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Virginia speeding ticket: asking for leniency? (72 in a 55)

Motorcycle speeding ticket in VA (72 in a 55). I'm not contesting it per se, but is it worth asking for leniency? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by austere on Jun 8, 2014 - 9 answers

Ontario Resident that got speeding ticket in NY State

I'm a Canadian that got clocked doing 81 in a 65 in upper NY state a few days ago. I'm trying to figure out my options. [more inside]
posted by hylaride on May 22, 2014 - 13 answers

California driver contesting a speeding ticket in West Virginia

A person with a California driver's license gets a speeding ticket while driving through West Virginia. The speed alleged on the ticket was 15 miles over the posted limit. What would be the insurance consequences if the driver simply paid off the ticket without contesting it? How could the driver find out more information about whether s/he should contest the ticket, or plead guilty to a lower speed? In what state should the person be looking for a lawyer to best answer her/his questions? What should be this person's next step? Also, would the answers be different if the alleged speed was 10 (or 9, or 5, or whatever) miles over the posted limit?
posted by mediareport on Apr 23, 2014 - 4 answers

nyc speeding ticket - should I fight it?

Hello - just got a speeding ticket in manhattan (44 in a 30 zone). *I haven't had a ticket or violation of any kind in over 5 years (actually over 10 years). *honestly I was just passing an erratically driving bozo in front of me *it came out to $200, ouch. (plus probably 12% increase in insurance, which would come out to $80 to $100 per year). Ouch. Is this worth fighting? I'd wind up in tvb-land (harlem dmv office on 125th, i'm pretty sure). The cop got me on radar. I know it sounds like a lost cause - but would my spectacularly safe previous driving record, and that I was just passing a guy, help me at all? Is it worth trying? Whats your experience? Could I negotiate down to a non-moving violation based on the above? I've read elsewhere that having a clean previous record as I do can help? thanks for any advice.
posted by jak68 on Apr 1, 2014 - 6 answers

Legal trouble from posting this video to youtube?

Speaking purely hypothetically, of course--imagine you took a scenic drive. You had a camera take a time-lapse of part of the journey. You stitch it together into a video, and want to post it on youtube. Let's also say that the visible speedometer sometimes displays speeds which are not, um, congruent to the legal speed limits. [more inside]
posted by maxwelton on Aug 8, 2013 - 8 answers

Speeding on the highway and lost my warning ticket!

Last Saturday, I was speeding on the highway leaving West Bloomfield, Michigan on my way to Cincinnati, Ohio. A police officer pulled me to the side and forgave me for the transgression by issuing me a speeding ticket warning that carries some sort of monetary penalty that my parents have to pay for. I lost the ticket stub itself and don't remember where I was on I-275/if I was even on I-275 and my Mom said that if I don't get it to her ASAP the fines will triple and I'll be grounded. Do any of you guys know if there is a central repository of tickets issued in Michigan that I can go to to see the warning ticket number since locating the exact spot on Google maps is difficult? If not, what can I do?
posted by lotusmish on Jun 24, 2013 - 17 answers

How do I unpickle my California arrest warrant?

I (think I) have an outstanding arrest warrant in California. I'm in the UK. I don't have any references, dates or details. [more inside]
posted by metaxa on Jun 20, 2013 - 17 answers

Traffic Attorney in Arlington, VA?

Good traffic attorney in Arlington, Va / Fairfax county? [more inside]
posted by missjenny on Jan 3, 2013 - 3 answers

How to resolve fix-it ticket on car I no longer own?

In California, I got a fix-it ticket because my license plate had some of the reflective sheen scraped off. I have since sold the car without getting the fix-it ticket signed off. My appearance date is in a couple of weeks. I don't have the car anymore, so I can't get it signed off. What do I do now? [more inside]
posted by malapropist on Aug 20, 2012 - 7 answers

Slow Rider

How do I slow down traffic on my quiet residential street? [more inside]
posted by sixpack on Aug 18, 2012 - 13 answers

I was caught speeding at 97 in a 75... What can I do to get out of it?

