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so i got pulled over lastnight, cop at first said i was racing! then he gave me a ticket for going 50 in a 30 but didnt get it on radar?? is this fightable???
 

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In Florida it is. Police have to show in court a certificate of the police car speedometer calibrated. If the Officer does not have it and you plea not guilty you can win.
 

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was he pacing you or stopped prior to pulling you over?
 

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so i got pulled over lastnight, cop at first said i was racing! then he gave me a ticket for going 50 in a 30 but didnt get it on radar?? is this fightable???
Unless the person answering your question is an attorney licensed to practice in the state where you received the ticket, anything they say could be inaccurate or not applicable to your situation. The question is whether you can afford the points on your license and the jump in cost for your insurance more than what an attorney would cost. Any ticket is "fightable." A better question would be whether you could win if you fought it. I believe that in some states 20 over is considered "driving to endanger" and costs big bucks.
 

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hopefully you kept your mouth shut and didn't admit anything
if that is the case , you may have a shot at winning
how far are you willing to push ?
 

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he said he had his lights on sitting on the side of the road. i didnt see him and he said shows how much i was paying attention. i wanna say i was half 1/4mile down the road before the officer pulled out of the place he was at
 

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what did you say ?
were you guilty ?
 

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Unless the person answering your question is an attorney licensed to practice in the state where you received the ticket, anything they say could be inaccurate or not applicable to your situation. The question is whether you can afford the points on your license and the jump in cost for your insurance more than what an attorney would cost. Any ticket is "fightable." A better question would be whether you could win if you fought it. I believe that in some states 20 over is considered "driving to endanger" and costs big bucks.
I agree however radar is not needed for police to charge you with speeding officers are trained in pacing and estimating vehicle speeds .even in the. Radar class they have to be able to visually estimate speed before being allowed to continue with radAr training. Again all states n jurisdictions differ
 

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I agree with Pappythinker and a few others. It's your word versus his. 20 over in Texas is "Reckless endangerment" . If you have a clean driving record, I would say go for it. If not, take the drivers ed or the deferred option. Either will eliminate the ticket from showing on your record after a probation period. JMO.
 

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I agree with Pappythinker and a few others. It's your word versus his. 20 over in Texas is "Reckless endangerment" . If you have a clean driving record, I would say go for it. If not, take the drivers ed or the deferred option. Either will eliminate the ticket from showing on your record after a probation period. JMO.
Driver's ed is only an option for petty speeding tickets. It won't get you out of a Reckless endangerement, reckless driving, DUI, Vehicular Manslaughter, etc....
The OP had a good case, he should hire a traffic lawyer and let him deal with it. 300 bucks and its a done deal.
 

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Yes it is definitely something you can beat in court. I'd get a lawyer though.
I agree! I've fought just about every ticket I've ever received, and it was either thrown out, or the cost of the ticket was reduced.
 

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OP Never stated how fast he was really traveling.
 

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lower charge?

What used to work for me is to plead guilty at the arraignment to a lesser charge. The prosecutors like this because it is still a conviction for their almighty percentage and the court likes to not have the expense of a trial. When they ask how you plead, tell them; "Not guilty but I would plead guilty to ten over." Always a chance the cop will not show, too. If he does not, make a motion for adjournment.
 

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You never said you were not guilty! So, I assume you are. Is it worth the money to pay an attoney? Only you can answer that question! 24 years as an LEO and more hours in the court room than most lawyers, I say...show up for court, ask for help, it's just traffic court. Most of the time, they will reduce the speed, give you a small fine and you are on the way. Unless you have a bad driver's record, the court will reduce the points and the fine. But only you know the true details, so keep that in mind.:thumbsup3:
 

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You never said you were not guilty! So, I assume you are. Is it worth the money to pay an attorney? Only you can answer that question! 24 years as an LEO and more hours in the court room than most lawyers, I say...show up for court, ask for help, it's just traffic court. Most of the time, they will reduce the speed, give you a small fine and you are on the way. Unless you have a bad driver's record, the court will reduce the points and the fine. But only you know the true details, so keep that in mind.:thumbsup3:


:iagree: or either way you lose .Pay a lawyer or pay the ticket .:thumbsup3:...............:patriot:
 

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:iagree: or either way you lose .Pay a lawyer or pay the ticket .:thumbsup3:...............:patriot:
If you pay a lawyer and beat it,.. your record remains as is, with no affect on your insurance. Pay the courts,... and your record and insurance rates may well be affected.
 

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If you pay a lawyer and beat it,.. your record remains as is, with no affect on your insurance. Pay the courts,... and your record and insurance rates may well be affected.
what I should had said its going to cost money either way you go & your right if the lawyer beats the ticket its not on your record ........................:patriot:
 
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