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post #1 of 56 Old 04-20-2009, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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Question speeding ticket question

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ok heres the deal, saturday evening i was heading into san antonio with my girl friend, driving on i guess what you could call a back road (lower smithson valley rd). i was in my dads truck because mine is in the shop. as soon as i saw the cop i let out of the throttle and looked down and was doin a little over 60 on a road that i thought was 55. i couldnt believe she was pulling me over for 5 over. it turns out the speed limit is 40 and she claims to have clocked me doin 70!! my dad cleaned out the truck about a week ago when he looked at trading it in so i didnt have the insurance card. when she wrote me the ticket she gave me the wrong copy, it says in red "court copy" so i dont know what to do now, i dont know how much it will cost or even if they will try the case. at the bottom of the ticket it say "white- court. pink- officer. yellow- violator."
has anyone had this happen to them? what do you think they will do?
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Dont have any advice except call a lawer and ask. I got a speeding ticket in SC along with a friend of mine. The troper had the wrg vehicle listed with the wrg driver...that didnt matter....still had to pay the lawer 350.00.
I have been told, that if you go pay the ticket, pay $1 over and walk away... no reciept or change back. This way the ticket never goes anywhere further...the fine is paid, but its still an open ticket due to the overpayment. I STRESS.... this is to be done at YOUR RISK, as I was only told about this and have never tried it.

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since its 30 over i think i HAVE to go to court, and im 18 so i need to do defensive driving (if they allow it) my dad says i should try to fight it if i really wasnt doing 70 but i dont think that would do any good since i dont have any proof except my girl friend as a witness. i talked to an officer at school but he couldnt give me a straight answer since its a ticket from another county, but he said they might drop the case since they have the wrong copy of the ticket... could that really be true?

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nope. the police here have printers in their cars so it looks like a receipt from a store.

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Man you are in deep doodoo. 30 over in Ohio is a reckless opp and could cause a suspension. I have been told 20 over in Ohio the officer can take you're license on the spot. I don't know were you live but good luck.

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When was the radar last calibrated?

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When was the radar last calibrated?
they will NOT admit to that

only a gps that was on could tell em the truth

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