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Postby CubsFan7724 » Mon Aug 29, 2005 11:54 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:I actually have experience with this. I've had my share of speeding tickets, and I always paid them when I deserved them, but last summer while I was driving across the country I got a BS ticket in Utah that I fought via the mail and when they upheld the fine I decided I wasn't going to pay it. My fiance's father and brother are both in law enforcement so I asked them what the repurcussions would be. They told me that, unless it is an extreme circumstance, states will not go out of state to collect on a traffic fine. The state that you received the ticket from may issue a warrant, but warrants for traffic violations come off of the books after seven years. I now have a warrant in Utah and can't go back there until 2011, but who in the hell would want to go to Utah anyway?

Art Vandelay, we've decidied to transfer you to Provo, Utah.... :-D
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Postby mweir145 » Tue Aug 30, 2005 12:36 am

Here's a question for you guys: What's (ethically) worse? Not paying traffic tickets or giving bad trade advice? :-b
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Postby Madison » Tue Aug 30, 2005 6:11 am

wrveres wrote:I also know this first hand too, as I was once doing 120 mph going thru Western Texas when I was caught. Since I had a California License they made me pay the ticket on the spot. the cop followed me over to the Magistrate where I plead quilty and paid 350.00.

That sucked.
the cop was laughing at me too, cus I had a radar detector.
He said to me.
"Hey Boy, just so you know, we don't need Radar when you are going 120" and then laughed his ass off on the way back to the car. :-t :-t


Welcome to Texas. :-D


As to the guy who started the thread, I'd call a lawyer and let him handle it. Most of the time they can knock down the fines quite a bit, and just in case there's any real trouble out there, he can make that go away as well.

I wouldn't just ignore them though. Dallas did a big sweep thing a few months back. The even issued out warrants and arrested city employees who had outstanding tickets.
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Postby Red Stripe » Tue Aug 30, 2005 8:25 am

mweir145 wrote:Here's a question for you guys: What's (ethically) worse? Not paying traffic tickets or giving bad trade advice? :-b


Definitely the latter :-D
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Postby Art Vandelay » Tue Aug 30, 2005 12:54 pm

mweir145 wrote:Here's a question for you guys: What's (ethically) worse? Not paying traffic tickets or giving bad trade advice? :-b


It depends on the ticket. Not paying a ticket is not necessarily an uneithical action. I've had five speeding tickets in my life and I've paid four of them without protest because I was speeding those times and have no problem paying when I should. But the other time was a bogus ticket issued by an a-hole sheriff with a chip on his shoulder and a bone to pick. I will go to jail before I pay that fine.
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Postby wrveres » Tue Aug 30, 2005 12:56 pm

mweir145 wrote:Here's a question for you guys: What's (ethically) worse? Not paying traffic tickets or giving bad trade advice? :-b


dude, let it go :-o
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Postby acsguitar » Tue Aug 30, 2005 12:58 pm

wrveres wrote:
mweir145 wrote:Here's a question for you guys: What's (ethically) worse? Not paying traffic tickets or giving bad trade advice? :-b


dude, let it go :-o

ha

I have huge issues with traffic laws..Like more people should get tickets for driving slow and retarded.

Thats more dangerous then people driving fast!

Also, as you may have read in a previous rant I don't get how someone who stops in the middle of the road where you aren't allowed to stop isn't liable when I smash into them.

I'd pay the ticket. But only when you havemoney. And don't get caught again! Drive slower. Geez
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Tue Aug 30, 2005 2:40 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:
mweir145 wrote:Here's a question for you guys: What's (ethically) worse? Not paying traffic tickets or giving bad trade advice? :-b


It depends on the ticket. Not paying a ticket is not necessarily an uneithical action. I've had five speeding tickets in my life and I've paid four of them without protest because I was speeding those times and have no problem paying when I should. But the other time was a bogus ticket issued by an a-hole sheriff with a chip on his shoulder and a bone to pick. I will go to jail before I pay that fine.

I'm sure it was... :rollseyes: :-b
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Postby stevethumb » Tue Aug 30, 2005 4:08 pm

up here in maine we have a hot story....a tractor trailer driver who has had his license suspended 14 times in a 12 year period recently killed a woman on the turnpike 12 hours after having been stopped in NY state and given a ticket for a few minor violations (log not up to date, etc) .. in fact 10 years ago he killed another woman in a traffic accident .. currently the cumberland county police are tracking all drivers w/suspended licenses and are parking their cruisers in the neighborhoods of these habitual offenders in an effort to catch them driving ... if you do the crime, then pay the fine !!
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Postby bleach168 » Tue Aug 30, 2005 8:12 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:who in the hell would want to go to Utah anyway?


There's some damn fine skiing resorts in Utah.

(if you can stand the mormons ) :-D
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