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Old 07-06-2009, 09:32 AM
Location: Rehoboth Beach, Dela_where
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What, do you think it's just going to go away if you don't pay it?

It will eventually come back and haunt you! Try and get car insurance, car loan, home loan, etc, etc, etc in the future!

I would try fighting through the mail first and if it doesn't work just pay it and learn from your lesson!

Just don't write off Dewey Beach as some kind of police state. Can you imagine Dewey Beach if they allowed open containers all over the city? It's bad enough with all the drunk kids all over the town every weekend, beer cans everywhere, rampent DWI's, etc, etc, etc!

Good Luck
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:12 AM
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Default hi

thanks 2 all
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Old 08-25-2009, 06:35 PM
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Legitimate responses to this question include AND ARE LIMITED TO:
1) a recounting of the consequences you yourself (or a spouse) experienced after NOT paying a dewey beach fine,
2) intimate knowledge of the local PD's protocol (what goes on behind the scenes if you don't pay in this specific municipality)
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Old 08-29-2009, 06:52 AM
Location: NC, USA
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Originally Posted by lenniel View Post
OK, thanks for all the comments, advice, critiques, etc.
I called the court and the women said the only way the judge would consider reducing the fine is to set a court date and come out to see him (aint gonna happen).

So, like a good Chicagoan who's used to paying ridiculous fees for everything from my cable, cell phone and parking meters to neighborhood parking stickers, real estate transfer stamp and 10.25% sales tax (should I go on....), I bit the bullet and sent a check for $200. The fine was $200 and they add in $50 court cost for a total of $250. But since I'm not using the court, my little protest is to withhold the $50. If they want to spend the time, effort and resources to chase me around for that, then I'll be impressed.
Are you telling us that, in Chicago, it is legal to walk around rip-roarin drunk with an open container, or, ridin' your bike in the same condition? I'm having trouble believing this. Most states have a modicum of "local stupidity" laws. Add not more problems in your life, pay the danged thing.
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Old 08-29-2009, 06:57 AM
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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What was the point in re-opening this thread? The OP is undoubtedly long gone by now -- no one is listening.
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Old 08-29-2009, 06:58 AM
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When you get a ticket you either pay it or fight it. Depends.

Now here in Kent county it seems the police are out in droves the end of the month so you had better obey the speed limit and stop lights.
There's a lot of small towns to ride through where the speed limit drops drops from 45 down to 35 then 25.
Believe me........their watching.
I am much more cautious living here than anywhere. Seems this is how the small towns make thier money at the end of the month.

And I really don't think it matters if this thread is open. Obviously dusty rhodes had something to say and that is fine with me.
Thanks for sharing dusty rhodes and yes.........every state has one or two stupid laws.

And I am listening.
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