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Re: speeding tix question

From:          jab86@cornell.edu
Date:          Thu, 7 Oct 1999 09:53:39 -0400 (EDT)
To:            quattro@audifans.com
Subject:       speeding tix question

>i guess that i got a little carried away with my quat.  in the past 
>month, i got two tickets.  i used a lawyer on the first one, and he 
>advised me to take the plea.  a whole lot of help that was. 

   Prayer for Judgment? Never heard of it. As someone who
has received no less than nine! speeding tickets over his driving
career with not one on his record, I'll let you know what I would
do. I've found that the best thing to do is always show up for 
court(sometimes it's not an option as with speeding tickets of
6 points or more in CO) Courts vary greatly in their proceedings
but if you can, ask for a deferred sentence. This may range from
six months to a year. Within this time frame you must not get another
moving violation. If you do, both citations will be assessed to your
driving record. Here in the state of CO, we are blessed with a points
system. Too many points in a year, bye bye license. Anyway, if they
will not grant you a deferred sentence, ask for traffic court. Yes, this
may cost a bit but IMO, keeping the points off the driving record is
key. Traffic court may consist of the 8 hour classroom instruction
course (btdt 4 times) or Master drive (levels I, II, III-btdt 2 times) 
If they will not grant either of these, most always they will at least
drop the number of points by 1 or 2 and the fine by $20-$30 depending
of course on the violation. Here in CO, all moving violations that you're
convicted of will stay on your driving record for 6-7 years!! Thus, my
persistance to always keep them from reaching my record. As I stated
above, 9 tickets(two in the last month-one coming back from Monterey)
over my driving career and not one mark on my driving record. Don't
ever just pay the fine and send it in! I'm taking traffic school in CO 
for the California ticket next weekend($40) and with certification of 
completion, that ticket will also be dropped. Hope this helps,

Chad Clark '87 5k Tq
Colorado Springs, CO
p.s.-yes, I do have front and rear laser/radar. But instant on, VASCAR, and
pacing by airplanes will nail you 99% of the time, ask me how I know;-(