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Advice on getting out of 136mph in 60 zone, ticket

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by clarkster, Feb 20, 2004.

  1. clarkster

    clarkster Rookie

    Jan 28, 2004
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    Anyone have any advice on getting out of this? Anyone gotten out of one of this magnitude before?

    My lawyer actually thinks I can't get out, and might even I might get charged with a fellony. Its a small town in Kansas that I got nabed...

    THis will be the 3rd ticket in 6 months and will probably hit hard.

    Any advice apprecriated!
     
  2. SrfCity

    SrfCity F1 Veteran

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Wow, sorry to hear that. They will not take this one lightly I would imagine. All I can say is this is America, $$$ can get you out of most anything, within reason of course. Hopefully you've got a top attorney and I'd suggest slowing it down for future.
     
  3. Bmyth-FDC

    Bmyth-FDC F1 Rookie

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    Holy cow! What were you doing going 136 in a 60?

    Get a good lawyer.... there may not be an out on this one!
     
  4. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    You ain't GONNA "get out of it"!

    What a dumb a---.
     
  5. Chiaro_Slag

    Chiaro_Slag F1 Veteran

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    #5 Chiaro_Slag, Feb 20, 2004
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    OK, what's up - Everytime I click on a new thread, it changes my user name - I have so far been :

    NNO (nice!)
    Speedy 308
    Mike 328
    aawil

    This is slag by the way - This is a test to see who's name I post under.
    Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
  6. Stackhouse

    Stackhouse F1 Rookie
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    Slag,
    I'm having the same problem I think it's a glitch. But I do have a question for you. How do you make a screen shot like the one you just posted?
    thanks
    Out



     
  7. noony

    noony F1 Veteran

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    Press Print Scrn(near top right of the keyboard) then paste in something like MS paint.
     
  8. FLATOUTRACING

    FLATOUTRACING F1 Rookie

    Aug 20, 2001
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    Real easy, pack up and move out of the country.

    In most states you would have had your car towed away and been taken to jail!

    Regards,

    Jon P. Kofod
    www.flatoutracing.net
     
  9. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    Well said, Jon!


    Speedy "the REAL one" 308


    Geez, can we get some kinda "admitance test" or something to access?

    Maybe certified results of an IQ test........
     
  10. bluekawala

    bluekawala Formula Junior

    Jan 22, 2004
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    Well, I got busted in a small Kansas town... granted I was doing 13 over, not 76... but I managed to get a "Devirsion Agreement" for about 130 bucks. Basically all I have to do is stay out of trouble for the next three months and it doesn't show up on insurance or anything. I don't know if you can do this going that fast... but you might want to look into it. Good luck! :)
     
  11. Stackhouse

    Stackhouse F1 Rookie
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    Good luck. I was nabbed on a lonely deserted highway doing in excess of a buck twenty. I was guilty of showing some Italian hospitality to a Porsche and was quickly humbled when I saw a pair of cherries light up in my RR mirror several miles later. I pulled over stuffed my joint in the glove box, brushed the white powder from my dash and tossed the 44 out the passanger window (J.K.). OK.. Back to the real story It was obvious that the HP officer didn't have a lock on me, when he claimed I was going 95 in a 75 I didn't argue. He returned to his car to write it up and knocked off an additional 10MPH. Now I'm down to 85 in a 75. The next step was to visit the Judge and plead my case. I was fortunate to be able to do this over the phone (long story don't ask) and reached an agreement that the ticket would be voided if I could provide proof after six months (a copy of my driving record) that I've been a good citizen. Six months later I faxed the courthouse and the rest is history... Well except for that damn Porsche!

    Before you get your hopes up KNOW THIS, my previous record was spotless!
    Good LUCK and enjoy those driving classes.

    P.S. Have the case dismissed by waiting for the officer to go on Vacation and scheduling the court date during that time. If he doesn't show your case could be dismissed. COULD BE!!

    OUT
     
  12. JOHN328

    JOHN328 Karting

    Jan 2, 2003
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    I think you are going to have bite the bullet on this one, but I can tell what worked for me. I was pulled over by the city police (diving my 78 308) and the offiicer said he got me on radar doing 40 in 25 zone. Well I asked to see the radar gun reading, so he did. The radar gun was on, but the speed show zero. The officer said he was still going to give me a ticket and that he cleared the speed on the gun before coming out to my car. So he writes me a ticket, and I sign my name and on signatue line and I write 'radar not shown'. The officer was not a Happy Camper, that speeding ticket never showed up.

    FYI

    John
     
  13. MondialTCab

    MondialTCab Formula 3

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    Ouch...hire an attrny and see if you can get it knocked to a misdemeanor. Having a felony on your record will make life miserable every time you fill out an app etc.

    Suppose it is too late to mention that with two priors, you should have been slowing down anyway but I would even go so far as to suggest that i would sell the car to make sure it doesn't happen again. Remember, other people actually use the roads you race on...

