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Old 05-01-2014, 08:59 PM   #28906
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Fortunately for his wallet, this happened in Highland County. Fairfax traffic lawyers are around $1000 - $3000 depending on infraction.

I was always honest and have plead in front of a few judges. Dress well, be polite and provide any printed supporting evidence you may believe would help (picture of the tree blocking stop sign/speed limit, photograph of dangerous intersection or how a bus could block the signs etc). If you don't think you'll get away with it, you won't.
Given that I'm not in danger of having my license suspended, I'm having a hard time justifying why I'd spend the money on a lawyer.
I don't have any evidence to bring. If I wasn't going 79mph, I was going pretty close to it.

I think the cop already though he was being nice as he said he thought I was going 95mph. while he was behind me. I wasn't - not even close to that. But if he really thinks that he probably thinks he's already cut me a break. More likely he was just trying to scare me or something.
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:22 AM   #28907
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:27 AM   #28908
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Given that I'm not in danger of having my license suspended, I'm having a hard time justifying why I'd spend the money on a lawyer.
I don't have any evidence to bring. If I wasn't going 79mph, I was going pretty close to it.

I think the cop already though he was being nice as he said he thought I was going 95mph. while he was behind me. I wasn't - not even close to that. But if he really thinks that he probably thinks he's already cut me a break. More likely he was just trying to scare me or something.
Yep, doubt a lawyer will help. Also doubt they'll charge you with reckless if you utilize my prior advice. BTDT.

95? What were you riding?
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:51 AM   #28909
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Hey, I learned something!

You guys all ride too fast.
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:17 AM   #28910
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Back in the late 70's right after route 66 was opened from Gainesville to Marshall, the Haymarket town police would sit on the Eastbound entrance ramp and pick off speeders on 66. Form what I understand they were pulling people for a couple miles over and above. They had quite the illegal money making racket. Route 66 was out of their jurisdiction.

They picked on the wrong guy once and that was the end to that!
uhm. they STILL do this.
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:38 AM   #28911
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Given that I'm not in danger of having my license suspended, I'm having a hard time justifying why I'd spend the money on a lawyer.
I don't have any evidence to bring. If I wasn't going 79mph, I was going pretty close to it.

I think the cop already though he was being nice as he said he thought I was going 95mph. while he was behind me. I wasn't - not even close to that. But if he really thinks that he probably thinks he's already cut me a break. More likely he was just trying to scare me or something.
I would definitely get your speedo checked, you may be able to get it dropped, or at least reduced.
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:48 AM   #28912
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uhm. they STILL do this.
The town limits have been expanded since then to include a portion of 66.
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Old 05-02-2014, 12:50 PM   #28913
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Compound open this weekend

Callin all cats and other adv animals
Rolling up to the compound tonight . Gonna cut grass and throw some twigs in the bonfire. Any and all welcome .. Camp if you wish. A couple racks might be available. Figurin on Elpaso one night and jack browns during day.



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Old 05-02-2014, 12:59 PM   #28914
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Callin all cats and other adv animals
Rolling up to the compound tonight . Gonna cut grass and throw some twigs in the bonfire. Any and all welcome .. Camp if you wish. A couple racks might be available. Figurin on Elpaso one night and jack browns during day.



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Blooch, wish we could join you but I'm working tonight and we're heading to the campout at Romney Cycles tomorrow.

Missed you guys at Laurel Fork last weekend.
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Old 05-02-2014, 01:12 PM   #28915
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Blooch, wish we could join you but I'm working tonight and we're heading to the campout at Romney Cycles tomorrow.

Missed you guys at Laurel Fork last weekend.
Yep. We were in Nashville that week
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Old 05-02-2014, 01:33 PM   #28916
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. . . Rolling up to the compound tonight. . .
How long you around? I still owe you lunch.
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Old 05-02-2014, 01:54 PM   #28917
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:18 PM   #28918
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I would definitely get your speedo checked, you may be able to get it dropped, or at least reduced.
My speedometer matches both my gps units. It's accurate.
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Old 05-03-2014, 04:18 AM   #28919
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What worked for me... An Arlington PoPo charged me with running a standing red, which amounts to a reckless. I obtained a letter from my insurance company that stated my rates had never been raised for accidents nor infractions. I also purchased a copy of my driving record from the service friendly VADMV. My record was perfect. I told the judge my side of the story, distracted by a pretty lady on the side walk, really short yellow etc... Then went on to say that I'd be willing to plead guilty if the judge would see fit to suspend sentence for five years. The officer in question actually busted out laughing. The judge did not like that and gave the officer a very dirty look. Then turned back to me and said he couldn't do that, but would reduce the infraction to failure to obey a traffic "sign". He issued no monetary fine and asked me to pay court costs only. He even thanked me for being prepared and presenting my side of the situation with documents that were factual representations of my driving habits. That was in summer 2001. I've not had a ticket since and before then hadn't even been pulled over since 1978.
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Old 05-03-2014, 05:37 AM   #28920
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What worked for me... blah blah blah...
I'll bet you've never met Skippii.
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