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Old 12-31-2013, 02:35 PM   #1
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Anybody ever got a US Forest Service ticket on the BRP?

And went to Federal Court to plead it down?

How did it go for you? Any tips/advice?

You can probably guess why I'm asking...
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Old 12-31-2013, 09:34 PM   #2
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Really no need to. I don't think you get anything against your license for it. It doesn't show up at all.

is the fine high? I always thought they were cheap.
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Old 01-01-2014, 12:09 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by badgerone View Post
You can probably guess why I'm asking...
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Old 01-02-2014, 03:14 PM   #4
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I got popped 2 years ago for 60 in a 45. $100.00 fine. $75.00 for the speed, ( ranger says the monies go into a disabled vet fund ) $25.00 admin fee, ticket goes in a file cabinet. That's it. Had I have known that I would have been having a lot more fun than I was having :)
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Old 01-02-2014, 03:28 PM   #5
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Old 01-02-2014, 04:11 PM   #6
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I believe the BRP is covered by the National Park Service

versus National Forest Service....
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Old 01-02-2014, 07:30 PM   #7
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yup...the NPS, (No People Service)...and they don't like bikes. Last award I got...ranger was writing, a group of bikes came in..."this is good advertising right here"...

I want to say it did hit my record, I'm in Va and ticket was in Va, so that might be why. I don't trust anything a ranger for NPS says.
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:21 PM   #8
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I posted in the BRP speed limit thread regarding points on your license...

I got a speeding ticket on Skyline Drive back in 1990. I was concerned about points on my license and mentioned it to the Ranger. He told me it wouldn't show on my record. Really! OK, I'll take him at his word.(big mistake)

About a year later I needed a copy of my driving record for employment purposes. Got the record and was looking thru it and saw a ticket from Texas on it. WTF? I asked the person behind the counter what was going on.

DMV rep: Did you get a ticket in Texas?

Me: I've never even been to Texas

DMV rep: Did you get a ticket in a National Park?

Me: Yeah...
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Old 01-03-2014, 10:21 PM   #9
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I was told by a lawyer friend that the feds get something like a 99.8% conviction rate so when I got popped on the BRP a few years ago I did not try to plead it down.

As I recall the fine was something over $200.00 and 6 points (though no reckless) on my VA license.
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