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Old 10-27-2010, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Wendell NC
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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
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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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
You might want to zip on your flame retardant suit - I dont think your post is going to increase your popularity here - if I read your post correctly you are firstly upset because your admitted speeding offense wasn't given some 'professional courtesy' and , secondly, you want to play the system to get off at court.
If your an ex-cop do you not know what happens when the reporting officer is not available? They can only either dismiss or adjourn the case to a different date, unless you want to plead guilty............I know that's a long shot
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:13 PM
 
Location: GOVERNMENT of TRAITORS & NAZIS
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You might want to zip on your flame retardant suit - I dont think your post is going to increase your popularity here -

You think? and it is JoCo and election season. Wonder if the DA will trade professional courtesy for a few votes?
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Wendell NC
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Steve54...I am not upset and I do not mind paying a fine but i dont want it to be a moving violation that incurs points on my license. I also told him i was seeking to get my CDL and speeding vilolations are a no-no. As for knowing what to expect ...things down here are not always the same as where I came from...it sounds to me like you're the one whos' upset.
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:55 PM
 
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if I read your post correctly you are firstly upset because your admitted speeding offense wasn't given some 'professional courtesy'
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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.
Sounds petty upset to me

Last edited by Green Irish Eyes; 10-27-2010 at 07:19 PM.. Reason: Please discuss the topic, not each other.
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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State Hwy Patrol officer wrote me the ticket even after I showed him ID that identified me as a former police officer from NJ.
Precisely what did you expect to accomplish by doing this, other than to circumvent the law? As a former police officer, you should have been held to even HIGHER standards than a "regular" person IMO.

PS--it's even more appalling that a former police officer, after admittedly breaking the law and trying to get out of it by "pulling strings", is now asking the best way to weasel out of proper legal procedure. Is this how you handled things up in NJ when you were in the force?
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:13 PM
 
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Is this how you handled things up in NJ when you were in the force?
The answer is probably yes. Police are part of a brotherhood, and like it or not, they'll look out for each other. Including letting them by for speeding.

I find it ironic you are railing him for this considering the shape our local state troopers and what has been in recent news regarding multiple episodes of misconduct.

Last edited by Green Irish Eyes; 10-27-2010 at 09:29 PM.. Reason: Please discuss the topic, not each other.
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:37 AM
 
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If you contest the ticket and the officer is not in court to identify you and make a statement, then yes, you win the case. On another note, anyone should always fight a speeding ticket. OP shouldn't be surprised he got a ticket, State Troopers have one job, and that is writing tickets.
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:51 AM
 
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In NJ, you just whip out your PBA card.

In NC, you go to court and the DA will lower it to 9 over hence no ins raise...
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Morrisville, NC
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Sounds to me like he was extending a professional courtesey by telling you he would not be in court. Kind of doubt he told everyone else he wrote tickets to over the few days that got assigned that date.

If you show up and ask the ADA if the office is there, they should let you off.
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