I got clocked at 22 over the speed limit. The court date is September 10, the cop told me if I pay within the 20 days, they will drop it from 6 points to 4 points. Should I appear in court? What can I do to reduce this ticket? Will they reduce it if I go to court? How much will this raise my insurance? About me: 23, never had a ticket before this, pulled over once before and given a warning. The ticket is $250.
posted by snow_mac on Jun 23, 2012 - 15 answers

dude, where's my car?

can i get out of paying this ticket? [more inside]
posted by violetk on Nov 3, 2011 - 20 answers

Probable cause vs consent in speeding stop

I was pulled over for speeding and the state trooper claimed he smelled marijuana and was going to call out the K9 unit. Ultimately nothing happened, but I have questions about the situation and procedures. [more inside]
posted by Slinga on Oct 28, 2011 - 19 answers

How to best resolve a seemingly rigged speed trap situation?

We got caught in an insane speed trap in a small Illinois town with a seemingly inactive construction zone. We had to post bond from the car, got a mandatory court date (400 miles away from our home of Chicago), looking at $1100+ in fees. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 11, 2011 - 28 answers

Speeding ticket due tomorrow

Speeding ticket now due. [more inside]
posted by Prairie on Jun 20, 2011 - 13 answers

71 in 45 mph zone. >$500

I was ticketed in NYC for going 71mph in a 45 zone. I'm a CA resident. I have a court date in a month. Please help me pick the right strategy. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 5, 2011 - 6 answers

Does the DMV remember?

Repercussions of unpaid Michigan speeding ticket from 30 years ago? [more inside]
posted by bardophile on Feb 9, 2011 - 17 answers

My car seemingly bilocated?

To my amazement I just received notice of an Intention To Prosecute by my local UK police authority. What's surprising isn't the speeding ticket but the fact that it is dated and timed to a morning when my car was peacefully sitting on the driveway outside my bedroom window, listening to my snoring. [more inside]
posted by kairab on Nov 27, 2010 - 10 answers

Can one lawyer or law firm take care of multiple traffic tickets in multiple states?

What’s the best way to take care of multiple traffic tickets in multiple states? [more inside]
posted by willie11 on May 11, 2010 - 11 answers

And we even broke up soon after =(

Drove ex-gf to California, got a ticket, asked for extension (or to appeal?) and forgot about it. Never got a response and now a law firm in El Paso is trying to collect about $250. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by jstarlee on Mar 28, 2010 - 8 answers

Overpaid fines and trouble-help.

10 months ago I got a speeding ticket, a ticket for expired insurance card, and didn't show up in court. How much trouble am I in? [more inside]
posted by shesaysgo on Mar 19, 2010 - 10 answers

Not Double Jeopardy?

I was pulled over for speeding in the Adirondacks. I went to court. The officer didn't show up. The judge told me that I could plead guilty to a (no-points) charge and pay $100, or the prosecutor would drop the charges and then refile them, forcing me to drive 2 1/2 hours to court a second time. So of course I agreed to plead guilty and pay a hundred bucks. Is this legal? Or is it double jeopardy? Is there anything I could have done? YANML. [more inside]
posted by musofire on Feb 19, 2010 - 5 answers

Speeding Ticket Mystery

I was just informed that I have a speeding ticket on my record, yet I was never pulled over. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by rjacobs on Jan 28, 2010 - 17 answers

Got a speeding ticket in Oregon. What options do I have?

Got a speeding ticket in Oregon. What options do I have? [more inside]
posted by Takeyourtime on Dec 7, 2009 - 15 answers

My speeding citation has turned into a shit snowball.

Please help me navigate a mess involving an expired car registration, a speeding ticket, a lost insurance card, a license held as bond and a omg I can't even think. This involves Illinois and Wisconsin. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Nov 30, 2009 - 8 answers

Speeding

How can I find out if I have a speeding ticket in California? [more inside]
posted by yoyo_nyc on Nov 5, 2009 - 4 answers

Speeding ticket, after the fact?

HypotheticalLegalityFilter: If someone films or takes a picture of a car speeding (a civilian, not a traffic camera/police officer), can that footage later be used to issue a speeding ticket/some other fine or penalty? [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign on Jun 4, 2009 - 13 answers

Busted?

Photo-Radar Filter: How can I find out if I was issued a speeding ticket in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2009 - 9 answers

How can my friend use a Mobile Trunking Scanner to avoid a speeding ticket while traveling across the US?

How can my friend use a Mobile Trunking Scanner to avoid a speeding ticket while traveling across the US? [more inside]
posted by schindyguy on Apr 23, 2009 - 31 answers

DC photo speeding ticket and insurance rates?

Will a DC photo enforcement speeding ticket affect insurance rates? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 6, 2009 - 2 answers

Validity of speeding ticket filled with errors?

