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Got my first speeding ticket. anything i can do?
Posted by: Speedster ()
Date: December 12, 2010 05:20PM

so i got a speeding ticket, 57 in a 35, i didnt get charged with a reckless so the cop says. when i speed generally 5 or 10 over the limit. is it possible to fight the ticket? i was thinking if i took a driver improvement course and show the court that i took it that they would waive the ticket, would this be possible? is there any other ways that i could get the ticket waived?

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Re: Got my first speeding ticket. anything i can do?
Posted by: Me too ()
Date: December 12, 2010 05:40PM

Can't help you when it comes to fighting the ticket. What I can tell you is that your ticket is going to be $196

$6 per mile over (22*6)= $132
court fees = $64

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Re: Got my first speeding ticket. anything i can do?
Posted by: curious ()
Date: December 12, 2010 05:40PM

Take the drivers improvement class to remove points from your license. I would not go to court if I were you, the judge is just as likely to increase the fine, since it seems like you were going quite fast in (I assume) a residential area. Also, it seems likely that you were going faster than 57, and the officer reduced the speed on your ticket to a more reasonable level.

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Re: Got my first speeding ticket. anything i can do?
Posted by: Just pay the fine already ()
Date: December 12, 2010 05:45PM

Go speedy racer go!

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Re: Got my first speeding ticket. anything i can do?
Posted by: 50287100 ()
Date: December 12, 2010 06:00PM

Had a similar thing happen to me. Like curious said, take the driver improvement class. It'll give you 5 good driver points toward your license, so at worst if you're convicted you'll just go back down to 0 and break even. Are you a minor? My parents nailed me with punishments when I got my first ticket at 16, so much so that the judge laughed, said that's more than he would've done to his own kid, then dismissed it. Even if you're over 18, if you take the class, and since this is your first ticket, it might get dismissed. As long as you take the driver improvement class prior to your court date, it's definitely worth giving it shot.

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Re: Got my first speeding ticket. anything i can do?
Posted by: The Solution ()
Date: December 12, 2010 06:22PM

What can you do? Stop fucking speeding. That's what you can do.

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Re: Got my first speeding ticket. anything i can do?
Posted by: The Solution 2 ()
Date: December 12, 2010 06:24PM

Oh, and don't goddamn take the driver improvement course. That shit is for suckers.

One ticket won't impact your insurance unless you're using shit insurance. It also won't cause you to lose your license.

Also, if you take the class and then you get a second ticket, the judge will probably anal rape you for being a repeat fuck moron criminal.

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Re: Got my first speeding ticket. anything i can do?
Posted by: 50287100 ()
Date: December 12, 2010 06:38PM

The Solution 2-
wrong. just....wrong
a regular speeding ticket won't raise insurance, but 22 over? good chance. even if that doesn't raise insurance, if that gets completely dismissed then it's like no ticket ever happened. if the driver gets a 2nd ticket, then the judge for the 2nd case has no way of knowing a first ticket was issued at an earlier time--it was dismissed.

you won't lose your license for a speeding ticket. true.

and fyi, i've had 5 tickets in VA in 4 years. yeah, i know, a lot, but whatever. i've only been convicted of 2--hell, in Bristol VA a legit reckless ticket was completely dismissed because they were so impressed that i'd taken the driver improvement class prior. this was after i'd already taken driver improvement 4 times for other tickets.

how many times you take driver improvement is irrelevant to the judge. that's not even done through the courts, it's done and points are issued through the DMV.

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Re: Got my first speeding ticket. anything i can do?
Posted by: ThePackLeader ()
Date: December 12, 2010 07:01PM

Slow the hell down! Seriously, not to beat you to death over it, but you need to chill with that speed.

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Re: Got my first speeding ticket. anything i can do?
Posted by: Speeder's dad ()
Date: December 12, 2010 07:12PM

Take the class- it can't hurt. You are not likely to get it thrown out, but you may get it reduced. It depends on how bad you want it reduced. You are much more likely to get it reduced- I had one reduced to failure to obey a highway sign or some crap like that- if you have a lawyer.

This type ticket can increase your insurance rates especially if you are a young male. I went through that which is why it was worth it to me to hire a lawyer for the next ticket.

The slow down advice is the best advice. That's what I eventually did.

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Re: Got my first speeding ticket. anything i can do?
Posted by: The Solution 3 ()
Date: December 12, 2010 07:16PM

50287100 Wrote:
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> The Solution 2-
> wrong. just....wrong
> a regular speeding ticket won't raise insurance,
> but 22 over? good chance. even if that doesn't
> raise insurance, if that gets completely dismissed
> then it's like no ticket ever happened. if the
> driver gets a 2nd ticket, then the judge for the
> 2nd case has no way of knowing a first ticket was
> issued at an earlier time--it was dismissed.

If the ticket is not marked as reckless, it is still just a "regular" speeding ticket.

This tard could take the driver improvement course 500 times and it wouldn't get dismissed because it's common knowledge that speeding is illegal.

