"Reduced" speeding ticket

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"Reduced" speeding ticket

by: def on
Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:32 pm

I got speeding ticket 70 (reduced from 88 ) in 60 zone. Before doing anything about the ticket I need advice on the "reduced" condition: the policeman told me that if I am going to fight the ticket he will appear in the court and may revert it back to 88. Is it common practice? May I face the situation when instead of "pointless" charge I can get 3 points for the original 28 over speed limit?

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by: racer on
Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:46 pm

A conviction is a conviction, so see about your insurance rates. He already dropped it 18 km/hr, 10 over the limit lands you a very small fine and no points. I'd suggest not fighting it. If the cop shows up for court, he gets paid 6 hours, and that comes outta taxpayers pockets (that is over $300 I think). It'll be hard to make a deal with a prosecutor too.

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by: Reflections on
Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:30 am

Just my 3 cents (2 +PST +GST +inflation)
That would be like 4.5 cents......
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by: ticketcombat on
Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:50 pm

They can't raise the ticket back up to the original speed limit. The insurance implication as Racer suggested is what you need to worry about. The cost of fighting the ticket (time off work) may not be worth fighting the charge.

p.s. Don't you need a GST registration number before you can charge GST?
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by: racer on
Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:23 pm

ticketcombat wrote:p.s. Don't you need a GST registration number before you can charge GST?
To charge, yes. To pay out, no. Else I'd be saving hundreds!!!
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by: PbFoot on
Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:52 pm

ticketcombat wrote:They can't raise the ticket back up to the original speed limit.
What is it that prevents them from doing so? I've always mistakenly believed that they could amend the charge or something.

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by: Radar Identified on
Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:28 pm

Well, bit of a technical explanation here. They can't amend the charge once the trial starts. They can, however, make a motion to withdraw the "reduced" ticket and replace it with the actual speed. :shock: An explanation of why they can't just do it during the trial or have the Justice convict you of something greater is one of those common-law precedent/"legalese" things.

So you aren't really mistaken, from a "common sense" point of view.


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