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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 05-29-2006, 12:29 AM Thread Starter
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Got tagged for 39 mph over the limit.

What is the fine for that. State trooper got me. I realize that I got lucky and didn't get arrested for 40 over, but I just got the ticket and a must appear. I have no tickets for the last 4 years. Think I can get supervision, and not get chewed at in court by the judge, or is this one going on my record because its so close to the class A misdemeanor?? Any ideas??

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94 or 104? That's quite a speed to get tagged at.. Time to get a good lawyer I think.

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I hope it was at least a 55mph highway, or you better run out and get some


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You are lucky you were not 41+ over or you would have gone to jail. This happened to me last Oct. I can personally guarantee you that if you go in w/o an attorney you will have NO chance of getting supervision. If your record is as good as you say it is and you go in w/ a decent attorney you should have little problem getting supervision. Make sure you retain an attorney that usually works in the same courthouse that you have to go to. It would be a disadvantage for you to go in w/ an attorney that the local prosecutor is not familiar with.
This one is going to cost you as there will be an additional fine above the cost of the ticket; you got caught and now you have to play the game. My situation cost me 1K and 20 hours of community service after all was said and done. I would guess that you will be hit w/ a fine of about 300 to 500 + traffic school + the cost of the ticket to get supervision.
Anybody here who talks shit to you about this can eat a dick. Almost all who are here have done triple digit runs at one time or another, it is just that they haven't been caught doing it (although some of us have).
The lesson you should take from this is that running at these speeds is not worth losing your privelidge to ride. If you get caught doing it again you will most likely lose your license and worse, your insurance costs could go up to the point that it will be difficult to afford keeping your bike insured.
Good luck bro and keep the record clean for at least a year after your court date. If you can do this you should be fine.

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I got one for 90 in a 45 in rockdale on a permit by myself when I first got my bike. I just went up to the prosecutor and told him I didn't have anything on my record and asked if there was any way I could get supervision. he gave it to me with a $200 fine. I know that might have been luck but it is possible. it would be much better with an attorney though. good luck

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had one for 93 in a 55. I thought I was dead because the judge chewed out the girl before me who was only 20 over. Then I walk up there with long ass hair and after missing the first court date, oops. I got supervision with 8 hour school but no lectures or problems. Like blueyes said, maybe I was lucky also.


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Last year when I was tagged for 124 in a 50, I got a $250 fine, a year supervision, but my wife's lawyer, knew the prosecutor and the judge. I would definetely lawyer up on this one. Especially with the Gestapo type tatics the police all over the country are using to catch those criminals not wearing seat belts!


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Ditto getting a lawyer for that much over, or take your chances and talk to the prosecutor and if all else fails ask for another court date and then bring a lawyer. I had to do that 2 yrs ago


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Yeah, go in by yourself first, if ya about to get screwed ask for continuance and bring a lawyer than. I've gotten off multiple 20+, 30+ tickets without an attorney. Remember, they don't wanna be in court all day any more than you do.
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It was 94 in a 55 on elgin-o'hare. I was gonna go in there and ask for supervision. Will having a lawyer matter if you plead guilty? I can see having one if I was going for not guilty.
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get a lawyer, the whole thing might run you close to 1000.00

or take your chances, and risk loosing your license.



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This was just a ticket. The reason it was written for 94 in a 55 was so i didn't get a class A misdemeanor, so the trooper said. Its just a speeding ticket. I can't loose my license for that. I have no other tickets for a long time either on my record. The only thing i am worried about is this ticket going on my record and having my insurance go up. I just want supervision. If I need a lawyer to get supervision on a speeding ticket, then something is really fucked up with our judicial system.
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This was just a ticket. The reason it was written for 94 in a 55 was so i didn't get a class A misdemeanor, so the trooper said. Its just a speeding ticket. I can't loose my license for that. I have no other tickets for a long time either on my record. The only thing i am worried about is this ticket going on my record and having my insurance go up. I just want supervision. If I need a lawyer to get supervision on a speeding ticket, then something is really fucked up with our judicial system.


is this bald headed brian that had the yellow 929 wanting to be a cop?

am i talking to the guy i know?



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Nope. I had an erion 929.
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You're right, you don't need a lawyer to get supervision or do just about anything. Theoretically. Practically, a lot will depend on unrelated things - like whether or not a judge has a PMS or DAs coffee was good in the morning. Yes, this is fucked up. Yes, they're people just like us.

Why worry about the judicial system being fucked up, worry about it fucking you over.

