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post #1 of 63 (permalink) Old 07-20-2009, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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Today i got a ticket for doing nothing

Today driving i was pulled over and was given a ticket for driving while on the phone, eventhough i wasn't. While i was driving i was holding my gps close to my face and the officer thought it was my phone. i tried to explain to the officer and he told why would you hold your gps to your ear and gave me a ticket.

I was wondering if anyone would know what i would have to bring to court to fight this ticket?


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Well why were you holding it to your ear? :shock:

Other than that, I don't know. Good luck.

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i wasnt holding to my ear, i just had it close to my face
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You should have shown him your call log on the spot.

You could try to bring in your phone bill. Hopefully you hadn't made any calls for 10 minutes or so before the time of the ticket.
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Maybe if his dashboard cam has high enough resolution (doubtful) you can prove it using that?


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Yeah, just show your call log and time of the ticket.

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[quote author=dero link=topic=150962.msg3238060#msg3238060 date=1248131396]
You should have shown him your call log on the spot.

You could try to bring in your phone bill. Hopefully you hadn't made any calls for 10 minutes or so before the time of the ticket.
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i actually told him that he can look at my phone log and he just walked away.
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being that the burden of proof is on the state, the only evidence the cop has is his word...

bring a phone bill. and you shouldn't have a problem.

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Didn't even think about that--brilliant. Sucks that you're going to have to waste your own time to prove him wrong, but it'll still feel pretty sweet when you show that bill in court and they're like "oh. whoops."


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Re: Today i got a ticket for doing nothing

Oh geez, where do I begin with this one..

First of all, you're going to fight this? You're going to lose, simple as that. You need to have your hands on the steering wheel at all times, holding a GPS close to your face with your hand is just as bad as talking on the phone. Take responsibilities for your own actions and just pay the ticket, it'll cost you less in the long run.

And you didn't get a ticket for doing nothing, you got a ticket for doing something , in this case it was holding a gps to your face. :shock:

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