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post #1 of 27 Old 09-08-2011, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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Would You Fight This or Pay Up? (Ticket)

Friday morning on my way home from IUP (GF's College). I got pulled over by a state boy.

I passed 2 cops while they were doing a traffic stop and didn't move to the other lane.

The ticket is for $185.50. The actual fine is $100 and the rest in costs. I'm tempted to fight it, but the cop said he'd bring in his dash cam...

All I could really say is "I Didn't Know That Was A Law" because I honestly didn't know. I understand it's for the safety of the officer(s) and I know now, but almost $200, c'mon now. I'm told at work, it's a relatively new law.

Theres a little more to the story but nothing that would help in court. I already have a money order filled out and I really don't feel like paying for court costs too.

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you could plead not-guilty and try and at least get it reduced.

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post #3 of 27 Old 09-08-2011, 01:56 PM
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Just be glad you're not in Georgia. A friend of mine did the same thing there. The fine was around $500 She ended up having to pay the whole thing. Hopefully you can get it reduced, but nothing worked for her (not exactly sure what she tried). Good luck and let us know how it works out.
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I would just pay it you more then likely will lost anyways hard to fight the car cam. Most states that is the law and i bet if you look on some signs along the way it is posted move to the left lane when emergency vechiles are on the shoulder something like that.
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Just be glad you're not in Georgia. A friend of mine did the same thing there. The fine was around $500 She ended up having to pay the whole thing. Hopefully you can get it reduced, but nothing worked for her (not exactly sure what she tried). Good luck and let us know how it works out.
Very true about Georgia. Several people I know have been cited for this. One of them twice! You can try to get the offense reduced. But you will most likely get the full fine. In there cases " I did not know" did not work.

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^ Yeah. Ignorance of the law will not pass as a valid excuse usually. sorry bro. That sux



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id fight it. the odds the cop even comes in is slim, let alone bring in his dash cam. youd be surprised the amount of rules out there you dont know. so yeah he may be able to use that as his case.


on a side note...did you know you cant get pulled over when heading to or from your place of worship? its in the law for ohio atleast.i got a buddy whos a cop and he tells me all kinds of weird laws and ways to get out of stuff.

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Could you safely move over to the other lane?

The law here in Michigan is you get over or go to 25mph under the posted speed limit if you can't.
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I would pay it.

But I also would have moved over to the other lane for safety reasons. Law or not....just as a courtesy.

I feel ya though, it would suck to shell out that kind of money.

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