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Old 11-13-2010, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by LivoniaMi View Post
Yep. That's how it is back home in Michigan. A friend got a ticket, showed up in court, and was told if they plead guilty to a lesser mph over and just paid the fine they would get no points on their license. It's a cash machine.

I also believe that if one shows in court with a pricey lawyer that is connected, the fines are usually less just because you have spent money on the lawyer. The courts are happy you have supported the system. The more support ( $ ) given the less likelyhood of a big fine..
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Old 11-13-2010, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by TwoWheelMan View Post
71 in a 55 on Rt 70... State Hwy Patrol officer wrote me the ticket even after I showed him ID that identified me as a former police officer from NJ. He was just doing his job of course...I would expect no less. After he gives me the citation he tells me that I should contest it as he will not be in court that day. Some of my local friends tell me that if the officer/witness is not there to testify against me that the ticket will be thrown out with no court costs or fines incurred. Can anyone verify this? TIA
Yes. There are entire websites and organizations that advise people how to mitigate speeding tickets . I thought you of all people would have known about this. I thought he was advising you, an old "colleague" about this so that you could get out of paying !

I don't feel like taking the time now but of you search this topic among my posts, you'll find I have linked to the organization websites.
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