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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-04-2007, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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Am I screwed? Need advice.

I received a ticket in Crawford County, Wisconsin for 47 over. Yes..that's right, 47 over. I paid the deposit/fine to the trooper, got the citation, and was sent on my merry way. Oh, well...expensive lesson learned.

I talked to a couple of lawyers out in that area and here are my options:

1) Hire a lawyer so he can try to get it amended to 24 over and reduce the points. However, it's still a conviction that is sent to the IL Sec. of State. I already checked. The lawyer gets paid, Crawford County keeps the original deposit/fine, and I possibly get screwed by the insurance company.

2) Do nothing. Crawford County keeps their money, 15 days driving suspension in Wisconsin for 47 over, report gets sent to the IL Sec. of State and I possibly get screwed by the insurance company. I may also have to pay a $50 fee to regain the priviledge of driving in Wisconsin? What's that all about?

I have a clean driving record with no prior moving violations. Since IL doesn't work on the points system, what advantage is there to hiring a lawyer? Either way, reduced or not, it still get s reported to IL.

Any thoughts?

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-04-2007, 06:38 PM
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I would get a lawyer. From personal exp. It saves you ass and money in the long run. This is why I never go over the speed limit any more. Yeah right LOL
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Damn you got lucky. Troopers usually haul you to jail for 47 over. Did you get a reckless driving charge or excessive speed?

I thought IL went to the point system already?

BTW you will get screwed anyways by the insurance. Even if you just pay the fine you'll still lose your license. I think IL will pull your ticket for teh suspension you;d receive from WI. Not sure how that works between IL and WI. Seriously you should get a lawyer. May get it reduced to defective speedo and a HUGE fine, but no points.
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Back in college on campus I got nailed for 91 in a 20... Yes, it was funny at the time saying I did 4.5 times the speed limit...

Threw myself on the mercy of the court.. pleaded no contest, apologized for disrespecting the state of florida and alachua county and admitted it was a stupid dumb thing to do..

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Illinois is not on the point system. Either way it'll show up on your Illinois driving record as a conviction out of Wisconsin but it'll just show up as a conviction for speeding.

I personally wouldnt waste my time with a lawyer. 15 days driving privelage suspension in the state of Wisconsin....whip dee doo....Good Luck.
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Illinois is not on the point system. Either way it'll show up on your Illinois driving record as a conviction out of Wisconsin but it'll just show up as a conviction for speeding.

I personally wouldnt waste my time with a lawyer. 15 days driving privelage suspension in the state of Wisconsin....whip dee doo....Good Luck.
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Been popped in Wi too (last was two years ago for thirty over on my VTX coming back from Iowa - paid something to the officer on the spot and rode off. Insurance never went up a cent!) and finances were tight. Rolled the dice and all is/was well!

Different story if it was Illinois. . . ! but I didn't need an attorney.

Good luck and slow her down a touch!

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Rep for your first post being about you doing 47 over. Welcome to the nut house.
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Rep for your first post being about you doing 47 over. Welcome to the nut house.
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So, basically, with or without a lawyer, it still gets reported to IL as speeding. The lawyers I spoke do not think the PA in Crawford County will be willing to change the speeding charge, even if it's amended down to 24 over from 47. If that's the case, why even spend more and hire a lawyer? At this point I just don't see the advantage.
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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-05-2007, 09:18 AM
 
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I had 37 over. I paid the freaking ticket, had license suspended for 2 weeks. I would say don't bather, and I dont remember having problems with the insurance.
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I wanna know how much you had to pay the cop. WI is expensive. in IL 30 over the limit and they can arrest you.
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My wife had something similar. She got a lawyer, had the fine reduced to something else... paid the same fine, but no impact on insurance. Lawyer fee was minimal... like $75.
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My wife had something similar. She got a lawyer, had the fine reduced to something else... paid the same fine, but no impact on insurance. Lawyer fee was minimal... like $75.
Jus out of curioustity...since u were already doing 47 over why not just book it? around here you get arrested for 35 or more over.

But im a newb. so i dunno mayb im wrong.
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