Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Another question....not about Jerry Springer! :)


Alright so a month or so ago, I got pulled over for running a red light. In my defense, I was on a highway that had a 55 MPH speed limit, and I wasn't speeding. I looked up at the light and thought I had enough time....well the light turned red AS I was crossing the line. The Police Officer was very rude, and gave me the ticket. Anyway, I am wondering if you have ever gone to traffic court, and did it make a difference,or should I just suck it up and pay the ticket!? It really bugs me because I don't have any other things on my record. And I don't want the FIRST thing to be running a red light!!! AHHAAYAYAH! Pretty much this is keeping me up at night, and I am STILL really ticked about it! SO, I would really like to hear your opinion. Bring it!
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11 comments:

Natalie said...

Being the non-confrontational person that I am...I would pay the ticket. That being said, I think Josh has a good lawyer that removed something like 50 tickets from his record...ha ha ha! This one shouldn't be a problem! Good Luck!!

Jen M said...

I'm with Nat on paying just to avoid having to go to court, but that's just my style. I think you can handle it fine. I've heard that it's worth going to court as sometimes a cop won't even show up for something small like this and then you're off the hook. Worse thing that could happen is you end up paying anyway. Best thing -get it reduced or pay nothing at all. Not a bad deal.

Misty said...

Ya, I think you should go to court just for adventure of it. I've heard from lots of people that if you go and put forth the effort...chances are you'll get cleared. And in your case you've got a very good argument. Just say it turned red as you were going through the light...

Chris and Tara Mason said...

They aren't going to let you watch a video or take traffic school so that your record is clear? If you go to court, you can at least beg the judge to send you to traffic school (in Texas you can do it online at home - it is great).

Richardson's Randoms said...

To quote a famous tv cop..."Don't do the crime if you can't do the time"

Bj

Jenny Doan said...

Go to court...My motto....It can't hurt to ask!

Jan said...

I agree with all the above -- at least go to court and see if they change anything. It can't hurt.

galbraiths said...

yea. i have been to court and gotten off. also if the officer doesn't show, you don't have to pay. I have also done the school thing. go hang out with a bunch of freaks and watch some videos all for the sake of a clear record and your insurance not getting jacked up. it is totally worth it. :)

Hopkins said...

Whipple Law Firm
818 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64106 Map

(816) 842-6411

Ask for David Whipple (the son) He was my seminary teacher in Independence. He is a lawyer and will get it removed for you! That is the way I go! So, no inusrance increase! :)

A peace of my mind said...

It is like the laws set up for immigration - we want them enforced.
"Let no man break the laws of the land, for he that keepeth the laws of God hath no need to break the laws of the land." 58:21 Mayhap you are not ticked with the law, but with the violation. Peace of mind is a great thing! :>)

Stephanie said...

Me- I'd take the easy way out and pay it. However, D would definitely go to court. I heard that often times if this cop doesn't show up (since it interupts his donut shop experience) then there is no one to contest you and therefore the whole thing is dropped. What is the worst thing that could happen? You have to pay...so, you were considering doing that anyway, right? So you might as well.
Wow, I think I just talked myself into going to court even when I said I'd just pay it.
Ha. Either way, not worth loosing shut eye over.