#1
well, i went to go see avatar on imax 3D and due to the length of the movie wasnt out til about 10 and i had to go to work this morning, so i was trying to drive the hour drive home and i started talking to my friend who went with me and didnt pay attention to my speed so i got pulled by an actually very friendly woman state trooper. she ended up writing me a ticket for going 83 in a 70 mph zone. now ive only ever been pulled once and then it was a verbal warning, so im very nervous about it. im 18 and a half and have had my license for a little over 2 years with no prior infractions at all. now the cop mentioned something about going to the court date (february 24) and asking for it to be reduced where it wouldnt be on my record so my insurance wont go up, but im wondering if asking that pretty much means me admitting guilt or should i plead not guilty and hope the cop doesnt show? also, the ticket doesnt say how much i have to pay. how much should the ticket be for a first ever infraction for a ticket going less than 15 over in north carolina?
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"I got stopped by a lady cop in my automobile..."
Well, you get the picture. Now go do it.
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#4
why did i know mentioning it was a lady cop was a bad idea.
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#5
Do you get points on your license like you do here. My friend recently lost his license for getting caught talking on the phone and then speeding.

I have yet to be caught.
#6
... The cop will show up with the log from the speed gun showing you the speed you where doing, the time, date and other stuff
#8
All it is is like a $20 dollar fine
Happend to me last year except I was goin only 10 over (Wtf!)
Not really a big deal
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#9
yeah, i know but are there ways to fight it? i do have a lawyer uncle, im just debating telling him or not. why isnt the price for the ticket on the ticket?
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#10
I'm in NC too, I'm 17 and got my first speeding ticket fairly recently as well. I'm hiring a lawyer; as far as I can tell (my court date is later this month, I believe) it should get removed from my record. As long as I don't get another one soon I should be fine.

I was going ~40 in a 25, but the cop marked me as 34, so just 9 over.
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All it is is like a $20 dollar fine
Happend to me last year except I was goin only 10 over (Wtf!)
Not really a big deal


Is that it? I payed like 3 times that for parking in the wrong place for 5 minutes. Surely your laws can't be that slack on speeding.
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"I got stopped by a lady cop in my automobile..."
Well, you get the picture. Now go do it.


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#13
go to traffic court. If you have had no prior tickets in the last two years, they'll just excuse it. That's how it works here anyway. Still, go to traffic court. It's kind of a party. *sarcasm*
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#15
plead not guilty.

mail in the ticket. they'll send you another date for you to appear.

on that date, you talk to her first, she'll lower the fine and points.
maybe as low as a non moving. maybe similar.

she's nice and telling you to plead to a deal. take that opportunity.
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It's a speeding ticket. You were speeding. You are guilty. Don't lie. And pleading guilty will most likely get your fine reduced. Pleading not guilty will probably not reduce your fine at all and it'll make you look like an idiot for trying to lie. Go in, plead guilty, pay the fine (make sure you bring the cash with you!!!) and get out. Pleading guilty might be one of the worst things you could do.
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go to traffic court. If you have had no prior tickets in the last two years, they'll just excuse it. That's how it works here anyway. Still, go to traffic court. It's kind of a party. *sarcasm*

traffic court? is there a seperate court for traffic violations? also, another thing is can i get the hearing to be moved closer to me? right now ill have to drive an hour just to get there. and ive been driving 2 years with no prior infractions at all. also, to the guy from nc, how much was the ticket for?
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traffic court? is there a seperate court for traffic violations? also, another thing is can i get the hearing to be moved closer to me? right now ill have to drive an hour just to get there. and ive been driving 2 years with no prior infractions at all. also, to the guy from nc, how much was the ticket for?



the court is going to be in the jurisdiction where you received the ticket.

to get the deal, you'll have to show at the court written on the return letter, at the time stated, after you send in a not guilty plea.

fine is a state surcharge of around $100, plus local charge which increases per mile over the speed limit.

which is why you need to ask for a deal.
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... The cop will show up with the log from the speed gun showing you the speed you where doing, the time, date and other stuff


This.

Plus if you did it, man up and pay like the rest of us.


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why did i know mentioning it was a lady cop was a bad idea.
Seems like a pretty good idea to me...

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#25
nice one. im not saying im expecting on getting completely off the hook, im just trying to find out the best way for me to not get my insurance increased and for me to pay as little out of pocket as possible since it is my first infraction ever in over 2 years of having my license not including permit time and it was less than 15 over. i talked to one guy i know who said i could do something where i plea prayer on judgment and theyll likely not charge me anything on this ticket unless i get another infraction within the next 2 years.
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#26
The best way to deal with this? Man up, accept the deal you're being offered. Pleading not guilty will just make you look like a liar (because you will be one). In my experience, authority figures in general are a lot more lenient when you own up to your mistakes. Pleading guilty, asking for a reduced fine, and paying said fine, will be a lot better for you than pleading not guilty, getting proven guilty, and paying a higher fine. Because they WILL be able to prove you guilty. Hell, maybe it won't even affect your insurance or put points on your license. They won't be so nice if you try to dodge the bullet.
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#27
Yep, she is doing you a favor. Dispute the ticket, she won't show, the ticket gets thrown out. Thats why she told you to do it.
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The best way to deal with this? Man up, accept the deal you're being offered. Pleading not guilty will just make you look like a liar (because you will be one). In my experience, authority figures in general are a lot more lenient when you own up to your mistakes. Pleading guilty, asking for a reduced fine, and paying said fine, will be a lot better for you than pleading not guilty, getting proven guilty, and paying a higher fine. Because they WILL be able to prove you guilty. Hell, maybe it won't even affect your insurance or put points on your license. They won't be so nice if you try to dodge the bullet.

This, this, this. There is almost no way to successfully fight a traffic ticket. I remember hearing about this guy (who was a radar technician) that spent three years in court, proving that, because of the angle of the hill he was going down and the cop's relative position, the sine waves would compress and the radar reading was unreliable...but, if you aren't a radar technician willing to spend about $80,000 in court costs to avoid a $200 speeding ticket, you just have to bite the bullet and pay it.

Also, show up to the court date. If you don't, they will fine you the full amount allowed by law; if you do, and plead guilty, the judge will probably reduce the fine, and even if he doesn't you'll be no worse off than before.
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#29
omg, ok listen. this is what i do trust me.


Do Not Plead Guilty.


if you mail the ticket in with a guilty plea, the court clerk will send you a huge fine and add about 3 points on your record.
the cop won't have anything to do with it. the judge won't ever see it.

if you turn the ticket over and plead NOT Guilty, and mail it back to the address on the ticket, they will send you a return letter of When to appear, and where to appear.

you drive the hour and go there on that date, and Talk to the cop.

she will give you a deal.

she was being nice and doesn't want you to pay full fine.

if you want to accept responsibility, then sign up for a driver improvement course and tell her thank you on that day, and try to get it knocked down to a non moving.

do not plead guilty.
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#30
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yeah, i know but are there ways to fight it? i do have a lawyer uncle, im just debating telling him or not.

Well, seeing as how you've already admitted guilt, why would you want to fight it?
Wouldn't that be a bit risky, fighting something that can be simply proven?