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    So i went fishing today at lake oconee, after i was finished, i decided to come back a different way, hwy 15. I was moving came around a corner and there was the cop, on the left side of the road, in the middle of the oconee national forest, catching people where the speed limit changes from 55 to 45, and 45-55. On the ticket where it says my mph, he couldnt write it so it says 700mph. Ya, i broke the sound barrier! So ya to make a long story short he pulled me over for 70-45. I knew i wasnt getting off either, i can still fight it, my speedometer if off by 10mph, but i dont know if that will be better than pleading no-lo. Its going to be a $200 ticket. I didnt think that county cops could shoot radar in national forest. The fact that i was driving a partially gutted Z with fiberglass buckets and 4 point harnesses didnt help my arguement. He did even give me a chance to speak. All he let me do was say yes i want you to calibrate your gun. Thats f'ing bull****! **** the Police!
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  • #2
    actually, if the MPH is wrong, I'm pretty sure they can fight it, the ticket has to be filled out correctly and entirely to be valid.
    Kinda inherited the car from my Grandfather. Its a love hate relationship. lol

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    • #3
      I just dont want to fight it, and have to pay more than the ticket
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      • #4
        Originally posted by FlipKing View Post
        actually, if the MPH is wrong, I'm pretty sure they can fight it, the ticket has to be filled out correctly and entirely to be valid.
        This is incorrect and a common misconception.

        Take a clearer picture of the MPH section. If he scribbled something out and wrote it again, it will hold up in court.
        Also, your speedometer being incorrect is your responsibility as the owner/operator to fix and will not hold up as valid evidence should you fight it. If they really wanted to be asses, like some small cities are, they could give you a fix-it ticket for malfunctioning equipment.

        It sucks you got a ticket, but you can't say **** the police when you were breaking the law and got caught. You can go to court and hope he doesn't show, usually the judge will drop the case.

        Also, pleading nolo only keeps points from hitting your license. It WILL show up on your driving record along with the information of 70 in a 45. You will still pay the fine, etc. You can use a nolo please once every 5 years, but a judge can also deny it's use based on his discretion.

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        • #5
          a couple things was he a GSP? if not then he has to be able to be seen from at least 500 feet, if not then its an illegal ticket. also if he did write 700mph and didnt correct then its an invalid ticket cause you werent doing 700mph. and if you were id like a ride.

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          • #6
            It was greensburo, and im not going to fight it, its a small town speed trap and they have nothing better to do, than to sit in the oconee national forest and tag people, he apparently has no life so hell show up at court. I think hes the only officer, hes the only one ive seen. Ive seen him a few times, and talked to him before. He did kinda give me a smirk when i turned to talk to him, like he recognized me.
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            • #7
              When I had my 29 over and was doomed to lose my license, I took a defensive driving course, showed up in court with it, plead guilty but showed the judge the certificate. He gave me no points on my license and thus nothing passed on to the insurance company, and a $270 fine. It can work wonders.

              But then again, it was DeKalb county, and they just want their money. If they take your license they can't keep giving you tickets, after all.

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              • #8
                Ya im 21 though so i dont have to worry about them taking my liscense, im sure he would have liked it though, the guy was a prick.
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                • #9
                  agreed. i gotta 89 in a 60 work zone...he said to show up at court and "we'd see" so i took the class (for a 2nd time) and got it dropped to 14 over, not on my record nor state farm's. i highly doubt i can get a ticket in a naturally aspirated miata
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                  • #10
                    I mean the cop didnt even let me talk to him, he just told me my speed and wrote me a ticket. So i might go plead guilty, with a faulty speedo. I mean This is small town though who needs revenue, my luck, they will charge me for the ticket and court costs.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by zoomnorwegianzoom View Post
                      agreed. i gotta 89 in a 60 work zone...he said to show up at court and "we'd see" so i took the class (for a 2nd time) and got it dropped to 14 over, not on my record nor state farm's. i highly doubt i can get a ticket in a naturally aspirated miata
                      Lol, I managed to get up to a pretty quick 84 in a 55 (getting on 285 for chrissake). I was in my previous (normally aspirated ^) Miata, trying to merge and not to get smashed by SUV's. I...was a bit overzealous about it, lol. But given that the flow of traffic on 285 is 75, 85 is realistically 10 over the standard speed. Clever how they set a ridiculously low speed limit so they can literally choose to ticket any car on the road at any given time.

                      But he speaks the truth ^. Defensive driving course got mine dropped to 14 over as well. If what you're primarily worried about is the insurance rates getting jacked up, that's precisely what the defensive driving course can prevent.

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                      • #12
                        Yep, Tyler your best option by an absolute mile is to just take a defensive driving course. They love that **** in the court rooms.

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                        • #13
                          Is there no one in the state of Ga willing to fight a ticket? I have yet to find a single one.(im not going to go out and get one on purpose just to fight it)

                          honestly check it out and see if he was legal in giving you that ticket. thats my 2 cents.

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                          • #14
                            Yeah, and in most cases if you say you want to plead not guilty b-c you dont think you were going AS FAST as they say you were but still speeding, they will normally drop it to 14 over and it wont affect your insurance. Had this happen several times.
                            Kinda inherited the car from my Grandfather. Its a love hate relationship. lol

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                            • #15
                              I had a cop follow me and try to tell me I was going way over 60 but I never went faster than 56 in the 45 and that was for just a couple seconds. I told the judge he made up my speed and I never went as fast as he said but I did say I went 11 over. So, 11 over it was.
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