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      06-01-2012 05:58 PM #1
      Wife tries to fight speeding ticket, ends up with 30 days suspended license.?

      She went to court today to request traffic school. This was her first traffic violation of any kind ever.
      The citing officer threw her under the bus, the Judge took her license.

      Is there any appeal process? It seems excessive. She wont be able to go to work for a month?
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      06-01-2012 05:59 PM #2
      What was the citation for?
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      06-01-2012 05:59 PM #3
      wat

      That sounds draconian.

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      06-01-2012 06:02 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by OrangeA4 View Post
      Wife tries to fight speeding ticket, ends up with 30 days suspended license.?
      Quote Originally Posted by Albeezy36 View Post
      What was the citation for?
      Speeding...

      How fast was she going?

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      06-01-2012 06:10 PM #5
      My friend was speeding and got a ticket for "no insurance" because his card wasn't in the car, as well as the 15MPH over. His first violation in years. The judge, apparently, was in a bad mood and suspended his license for 1 year

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      06-01-2012 06:14 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by stascom View Post
      My friend was speeding and got a ticket for "no insurance" because his card wasn't in the car, as well as the 15MPH over. His first violation in years. The judge, apparently, was in a bad mood and suspended his license for 1 year
      wtf? That seems totally reasonable.

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      06-01-2012 06:15 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by titleist1976 View Post
      Speeding...

      How fast was she going?
      Haha, good call.. Yeah, how fast?! This thread needs details!
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    8. 06-01-2012 06:17 PM #8
      They want you to send the check so they don't have to deal with another body at the courthouse.

      When you show up, you are demonstrating by being there that you don't think the amount is fair.

      So they play this game and next time you just send the check.

      The nail that sticks out gets hammered down.

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      06-01-2012 06:17 PM #9
      I guess we can look on the bright side. If this was in Texas, the judge would have thrown her ass in the slammer for 30, to make an example out of her.

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      06-01-2012 06:17 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by kimilein View Post
      wtf? That seems totally reasonable.
      In socialist states where they throw you in jail for 20MPH over or tow your car for zomg "too low," maybe. But it's hardly common in this area or even reasonable in my eyes.

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      06-01-2012 06:20 PM #11
      yeah...

      'round here you'd never get this treatment...unless you're doing 130 in a 65.

      which is most likely the case.
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      06-01-2012 06:20 PM #12
      wtf? I have court on the 19th for a speeding ticket for $200. Guess I better kiss my license good bye?

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      06-01-2012 06:23 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by stascom View Post
      In socialist states where they throw you in jail for 20MPH over or tow your car for zomg "too low," maybe. But it's hardly common in this area or even reasonable in my eyes.
      Sarcasm meter broken?

      And how the hell does that have anything to do with socialism? There's this thing called the internet now, you don't have to fork over money or go to the library to look stuff up in a dictionary or encyclopedia. You should check it out. Or are you too busy watching FoxNews?

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      06-01-2012 06:25 PM #14
      This is why you never say no to Mr. Officer.
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      06-01-2012 06:25 PM #15
      She was cited for 89mph.

      Like I said she requested traffic school and apparently the Judge was not in a happy place today.
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      06-01-2012 06:27 PM #16
      You live on LA. Surely she can ride public transit to work.
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      06-01-2012 06:28 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by kimilein View Post
      Sarcasm meter broken?

      And how the hell does that have anything to do with socialism? There's this thing called the internet now, you don't have to fork over money or go to the library to look stuff up in a dictionary or encyclopedia. You should check it out. Or are you too busy watching FoxNews?
      You're so clever With 650 posts I never see you here to recognize your sarcasm.

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      06-01-2012 06:28 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by OrangeA4 View Post
      She was cited for 89mph.

      Like I said she requested traffic school and apparently the Judge was not in a happy place today.
      You absolutely should have hired a competant traffic attorney for this. It would have probably been a few hundred dollars, but well worth it.

