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3rd moving violation

Yep, going to traffic court. Got nailed at three in the mourning doing 51 in a 25. Second speeding ticket in a year with an additional ticket for following to closely. Never been to court, any suggestions? I can not afford a lawyer and I am going to plead guilty, do you think they will pull my license? Damn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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you're not hopeless yet.
take a look at these links
http://www.nolo.com/resource.cfm/cat...8BE0E/104/263/
http://www.blurofinsanity.com/Speeding.html
http://helpigotaticket.com/

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If you can't afford a lawyer you DEFINITELY can't afford the fine. I'd much rather spend the money on the lawyer and avoid the possibility of losing your license.


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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-07-2006, 08:34 PM
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51 in a 25! well thats a bit much, and if im not mistaken if the speed limit is 25 that means there is a lot of people around, maybe even kids.... thats kinda slow to be anything else.... so maybe you should slow down a bit and be more careful.... and dont take this the wrong way but i hope you dont drive for a while.. i understand speeding a lil bit here and there or speeding on a major street where the mornal speed limit is 45 or so... but speeding in a 25 is dumb if you ask me.. and that much over the limit is also dumb.




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Gone to..... pay uncle Sam.


Anyway, I have never figured out the 25mph residential speed zone when the road is wide enough to land a plane on it!
I can see that at certain school times but not all the time. I can also understand the 25mph in some narrower streets in older cities. Kids can pop out from between cars at anytime!

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[quote author=G-MAN link=topic=64241.msg1102069#msg1102069 date=1165531646]
Yep, going to traffic court. Got nailed at three in the mourning doing 51 in a 25. Second speeding ticket in a year with an additional ticket for following to closely. Never been to court, any suggestions? I can not afford a lawyer and I am going to plead guilty, do you think they will pull my license? Damn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/inju...aw/ohspeed.htm

looks like your second offense within a year could carry a fine up to $250 and 30 days in jail, and is a 4th degree misdemeanor. I could be reading that wrong, however. You'll probably just get a fine, points, and maybe traffic school.

You were going OVER twice the posted speed limit, though. In some states, that's reckless driving which can be up to a class-1 misdemeanor and have some serious penalties. You're lucky to be in Ohio, which doesn't have a set threshold for "reckless driving".

What was the specific charge listed on your ticket? It will likely also tell you the actual # of the law you violated, which you can then look up to find out exactly what you're facing.

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#1: DO NOT Plead Guilty, Plead NO CONTEST - If you plead no contest they will find you guilty anyways but pleading no contest means you DO NOT admit to doing it, and that ticket CANNOT be held against you in court of law.
sort of. It's still a conviction, and CAN be used against you in future court proceedings. The only thing it protects you from is any liability that would have come with admitting that you were speeding.

So if you go out next week and do this again, they can say "you were convicted of speeding last week, so we're going to give you a bigger penalty." It CAN'T be used against you in a civil case concerning the same issue.

In other words, if OJ had pleaded no contest they would have convicted him for murder, but when the family sued his ass they couldn't say "he admitted that he did it", they would have had to prove it all over again. If he had pleaded not guilty, they could have used that as an admission that he did it.
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man...i wish we had 200 dollar speeding tickets.

My first ticket ever, 130km/h in a 90km/h zone.
close to 400 bucks

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