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Old 11-11-2007, 11:09 AM   #2201
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Mmmm, first post in the Cop Talk Thread!

frobie, I have a friend that was pulled over and ticketed for 115+ in a 70 on 101N around King City.

He should fall right into this punishment category correct?
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Old 11-11-2007, 04:06 PM   #2202
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Mmmm, first post in the Cop Talk Thread!

frobie, I have a friend that was pulled over and ticketed for 115+ in a 70 on 101N around King City.

He should fall right into this punishment category correct?
Yeah he will. But keep in mind that the fine mentioned before was the minimum fine. The 30 day suspension is the maximum. In the courts taht I deal with (Firebuagh/Coalinga/Avenal) the fine is usually well in excess of $1k.
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Old 11-11-2007, 11:22 PM   #2203
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3 months ago i got a exhibition of speed ticket with 40 on 40mph zone, heres what happened it happened when i was at a dead stop on a stop light when i gave my car more gas and slipped the clutch a little but i didnt mean to because its my first manual trans. car im still getting use to driving it.. i plead not guilty with my first court appearance, can i defend myself?
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Old 11-12-2007, 01:50 AM   #2204
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I have a question about out of state plates. Can CA cops look up the out of state plates or do they only have CA system? Also do CA laws apply to out of state vehicles such as tint, engine mods, stuff like that....
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Old 11-12-2007, 09:58 AM   #2205
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I have a question about out of state plates. Can CA cops look up the out of state plates or do they only have CA system? Also do CA laws apply to out of state vehicles such as tint, engine mods, stuff like that....
Yes, we can look up out of state plates and get all of the same information we would get on CA plates. I will often cite for mechanical violations even though they vary from state to state. Assuming the person I've stopped has established residency in CA, I'll also cite them to make sure they register their vehicle in the state.
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3 months ago i got a exhibition of speed ticket with 40 on 40mph zone, heres what happened it happened when i was at a dead stop on a stop light when i gave my car more gas and slipped the clutch a little but i didnt mean to because its my first manual trans. car im still getting use to driving it.. i plead not guilty with my first court appearance, can i defend myself?
You can always defend yourself. But you need to be a little more descriptive when you explain what happened. The way you described it is this; I took off from a stop sign a little bit faster than normal. And then I got a ticket for exhibition of speed. There's a lot more to the story than that. Are you actually asking what the best way is to defend yourself?
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Old 11-12-2007, 05:44 PM   #2207
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Yes, we can look up out of state plates and get all of the same information we would get on CA plates. I will often cite for mechanical violations even though they vary from state to state. Assuming the person I've stopped has established residency in CA, I'll also cite them to make sure they register their vehicle in the state.
And get a California License too!
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Old 11-12-2007, 05:52 PM   #2208
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And get a California License too!
yup...easy misd stat right there.
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yup...easy misd stat right there.
Yup Yup. Too bad we don't get stats for a misdemeanor unless we write a report on it. Thankfully we dont' have to write one for 12500 I'm okay without the stat...
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Old 11-12-2007, 06:29 PM   #2210
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Yup Yup. Too bad we don't get stats for a misdemeanor unless we write a report on it. Thankfully we dont' have to write one for 12500 I'm okay without the stat...

Yeah, you could probably burn a whole shift with 12500 reports. We have a check-off modified report form for 12500 or 14601, usually burns about 25 minutes...
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Old 11-13-2007, 12:04 AM   #2211
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Yes, we can look up out of state plates and get all of the same information we would get on CA plates. I will often cite for mechanical violations even though they vary from state to state. Assuming the person I've stopped has established residency in CA, I'll also cite them to make sure they register their vehicle in the state.
Now does this apply for people in the military? And even though they have out of state plates, should they have a CA license too?
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You can always defend yourself. But you need to be a little more descriptive when you explain what happened. The way you described it is this; I took off from a stop sign a little bit faster than normal. And then I got a ticket for exhibition of speed. There's a lot more to the story than that. Are you actually asking what the best way is to defend yourself?
Thats exactly what happened... Yup whats the best way to defend myself :/
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Old 11-13-2007, 09:01 AM   #2213
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Now does this apply for people in the military? And even though they have out of state plates, should they have a CA license too?
Anyone that establishes residency in CA is required to have a driver's license and CA plates within 10 days. I can imagine that there would be some room given to military personal from another state but stationed in CA. Technically, there is no exception for them (that I know of at least) in the vehicle code...
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This is more of a legal question but theoretically, if one were to make a pre-trial deal with a prosecutor about reducing a speeding fine because he had prior engagements and made the deal, then go to court on the scheduled day without that specific prosecutor and the witnessing officer is not there to testify, would one be entitled to request the charges be dismissed after stating that you know nothing of a former deal and object to the prosecution attempting to bring the witnessing officer in by stating that they should have been more prepared?
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Old 11-13-2007, 05:42 PM   #2215
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This is more of a legal question but theoretically, if one were to make a pre-trial deal with a prosecutor about reducing a speeding fine because he had prior engagements and made the deal, then go to court on the scheduled day without that specific prosecutor and the witnessing officer is not there to testify, would one be entitled to request the charges be dismissed after stating that you know nothing of a former deal and object to the prosecution attempting to bring the witnessing officer in by stating that they should have been more prepared?

In CA, if the officer doesn't show up to the hearing, case is dismissed.
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Old 11-13-2007, 07:59 PM   #2216
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Yes, we can look up out of state plates and get all of the same information we would get on CA plates. I will often cite for mechanical violations even though they vary from state to state. Assuming the person I've stopped has established residency in CA, I'll also cite them to make sure they register their vehicle in the state.
Well lets say they are just visiting CA, Can you still cite someone for ex. like a no front license plate, or tint( something that each states laws are diff) even though they are an out of state vehicle???
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:53 PM   #2217
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Anyone that establishes residency in CA is required to have a driver's license and CA plates within 10 days. I can imagine that there would be some room given to military personal from another state but stationed in CA. Technically, there is no exception for them (that I know of at least) in the vehicle code...
Discovered that active duty military are allowed to not have a CA license as long as they have a valid license in their state
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:57 PM   #2218
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Well lets say they are just visiting CA, Can you still cite someone for ex. like a no front license plate, or tint( something that each states laws are diff) even though they are an out of state vehicle???
If I believe that they are just visiting and they haven't established residency, they wouldn't be cited if the violation I was going to cite them for is not illegal in their state of residence...
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sorry for the late repost... but from what u said before
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Two hours from San Jose (if you were going south) would put you right around my area. What county were you in? What officer? What court?

You're looking at a minimum $750 fine plus as much as a thirty day suspension on your license. Plus, you'll have to make at least one appearance in front of the judge to enter your plea.
it was in Franciscan way, king city in superior court. by officer S. Backind ( cant really read the ticket) also would it be any way possible that i would still be able to drive but only to go to school, as i am a full time student.
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Old 11-14-2007, 01:33 AM   #2220
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If I believe that they are just visiting and they haven't established residency, they wouldn't be cited if the violation I was going to cite them for is not illegal in their state of residence...
So the bottom line is that, any officer can cite any vehicle no matter what state they are in and if its illegal in their state? Do you guys automatically assume its illegal in their state or do u dispatch the operator to look up the law? How does that process work? I know not one officer knows every law in every state. (Also this is a totally off side question, but do you happen to know anyone in corrections in CA? I heard there is a big need in CA. Is corrections a safe job? Pay any good? Thanks for all the info you provided for me, greatly appreciated
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