To fight or Not to fight...

dhetherton
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To fight or Not to fight...

by: dhetherton on
Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:54 pm

I'm innocent I tells ya! Innocent!

So here's my story. I am driving in a 50 zone on a 4 lane road when I see an ambulance coming the other way. I dutifully pulled over to the right and stopped my vehicle. As in ZERO km/h. Some yahoo in a black pickup goes blowing past me in the left lane and we see the cop with his speed trap up ahead and wonder aloud "I wonder if he'll go after that guy...?".

I cautiously drive past the cop doing 50 km/h and he immediately pulls out behind me and on go the lights. I can't believe it. He tells me he clocked me doing 71 km/h. I told him I was STOPPED for the ambulance that went the other way which he was apparently oblivious to and that it was impossible that it was me that he clocked doing 70 as I was well aware of his being there and drove accordingly...

He reduced the ticket to 10 km/h over the limit. It's only a $40 ticket and not worth my while financially to fight this (certainly not if I am convicted anyway) but the principle of the thing just pisses me off.

Is there any way I can fight this and get off?


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by: Stanton on
Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:13 pm

dhetherton wrote:Is there any way I can fight this and get off?
Tough call. It's certainly possible to win your case, but obviously not 100% certain. The other issue is that if you go to trial, it will probably be for the full amount, 21 over. You'd be looking at about a $105 fine and 3 points. I guess the question is does the principle still outweigh the risk? Only you can really make that call.

At the very least you might want to request disclosure, see what the actual evidence against you is.


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