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Speeding ticket not showing up in court database 2 months after, should I forget about it?
Posted by: Good Driver ()
Date: February 20, 2010 11:01PM

So I got a speeding ticket right around new years. I was going 58 in a 35 at around 3 AM but did not get reckless, just speeding. So I have been trying to pay it both online and by phone but my name is not showing up in the database online and the automated phone system can't find my summons number. Also my name doesnt show up in the arrest/ticket search.

So since it has been almost 2 months and my info has not shown up, should I mail it in to pay it? Should I go to court? I'm not going to fight it, but the cop might not show. Since they can't find my summons number, might they not call me in court?

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Re: Speeding ticket not showing up in court database 2 months after, should I forget about it?
Posted by: pgens ()
Date: February 20, 2010 11:27PM

If it were me I guess I would go out and drive up and down a road at night at 23mph over until I got pulled over. Sometimes these new-fangled computer thangs don't "take" and if a police officer re-enters one the new one should "take" and you can pay it.

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Re: Speeding ticket not showing up in court database 2 months after, should I forget about it?
Posted by: citizen ()
Date: February 20, 2010 11:49PM

definitely go to court. since you planned on paying it anyway, what harm can it do? Maybe you will luck out :) Sounds like you will!

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Re: Speeding ticket not showing up in court database 2 months after, should I forget about it?
Posted by: redrocket ()
Date: February 22, 2010 08:55PM

You need to figure it out. I wouldn't just ignore it. When it catches up to you, you may end up with a suspended license due to failing to answer a summons. If that happens, and you're caught driving, then you just caught yourself a jailable offense. Sometimes there's a delay between the time you license is suspended and the time you actually receive notice in the mail. Either way you could be convicted of driving while suspended.

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Re: Speeding ticket not showing up in court database 2 months after, should I forget about it?
Posted by: Jamei ()
Date: February 22, 2010 09:02PM

I personally would not worry about it, the worse thing that could happen is that it goes to Ct. find you guilty in absentia, and when you don't pay the fine they will suspend your license. Screw the Courts, sounds like you got over on them.

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Re: Speeding ticket not showing up in court database 2 months after, should I forget about it?
Posted by: Guest ()
Date: February 23, 2010 06:06PM

They probably spelled your name wrong when they input the info. Search for cases on the date that you are supposed to appear in court.

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Re: Speeding ticket not showing up in court database 2 months after, should I forget about it?
Posted by: Adrian ()
Date: February 24, 2011 05:43PM

SO what ended up happending please??? same situation for me i keep checking and it doesnt show up i was going 19 over. got the ticket Feb 9.

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Re: Speeding ticket not showing up in court database 2 months after, should I forget about it?
Posted by: Devil's Reject ()
Date: February 25, 2011 03:05AM

the courts have been pushing cases back because of all the random snow we've had, things just keep getting delayed, so it's possible that happened but who knows..better safe than sorry though! Good luck

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Re: Speeding ticket not showing up in court database 2 months after, should I forget about it?
Posted by: scofflaw ()
Date: February 25, 2011 07:21AM

The odds of the ticket simply disappearing are pretty slim. It could turn up anytime and it will only get worse for you. If you have a court date on the ticket you must go to it. If you're name isn't on the docket don't just leave. Show them the ticket and do what it takes to resolve it. Again, it could have been misfiled and you can't count on in being misfiled forever. If the officer is there go to the prosecutor about a half hour before court starts and ask him to drop the speed down to 19 over in exchange for a guilty plea. Ask for a dismissal if the officer isn't there or doesn't show up. Good luck.

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Re: Speeding ticket not showing up in court database 2 months after, should I forget about it?
Posted by: Experience ()
Date: February 25, 2011 07:25AM

My teen son got a ticket for running a stop sign and causing an accident. The charging officer told us to call a number to find out when his court date would be. The system was unable to locate his name for us get a court date. We kept checking because the officer had told us that it may take a while to get in the system, but it was not pulling up. We also left messages for the officer, but couldn't get a date confirmed. Finally, a couple months later, a sheriff showed up at the front door with a summons because our son missed his court date.

My husband and son went to court and explained the situation and they verified that there was something like a typo preventing us from pulling up the info. They dropped the failure to appear charges, but it sure freaked my son out to be served a summons and we had to do some scrambling to document what we had done to try and appear after he was served with the failure to appear summons.

Lesson learned is to be as proactive as possible and document that you are doing that. I wouldn't ignore it.

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Re: Speeding ticket not showing up in court database 2 months after, should I forget about it?
Posted by: any chance? ()
Date: February 25, 2011 09:33AM

scofflaw Wrote:
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> .....If the officer is there go to the prosecutor about a half hour
> before court starts and ask him to drop the speed
> down to 19 over in exchange for a guilty plea. ....