YASTAM (yet another speeding ticket) I received a citation for speeding the other day. All of the "driver" information is correct. (Just about) all of the vehicle information is wrong. Are there any outs? [more inside]
posted by those are my balloons on Feb 3, 2009 - 29 answers

No points = No insurance increase?

Does insurance still increase if no points are awarded in a speeding infraction? [more inside]
posted by mrflibble on Jan 20, 2009 - 11 answers

29mph over in Michigan - Idiot step brother - 79 in a 50 - What are we looking at?

Michigan Speeding - Step brother got hit for going 79 in a 50 - 29 friggin miles over in a car i co-signed ... info no where to be found on MI.gov... [more inside]
posted by mrflibble on Dec 25, 2008 - 6 answers

Please help lead-foot Liquado locate leniency

Ontario speeding ticket advice: How can I best plead my case tomorrow to the JP? [more inside]
posted by liquado on Nov 17, 2008 - 11 answers

Fight a speeding ticket on the grounds of inaccurate radar?

I got a speeding ticket, but there was a car next to me that was speeding, while I was not. What is the likelihood that I can argue this in court? [more inside]
posted by kraigory on Jul 21, 2008 - 37 answers

Quite a snafu at court today

I just had a court date for speeding. I found out they have a warrant on me specifically due to a legitimate error on the ticket. [more inside]
posted by bagels on Jul 16, 2008 - 15 answers

Might wanna watch your speed in Wyoming, partner...

So...what's with jail terms for speeding tickets in Wyoming? [more inside]
posted by konolia on Jun 8, 2008 - 20 answers

How to deal with a speeding ticket, given the notoriety of this particular ticketing police force?

How does a driver with a squeaky-clean record (previous to this) handle a speeding ticket from a town that has national notoriety for a history of shady ticketing practices? [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita on May 18, 2008 - 19 answers

Fight the system!

Help me fight a traffic ticket. :( [more inside]
posted by GrooveStix on Feb 13, 2008 - 24 answers

Help me keep my vinyl (record) clean, please. ;)

Anyone know a good traffic attorney in New Hampshire? [more inside]
posted by wierdo on Jan 13, 2008 - 2 answers

Yeah, what you have right here is your classic kangaroo court.

Multiple requests for dismissal in a trial I just took part in were denied, even though they seemed to be extremely basic and logical. Do I have any recourse? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Dec 13, 2007 - 38 answers

NY traffic lawyer

Any recommendations for traffic lawyers in upstate NY (speeding ticket)? Preferably something of the flat-fee, won't rob you blind variety.
posted by anonymous on Oct 8, 2007 - 3 answers

How do masons communicate?

Masonfilter: If I were pulled over by the police for a minor infraction (35 mph in a 30 zone) and I wanted them to know that I was a member of the masons, how would I do this? [more inside]
posted by jimbaud on Oct 5, 2007 - 24 answers

Address Correction on Speeding Ticket

Who do I contact to have the address corrected on my recent speeding ticket? [more inside]
posted by emptybowl on Sep 24, 2007 - 1 answer

Photo radar speeding ticket issued by mail: do you really have to pay it?

I've heard that it's easy to get photo radar tickets thrown out, especially tickets that are delivered by mail. Is this realistic, or is it one of those "you don't have to pay federal income tax" things? [more inside]
posted by sportbucket on Aug 13, 2007 - 15 answers

Advice Sought on Yet Another Speeding Ticket Questions

SpeedingTicketFilter: I just got a ticket for going 85 at a limited highway (70mph speed limit), outside of Detroit, MI (on I275). The problem is I had my cruise set at 74, so I know for a fact that I couldn't be going that fast. How do I fight it? [more inside]
posted by tuxster on Aug 8, 2007 - 28 answers

Do I want a jury of my peers?

Should I request a jury trial for my (arguably invalid) speeding ticket? [more inside]
posted by jammer on Apr 29, 2007 - 27 answers

Northfield's finest have nothing better to do...

North Chicago suburbs speeding ticket with a CA drivers license. To plead guilty or not? [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Apr 24, 2007 - 14 answers

MEEP! MEEP!

What's the likelihood I will get a speeding ticket? [more inside]
posted by tdischino on Apr 6, 2007 - 25 answers

How do I handle this (latest) speeding ticket?

Got a speeding ticket that may cost me my license. But wait! Happened in State A, I live in State B, and my license is from State C, where I used to live. And there are small errors on the ticket. Is there hope? [more inside]
posted by CommonSense on Mar 27, 2007 - 39 answers

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