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Speeding ticket question

24 July 2000
I got pulled over on my way in to work tonite... There was about 25 Georgia State Patrol vehicles on the side of the highway pulling people over left and right... I was on my cell phone and wasnt paying attention to my V1 when I realized that it was telling me i was being clocked by laser... oops too late

So I continued to drive and about a half mile down the street a cop got behind me and pulled me over... Wrote me a ticket for speeding, but the ticket does *not* have any sort of specification for how fast I was going nor what the speed limit was... Just that i was clocked by laser and it has the violation code: 40-6-181 (i think thats what it says as its kind of hard to read) There's definintely NO trace of any attempt by the officer to put the speed at which I was traveling or what the limit was.. you cant even tell if he pressed down on the paper in that area when i hold it up to the light either... the only information the officer gave me is that he clocked me at 78 in a 55... other than what he verbally told me, there's no written citation that says so...

So i'm wondering if this makes this citation void?? I would assume so... what do u guys think?
Originally posted by Electro:
So i'm wondering if this makes this citation void?? I would assume so... what do u guys think?

I personally doubt it makes the citation "void" but I would guess it would be a hell of a lot easier to fight.

'98 NSX-T Blk/Blk
o Comptech headers / exhaust / airbox
o Koni adjustable suspension w/Comptech springs and sway bars
o Volk TE-37 17/18” wheels
The officers write up a report after the ticket is given. On the report, it will state more detail and facts based on the officer's perception. That report is used by the judge in the court hearing. I wouldn't assume anything. However, I am curious as to why the speed wasn't recorded on the ticket. Maybe you can call the courthouse asking for more detail about the ticket.
Regardless of your ticket, this is a prime example of why you should have an attorney on retainer. Every ticket I've every gotten has been 'negotiated' down by my attorney to a lesser (no-point) offense. That is what lawyers do, that is why my insurance is still only $800/yr to drive my car and I have "no points" on my license. Sure, an attorney isn't cheap but then hey! If you drive an NSX, you should be able to afford one!
NSX_Man the fact that someone drives an NSX doesn't automatically make them rich. I don't know the type of statutes in that state. In Fl. there is a "too fast for conditions" statute where an officer can say your speeding by his own visual interpretation. There has to be a reason for it though, i.e. rain, coming over a hill, fog, etc. You should just get a lawyer to negotiate the ticket to something lower without points.
Hiring an attorney to defend a traffic violation (other than DUI) generally costs $100-200. The savings on your insurance alone could more than make up for that.
First traffic ticket on my NSX today right after I waxed my NSX and take it for a spin around my neighborhood.
The cop pulled me over for not stopped properly at the traffic light before I turn right, the thing is my car cant shift into 1st gear while the car is moving and I'm not stupid to turn without looking at the intersection. Just wondering you guys(NSXers) run into any situation like this...What should I do ? Talks to the judge or just pay the damn ticket.

Thanx in advance.
Mike Ph.

[This message has been edited by BlKeViL (edited 09 March 2001).]
If found guilty, a "traffic light" infraction will go on your record and be equivalent as the lowest speeding ticket you can get. Which means that it will impact your insurance rating. Same as if you get a ticket for driving on the Carpool lane(not speeding), it will impact your insurance rating.

Getting a lawyer will almost guarantee to get the ticket wiped off(since you weren't endagering anybody on the road). However, laywers may cost a few hundred bucks. You can contest it to the judge and take your chances of having the judge drop the ticket if you're willing to risk losing the court hearing. I think you have a better chance of fighting this than if you had a speeding ticket.

Personally, don't they have more important things to do than ticketing people for improperly stopping at stop lights?
The person you want to talk with is the prosecutor, rather than the judge. The prosecutor will know what the judge is likely to do with a minor charge. Also in many jurisdictions there are ways to pay a relatively small fine to the court while keeping the conviction off your driving record, which is worth asking the prosecutor about if this would be satisfactory to you. Also keep in mind that if you and the prosecutor agree on how the charge will be treated, this will give you a more certain outcome than the risk of trying to go for an acquittal while risking the possibility of a conviction on your record.