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Old 04-29-2016, 10:20 PM
 
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I was driving on highway 53 heading to Chisholm for drills for the national guard. The speed litmit is 70mph and I was driving a bit faster cause I was about to late. The state patrol pulled me over( I don't know if he doesn't like service member bacause a lot of car was passing me across him but literally I just passed him and he started following and pulled me over)and asked me do I know why he pulled me over? I was honest and this is my first time got pulled over so I didn't have any experiences for this situation. I told him that it might because I was speeding? He told me I was driving 78 in 70 zone and asked me did I get any tickets before? I told him "No, Sir" and said I'm heading to Chisholm for drills and I was wearing my uniform also. He took my driver license and a bit later he came back to my car with a ticket with a citation. he told me to call the number at the back of the ticket for my citation information. I was in hurry so I just make everything go through as fast as I can. now I got the ticket but I'm wodering if is it a fine ticket or not? or if it is, is there anyway can I ask for a warning instead of a speeding ticket, this is my first time got pulled over and didn't even have a warning before? I really don't want it gonna go to my Dl

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Old 04-29-2016, 10:48 PM
 
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Last time I was on 53 (6 months or so) the speed limit was 65. It is 55 between Eveleth and Virginia.
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Old 04-29-2016, 11:12 PM
 
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I can't actually remember the highway but i remember for sure the speed limit was 70 and it is also written i the ticket that I was speeding 78 in 70 zone
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Old 04-30-2016, 10:56 AM
 
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Have you called the number? Sounds like you got caught for speeding, which is accurate, and you have a ticket.
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Old 04-30-2016, 11:12 AM
 
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Next time ask for a warning before he goes back to his cruiser with your ID. It's too late now. This is how smaller towns made their quotas and bring in the cash. I noticed they don.t hang around to chit chat like yesteryear when you could reason with the cop. Try to "stay with the pack" so you don.t get singled out again. Slow down: 70 mph is generous. Your ticket may more $ then you think so brace yourself and call the number. I think u can also look online to see what the fine is. In the metro they are about $135 for an illegal left turn. I was floored. Don.t bother arguing a speeding ticket. Welcome to life!
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Old 04-30-2016, 12:40 PM
 
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Try to get a continuance for dismissal. I did that last year after getting a speeding ticket up north. Costs more but keeps it off your insurance.
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Old 04-30-2016, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Marshall, MN
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I read somewhere that if it's not more than 10 mph over the limit that it doesn't go on your record.
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Old 04-30-2016, 06:56 PM
 
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yep I've read that too. But I'm not sure about that. I searched on GG and it said in MN the fine is $145 for speeding over 15mph the speed limit. It's unfortunate but hopefully its not gonna get in my DL
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Old 04-30-2016, 11:37 PM
 
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The 10 mph rule ONLY goes into effect in a 55 mph zone. I think it had something to do with the energy crisis during the 1970's when all speed limits were lowered to a max of 55. Anyways, over the last several years most 55 mph zones have been slowly disappearing, so this loop hole is rarely in effect any more.

If it was a warning ticket, it would have said warning on it and you wouldn't have to call any number.

If you want to keep it off of your record you need to call the number on the ticket and set up a court date. Then you need to go to court and ask if there's anything they can do to help keep it off of your driving record. Most courts will offer a "continuance for dismissal" deal like King Harold was talking about, especially if you have a clean record like you do. It's not guaranteed, but it is worth a shot.

What it usually means is they will ask you to pay whatever the fine was supposed to be in addition to some extra court fees. In exchange for that deal you will agree to not accrue any similar moving violations for one year. If you make it a year without getting any more tickets then it will never go on your record and no one will ever know about it. If you do get another ticket it will go on your record, along with the new ticket.

I don't know what the entire situation was, but please allow me to say THANK YOU for your service to our country. Good luck!
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Old 05-02-2016, 12:37 PM
 
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The date may well be significant - I'm not an expert on local police districts, but monthly quota systems at least used to be common.

You may well have just wandered into a cop who would've given you a warning earlier in the month, but needed the citation to try and hit a quota before month's end.
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