      If you are going 20+ over, and you are planning on going to court to contest, you should go with an attorney.
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      06-01-2012 06:29 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by stascom View Post
      You're so clever
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      06-01-2012 06:29 PM #20
      Why go to court to request traffic school? Too far over the limit? Oh wait, 89MPH? Never mind, Judge was fair.
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      06-01-2012 06:30 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by OrangeA4 View Post
      She was cited for 89mph.
      And what was the posted limit?

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      06-01-2012 06:31 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by kimilein View Post
      You lose.
      It's ok. I'll master the art of joking about existence of the Internet on the Internet and "forking over" money for public library access eventually.

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      06-01-2012 06:34 PM #23
      I assume 65 so that's 24 over the limit?
      Yep she blew it.

      I'm asking about an appeal process. Is there any fix for this?
      Honestly asking stupid question I know, but I've never dealt with something like this.
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      06-01-2012 06:35 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Hostile View Post
      And what was the posted limit?
      my guess:

      the judge thought "what kind of a-hole does 89mph and thinks "traffic school" will make her learn?"

      sounds like your wife is beat...enjoy the bus/train.
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      06-01-2012 06:38 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by stascom View Post
      It's ok. I'll master the art of joking about existence of the Internet on the Internet and "forking over" money for public library access eventually.
      Judging from your inability to grasp proper usage of the term "socialist", not likely.

      As to OP, I'm guess by the time you get your appeal in (IF you get a judgement in your favor), 30 days would have been done and done.

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      06-01-2012 06:41 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave Zero View Post
      They want you to send the check so they don't have to deal with another body at the courthouse.

      When you show up, you are demonstrating by being there that you don't think the amount is fair.

      So they play this game and next time you just send the check.

      The nail that sticks out gets hammered down.
      odd way to look at things.

      i have never seen anything like this in the multiple times i have been in court.

      i was just in court fighting a ticket a year ago. nearly everyone of the 8-10 people before me got their tickets reduced.

      fyi i did my research, fought my ticket and won.
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      06-01-2012 06:43 PM #27
      I'd say there has to be more to the story than your wife simply asking for traffic school. If she was at all disrespectful it likely contributed.

    28. 06-01-2012 06:44 PM #28
      As an extra bonus, wait till your insurance company picks this up. 24 over speeding ticket + suspended license + '11 TTS Coupe = $$ pain.

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      06-01-2012 06:49 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by tgodbout View Post
      As an extra bonus, wait till your insurance company picks this up. 24 over speeding ticket + suspended license + '11 TTS Coupe = $$ pain.
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      06-01-2012 06:53 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by 8v_gti777 View Post
      I'd say there has to be more to the story than your wife simply asking for traffic school. If she was at all disrespectful it likely contributed.
      This.

      Your wife pissed the judge off. The cop probably gave her a break writing the ticket at 89 as 25+ over would probably jump her into bigger penalties.
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      06-01-2012 06:55 PM #31
      she should have just eaten his face off.
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      06-01-2012 06:57 PM #32
      I got a 99 in a 65,(30 over is mandatory court) hired a ticket clinic for $150, never set foot in a court room... 6 months later, no points, just had to take 4hr traffic school, and pay the initial ticket amount which was like $3**.

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      06-01-2012 06:58 PM #33
      If your wife wanted traffic school, she didn't even have to appear at court. At all. She just had to mail in her fine and traffic school fee. Unless she was at court to contest said violation, going there was a waste of time.

      Also, do tell which courthouse it was.

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      06-01-2012 06:59 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by tgodbout View Post
      As an extra bonus, wait till your insurance company picks this up. 24 over speeding ticket + suspended license + '11 TTS Coupe = $$ pain.
      In this case, you may want to suspend her vehicle for the month it won't be driven. It'll help bring down the insurance rate with only comprehensive on it.

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      06-01-2012 07:05 PM #35
      If this is her first ticket in 18 months, just mail in the fines and request traffic school. Why did she go to court? If this was her 2nd ticket, then I can see playing the odds for the officer to not show up... but on a first ticket?

      Also, which court and what judge?
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