intersection after the light has turned red."
    I was clearly in the intersection when it was yellow

    I called the court but I have to show up in person to contest the ticket.

    They say the light somtimes looks yellow when it is actually red, but there is s red arrow right next to the yellow and it looks nothing like it! Fing STUPID!

    Alright now that I'm done venting.. I called the court system in boulder and they said that I have to show up in person during their hours to contest the ticket. Costs me $25 to get a court date. plus the $25 in gas to go there twice and the work I have to take off to get there time. so needless to say I'm pissed, but since this doesn't go on my driving record, I'm just paying the damn $75 bucks and giving a boulder court system the finger
     
  2. Jul 7, 2009 at 12:46 PM
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    lsocoee

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    that's bullshit. Call them back and talk to a supervisor. They can do something.
     
  3. Jul 9, 2009 at 9:05 PM
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    for the guy that got the speeding ticket, i have had many tickets in my day and i have gotten out of three of them so far.. for one ticket i took it to court and subpoenaed the cop hoping he wouldn't show up (i have heard that if they don't show up the judge will drop the case because there is nobody to tell the other side) he showed up but i talked my way out of the ticket... the other two tickets i just hired a lawyer, the first one cost me $200 for a $147 ticket and the second one cost me $285 for a $165 ticket. they both just got dropped, i dunno what the lawyers do but they get the job done. from now on every time i get a ticket im getting a lawyer they get rid of it and i don't have to go to court or anything.
     
  4. Jul 9, 2009 at 9:19 PM
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    If its your first offense, chances are the judge will drop it and give you a "non-moving" violation which means NO points, just a fine. If you are polite, honest, and accept all responsibility for not knowing the law, he will pretty much give you that warning. But if you are rash and defensive, he will enforce the penalty.

    I have done this several times and have gotten away every time with just a small fine. And no, you wont get out of the fine.

    By nothing short of a miracle the cop does not show up, all charges are dropped and you are free with no fine.

    I wouldnt worry to much, you can try calling the cop but with the way the police departments are starving for cash, you can bet your ass he will be there. He could careless about the penalty, they just want money!

    Good Luck!
     
  5. Jul 9, 2009 at 9:51 PM
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    tigerfan00

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    no you dont


    you do however have every right to defend yourself in front of a judge











    i may sound like an asshole here...but unless i wrote someone a ticket for something that can be fixed before court...i wont see or discuss the ticket with anyone until im in front of a judge


    as for the posted/unposted

    its YOUR responsibility as a licensed driver to know the various motor vehicle laws on the roads you are driving on...as stated before

    ignorance of the law is no excuse
     
  6. Jul 9, 2009 at 9:55 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    x2 It's god damn near impossible to beat the system dude. Just pay the ticket or attend defensive driving school and it won't go on your record:D
     
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