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Old 04-16-2009, 03:16 PM   #1
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Default Caught for Improper Tag $ 1000 fine

Last night a cop stopped me for an improper tag and fined me $ 1141. wtf? I eliminated the original tag holder kit and screwed the tag all the way at the bottom of the mufflers. It is pretty seenable standing behind the bike. Is there anyway I can have this fine waive off, what if I put it the way it was originally and take the pictures to court? Please help cant afford 1000.
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Old 04-16-2009, 03:27 PM   #2
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What state? CHP in CA seems to be passing out "fix-it" tickets for the lack of a front plate and tinted windows on autos.
Getting a "put your plate where it belongs" and prove it at the police dept. talk makes more sense than a $1000+ ticket.

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Old 04-16-2009, 03:35 PM   #3
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What state? CHP in CA seems to be passing out "fix-it" tickets for the lack of a front plate and tinted windows on autos.
Getting a "put your plate where it belongs" and prove it at the police dept. talk makes more sense than a $1000+ ticket.

I mount mine on my 12 O'clock bar so you can see it clearly when I'm stuntin'
hell yea it makes sense, I would have respected this cop if he had given me some sort of warning. All this **** happened in FLORIDA.
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Old 04-16-2009, 05:21 PM   #4
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Take pics, clear ones. Fix it. Take more pics. Go to traffic court and be nice, be apologetic, talk to the prosecutor. Tell him/her you have no problem paying something because you realize that, even though you had the best of intentions, you screwed up. You're not looking to get off with a warning, you just want the fine to be reasonable and reflect the actual danger you posed to society (none). Hopefully the prosecutor has a real live head on his shoulders and will agree with you. If they won't budge, either ask for time to pay it off, or hire a lahwya (something you probably don't want to do since money's an issue...).

This works in traffic court in Chicago. I know, my friends are the prosecutors. $90-minimum fines become $15 because the defendant plays nice and tells all the reasons he can't afford to pay up.
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Old 04-16-2009, 05:39 PM   #5
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Last night a cop stopped me for an improper tag and fined me $ 1141. wtf? I eliminated the original tag holder kit and screwed the tag all the way at the bottom of the mufflers. It is pretty seenable standing behind the bike. Is there anyway I can have this fine waive off, what if I put it the way it was originally and take the pictures to court? Please help cant afford 1000.
Are you in Florida?
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Old 04-16-2009, 06:48 PM   #6
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hell yea it makes sense, I would have respected this cop if he had given me some sort of warning. All this **** happened in FLORIDA.
I'm in South Florida. I got pulled over for speeding on my old HD. I had the same plate that I got when I got the bike, it had been on there for at least 10 years. Each year, I put the new sticker on it. The cop looked at my plate and went nuts. The sticker number is supposed to match the plate number (I didn't know; never occured to me to look). Anyway, he went apeshirt, like the bike was stolen. "Bet the serial numbers don't match either do they?" What an *******. He wrote a ticket, I had to go to court. It turned out they'd mailed me a new hard tag about 4 years earlier that I didn't get because I moved. Thankfully the judge threw out the tag ticket and the speeding ticket too. Said the officer should have checked the records via radio.

Get a traffic lawyer. They'll get you off for their $75 fee and a hundred bucks in court fees.
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Got a link to some pictures of what you had that drew the ticket?
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Old 04-17-2009, 05:47 AM   #8
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"Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted."

Ever heard this one? Another victim of a greed ridden totalitarian government.
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Old 04-17-2009, 01:43 PM   #9
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"nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted."

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And yet KPAULSQUIDCOOKVENGERAIDERONE continues to post. There is no justice...
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