> and fyi, i've had 5 tickets in VA in 4 years.
> yeah, i know, a lot, but whatever. i've only been
> convicted of 2--hell, in Bristol VA a legit
> reckless ticket was completely dismissed because
> they were so impressed that i'd taken the driver
> improvement class prior. this was after i'd
> already taken driver improvement 4 times for other
> tickets.
>
> how many times you take driver improvement is
> irrelevant to the judge. that's not even done
> through the courts, it's done and points are
> issued through the DMV.

You just contradicted yourself. You can't say that it was the cause of your reckless ticket being dismissed and then say that it's irrelevant to the judge.

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Re: Got my first speeding ticket. anything i can do?
Posted by: rob ()
Date: December 12, 2010 07:37PM

yea you can do something: dont speed.

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Re: Got my first speeding ticket. anything i can do?
Posted by: To go grow a set ()
Date: December 12, 2010 08:00PM

Slow down,pay the fine and STFU. Lesson learned.

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Re: Got my first speeding ticket. anything i can do?
Posted by: 50287100 ()
Date: December 12, 2010 08:03PM

The Solution 3-
read carefully. if you go to driver improvement between being issued a citation and going to court for said citation, it helps your case. you provide proof to the court that you did this by showing them a certificate you receive upon completing the class.

Without this, the judge has no concrete proof in front of him that a driver improvement class was attended. Hence, unless you bring and show the judge all your certificates for other incidents (which wouldn't make sense), he has no way of knowing if you've been to any classes and how many.

Showing the judge the certificate proves you went to the class as a result of the citation. This looks good. The judge has no other way of knowing you've been to a class otherwise, so he has no idea that you've attended other classes.

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Re: Got my first speeding ticket. anything i can do?
Posted by: 50287100 ()
Date: December 12, 2010 08:08PM

also there's different classes of speeding citations in 5 mph increments. Not sure what the highest increment is, but his citation is probably "speeding 15-20 mph over posted limit" or something along those lines.

And yeah...speeding is illegal. good job. I'm sure the judges who dismissed 2 of my speeding tickets and my 1 reckless ticket were plenty aware of that, as was I. The whole case for getting a speeding ticket dismissed is based around showing and proving remorse for the citation and taking steps to resolve it prior to court, and hoping the judge isn't having a bad day.

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Re: Got my first speeding ticket. anything i can do?
Posted by: ...in the 22039 ()
Date: December 12, 2010 08:16PM

Pay the fine and consider yourself lucky.

That's what I did, with a speeding ticket @ 57/25, 17 days after getting my learner's permit...

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Re: Got my first speeding ticket. anything i can do?
Posted by: bad boy ()
Date: December 12, 2010 08:28PM

Awhile back (10 years ago?) I got my first ticket - going over 55 on 28 north. When first stopped the (young-looking) officer said he had clocked me going something like 75. I looked at him in total disbelief and replied "over 75!?" and pretty much nothing else - the car I was driving would have shaken itself apart at that speed - and would have to be going downhill to get there; somewhat later I figured he had "clocked" me by simply driving behind me with his lights off while looking at his speedometer. Anyway, he came back from his car a bit later and said he was charging me with exceeding 55 or something equally valid (in reality, I was probably going about 60-ish based on where the stop occured). Later on I looked up the points/fines and found it didn't really matter WHAT he charged me with - they were all the same as far as points/fine!

I got my second ticket about 5 years ago (mind you, that's 2nd ticket in like 40 years of driving) when I pulled a u-turn at a construction entrance - my "bad" was that I had crossed a solid double line to make the u-turn. Charged with "failure to stay right". Turns out that's "reckless driving" (as is illegal u-turn, BTW). Still in the traffic thingee up above as "reckless driving". BTW, crossing that solid double line is illegal even if you're a home owner entering your driveway - like across the street from St. Timpothy's CHurch, for example:

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Re: Got my first speeding ticket. anything i can do?
Posted by: Crusty ()
Date: December 12, 2010 08:47PM

wipe your ass with it, get a big dollop of your shit on it, and stick it in an envelope and mail it to the judge.

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Re: Got my first speeding ticket. anything i can do?
Posted by: ITRADE ()
Date: December 12, 2010 08:50PM

Isnt that reckless - by definition?

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Re: Got my first speeding ticket. anything i can do?
Posted by: *Mr. Dallop* ()
Date: December 13, 2010 01:45AM

I second Crusty's idea, judges love brownies and brown nosers.

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Re: Got my first speeding ticket. anything i can do?
Posted by: know the law 1st ()
Date: December 13, 2010 05:00AM

The Judge will know you have taken the Driver Course because if you let DMV know to help your point situation out, the Driving Record will say Driver Course and the date and wether the course was ordered by DMV or not. If your record is good, you will want to bring a certified copy of your driving record from DMV showing your history and point balance. The best point balance you can have is +5 and most speeding tickets are 3-5points, RD's are 6points. When you take the driving course, you get +5 but the points only matter if your in the negative. if your at -3 and you take the course, your record will now be at 0 point balance. If you drive from 1/1/11-12/31/11 without any violations, you will get +1 point on your record for a max of +5 even after 40years of good driving.

Take the course on your own, it shows good iniative and you are takinbg the correct steps to rectify your lapse in judgement while operating a motor vehicle.

