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Old 01-01-2009, 02:38 PM
 
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Hi everyone. I received my first ticket ever on December 6. I was only going 5 over-40 in a 35 zone on my way to work. When the officer gave me the ticket he said "You're lucky, I only got you going 5 over." For some reason, I initially took this to mean that I hadn't gotten a ticket-since I had never gotten one before, I didn't know how it all worked. So here's my problem-I thought I had to wait 14 business days to call or do anything about it and with the holidays and work being busy, I've kinda run out of time. The day I'm supposed to appear in court is Jan 5. I saw some other advice on here to contact Attorney Craig Kenny, but it is a holiday today and that doesn't give me 3 business days before my court date to drop it off to him. I also work on my court date. Any advise from anyone on how I should handle this? I want to avoid paying the whole $190 fee and getting points especially since it was only for 5 over. Please help!!
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Old 01-01-2009, 03:31 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Hi everyone. I received my first ticket ever on December 6. I was only going 5 over-40 in a 35 zone on my way to work. When the officer gave me the ticket he said "You're lucky, I only got you going 5 over." For some reason, I initially took this to mean that I hadn't gotten a ticket-since I had never gotten one before, I didn't know how it all worked. So here's my problem-I thought I had to wait 14 business days to call or do anything about it and with the holidays and work being busy, I've kinda run out of time. The day I'm supposed to appear in court is Jan 5. I saw some other advice on here to contact Attorney Craig Kenny, but it is a holiday today and that doesn't give me 3 business days before my court date to drop it off to him. I also work on my court date. Any advise from anyone on how I should handle this? I want to avoid paying the whole $190 fee and getting points especially since it was only for 5 over. Please help!!
Just go to the pay window tommorrow and they will handle it. Be prepared to pay whatever they fee is. They will drop it to a parking ticket and take your money. No big deal. That is what the Attorney does with these. So just do it yourself. The above applies to Metro/City of LV. I don't know the other jurisdictions. I suspect they are the same though.
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:18 AM
 
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Hi everyone. I received my first ticket ever on December 6. I was only going 5 over-40 in a 35 zone on my way to work. When the officer gave me the ticket he said "You're lucky, I only got you going 5 over." For some reason, I initially took this to mean that I hadn't gotten a ticket-since I had never gotten one before, I didn't know how it all worked. So here's my problem-I thought I had to wait 14 business days to call or do anything about it and with the holidays and work being busy, I've kinda run out of time. The day I'm supposed to appear in court is Jan 5. I saw some other advice on here to contact Attorney Craig Kenny, but it is a holiday today and that doesn't give me 3 business days before my court date to drop it off to him. I also work on my court date. Any advise from anyone on how I should handle this? I want to avoid paying the whole $190 fee and getting points especially since it was only for 5 over. Please help!!
It would be worth your time and money to call one of the ticket attorneys in the phone book. Most of them have holiday hours. It really doesn't matter which one, they all function pretty much the same, and it's simple work for them. We called the $45 one - can't remember the name, sorry - when my husband got a 10 mph over the limit ticket a year ago. He also got an expired license ticket because we were new here and having trouble smogging our old car. The attorney got the two tickets' fees down from $450.00 to something like $125.00 and NO POINTS. That is the main thing, because points will cost you for years on your insurance. No matter how small the fine, call an attorney!

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Old 01-02-2009, 11:03 AM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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It would be worth your time and money to call one of the ticket attorneys in the phone book. Most of them have holiday hours. It really doesn't matter which one, they all function pretty much the same, and it's simple work for them. We called the $45 one - can't remember the name, sorry - when my husband got a 10 mph over the limit ticket a year ago. He also got an expired license ticket because we were new here and having trouble smogging our old car. The attorney got the two tickets' fees down from $450.00 to something like $125.00 and NO POINTS. That is the main thing, because points will cost you for years on your insurance. No matter how small the fine, call an attorney!

It is automatic on the low mph speeding tickets. You just ask at the window. Expired violations are a more serious problem. Then you do need a lawyer or to actually go to court. They are genedrally reduced greatly if you have fixed the problem.
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:05 PM
 
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Read the back of the ticket. Some states will expunge the ticket (read: it never happened) if you attend a safe driving course. Hard to believe, but I once got out of a $135 ticket I had no business getting out of for $35 and 1.5 hours of an online safe driving school.
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