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Old 04-03-2017, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Golden, CO
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A few weeks ago I received a citation for rolling through a stop (~5mph) in Mountain View. Most cops wouldn't pull me over, much less write a ticket for that, but in Mt View that offense is apparently worth 4pts and $190.

Anyone know a traffic attorney who would handle this for a reasonable cost (<$500)?
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Old 04-03-2017, 07:58 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Nope.
Mtn View cop. Mtn View judge.
You lose.
You do realize that Mtn View gets 45.67% of its revenue from scofflaws similar to you?

P.S. How is the traffic by your new abode?
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Old 04-03-2017, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Mountain View, Sheridan, Lakeside, and Morrison are notoriously sleazy when it comes to doling out traffic citations.
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Old 04-03-2017, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I've never even heard of it. Not even sure how it's a considered a "town" and why it wasn't absorbed into Lakewood at some point.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_View,_Colorado

"In 2013, the [Police] department issued more citations than the cities of Denver, Aurora, and Boulder, combined."

Sounds like the town and the police department have outlived their usefulness.
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Old 04-03-2017, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Is it really only 12 sq blocks?
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Old 04-03-2017, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Mountain View uses traffic citations as a giant revenue center. It's well documented. You do not stand a chance. Pay the fine and move on. Don't waste money on a lawyer.
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Old 04-03-2017, 11:14 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Is it really only 12 sq blocks?
Yes.
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Old 04-04-2017, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Personally, I'd go to court and talk to the officer. See if you can just pay the fine without any of the points. I've done that with speeding tickets and a roll through. As stated above, most places just want your money.
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Old 04-04-2017, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Ticket-Happy Town Ignored Calls To Disband Its Police Force | The Daily Caller
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Old 04-04-2017, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Golden, CO
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Nope.
Mtn View cop. Mtn View judge.
You lose.
You do realize that Mtn View gets 45.67% of its revenue from scofflaws similar to you?

P.S. How is the traffic by your new abode?
Yeah I saw that, though in the article I read, the # was closer to 50%. Pretty incredible really. Guess I'll just pay the ticket and avoid Mt View in the future.

And I didn't end up buying the 26th ave house- it sold less than a day after I looked it and I hadn't fully decided I wanted to put an offer on it.
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