Speeding ticket questions

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Speeding ticket questions

by: billdavis on
Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:27 pm

***** 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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by: hwybear on
Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:21 pm

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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by: Bookm on
Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:34 am

Curious... Were you really only 15 over?? Or did he lower it?


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by: billdavis on
Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:58 am

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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by: Radar Identified on
Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:58 am

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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by: hwybear on
Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:32 am

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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by: Reflections on
Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:38 am

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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by: Bookm on
Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:51 am

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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by: Reflections on
Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:20 pm

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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