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      06-14-2014, 05:29 PM   #1
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1st speed violation, how should I handle this?

Hi guys, I was driving back from the Oregon coast today and was passing someone when a policeman (who was driving in the opposite direction) pulled me over. My radar detector (escort 9500ci) was quiet the entire time. He says that I was doing 80mph in a 55 zone, and did say that the speed reading was obtained by radar. What should I do to get this ticket waived, reduced, etc?
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      06-14-2014, 09:36 PM   #2
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Let a good traffic lawyer handle it.
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      06-15-2014, 02:31 AM   #3
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Got any recommendations?
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You could go to court and try to fight it but most likely you will lose. Unless you find a technical error on the citation yourself or have an onboard camera to prove your speed, I my opinion, you will lose your case if you try to fight it. The best outcome I see in your case is that the judge may reduce the fines....but is it worth your time??

Look for a good traffic attorney in your area and have him do your dirty work for you.
Mine goes to court for me without me being present if he has to. I find it amazing how "connected" the attorney's are with the judges.


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      06-15-2014, 10:23 AM   #5
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Not worried about the fine as much as what impact it may have on my insurance.
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      06-15-2014, 10:26 AM   #6
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Not worried about the fine as much as what impact it may have on my insurance.
How old are you? I never have worried about violations, I just pay and move on. Have claims and tickets and insurance hasn't raised ever.
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1st ticket? Pay it and let it be
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Not worried about the fine as much as what impact it may have on my insurance.
This is exactly why you should have an attorney deal with it. They have a better chance of having the ticket dismisssed.
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How old are you? I never have worried about violations, I just pay and move on. Have claims and tickets and insurance hasn't raised ever.
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An if it does go up, its like an extra $20-30 dollars. Woopty-do.
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Don't Speed is the only way , in my opinion lol
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How old are you? I never have worried about violations, I just pay and move on. Have claims and tickets and insurance hasn't raised ever.
Same here. I've had a few tickets over the yrs but it never impacted my insurance. Wonder why but Im not gonna complain.
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Same here. I've had a few tickets over the yrs but it never impacted my insurance. Wonder why but Im not gonna complain.
I've had lots and my share of claims as well
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Don't Speed is the only way , in my opinion lol
Just in the wrong place at the wrong time I think. The car I was following was going exactly 55, which is the speed limit, so I can't really gripe, but since I prefer to go about 10mph over I decided to pass him. I get into the passing lane and punch it for a moment because I'd like to get out of the opposing lane of traffic ASAP. Cop coming the other direction behind a few cars sees the pass and decides to pull me over. Boo.
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Same here. I've had a few tickets over the yrs but it never impacted my insurance. Wonder why but Im not gonna complain.
Really? I assumed that since this means I no longer have a clean record my premiums would skyrocket. If it's a negligible increase that I'd rather just pay the fine and get on with my life.
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My first violation, I went to court and explained that it was my first, they sent me to traffic school and dismissed the charges upon showing receipt of the traffic school.

Couldn't hurt to try.
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I had one ticket for 70 in a 60 and I had to pay more for my insurance when I got an M. I went with the pay it and forget it route but now I realize I should have went with a traffic lawyer. It pays off in the long run.
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Really? I assumed that since this means I no longer have a clean record my premiums would skyrocket. If it's a negligible increase that I'd rather just pay the fine and get on with my life.
Yup and I've had a few higher speed tickets too. Hasnt impacted my insurance one bit. Maybe cuz I only get tickets every 1 to 2 yrs.

My ex told me that supposedly highway tickets dont effect your insurance but city streets do. Not sure.
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Just pay the ticket, go to traffic school and move on. Why incur additional lawyer fees when you're guilty? Traffic school removes it from your record for insurance purposes so your rate will not increase.
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Just pay the ticket, go to traffic school and move on. Why incur additional lawyer fees when you're guilty? Traffic school removes it from your record for insurance purposes so your rate will not increase.
Yep, going to traffic school. Don't have to pay for the ticket either.
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