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Hey, Does anyone know....Cause im clueless....

I have traffic court tomarrow for a speeding ticket i got- im going to fight it though. Can anyone tell me how these procedings work or how long they take?? ANY advice?

 
trystons_mommy

Asked by trystons_mommy at 5:21 PM on Apr. 28, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • The way it works here is that you have to subpeona the officer then if the officer doesn't come, then you win. Unfortunately that's really the only way to win. Can you ask for a continuance? That way you can research things in your state. Here I have a whole list of things I ask them to provide, the front and back of the ticket, maintenance records of the radar gun, etc.
    a_and_j_momma

    Answer by a_and_j_momma at 5:27 PM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • You have to wait forever.. then if the cop shows up it will take longer.. if the cop doesnt show up u will have more of a chance to win..
    HottMamaRossx2

    Answer by HottMamaRossx2 at 5:22 PM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • Were you speeding????
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:26 PM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • They are trying to say iwas 20 over the posted speed limit- and i wasnt. i admit that i was over the speed limiit, but not by THAT much. speed limit was 35. i was just over 40.
    the motorcycle cop was also very rude.
    So ill admit to them that i was speeding, but 20 over is rediculous. i know i wasnt going that fast.
    trystons_mommy

    Answer by trystons_mommy at 5:34 PM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • If you admit that you were even going 1 over then they will find you guilty. You just tell them that you can't recall how fast you were going but you were not going over the limit
    a_and_j_momma

    Answer by a_and_j_momma at 5:50 PM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • Depends on the state you are in I guess. Here in TX they ask all the people with traffic tickets who want to defer it (take drives ed) to line up on the wall. Then you go through and the judge tells you to go fill out a paper and tells you when it is due by. Piece of cake.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 6:21 PM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • Defer is different than contest. Defer is admitting guilt and "deferring" the ticket from being on your record. You have to pay money to have it deferred and if you get another ticket in a year then the ticket that was deferred goes on your driving record
    a_and_j_momma

    Answer by a_and_j_momma at 6:28 PM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • If you admit that you were even going 1 over then they will find you guilty. You just tell them that you can't recall how fast you were going but you were not going over the limit

    Don't do that, that is lying in a court of law. Really bad idea!! Usually they will reduce it down to a lesser fine.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:01 PM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • No it's not if you say you don't recall first...duh
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:10 PM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • It takes forever. You may want to go a bit early and talk to the DA -he may cut you a deal.
    dragonfly7271

    Answer by dragonfly7271 at 7:28 PM on Apr. 28, 2009