no full stop got dropped to fail to provide insurance card

cckwokchun
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no full stop got dropped to fail to provide insurance card

Unread post by cckwokchun on

no full stop at a stop sign got dropped to "fail to provide insurance card", since I only have expired pink slip (was expired for 2, 3 months)

The officer was nice and only gave me one ticket for failing to provide insurance card.

Even tho there is no point, but I already had another minor ticket, two minor tickets will increase my premium.
So I request a first attendence meeting as I heard it might get dropped there.

But what if the prosecutor refuse to drop it, should I choose to go for a trial?
The officer already gave me a "discount", will he bring up everything such as how I got pulled over at the first place?

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It’s quite likely the officer would have to tell the Court why he stopped your car, since that’s what leads to him discovering your expired insurance slip. It shouldn’t change the outcome if you’re found guilty, it will just make any type of fine reduction very unlikely.

In terms of going to trial though, there’s not really much you can fight this charge on. You either did or didn’t have a valid slip. Review disclosure for errors and see if the officer shows. Personally, if the officer’s there and his notes are accurate, I wouldn’t waste your time with a trial for this type of charge.


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A question. How do you avoid the trial if you have to go to the trial to see if the officer shows up? Do you mean just plead guilty if he shows up?


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Yes, you can plead guilty at any time.


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Unread post by cckwokchun on

but even if I go to court and the officer tell the whole story, they won't be able to give me another ticket, right?

I still want to fight it because as I said, I had another minor ticket that is on appeal now. two minor offence will increase my insurance






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