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smoldin
01-14-2005, 09:34 AM
I just got a ticket for going through a red light in Montgomery County that is complete bul**hit. While I have no points and the fine is modest, I want to fight this on principle.

I've been to court myself before to fight tickets but this time I want to try to not pay a dime. Anyone know the name of a good lawyer that handles traffic stuff in MC?

1996 328ti
01-14-2005, 09:46 AM
I've been to court myself before to fight tickets but this time I want to try to not pay a dime. Anyone know the name of a good lawyer that handles traffic stuff in MC?
Either way you will pay. Either for the lawyer or county.
I'd rather give a lawyer money than the county.

It takes 3 months to get a court date so you do have some time.
At least that is how long it took to get a court date for my speeding ticket in Nov.

mike
01-14-2005, 11:14 AM
"I'd rather give a lawyer money than the county."

Are you crazy? While neither option is very appealing at least there is some chance that the money will go to some good use if the county gets it. And quit running red lights. Yellow=Red, it's illegal to go through either one.

1996 328ti
01-14-2005, 01:35 PM
It is not illegal to go through a yellow light.
Yellow you proceed through cautiously.

While I do not condone going through red lights, whether he did or not is not the question, tickets are a revenue source for the county. Most tickets have little to do with safety.

mike
01-14-2005, 08:01 PM
No, you are thinking of a flashing yellow. While it is generaly accepted that yellow means go faster it is illegal to run through one (at least in VA) and if you get a ticket doing it it's probably beacuse the cop was in a bad mood or more likely jealous of that nice BMW. In any case 2-300 bucks for an L word or 50 for the ticket.
By the way, I agree his ticket is simply a way of getting a quick buck, hey they got to find some way to pay for the six guys it takes to supervise the one guy with a shovel.

smoldin
01-15-2005, 03:29 PM
i wrote red light but i actually meant a stop sign. it was the stop sign by the mormon temple on beach drive. 9 at night - not a car on the road - accept the police car about half a mile from the intersection. i skidded and came to a stop past the sign, and then continued. it took him like 2 min to get to me because he literally was half a mile back.