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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

first traffic violation ticket-- should I get a lawyer?

I got a ticket for "disobeying traffic control device" for $138 and 2 points on my license. I've only ever had parking tickets in the past so I don't know if I'm supposed to fight this or what? [more inside]
posted by DayTripper on Aug 30, 2013 - 19 answers

huh?

why was this police car swerving across lanes? [more inside]
posted by sabh on Jul 27, 2011 - 18 answers

Light working, watch for cop?

Why do cops direct traffic when the lights are working? [more inside]
posted by Hactar on Jan 5, 2010 - 23 answers

What do you do when the court has no record of your "crime"?

I received a traffic ticket for driving without headlights on in Los Angeles, but now the court has no record of my citation. What do I do now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 5, 2009 - 9 answers

Busted by the pen nazi

I got a traffic citation last night, and I think the cop was a dick. I want to report him, but I want to do it the right way. What do you think? [more inside]
posted by hollyanderbody on Oct 28, 2009 - 83 answers

Can a cop retaliate to an objection to a fine he's issued by adding a more serious offence?

I was recently issued a minor traffic infringement by a Melbourne police officer. I told him that I believed the charge was unfair and that I intended to contest it in court. He told me that if I did, he'd then present me with an additional, more serious charge. Was this just bluster to dissuade me from contesting the charge, or could he in fact do that? [more inside]
posted by chmmr on Apr 16, 2009 - 12 answers

A Woman In Danger?

My friend, who hasn't lived in Texas for decades, was dismayed to learn that there was a longstanding warrant for her arrest in Texas for a traffic violation she could not have committed. The warrant's for not paying a fine. (She thinks someone stole her driver's license and identity.) [more inside]
posted by johngoren on Sep 5, 2008 - 15 answers

The Secret Policeman's Other Database

(The Secret Policeman's Other Database) - Do the police ever keep a database of traffic warnings they've given out? [more inside]
posted by coffeefilter on Jun 17, 2008 - 9 answers

Question about police rank when it comes to the traffic beat.

Question about police rank when it comes to the traffic beat. [more inside]
posted by wowbobwow on Jun 11, 2008 - 16 answers

Fight the system!

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

Show off.

A motorcycle cop turned on the flashing lights and started weaving back and forth between cars on the highway. The passes kept getting wider, gradually prompting everyone to clear out of all 4 lanes and hang back about 1/4 mile behind him. Then he continued these sweeping 'S' maneuvers across the lanes for miles. By the time I had to exit, prevailing speed had dropped from 75 to 40. What was he doing, and why?
posted by nakedcodemonkey on Feb 5, 2007 - 24 answers

Cherries and Blueberries

How do emergency vehicles control traffic lights? [more inside]
posted by dead_ on Feb 27, 2006 - 15 answers

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