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Should I contest this speeding ticket?

Should I contest this speeding ticket? Topic: Case southeastern
July 18, 2019 / By Abbye
Question: I recently got pulled over and ticketed for driving 49 mph in a 35 mph zone in the Southeastern US. This area is also a well-known speed trap as it is right next to the highway. I don't actually believe I was driving that fast - regardless, I was going to pay the fine except that a few things don't sit right with me. 1. The officer pulled me over, even though I was going slower than the person in front of me, which I believe has to do with my out of state license plate. The driver in front of me actually also pulled over into the same parking lot I did, believing he was getting ticketed. 2. I am actually South Asian with a Hispanic surname, and the citation says I am white, which also seems strange. 3. The citation says I was not driving in a two lane road, which is true; I was driving in a three lane road in the middle lane. The officer wasn't rude per se; but definitely wasn't courteous or actually explained anything to me at all. It is the first ticket I've ever gotten which is maybe why I need more clarification. Should I contest the ticket? Should I pay the ticket and then write a formal complaint? I was in the car with a white passenger, and even he said it didn't sit write with him - and he is in law school. Thank you for your help!
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Stephanas Stephanas | 9 days ago
Nowhere in that worthless stream of babble did you provide any legitimate reason your ticket should be dismissed. Every speeder who is caught "wasn't speeding". It's like the jails. They're just FULL of people who "didn't do it". 1. Perhaps it was safer for him to pull you over, or perhaps he just got you and didn't get the other guy. Happens sometimes. 2. So he ticked the wrong box. Clerical error does not get your ticket dismissed - they will amend it in court. 3. Soooooooo............? You have no grounds to get out of the ticket and you don't have any grounds for a complaint either. The f*ck? Grow the f*ck up and take responsibility for your actions.
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Stephanas Originally Answered: How can I can get out of a speeding ticket if the police officer wrote down the wrong year of the ticket?
it does not make any difference, it's like a typo. the court doesn't care. if you want to avoid points being assessed against your driving record (to prevent an increase in insurance rates), talk to the district attorney about an amendment to a lesser offense; hire an attorney; ask the judge to attend driving school which may keep the points from being assessed. Any way you go, you'll be out some dough.
Stephanas Originally Answered: How can I can get out of a speeding ticket if the police officer wrote down the wrong year of the ticket?
The error will probley not amount to much. Dont put your hopes on getting off because the wrong year or what ever was put there. Your best chances are just to go to court and fight the ticket out right and hope that the cop doesnt show up and that you can convince the judge to dismiss the error
Stephanas Originally Answered: How can I can get out of a speeding ticket if the police officer wrote down the wrong year of the ticket?
An inadvertent error such as writing the wrong year WILL NOT invalidate the speeding ticket. If you were speeding, pay the fine.

Paden Paden
Ma boy you were speeding just pay the ticket, you were all in the wrong if you were speeding you were speeding. everything you wrote has nothing to do with you speeding. Going 49 in a 35 damn son
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Paden Originally Answered: Speeding Ticket Question.Wrong Date On My Ticket?
Mistakes do not void tickets. If the officer can prove it was you driving, and prove you were speeding, the ticket will stand. The error will probably be caught by then anyway. You stated your real concerning is proving the date. Even if you are able to do that, it probably will not matter. As far as the court is concerned, speeding on the 11th is the same fine as speeding on the 18th. As a court officer, I've seen a handful of mistakes on tickets, and only two outcomes... the court amends the ticket with the correct date, or the court dismisses that ticket, and orders the officer to write another one with the correct date.
Paden Originally Answered: Speeding Ticket Question.Wrong Date On My Ticket?
Oddly enough, I think I got out of a ticket because the time was wrong. I was in Cape May Point, NJ and was doing 40 in a 30 zone. It was about 12:30 in the afternoon. The officer wrote 12:30 am. I returned the ticket saying that I was not driving my car at 12:30 am, and that I was at home at that point with my b/f. I never heard anything back. Also, I was in NJ a few years after that to fight a speeding ticket, and they told me I owed for a ticket from 15 years earlier, but it was not the one in Cape May point. So I guess it went away??

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