Is there a decent chance that might work? I just got a ticket for 22 over (no reckless driving) and don't mind paying the fine but the points are going to be tough to swallow.

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Re: Speeding ticket not showing up in court database 2 months after, should I forget about it?
Posted by: notagoodidea ()
Date: February 25, 2011 09:47AM

I would not ignore it. I had a buddy who got a ticket for driving while suspended in FFX. After the ticket he didn't hear anything so he decided to ignore it. Two years later the FFX police showed up at his door with an arrest warrant. He spent five days in the county jail before they even booked him.

When he did go to court the judge Nolle prossed the case because he had been "living in plain sight", at the same address for two years even though the cops said he was a fugitive.

So, he did get off in the end but he could have avoided 5 days in lockup.

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Re: Speeding ticket not showing up in court database 2 months after, should I forget about it?
Posted by: times2 ()
Date: December 15, 2012 11:25AM

First things first, neevveerr ignore a ticket.

With that being said, I've actually had this happen to me..twice. The first time it happened (2003ish..) I couldn't find my ticket online, after plenty of time searching and sitting on the phone with the courts, turned out the cop had entered my name in wrong (even with my License# and all my other information was right) the mere fact he made an error on my ticket is grounds for dismissmal and all I ended up paying were court fees..no points deducted or any penalties came my way. Fast forward to now, and it's been 2 weeks and yet again, same scenario so far, there is no trace of the ticket online, I'm going to court in Jan and we'll see if it gets dismissed again..hopefully.

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Re: Speeding ticket not showing up in court database 2 months after, should I forget about it?
Posted by: ItsATrap ()
Date: December 15, 2012 09:28PM

Good Driver Wrote:
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> So I got a speeding ticket right around new years.
> I was going 58 in a 35 at around 3 AM but did not
> get reckless, just speeding. So I have been trying
> to pay it both online and by phone but my name is
> not showing up in the database online and the
> automated phone system can't find my summons
> number. Also my name doesnt show up in the
> arrest/ticket search.
>
> So since it has been almost 2 months and my info
> has not shown up, should I mail it in to pay it?
> Should I go to court? I'm not going to fight it,
> but the cop might not show. Since they can't find
> my summons number, might they not call me in
> court?

The same thing happened to me. 4 months later I get a letter from the DMV about my license being suspended, and 6 months later the retards from Arlington Country send me a delinquent account notice with my name spelled wrong, and of course they say I owe them even more money now. I wonder if this isn't done deliberately to make people pay more in fines. There is no record of my case but somehow the DMV managed to suspend my license correctly, and want $120 to restore it. I think I will be taking these assholes to small claims court to make them pay that fee.

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Re: Speeding ticket not showing up in court database 2 months after, should I forget about it?
Posted by: Alexx ()
Date: May 01, 2014 02:40PM

So, you just keep getting ticketed

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Re: Speeding ticket not showing up in court database 2 months after, should I forget about it?
Posted by: 7mKyH ()
Date: May 01, 2014 05:36PM


fx. co. gov workers are setting you up to STEAL from you


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Re: Speeding ticket not showing up in court database 2 months after, should I forget about it?
Posted by: KUTn4 ()
Date: May 01, 2014 05:37PM

they'll post online $0 owed

however if you don't pay (they're lying online) you owe that plus $500 fine over that

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contact me if this happens to you i'll get their license to operate a court pulled and make them eat their judicial cannons

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Re: Speeding ticket not showing up in court database 2 months after, should I forget about it?
Posted by: MKClark083108 ()
Date: May 19, 2014 12:02PM

I'm experiencing this now. Luckly, I have a friend that is a cop for FFX county and I'm going to have him look it up. I looked up under my name (lots of old court info was listed) and even the current summons date which doesn't even have someone with my LAST name listed at all. Granted I have until the end of June, but I wanted to see what other people had experienced. I think I better call my friend and have him look it up and then call the courts.

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Re: Speeding ticket not showing up in court database 2 months after, should I forget about it?
Posted by: justvisiting987 ()
Date: July 14, 2014 07:41AM

Got pulled over July 4th weekend on my way to VA beach - not only is my name not searching - I'm also not showing up on the docket for that day in court. Something tells me their backed up and have not gotten around to inputting the ticket (it's only been a week or so).

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Re: Speeding ticket not showing up in court database 2 months after, should I forget about it?
Posted by: TwWEM ()
Date: July 14, 2014 12:51PM

7mKyH Wrote:
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>


> fx. co. gov workers are setting you up to STEAL
> from you
>


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Re: Speeding ticket not showing up in court database 2 months after, should I forget about it?
Posted by: slimshady ()
Date: July 15, 2014 01:45AM

yeah the pigs are backed up i got caught by the speed trap july 3rd court date is set for end of oct.

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