Speeding ticket questions

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***** I previously posted this under "Speed Traps" by mistake ********

Hello all this is my first time posting here, I like what i've read so far. You all seem like a great bunch of people :).

I hope this is in the write section

I was caught by a speed trap and given a ticket for the following offense
exactly as written on the ticket:

"SPEEDING. 75 KM/HR IN A POSTED 60KM"

What I found odd was that the officer did not ask for my insurance and registration information. He just asked for my license.

I'm a paramedic student and I had my EMS badge/parking pass on my dash but that didn't seem to make any difference.

I plan on going to court but I want to know if the officer is required to ask for insurance and registration info during a traffic stop.

Any and all advice would be appreciated.


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billdavis wrote: I want to know if the officer is required to ask for insurance and registration info during a traffic stop..
it is not mandatory to ask
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Curious... Were you really only 15 over?? Or did he lower it?


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Bookm wrote:Curious... Were you really only 15 over?? Or did he lower it?
He said he lowered it from 95 but im not too sure about the speed.


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If that's the case, I'd recommend paying the fine. If the officer did clock you doing 95 but lowered it to 75, that's a pretty big reduction. Speeding tickets, particularly where the officer lowered the amount a fair bit, are also not very easy to beat. They can be, but it requires some work.

You could call the Prosecutor and see if they're willing to offer you an even lower speed, or an alternate infraction. You could see if they goof and don't give you proper disclosure, meaning the officer's notes and access to, or a copy of, the manual of the speed measuring device (radar or lidar). Or you could see if the officer does not show up. (Usually they do show up.) If it does go to trial, it's a little trickier to win - not impossible, but certainly a lot more difficult.


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Radar Identified wrote:If that's the case, I'd recommend paying the fine. If the officer did clock you doing 95 but lowered it to 75, that's a pretty big reduction. .
Sounds like discretion for a student. Not going to let the student completely off, but give the student a break with all the expenses of school and who maybe has a part time job.
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hwybear wrote:
Radar Identified wrote:If that's the case, I'd recommend paying the fine. If the officer did clock you doing 95 but lowered it to 75, that's a pretty big reduction. .
Sounds like discretion for a student. Not going to let the student completely off, but give the student a break with all the expenses of school and who maybe has a part time job.
I had a nice officer give me a break once. I liked him.....ummmmm a lot.... :oops: :D
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Reflections wrote:I had a nice officer give me a break once. I liked him.....ummmmm a lot.... :oops: :D
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


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I just lost my appetite... and my lunch...


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Radar Identified wrote:I just lost my appetite... and my lunch...
I didn't like him that much...... damn, I got kids......




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