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"failure to pay full time attention" worth going to court?
Posted by: Greg ()
Date: May 07, 2011 10:34AM

Last night I drove through a stoplight about 3 seconds before it had turned green. The officer was very kind and reduced the charge to a failure to pay full time attention. Although this ticket carries no points nor does the dmv find out about it, I still would like to keep a clean record.

Would anything come out of me going to court and pleading guilty? I have a +5 record, and am 20 if that helps, (I also did not upset the officer, I was very polite and respectful) I know some of my friends have gotten some sort of probation for several months, and if they do not get a ticket then their ticket will get exponged.

Is there a high likelihood that anything good would come out of going to court? I don't mind paying that extra court fee as long as my record would stay clean.

Thank you all who take the time to answer

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Re: "failure to pay full time attention" worth going to court?
Posted by: Ahmed. ()
Date: May 07, 2011 11:56AM

If you are financially stable then just pay the fine, if you are a college kid on the budget then you should go, you will most likely get a reduced fine by going to court. Fairfax county court is greedy. I recently had to go on a registration violation, the judge told me that they would drop the charge (I was clearly not guilty) if I was just to pay the court costs of $68. My advice is to go in if you can afford to waste 2-3 hours of your time on the weekday morning.

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Re: "failure to pay full time attention" worth going to court?
Posted by: say what ()
Date: May 07, 2011 12:31PM

I can't imagine trying to challenge the charge when what he REALLY did was much more serious - nothing like going to court, have the officer describe the action, then getting your charge upgraded to running a stop light.

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Re: "failure to pay full time attention" worth going to court?
Posted by: Les ()
Date: May 07, 2011 12:31PM

Probably require you to complete a safe driving course which can be taken online at Kinko's.

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Re: "failure to pay full time attention" worth going to court?
Posted by: Greg ()
Date: May 07, 2011 12:36PM

Thank you for your reply, Ahmed. However what if I pleade guilty, is there any chance they drop the charge as long as I pay the fines?

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Re: "failure to pay full time attention" worth going to court?
Posted by: Ahmed. ()
Date: May 07, 2011 12:46PM

I would plead no contest and see how it plays out. If they do find you guilty and they probably will, I would appeal the charge and they would give you a different court date. You will then be going to criminal court (they combine criminal charges and traffic appeals all in one court) and then more then likely the prosecutor will come out and talk to you before the court begins and ask you what is it that you are trying to get out of it and why you appealed the charge. At that point if I were you I would explain that you dont mind paying the full court cost plus fine as long as the violation is dropped. I got out of a 18mph+ ticket this way, I believe they reduced the charge to some county violation that doesnt go on your driving record. It really just comes down to the revenue that the county is producing, nobody REALLY gives a shit about the fact that you ran a red light.

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Re: "failure to pay full time attention" worth going to court?
Posted by: Greg_is_Gay ()
Date: May 07, 2011 01:10PM

Greg you are just plain gay.

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Re: "failure to pay full time attention" worth going to court?
Posted by: Greg ()
Date: May 07, 2011 01:12PM

Oh is it possible that the judge could charge me with running a stoplight? I was unaware that that was possible since The officer downgraded the charge. When I was 16 I got a 61/35 (reckless) however the kind officer set the charge to a speeding ticket. And the judge said she even wanted to suspend my license but she couldnt since the officer gave me a speeding instead. (I took a driving improvement course in 2009 and everything was exponged.)

Does anyone know if it's possible to go to court and have the charge become a running a red charge?

Thank you, God Bless

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Re: "failure to pay full time attention" worth going to court?
Posted by: Greg_is_Gay ()
Date: May 07, 2011 01:15PM

No dumbass, the police officer is the one who charges you. The judge makes the decision on whether you're guilty or not. Did you just get off the banana boat?

PS: Greg you are still Mondo gay!

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Re: "failure to pay full time attention" worth going to court?
Posted by: Greg ()
Date: May 07, 2011 01:17PM

Oh thank you so much for clearing this up, I was somewhat confused at first.

