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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-31-2006, 12:58 AM Thread Starter
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I fought the law...

....and I won.

Went to court last thursday (the 23rd) and as far as I know I had no case whatsoever. Guy radared me (tho I didn't see it) at 45 in a 35-- my only argument was that I swear I wasn't speeding (I really didn't think so). Judge made a decision over the weekend, but I was so busy I only called today.
Called today......N O T G U I L T Y

I wish they wrote up decisions like in the supreme court so I knew what I did right!!
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I wish they wrote up decisions like in the supreme court so I knew what I did right!!
I thought we already discussed the reasonS for your getting off j/k
I am happy for you...really Now can I borrow your "reasonS" for about a half hour in about a month Ten over is a chicken-shit ticket anyway; glad the judge agreed.
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Very cool, Allison. Next time I'm in court I'll fly you up here to help me out.

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Well, my bf gave me all the trial advice. He far more terse than I, and knows just how to say enough without saying too much. So I used his advice....but he's never been found not guilty by the judge but I was!
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here ya go ken.......now get crack to work! er, I mean get Back to work!

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....and I won.

Went to court last thursday (the 23rd) and as far as I know I had no case whatsoever. Guy radared me (tho I didn't see it) at 45 in a 35-- my only argument was that I swear I wasn't speeding (I really didn't think so). Judge made a decision over the weekend, but I was so busy I only called today.
Called today......N O T G U I L T Y

I wish they wrote up decisions like in the supreme court so I knew what I did right!!

ou went to court for what? Did the cop not show? Where?

I have one date for april (from 3 months ago in the city) I suspect even without a lawyer, telling the judge the truth( an un-intentional event to be short) It should be dismissed. but..

got a speeding 2 days ago in dupage co.

Unless i do get off one 1, and possible supervision on 2(or show uo to fight it --I also didnt realize or think I was speeding) the officer was over 3 blocks or 16th of a mile away- is it possible to ping a bike from the front successfully?---and then he made a very illegal, unsafe attempted u turn, more like a 3 point, waited for the next intersection/ red light to put on lights to stop me0 I never saw or asked to see the gun, I was kinda flabbergasted that I was pulled over, and also thatr I didnt downshift 3 and just book away.
I had 2 cop pals tell me they would never stop, that they arent supposed to chase bikes.....

getting a ticket before the riding season kinda has me spooked. sucks


any comments by anyone?
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JoeRider:

1. She got caught doing 45 in a 35 (it's in the post you quoted)
2. Just try and get supervision and don't get caught speeding for a year.
3. Yes, it is possible to accurately clock a bike at 1/16 of a mile away.
4. NEVER run. You were speeding, you got caught, face the consequences like a man.

If you've got a clean record you can get supervision. Getting a ticket sucks, but it's what we all face if we are speeding.

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The cop did show, and he was a total giggly little voerconfident prick like they mostly are. I don't really know how I got off. I think it's possible that he never really radared me and he lied about it. Traffic stops are all audio recorded in our town, and the audio recording had me asking to see the radar and him refusing to show it. I suspect that the judge might have checked the radar # and found no evidence, I don't know.

All I did was folow trial procedure-- I inundated the cop with questions (how many people do you pull over each day? Times how many days you work a year that's how many people....how can you remember every detail? What was the weather like? What was traffic like? What was I wearing?) because when you do that all you do is put doubt in the judge's mind. The more the judge hears the cop say "I don't know" the better you are. If you also keep repeating questions you might be able to catch the guy contradicting himself. But, generally, it's your word against the cops and if you can't find a legal reason out (like you didn't stop but there was no stop sign, etc.) you're screwed. That's why I suspect that the cop lied, the judge checked his story, and I lucked out. I also lucked out because there were walk-ins after my case and the judge wanted to get done asap, so he had time over the weekend to listen to the audio tape and make a decision. I suspect that that is when he looked into my story about their being another cop present (which the one cop denied and was lying about) and my story about asking to see the radar.)

But overall my strategy was to place enough doubt in the judge's mind that he wouldn't convict me.

Oh, and +1-- NEVER run. If the cop wants to, he can charge you with Felony evasion of police. Also, there is no way out of that-- cops nowadays have video and that can get evidence on your for evasion NO PROBLEM. Try getting a job after a felony!
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