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Re: Got my first speeding ticket. anything i can do?
Posted by: Warhawk ()
Date: December 13, 2010 07:55AM

50287100 Wrote:
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> The Solution 3-
> read carefully. if you go to driver improvement
> between being issued a citation and going to court
> for said citation, it helps your case. you provide
> proof to the court that you did this by showing
> them a certificate you receive upon completing the
> class.
>
> Without this, the judge has no concrete proof in
> front of him that a driver improvement class was
> attended. Hence, unless you bring and show the
> judge all your certificates for other incidents
> (which wouldn't make sense), he has no way of
> knowing if you've been to any classes and how
> many.


If the judge allows you to take a driver improvement class, you must return to the courthouse with a copy of the certificate by a certain date. At least in PW county it's that way. I got nabbed about 7 years ago on a failing to merge properly (the lane turned into a turning lane). Being that it happened in Manassas, I had never travelled that road before and didn't know. Plus it was rush hour and nobody was letting me over anyway.

Since until then I had a perfect driving record, the cop told me to come to court and see if I could get the charges dropped (he only charged me because he got the guy behind me doing the same thing, but he couldn't let me go and not him). I went to court and in exchange for a one day course, I would have the charge droppped and would only pay the court fees, but I had to return to the clerk's office within a set number of days with a certificate as proof, or they would institute a full conviction and send me a bill.

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Re: Got my first speeding ticket. anything i can do?
Posted by: chase ()
Date: December 16, 2010 05:26PM

I HAD SHERYL SHANE ON RECKLESS. SHE GOT ME OFF ON TECHNICALITY. SHE GAVE ME A BREAK ON COST SINCE SHE WAS IN COURT THAT MORNING. WWW.SHERYLSHANELAW.COM. I TOLD HER I WOULD SPREAD THE WORD. SHE USUALLY DOES FELONIES.

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Re: Got my first speeding ticket. anything i can do?
Date: December 16, 2010 06:21PM

I THINK THAT'S FANTASTIC. ALSO FANTASTIC, TYPING IN ALL CAPS, REALLY MANAGES TO GET THE POINT ACROSS. OTHERWISE HOW WOULD WE EVER KNOW?

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Re: Got my first speeding ticket. anything i can do?
Posted by: strates ()
Date: December 16, 2010 08:28PM

Wow, I'd drop any case she brought infront of my court, too. Just to get her out of my court room. Scary looking women.

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Re: Got my first speeding ticket. anything i can do?
Posted by: dont worry ()
Date: December 26, 2010 11:10PM

they are usally really leinent on ur first one dont wry

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Re: Got my first speeding ticket. anything i can do?
Posted by: Jcr61713 ()
Date: November 05, 2013 11:08PM

Today I got pulled over for going 55 on a 40. The cop said I can either go to court with a parent then they would assign me the classes or pay the fine. I am 17 years old and this is my first ticket, what should I do? Also how much dooes these driver improvement classes cost?

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Re: Got my first speeding ticket. anything i can do?
Posted by: Always Show Up To Court ()
Date: November 05, 2013 11:51PM

There is always a chance the officer dodon'not show up in court for one lame reason or the other and the case gets dismissed. Unless it is a more serious offense like reckless driving (19+ over the limit) the judge will not impose another future court date and dismiss the ticket.
Unless, of course, you are a rich person and can afford the higher insurance rates for years to come.
Best thing either way, you know, is to slow down.
Speed kills. Injures. Cripples people. Leave early for your destination and don't let the jerks out there on the roads stress you into driving like them. Take it easy and be 'The Low Rider'!
The most famous thing the jerks do is tailgateyouinto speeding like they do. Beep their horns if you don't go over the speed limit like they do and then you get the ticket cause the cop catches you up in front of them speeding and not them on the radar! Typical backstabbing bullshit tricks the jerkoffs pull out on the roads regularly.

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Re: Got my first speeding ticket. anything i can do?
Posted by: Math rules!!! ()
Date: November 06, 2013 12:12AM

Me too Wrote:
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> Can't help you when it comes to fighting the
> ticket. What I can tell you is that your ticket
> is going to be $196
>
> $6 per mile over (22*6)= $132
> court fees = $64


Try to get pulled over for doing 35 in a 70 zone.
-$6 per mile under (35*-6)= -$210.
Your account will be wiped, and VA willeven owe you some money!!

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Re: Got my first speeding ticket. anything i can do?
Posted by: Adrian ()
Date: December 17, 2013 05:12AM

Yeah you worthless fucking attempted murderer! I hope the person you mame or kill is yourself! Actually, desth would be too good for you you stupid waste of a fuck. You need to suffer, and suffer immensely for your horrible choices, just like The Solution said. Suffer from your own damn stupidity for at least 10 yesrs where you beg everyday to die in ordr to get relief from fucking yourself up so badly, and then die so you can rot in hell forever, fully suffering and totally haunted for your dumb worthless ass. You are so fucking lucky i don't know who you are. Trash. POS! MURDERER! And creeps like you laugh over it. Someone needs to puke on you and make you eat it thru a straw on your lifeless,.crippled up bed.

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