Thank you, God Bless

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Re: "failure to pay full time attention" worth going to court?
Posted by: Greg_is_Gay ()
Date: May 07, 2011 01:23PM

You're welcome...Now go forth and fuck yourself.
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Re: "failure to pay full time attention" worth going to court?
Posted by: Greg ()
Date: May 07, 2011 01:27PM

Hey I cant thank you enough! You just helped me possible retain my perfect record and accomplish my goal in the original post. Today is the first day of summer and you just made my day!

Thanks, God Bless

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Re: "failure to pay full time attention" worth going to court?
Posted by: Greg_is_Gay ()
Date: May 07, 2011 01:34PM

No problem Greg, now we can work on your "problem".

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Re: "failure to pay full time attention" worth going to court?
Posted by: Kilton ()
Date: May 07, 2011 03:26PM

Greg Wrote:
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> Last night I drove through a stoplight about 3
> seconds before it had turned green.

Which means the perpendicular stoplight was still green. Which means you could have killed somebody.

And you want to go to court to fight the ticket? LOL. I'm going to go out on a limb and speculate that you don't go to Harvard.

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Re: "failure to pay full time attention" worth going to court?
Posted by: Greg ()
Date: May 07, 2011 06:29PM

I looked both ways before I crossed it to make sure no one was there/ by the way I go tothe public school equivalent of harvard, UVA ;) nice joke

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Re: "failure to pay full time attention" worth going to court?
Posted by: Greg is Gay ()
Date: May 07, 2011 07:12PM

Greg graduated from K-mart Tech at the bottom of his class. Greg is also lives with his parents and is probably Gay.

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Re: "failure to pay full time attention" worth going to court?
Posted by: Really? Really? ()
Date: May 07, 2011 07:31PM

Stop wasting the courts time. We have bigger fish to fry. Pay the fine and STFU!

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Re: "failure to pay full time attention" worth going to court?
Posted by: scofflaw ()
Date: May 07, 2011 07:34PM

It seems to me that you already got your break. No points and no moving violations is a pretty good outcome for what could have been a much more expensive violation. If you pay up you can forget about it and move one. Good luck.

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Re: "failure to pay full time attention" worth going to court?
Posted by: Gay is Greg ()
Date: May 08, 2011 06:19AM

Greg I think the next step in your "Criminal Career" is to rent a sports car...Get really wasted...And turn Rt 66 into your own personal dragstrip. Then take pics and post them here.
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Re: "failure to pay full time attention" worth going to court?
Posted by: faggot greg ()
Date: May 08, 2011 07:56AM

Make a huge deal about it in court. Tell the judge that you don't deserve to be there. Explain in great deal how you looked both way but still made the decision to run a red light (THERE WAS 3 SECONDS LEFT!!!!). The judge will understand you have places to be and don't have time to wait on silly things like stop lights.

Throw that cop under the bus. Even though he cut you a break, bust his balls. He shouldn't have given you a ticket at all!! Again, the judge will understand.

Be a go getter, Greg!!

P.S.
God won't help you.

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Re: All these comments about being Gay!
Posted by: Hmmm? ()
Date: May 08, 2011 10:20AM

Previous experience must have stuck in your pea brains...

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Re: "failure to pay full time attention" worth going to court?
Posted by: hmmmmm ()
Date: May 08, 2011 07:26PM

have your day

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Re: "failure to pay full time attention" worth going to court?
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 08, 2011 10:37PM

OP - pay the fine. You'll avoid the court costs that way

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Re: "failure to pay full time attention" worth going to court?
Posted by: Greg is Gay ()
Date: May 08, 2011 10:45PM

Greg, God told me to tell you to go play in traffic tomorrow...During rush hour.

