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Old 05-28-2013, 05:49 PM   #1
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Super speeding....not sure where to put this.

Hello everyone.
I wasn't sure where to post this but I figured I would start here since you guys have always given good advice in the past.
Yesterday, I got pulled over by Georgia State Patrol for speeding...doing 93 in a 55 zone.
I had a speeding ticket previously as well, which was a 68 in a 55 zone in 2011.
Looking back at it, I know this was incredibly stupid and I hope to learn from it. I know I have to pay a $200 super speeder fine to the state of Georgia but anybody have an idea of what the local fine would be in the city of Sandy Springs, GA? I'm supposed to appear in court on July 3, 2013 and I wonder if the judge will cut me any slack at all. I wonder if being an honor student/president's list in college, etc will help at all? What would you say/do?


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Old 05-28-2013, 05:53 PM   #2
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Mine was over $400. Good luck.
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:56 PM   #3
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Hello everyone.
I wasn't sure where to post this but I figured I would start here since you guys have always given good advice in the past.
Yesterday, I got pulled over by Georgia State Patrol for speeding...doing 93 in a 55 zone.
I had a speeding ticket previously as well, which was a 68 in a 55 zone in 2011.
Looking back at it, I know this was incredibly stupid and I hope to learn from it. I know I have to pay a $200 super speeder fine to the state of Georgia but anybody have an idea of what the local fine would be in the city of Sandy Springs, GA? I'm supposed to appear in court on July 3, 2013 and I wonder if the judge will cut me any slack at all. I wonder if being an honor student/president's list in college, etc will help at all? What would you say/do?


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Did you receive a reckless driving ticket?
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:31 PM   #4
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Did you receive a reckless driving ticket?
No, it was a "speeding in excess of maximum limits" ticket.


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Old 05-28-2013, 05:57 PM   #5
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Super speeding....not sure where to put this.

Jebus. What on earth possessed you to be doing that much over the speed limit?


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Old 05-28-2013, 06:00 PM   #6
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Step 1. Get radar detector
Step 2. Slow down
Step 3. ????
Step 4. Profit
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:04 PM   #7
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Step 3. ????
Step 4. Profit
1. Radar detector
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:00 PM   #8
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Slow down. No more problem. Seeing as though it's your 2nd one, I doubt you'll get any slack. Good luck.
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:05 PM   #9
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I got a ticket for passing on the right while going 85 in a 65 and got a $375 fine. Plead not guilty and it was dropped to $60. I'm in CT and that was my first speeding ticket, though. Good luck.
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:01 PM   #10
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speeding tickets can be downgraded to some other sort of weird driving ticket that amounts to 500 bucks and 0 points. they want your money, give them what they want.
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:03 PM   #11
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I really don't have a good excuse, it's grave immaturity on my part. It's time to grow up. I'm very worried about insurance and fines


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Old 05-28-2013, 06:05 PM   #12
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Shouldn't you just get an attorney and make the ticket go away?


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Old 05-28-2013, 06:06 PM   #13
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You're local. You're an idiot. There's no excuse for that kind of speed.

I hope they yank your license. I really do.
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:06 PM   #14
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I got pulled over for doing 53 in a 35 a few months ago, and got a warning. I don't take that road much anymore because it is way to easy to speed. The cop was right at the bottom of the overpass.
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:10 PM   #15
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Pay the fine, learn the lesson. Slow down.
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:12 PM   #16
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Super speeding....not sure where to put this.

By no means am I saying what I did was not wrong so those who wish to post negative comments....please don't.

I was wondering if it makes sense getting an attorney or not...mostly because I'm strapped for cash this month. If I'm not mistaken (ill have to check the policy) but I believe my Nationwide insurance policy allows 1 at fault accident and ticket every 6 months...or maybe it's 1 year so the points on my record are a concern but not as large as the fine I will have to pay.


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Old 05-28-2013, 07:49 PM   #17
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By no means am I saying what I did was not wrong so those who wish to post negative comments....please don't.

I was wondering if it makes sense getting an attorney or not...mostly because I'm strapped for cash this month. If I'm not mistaken (ill have to check the policy) but I believe my Nationwide insurance policy allows 1 at fault accident and ticket every 6 months...or maybe it's 1 year so the points on my record are a concern but not as large as the fine I will have to pay.


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First off don't speed... I know we all do from time to time(I'm talking like maybe 10 over) but don't do it if you are broke on top of that.


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Old 05-28-2013, 08:07 PM   #18
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You are either going to pay a lawyer or pay the court, but either way you are screwed man. I suggest hiring my attorney, Mr. Ben Dover.
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:54 PM   #19
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You are either going to pay a lawyer or pay the court, but either way you are screwed man. I suggest hiring my attorney, Mr. Ben Dover.
Oh, I see. Am I incorrect in assuming that if I hire an attorney then I won't have to pay the fines? Can attorneys usually get you off the hook?

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Old 05-28-2013, 09:20 PM   #20
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You are correct, an attorney can almost always get the citation to disappear. It is worth the upfront cash you will have to spend. If you just go to court on your own, you will almost definitely end up paying a few hundred bucks in fines, plus the increase in your insurance premium, and thats if they don't take your license completely. It's your choice, be broke now, or broke later. You are crazy if you try and fight this yourself. If you were really going as fast as you were, especially being a younger person in a BMW, I bet he will remember you and show up.
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