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Cool My day in court: CHP vs. Twoeleven

Today was my big day in court...If you remember, I had been ticketed for "Travelling more than 200 feet in a shared left-hand turn lane", that is the dash-lined center lane in a city road, used to escape traffic while preparing to turn left...Here is the entire thread, with LOTS of good advice on how to approach contesting a ticket.

Busted by the CHP

Although I didn't go this route, IMO the best possible scenario was offered up by Archille, http://www.ticketassassin.com/ I will try his approach next time(?), knocking on wood.

Anyway, the officer used the wrong vehicle code (ALWAYS lookup the entire code, and understand it!), and the 200 feet seemed to me to be a tough judgement call, so I gave it a go. I stayed up late last night, calculated that at an average speed (from 45 to 0 mph) of 22.5 MPH, I could drive in that lane for about 6 seconds (33 feet/second), and I had this planned into my defense. I also used Google maps/Satelite to depict the scene, and printed up copies of my stills of the crimescene to depict officer POV, etc.

I was as prepared as the OJ defense team, and I marched in there this morning to clear my honest name...I was the third name called, and I think the Honorable Mrs. Judge was a little sweet on me...

Judge: "Mr. Twoeleven?"
211: "What is it sweet-cheeks?"
Judge: "Mr. Twoeleven, the ticketing officer in your case is not present. All charges are dropped"
211: "Word. What are you doing after court, your Honoress?"

Ahhh, the fresh air of freedom never smelled so good. Glad I took the time to prepare, because all of my effort pretty much guaranteed he wouldn't show...Chicken.

Speed safely,

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I hear the jude was not wearing panties.
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NICE ONE! Glad they didn't show up
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Sweet. Count your blessings though, I doubt it would work out that way every time. I honestly think that quoting the wrong code would have been enough in this case though.

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Judge: "Mr. Twoeleven?"
211: "What is it sweet-cheeks?"
Judge: "Mr. Twoeleven, the ticketing officer in your case is not present. All charges are dropped"
211: "Word. What are you doing after court, your Honoress?"
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And was there a Krispy Kreme donut situated near the Courthouse?
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Shame on you !! You should have taken her number

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Sweet. Count your blessings though, I doubt it would work out that way every time. I honestly think that quoting the wrong code would have been enough in this case though.
I agree...Congrats on getting off

This reminds me, I once went the route (long before google earth) and got some aerial maps from the lands dept in defense of a speed dangerous charge. It was nearly twenty years back and I was rolling down a very long steep hill that was lane divided (back then not even our main roads were divided...some still aren't including most of our highways).

It was 2 o'clock in the morning not a car in sight...including the police car tucked in the side street on the other side of the road.

I was (eventually) pulled over and after a warning I was told to be on my way and that was the end of it...no ticket , just a summons a couple of weeks later

Anyway it was a 60kph zone and I was literally rolling down doing the hill at 102kph...just fast enough to be speed dangerous (40kph over the limit...I think it might even be as low as 30kph now???)

I had it all and marked out, there were no entry or exit points on this part of the road and it was indeed of of the safest streches of road in the country...I was pretty chuffed with myself and was convinced common sense would prevail. The judge barely glanced at my hard work, was not interested in what I had to say, he just glanced at me and in a deep disinterested tone mumbled 6months loss of license and AU$320 fine...plus court costs...next case please. ...
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Perfect.. thats what happened to me once.
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