First Traffic Citation In 44 Years!

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Re: First Traffic Citation In 44 Years!

Post by Orlando Paulitician » Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:02 am

I remember a couple years back, my registration renewal envelope got buried under a mountain of unopened mail (I pay all my bills electronically so I don't care much for paper mail, 99% of it goes straight in the trash when I get around to looking at it).

Got pulled over for doing 2pmh over the speed limit while driving home after a late night studying for a tax exam, and I ended up with a ticket for expired registration.

For whatever reason, I'm a cop magnet. Loading donated boxes of food in my car for homeless shelters (on campus), questioned by the cops. Warming up my car, questioned by the cops (on campus). Shooting at a private gun range, not bothering anyone or breaking the rules, questioned by the cops. With all the negative interactions I've had, it's surprising that I've become more and more pro-LE as I've grown older.

As others have said, you can do traffic school.
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Re: First Traffic Citation In 44 Years!

Post by cubanstang50 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:07 am

44 years and no tickets! s';t, ticket clinic and no headaches. Let them take care of it. You will pay a little bit and no points. I still dont have a dash cam (procrastinate) lol but get one and it can sure save you for the most part. Another thing if you are in the box and the light is yellow and turns red while in there you are good to go but... you have to prove beyond a reasonable dought.
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Re: First Traffic Citation In 44 Years!

Post by Gmountain » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:31 am

Here's what you do.

You plead not guilty, and tell them you want a hearing. I think there are instructions on the back of the ticket.

Then you go to the hearing. Find the cop- there will a be a bunch of cops there. Find the one that gave you the ticket. He will be able to see your driving history.

Tell him you are sorry and didn't realize what you did. Ask him to dismiss it. He might. If he doesn't, just ask him for a withold (that means no points) and the over the counter fine. He'll do that for sure, based on your record.

The cops are always pretty decent. Just be a normal person.

If he doesn't show up, ask the judge to dismiss it and he will.

That's how tickets are handled. That is all the Ticket Clinic does, btw.

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Re: First Traffic Citation In 44 Years!

Post by FfNJGTFO » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:44 am

Gmountain wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:31 am
Here's what you do.

You plead not guilty, and tell them you want a hearing. I think there are instructions on the back of the ticket.

Then you go to the hearing. Find the cop- there will a be a bunch of cops there. Find the one that gave you the ticket. He will be able to see your driving history.

Tell him you are sorry and didn't realize what you did. Ask him to dismiss it. He might. If he doesn't, just ask him for a withold (that means no points) and the over the counter fine. He'll do that for sure, based on your record.

The cops are always pretty decent. Just be a normal person.

If he doesn't show up, ask the judge to dismiss it and he will.

That's how tickets are handled. That is all the Ticket Clinic does, btw.
Either the cop, or the municipal prosecutor, who might do the same thing...

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Re: First Traffic Citation In 44 Years!

Post by TC6969 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:45 pm

One more tip.

Dress like you're going to church.

Judges are sick of blue jeans and Affliction Tee shirts, and he will probably mention it.

When he does, tell him that your Mother raised you to have respect for the law and the court, and watch his whole attitude change!

I went to court in 79 and did this.

When my name was called and I stood up, the judge asked "Are you TCs lawyer?"

I said "No your honor, I'm TC."

He said "At least SOMEONE knows how to dress for court!"

Guess who came across as honest and truthful? (It wasn't the other guy!)
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Re: First Traffic Citation In 44 Years!

Post by photohause » Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:59 pm

TC6969 wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:45 pm
One more tip.

Dress like you're going to church.

Judges are sick of blue jeans and Affliction Tee shirts, and he will probably mention it.

When he does, tell him that your Mother raised you to have respect for the law and the court, and watch his whole attitude change!

I went to court in 79 and did this.

When my name was called and I stood up, the judge asked "Are you TCs lawyer?"

I said "No your honor, I'm TC."

He said "At least SOMEONE knows how to dress for court!"

Guess who came across as honest and truthful? (It wasn't the other guy!)
^^^^Absolutely correct!!
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