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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-08-2010, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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on my way to work saturday morning i was about to pull in. its early in the morning so its dark and people have their heads on so i can see with out a problem. as i was making a left hand turn i was rolling in the turning lane doing fifteen and realized the closest car was atleast 300 feet away so i gave my car a little more gas to get in (wasnt going anymore then 20 mph) and once i got inthe parking lot about 3 seconds after the car in the on coming lane passed my works parking lot. i go into the front office of my work to punch in and as opening the door a cop was behind my car yelling "GET BACK IN THE CAR!" so i walked back and sat in my car. he gave me a ticket for "failure to yield on a left hand turn" but the other car had plenty of time. i told the officer that and he said yeah but you hurried in. its not like you can even argue with the cop cause hell just get me for more but in the same town over the past 6 months, i got a window tint ticket, a ticket for having a bandana hanging from my mirror "distraction to driver" and i got another for my license plate not being properly mounted cause it was attached to my grill with zip ties. this is really getting to be ridiculous

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-08-2010, 12:54 PM
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That sucks. Never argue with a cop though. I hope you fight this ticket along with the other tickets that sound stupid. Often, the cops don't show up to court and you just get the ticket dismissed, since it's not always worth it for them to go. At least it's that way here. Good luck man!

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On the road is not the place to argue a summons. If you feel you are innocent f some or all charges, court is the forum to argue your case. Take some time and PREPARE for court. Reasearch the code sections you are charged with to see EXACTLTY what the code requires of you. If you are definitely in violation of a minor charge, don't waste your time and your credibility arguing a moot point. Also this will boost your credibility for a more serious charge where there is a more fluid definition of the law.
For example.. if your law says licence plates must be bolted to the vehicle and yours are zip tied... Well that is not what the law says they have to be.. so man up, grin and take responsibility. This will help you when the more important "Fail to Yield" comes up when there are two opinions (vantage points) and the code section is not as restrictive (such as feet etc) as to what constitutes what. See?? Be RESPECTFUL in court and your presentation. You are NOT there to belittle the police officer or place blame. You are there to explain your position and why you did not violate the law of which you were accused. Also, upscale dress is a plus too, khakis and dress shirt (tucked in) and no "kicks" will be a great jump start. Look different from the majority of the attendees in a good way. Nice clothes and demeanor cannot make a violation disappear, but alters the Judges perception a lot when given disgression and a choice.
Judges (and police officers) are "human" too and appreciate a breath of fresh air and honesty with the taking of responsibility.

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Yea argue in court. Sounds like you can get off especially since there was no vehicular contact. And that is all an opinion of the cop anyway.



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my mom works for a lawyers office so im gonna get a pretty good deal on one and yeah im gonna fight it.

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he profiled you cause your car is aftermarket



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he profiled you cause your car is aftermarket
lol thats what i figured. this is why we cant have nice things these days

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Dude, that's just totally wrong. I really hope you fight it and succeed

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