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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-17-2007, 01:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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On my way to the dragstrip for a test n tune night I get pulled over in a subdivision. (normal way to dragstrip was blocked off for construction). The subdivision is very odd, it is about a 1/3 mile long and on either side of it is a 55mph country road, so I was definitely speeding as i entered the subdivision, he said the radar had me at 50. Wrote me up for 50 in a 35. Well on my way back from the strip ( i decided not to race) i realized that I was actually doing 50 in a TWENTY-FIVE!! I guess its not too bad considering its my first ticket in 5 years, just wish i could have made it more than a month on the bike without getting one.

I had nowhere to run since the other end of the road was blocked off by CHP... not that I would but it did run across my mind that his 600lb bmw couldn't touch me...
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On my way to the dragstrip for a test n tune night I get pulled over in a subdivision. (normal way to dragstrip was blocked off for construction). The subdivision is very odd, it is about a 1/3 mile long and on either side of it is a 55mph country road, so I was definitely speeding as i entered the subdivision, he said the radar had me at 50. Wrote me up for 50 in a 35. Well on my way back from the strip ( i decided not to race) i realized that I was actually doing 50 in a TWENTY-FIVE!! I guess its not too bad considering its my first ticket in 5 years, just wish i could have made it more than a month on the bike without getting one.

I had nowhere to run since the other end of the road was blocked off by CHP... not that I would but it did run across my mind that his 600lb bmw couldn't touch me...

These days not worth it run, lots of states its felony
When hit with radar drag out signing ticket, then ask to see locked in speed on radar gun. In Calif cop has to show you speed on gun, most cops donot lock in speed on radar. My info comes from local motorcycle cop friend Have not tested out seeing radar reading, thank god
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i've heard otherwise that they do not need to show you the radar. I think i may try and fight it for nothing other than trying to fight it. Do a trial by written declaration and just put "not guilty" on there. if the cop doesn't respond with evidence beyond a reasonable doubt, the judge dismisses it.
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i've heard otherwise that they do not need to show you the radar. I think i may try and fight it for nothing other than trying to fight it. Do a trial by written declaration and just put "not guilty" on there. if the cop doesn't respond with evidence beyond a reasonable doubt, the judge dismisses it.
50 in 25 not bad ticket. Take gamble make cop show up. If cop shows up, plead guilty hope for traffic school. Judges do not like stories when cop shows up
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I'm an MP on Fort Riley, and I know in Kansas we don't have to show the radar, or lock it in. As long as I can see the speed and hear the beep It's good. One thing that might go over here though is we have to test the radar before and after shift and turn in a calibraation sheet, which the cop may not have done. Chect out here, might help.

http://www.radardetector.net/viewfor...8bd807cb18e3d0

When I got my last ticket I went to the county attornies office, paid them an extra $120 and they kept it off my record. Didn't really care about the 120 as much as keeping it off my insurance.
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Ive been looking for ppl to ride with in the Ks area..But the locals dont like new ppl. Im at Ft. Leavenworth.
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i've heard otherwise that they do not need to show you the radar. I think i may try and fight it for nothing other than trying to fight it. Do a trial by written declaration and just put "not guilty" on there. if the cop doesn't respond with evidence beyond a reasonable doubt, the judge dismisses it.
don't fight it. just call up the prosecutor's office and set an appointment. as long as you weren't an @ss to the cop, you can plea bargain out of court. my usual plea bargain is equipment misuse (bald tires), no points, an affordable bill.

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don't fight it. just call up the prosecutor's office and set an appointment. as long as you weren't an @ss to the cop, you can plea bargain out of court. my usual plea bargain is equipment misuse (bald tires), no points, an affordable bill.

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How exactly does one start that conversation?

I've always just paid the ticket... Just curious as to how people wiggle out of these... Do you just call and say you would like to discuss a plea?
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Ive been looking for ppl to ride with in the Ks area..But the locals dont like new ppl. Im at Ft. Leavenworth.
You're in a better area than me to ride. I was just up there yesterday hitting some of your roads, I'm planning on going back soon. I'll send you a PM. If you don't know the roads yet take 92 west for a little ways, some of the roads out there are ok as long as you don't go too far.
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These days not worth it run, lots of states its felony
When hit with radar drag out signing ticket, then ask to see locked in speed on radar gun. In Calif cop has to show you speed on gun, most cops donot lock in speed on radar. My info comes from local motorcycle cop friend Have not tested out seeing radar reading, thank god
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i've heard otherwise that they do not need to show you the radar. I think i may try and fight it for nothing other than trying to fight it. Do a trial by written declaration and just put "not guilty" on there. if the cop doesn't respond with evidence beyond a reasonable doubt, the judge dismisses it.
Whether or not they show you the radar is really of no concern, considering police frequently use targets on the road and time you from one to the next, and that is an acceptable way to catch a speeder in any judges eyes.

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50 in 25 not bad ticket. Take gamble make cop show up. If cop shows up, plead guilty hope for traffic school. Judges do not like stories when cop shows up
never plead guilty. No Contest or innocent. Not guilty.
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How exactly does one start that conversation?

I've always just paid the ticket... Just curious as to how people wiggle out of these... Do you just call and say you would like to discuss a plea?
in my experiences, the prosecutor was already for the plea bargain. when setting an appointment, refer to the ticket number. when i arrived, he had the ticket and the cop's comments(the cop will write down if you are nice or an @ss). after i greeted him, he already offered the reduced charges.

unfortunately, in one occassion, the prosecutor was a young jerkoff and refused to bargain. karma was good to me that day though, the judge was passing by and offered to reduce the charges. this was in columbus city. the successful ones were dublin and hilliard. they look at the cop's comments.

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Just wiggle your way down to a no points ticket and just pay the fine! That's the best way to do it. I'd take a no points ticket any day. It's just money.
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in my experiences, the prosecutor was already for the plea bargain. when setting an appointment, refer to the ticket number. when i arrived, he had the ticket and the cop's comments(the cop will write down if you are nice or an @ss). after i greeted him, he already offered the reduced charges.

unfortunately, in one occassion, the prosecutor was a young jerkoff and refused to bargain. karma was good to me that day though, the judge was passing by and offered to reduce the charges. this was in columbus city. the successful ones were dublin and hilliard. they look at the cop's comments.

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daaammmnnn... U get out of tickets like that in ohio??? i can never get out of a ticket in OH, even when i try to pull my military card (which i dont like to do) guess its just luck of the draw
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anyone with experience in Cali?
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