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post #1 of 35 Old 10-05-2006, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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Need help with traffic ticket

So as most of you know I wrecked on a friends bike on Sept. 24th. Just received a ticket in the mail for $123.00 and it all it said the infraction was is "speed too fast". All I know about the accident was that I was found 100ft away from the bike, I understand that this may indicate speed. Just wondering if you guys think I should just pay it or take it to court. I should mention there was no witnesses around during the accident.

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how can they assume you were speeding if nobody witnessed anything?. hopefully you didnt mention anything about speeding when this incident happened. you should fight it.
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As a police officer i can say , by measuring skid marks, drag/grooves in the road and several other things, we can actually get your speed within 1-2mph.

So if I were you i would pay the ticket, because if you go to court they will begin to explain how they measured and when they calibrated the machines and how they came about the meausement and how accurate the measurements are and how well past measurements have held up in court.

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I realize law enforcement officers are trained to evaluate accident scenes but its still a guesstimation on the officers part so atleast present your case to the judge as best you can and see what happens.

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how can they assume you were speeding if nobody witnessed anything?. hopefully you didnt mention anything about speeding when this incident happened. you should fight it.

I was unconcious at the scene and didnt wake up untill about an hr. at the hospital so didnt tell anyone anything. I do know the speed limit on the road I was on was 40mph.

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Get a lawyer...
over a $123 ticket...

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very true... getting a lawyer over a ticket like that.. waste of time and money

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I realize law enforcement officers are trained to evaluate accident scenes but its still a guesstimation on the officers part so atleast present your case to the judge as best you can and see what happens.

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over a $123 ticket...
Could easily be worth paying $250.00 or whatever to avoid the points and insurance rate hikes.

Some traffic lawyers charge prices similar to ticket prices- I would try to go off word of mouth when choosing a ticket lawyer though.

You don't need to pay them to say, "no contest" and have a decent judge with-hold judification (pts.) So make sure they plan to do more than just that if you get one.

If it comes down to details a good attorney knows where the weaknesses are in the "evidence."

They had to re-focus police around here to write tickets properly once a news team did a story on how many people were getting off on technicalities related to writing the ticket poorly.

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