Getting a lawyer improves your chances of getting off the hook tremendously, simply because a lawyer is likely to know a judge and a DA very well. And potentially saves you a lot of money. Search on the Internet, even 26 over can get you in a lot of trouble, if a judge/DA decide to make a fine example from you. If you come in with a lawyer, they won't do it, they will simply look for the easier target.

So, what are we talking about here - $100-200 to pay a lawyer for the court appearance? This is like a cheap insurance, shouldn't even be a question, just get a lawyer!
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Good advice, I think I found one for like $125 for a speeding ticket. I'll have to wait to call until tuesday, but hopefully it wont be an issue. My court date isn't until july, so I got a little time.
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You are lucky you were not 41+ over or you would have gone to jail. This happened to me last Oct. I can personally guarantee you that if you go in w/o an attorney you will have NO chance of getting supervision. If your record is as good as you say it is and you go in w/ a decent attorney you should have little problem getting supervision. Make sure you retain an attorney that usually works in the same courthouse that you have to go to. It would be a disadvantage for you to go in w/ an attorney that the local prosecutor is not familiar with.
This one is going to cost you as there will be an additional fine above the cost of the ticket; you got caught and now you have to play the game. My situation cost me 1K and 20 hours of community service after all was said and done. I would guess that you will be hit w/ a fine of about 300 to 500 + traffic school + the cost of the ticket to get supervision.
Anybody here who talks shit to you about this can eat a dick. Almost all who are here have done triple digit runs at one time or another, it is just that they haven't been caught doing it (although some of us have).
The lesson you should take from this is that running at these speeds is not worth losing your privelidge to ride. If you get caught doing it again you will most likely lose your license and worse, your insurance costs could go up to the point that it will be difficult to afford keeping your bike insured.
Good luck bro and keep the record clean for at least a year after your court date. If you can do this you should be fine.
Not always. My personal experience and I don't know nor am I married to any lawyers. Last year I got hit with a 57 over (112 in a 55) ticket by a trooper. Did not go to jail, was cuffed and put in the back seat of his cruiser while he wrote the tickets however, nor was my truck impounded. I was let go with the tickets (the other being a bs failure to signal a lane change, when I never changed lanes, and I did signal when I pulled onto the shoulder but I wasn't gonna argue). Went to court without a lawyer, pleaded guilty to both and got a $575 fine total w/90 day supervision and that was it. My record however was clean back to '98. All that was said/asked by the judge before he told me the fine was "why were you going so fast?" I told him straight up " It was a new truck, and I just got past by break in period" same as I told the trooper. Both which responded with a smirk and a nod.

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Not always. My personal experience and I don't know nor am I married to any lawyers. Last year I got hit with a 57 over (112 in a 55) ticket by a trooper. Did not go to jail, was cuffed and put in the back seat of his cruiser while he wrote the tickets however, nor was my truck impounded. I was let go with the tickets (the other being a bs failure to signal a lane change, when I never changed lanes, and I did signal when I pulled onto the shoulder but I wasn't gonna argue). Went to court without a lawyer, pleaded guilty to both and got a $575 fine total w/90 day supervision and that was it. My record however was clean back to '98. All that was said/asked by the judge before he told me the fine was "why were you going so fast?" I told him straight up " It was a new truck, and I just got past by break in period" same as I told the trooper. Both which responded with a smirk and a nod.
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Yes he did. Also, you may want to check your arrest record because the same thing happened to me; I was cuffed and placed in the back of the cruiser for about 15 minutes before I was allowed to leave the scene on my bike doning the ticket I had been issued. However, I was arrested even though I wasn't taken into the station and I have an arrest record now...first in my life.

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I secured a lawyer for my court date. He's local to the Rolling Meadows court house and knows all the judges and prosecutors. So He says I can get off with the minimum fine and supervision with his help. Cost me $125 for him to show and wave his wand. Wish me luck.

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glad you got a lawyer, and yep thats cheap, just make sure you hold him to what he said he can get you.



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Make sure you tell your Lawyer that the trooper already gave you a break by writing the ticket down..... details count in his negotiation with the prosecutor.

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I just went to court today to get my license back after a suspension -- I had never been to court and felt extremely comfortable having a lawyer with me. I didn't have to do anything and got exactly what I wanted (my license). I recommend John Carbon - his info is in the thread I just started about Good and Bad Lawyers.

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I agree with most of the posts here. You can get a break and receive supervision without a lawyer, but your chances with a lawyer are much better. IMO, it's worth the money for an attorney.
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best advice: lawyer up.. it's the ONLY way to go..
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