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    Default What the hell aim I gonna do?!

    I got a friggin speeding ticket today for going 56 in a playground zone. It was the first time I drove thru the area so I had no idea that I was even in a playground zone (the sign was covered with tree branches). Fawk, I never speed thru playground zones either!! The ticket is for $124...so I'm wondering what I can do about this ticket. I'm about to buy a car and I already have one ticket for 32 over so will this ticket affect my insurance premiums much? Can I fight this ticket and is it worth it to fight this ticket?

    C'mon I know we've got some traffic offense specialists here..


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    if you want any chance of fighting it you should go back and take a picture of the sign to prove that it was covered up as evidence


    other than that you won't get off on it, at most you'll get the speed reduced a bit.

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    Hmm that's a good idea. And if it doesn't work out perfectly, it's nothing a lil choppin won't fix

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    no digital pics...

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    guy just take a pic..if the tree was covering the sign u shouldnt get a ticket for $0.01


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    Go back to the scene with a film camera and take a picture from up the road showing that the sign is covered by the tree. When you go to court, show the judge the pictures of the tree covering the sign. Several pictures from a few different distances would be best. If you have a camera that can date stamp the photos as well is even better. Just adds to the authenticity really.

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    Or you can fight the ticket, have the charge reduced, all said and done you be around $400

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    take pictures of the sign and it should work out all good! ... though i was talking to my psych teacher like a month ago and he ran a stop sign same situation... and the judge let him go paying half of the fine / he got no demerits / and it wouldnt affect his insurance... its better than nothing.....

    i myself have to fight a ticket for "Stunting" but i think i have a pretty good argument/case so im hoping to either win, or get a reduced fine or really hopefully reduced demerits
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    Damn! I went and checked again and the sign is only covered from one angle and it's pretty visible otherwise. I guess I'm in the wrong....

    I wonder if Pointts could still do something..hmmmmm...

    hehe shet it was a woman cop too....I didn't even bopther trying to beg

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    I'd go and fight it at traffic court. Since this is your 2nd ticket, they'll probably let you off with a reduced fine and lesser demerits.

    How long have you been driving and how long ago was your last ticket?? If you've been driving a while and it's been a while since your previous ticket, they might even let you get away with an RO (registered owner) in that you pay the fine without any demerits.

    Either way, go and fight it. The very worst that could happen is you pay the full fine (which you'd have to do if you didn't fight it anyways). Court dates are usually like atleast 6 months away from when you plead not guilty anyways. With any luck, they'll fuck up along the way and you'll get off scott free! (Happened twice to my friend!)

    Hopefully you don't get that bald judge. He likes to yell at traffic offenders :madred: :madred:

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    I've been driving for 2 years, and my first ticket was a year and a half ago...this is my second ticket.

    How exactly do you fight a ticket? Did you just hire Pointts or did you rep yourself? What was your argument? Man I'm new to all this shat.

    Thanks

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    Dunno about Pointts. Never hired them, being the cheap ass I am. I guess you could give them a try if you're hurtin bad enough.

    Just go down to the building listed on your ticket and tell them you want to plead not guilty. Then they'll set up a court date for you to appear. When your court date arrives, just explain your story to the prosecutor and ask if there's anything you can do about the demerits (and maybe that you don't care about the fine itself). It's probably a good thing that it's been a year and a half since your last ticket.

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    Fax your ticket to pointts, 269-6410... damn I have this number memorized now, along with a cover sheet detailing the events leading up to the ticket. They will call you back and let you know what chance you have to fight it. This step is free, so get some advice from them before you make any decisions.
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    if u go to university go to SLA, they'll fight it off for u for free

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    Originally posted by gpomp
    What is SLA??
    Short/Long Arm suspension comes to mind
    Originally posted by rage2

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    Originally posted by gpomp
    What is SLA??
    Student Legal Aid

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    SLA is ass, don't ever use them. Get pointts. It'll cost you a load but probably worst case scenaro you'll have to pay the full ticket as if it were a photo radar ticket, which means no demarits!
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    Originally posted by kenny
    Fax your ticket to pointts, 269-6410... damn I have this number memorized now, along with a cover sheet detailing the events leading up to the ticket. They will call you back and let you know what chance you have to fight it. This step is free, so get some advice from them before you make any decisions.
    Done! Thanks!

    Hmm how long does it take for them to call back?

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