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Old 04-29-2018, 07:38 AM
 
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Forget it. My DH had the same thing happen to him, many many years ago and he even brought pictures of the scene showing that the cop did not have a view of where the stop line was and could not have seen whether he stopped or not....AND my husband's aunt was the clerk of the court and went to bat for him as a character witness during the "trial" and he still lost. It's your word against a cop.

Get a dashcam. You live on Long Island so you are a cog in the money making machine that is local government and it's your time to pay into the system. A dash cam video may help next time.
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Old 04-29-2018, 07:38 AM
 
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Does having a pristine record help at all? I didnt do it, i shouldnt have to pay this
Said the 3 year old cookie thief with crumbs on his lap.
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Old 04-29-2018, 07:40 AM
 
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Said the 3 year old cookie thief with crumbs on his lap.
My record is pristine but thanks
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Old 04-29-2018, 07:41 AM
 
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Forget it. My DH had the same thing happen to him, many many years ago and he even brought pictures of the scene showing that the cop did not have a view of where the stop line was and could not have seen whether he stopped or not....AND my husband's aunt was the clerk of the court and went to bat for him as a character witness during the "trial" and he still lost. It's your word against a cop.

Get a dashcam. You live on Long Island so you are a cog in the money making machine that is local government and it's your time to pay into the system. A dash cam video may help next time.
Thank you. Ugh. Iím just annoyed. I literally got a ticket for following the law ... what even gives
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Old 04-29-2018, 07:42 AM
 
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You can fight it but you will lose.

I second the dash cam. Best $75 you’ll ever spend.
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Old 04-29-2018, 07:44 AM
 
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But is it worth getting a lawyer for an offense this small? I dont know what the ticket is ... i have to mail in my plea
Not sure. That's why you should maybe speak with a lawyer. Instead of listening to a bunch of random knuckleheads on an internet forum. Self included.

For me, if it was really truly a false accusation I would fight for my honor just based on principle.
Are you 100% sure you made a COMPLETE stop?
Your vehicle actually ceased to move?
It's nit picking and a dick thing to do, but if you did not come to a complete stop you broke the law.
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Old 04-29-2018, 07:52 AM
 
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Not sure. That's why you should maybe speak with a lawyer. Instead of listening to a bunch of random knuckleheads on an internet forum. Self included.

For me, if it was really truly a false accusation I would fight for my honor just based on principle.
Are you 100% sure you made a COMPLETE stop?
Your vehicle actually ceased to move?
It's nit picking and a dick thing to do, but if you did not come to a complete stop you broke the law.
Yes 100% sure it was a complete stop
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Old 04-29-2018, 07:55 AM
 
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Yes 100% sure it was a complete stop
Ok then. I would fight it.
You wont "win" but most likely it will be kicked down to jay walking or public flatulence or something like that.
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Old 04-29-2018, 07:59 AM
 
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Ok then. I would fight it.
You wont "win" but most likely it will be kicked down to jay walking or public flatulence or something like that.
Ok so when i mail in my not guilty plea what happens then?
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Old 04-29-2018, 08:03 AM
 
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Ok so when i mail in my not guilty plea what happens then?
You'll be given a court date.
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