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Re: "failure to pay full time attention" worth going to court?
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 09, 2011 12:23AM

wow Greg - somebody really wants to put his dick up yr ass just cause you asked a question

pretty weird, aint it?

o_0

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Re: "failure to pay full time attention" worth going to court?
Posted by: ProVallone ()
Date: May 09, 2011 08:43AM

I just can't wait until I'm driving through an intersection, and someone like Greg smashes into me.
While my brains ooze into my coffee holder, Greg will be telling the cop that he ran the light "3 seconds before it turned green".
Unless of course , Gregs driving kills himself before he kills someone else.
Thats why I hope Greg gets killed soon. Nothing personal, just for my own sake.

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Re: "failure to pay full time attention" worth going to court?
Posted by: Mo Sameer ()
Date: September 06, 2013 12:29AM

I got into an accident and the cop gave me the ticket for "FAIL PAY FULL TIME & ATTENTION". When I go online to pay for it, It does not show any amount to pay. What should I do? I dont want to goto court.

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Re: "failure to pay full time attention" worth going to court?
Posted by: Dothisordothat ()
Date: September 06, 2013 01:26AM

Do this: prepay the fine = + or - $96 total

Or

Do that: show up in court and force the judge to ask the officer how you failed to pay attention and watch the judge up the fine to $100.

Prepaying assures the fine is the minimum. Showing up and forcing the officer to explain the offense give the judge the chance to up the fine uness it's a civil penalty. I've heard of fail to give attention fines reaching $250.

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Re: "failure to pay full time attention" worth going to court?
Posted by: LAWMANNNN ()
Date: September 06, 2013 02:39AM

no contest = guilty in VA

ALWAYS plead not guilty.

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Re: "failure to pay full time attention" worth going to court?
Posted by: WHO GIVES A SHIT! ()
Date: September 06, 2013 02:45AM

'Nough said! This thread is boring BULLSHIT! Bury it!

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GOT A TICKET FOR FAILURE TO PAY FULL TIME ATTENTION
Posted by: EZEQUIEL REYES ()
Date: November 05, 2013 09:06AM

Hello I have a question I got a ticket for failure to pay full and attention
reason I got the ticket was I slowed down at a scene of an accident !!!! the officer said I was impeding the flow of traffic but there was no traffic I was late at night !!!! reason I slowed down was of the accident reason for me to go to court and fight ticket

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Re: "failure to pay full time attention" worth going to court?
Posted by: facepalm ()
Date: November 05, 2013 09:37AM

Greg Wrote:
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> I looked both ways before I crossed it to make
> sure no one was there/ by the way I go tothe
> public school equivalent of harvard, UVA ;) nice
> joke

How awesome of you that you looked both ways before running the light! If you want to keep a perfect driving record, how about you stop breaking traffic laws, dumbazz?! Geesh

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Re: GOT A TICKET FOR FAILURE TO PAY FULL TIME ATTENTION
Posted by: Stabitha ()
Date: November 05, 2013 10:06AM

EZEQUIEL REYES Wrote:
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> Hello I have a question I got a ticket for failure
> to pay full and attention
> reason I got the ticket was I slowed down at a
> scene of an accident !!!! the officer said I was
> impeding the flow of traffic but there was no
> traffic I was late at night !!!! reason I slowed
> down was of the accident reason for me to go to
> court and fight ticket

Are you dark skinned and/or speak with an accent?

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Re: GOT A TICKET FOR FAILURE TO PAY FULL TIME ATTENTION
Posted by: thisisajokeright ()
Date: November 05, 2013 10:27AM

Stabitha Wrote:
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> EZEQUIEL REYES Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Hello I have a question I got a ticket for
> failure
> > to pay full and attention
> > reason I got the ticket was I slowed down at a
> > scene of an accident !!!! the officer said I
> was
> > impeding the flow of traffic but there was no
> > traffic I was late at night !!!! reason I
> slowed
> > down was of the accident reason for me to go to
> > court and fight ticket
>
> Are you dark skinned and/or speak with an accent?


Why the fuck does it matter you sad sack of shit?

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