Q: Isn’t it unfair to fight a ticket when you really were speeding?
A: When the police officers right after they lecture you, back up the highway at high rate of speed to get to their hiding places quicker, is the ticket really about safety?
When the court magistrates don’t know the laws you’ve been charged with, is the hearing really about justice?
When the judges right after they find you “not responsible” add …”and next time slow down!” does it seem to you like an honest system?
Isn’t it unfair…
- …if you want to plead guilty, you are given choices: You can pay with cash, by check or a credit card. You can do it in person, by mail or over the Internet. But to plead INNOCENCE, there simply are no choices. Does that sound like they have fairness in mind?
- …that traffic cops are given free legal assistance and paid overtime for their court appearances and you aren’t? And that it’ll cost you $50 if you want to appeal the magistrate’s ruling, but not the cop?
- …they can use radar, Lidar, VASCAR, airplanes, calibrated speedometers, low profile and unmarked vehicles to gather evidence against you, but all you are allowed is to ask the officer some questions?
- …any previous tickets you’ve been legally found NOT RESPONSIBLE are not expunged from your records, and the cops don’t hesitate to bring them up as evidence against you?
- …that your statement how many years you’ve been driving without a ticket or an accident is often ruled ‘irrelevant,’ yet every officer’s claim how many years they’ve been on the force is treated as important evidence against you?
A: This is probably the worst thing you can say.
– First of all, radar and laser technologies are not perfect. And believe it or not, even police officers are known to make “mistakes,” some more intentional than others…
– Secondly, the reason you get treated worse than pond scum in most traffic courts is because they don’t want you to fight the tickets. Make them work for your money; you have every right to!
But more importantly, paying that $100 fine also means:
- Up to $2500 in insurance premium increase over the next six years
- Steps towards license suspension
- Almost guaranteed next ticket (instead of a possible warning)
and worst of all:
- YOU ARE PERPETUATING AN UNFAIR, UNJUST AND HYPOCRITICAL SYSTEM!