    - JMG
     
  14. need4speed

    need4speed Formula 3

    Nov 3, 2003
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    I think anything over double the posted speed or is it over 100mph is considered "reckless driving".

    Well when I read the subject of the thread, I thought "HOW STUPID!". But then I remembered many similar experiences that I've had. But luckily most of them I've never gotten pulled over.

    One of the best was driving up to Monterey on the 101 at midnight. Cruising in the Dino at an indicated 155mph with an Alfa Romeo Montreal along as wingman. Althought he fell back at 135. This went on for at least a half hour. I was thining at this rate I'll get there in no time. All the while, my girlfriend at the time slept soundly.

    One in which I did get caught, I was clocked by aircraft at 135mph. Also up the 101. As I came over a rise, there was the badge. I talked him down to an 85. I think he was more interested in my car. Ahhh, the memories.

    That might be a great thread..."What are your best road memories?"

    Anyways, best of luck to you.
     
  15. Exoticbro

    Exoticbro Karting

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Whew Clarkster you did it up right!!

    I will tell you this, my 16!!! year old daughter received a ticket for 94 in a 55
    zone. She was trying to get home for curfew.(I could not believe she was not arrested)
    The lawyer said NO WAY could he get a 16 year old off of this and said the ony alternative was to appear in court.
    Well I went to court with her and we met with the prosecutor, my daughter
    asked if there was anything she could do to minmize the charge and was told NO, there would be no reduction.(I made my daughter do the talking)
    My daughter said she would wait and speak with the judge.

    The judge had run a check on her and found she had a previous ticket for
    IMPEDEING TRAFFIC she was going 10 in a 20 at a street party and was given a ticket(She did not tell me this as she just paid the fine because she did not think you would get points for going to SLOW)

    Well the judge had a sense of humor and said she did not know what to do with a 16 year old who's only other violation was going to slow.
    She sentenced her to 8 hrs. of driving school with NO FINE and NO POINTS.
    I told my daughter she was extremely lucky she did not loose her license for
    a long time. Of course we took the car away for a long time and I will tell you
    she has not had a ticket since, she is 19 now.

    So the best thing might be to just go before the judge and admit you did something that was not very smart, ask what you can do to minimize the charge and maybe the judge will be understanding.
    Sounds like this may be your only alternative.
     
  16. Dave

    Dave F1 Rookie

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    All I can say is, You are one lucky man.
    You will only be doing jail time.
    If you had pulled the same stunt in my neighborhood,
    You would not be able to post this message.
     
  17. 410SA

    410SA F1 Veteran

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    You should invent some story about Martha Stewart, offer to go State's Evidence and ask for the Witness Protection Program. I think you're screwed.
     
  18. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

    Sep 28, 2002
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    How did you avoid going to jail right then?

    You can "get out of it" in that you will have to end up in court, pay a lot (north of $5k all said and done) and probably have some community service.

    It's not the end of the world by any means, but it's not pretty.

    I hear orange jumpsuits are coming back in style!

    --Dan
     
  19. 308tr6

    308tr6 Formula Junior

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    What the hell did you stop for?
     
  20. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

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    Probably to avoid getting shot.

    --Dan
     
  21. paulie_b

    paulie_b F1 Veteran
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    Jan 13, 2003
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    did you get picked up by radar? if so, find out when that radar gun was last tested....or calibrated....whatever they do to check the validity and accuracy of the reading.
    maybe that will be a weak point in the case.
     
  22. chaa

    chaa F1 Veteran

    Mar 21, 2003
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    I was stopped in the uk on the a38 from Ripley in november last year, i was followed at 146mph in a 70mph zone. I went to court only three weeks ago. Becourse i am a Close Protection Operative my Breif used the exscuse that i was on an emergency call to one of my bosses family after being alerted. My brief did well, i walked with a 7 day ban and £180 fine and no points. It was also made known in court that i was trained in evasive driveing, funny that becourse i should have out run the Pricks.
     
  23. sandersja

    sandersja Formula Junior

    Jan 16, 2003
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    Um, how do they build it up into a felony charge? Was anyone seriously endangered or hurt? I did not think a basic "reckless driving" based on excessive speed rated a felony.
     
  24. bostonmini

    bostonmini Formula 3

    Nov 8, 2003
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    theres no point in not stopping, even a POS cop car can go 120 or so, enough to get your plate, and give you a nice ticket in the mail, and a warrant for arrest delivered in house! But hey, if that happens, at least that level of attention shows that they are really concerned about all the OTHER citizens in town!
     
  25. kenster888

    kenster888 Formula Junior

    Nov 3, 2003
    436
    Massachusetts
    Best advice: slow down.
    Whatever the punishment I hope you learned your lesson. Otherwise you might be in a mortuary sooner than you think.
     

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