Cops and Tickets

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by btcn, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. Chillis

    Chillis Land Barge Pilot

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    That is the point to all of this. I could not believe it all happened. Ridiculous. I was in jail for 48 hours until I could see a judge at which point he asked the court clerk why I was arrested and he immediately let me go on my own recognizance. No bail required.

    Again, haven't had a ticket in over 5 years, no outstanding tickets, no warrants, just the moving violations listed previously.

    If what this Sargent did was legal then this country really is turning into a shit hole!
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  2. B02S4

    B02S4 Aye

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    Seems rather extreme for what started out as an alleged summary traffic offense.

    If it went down like you said it did then you should be acquitted.

    Let us know how it resolves.
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  3. Kubla

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    Go tell the recruiter what happened, this might not affect your going into the Navy
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  4. bbishoppcm

    bbishoppcm It ain't a moped.

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    I was in the USAF (for three months!) and in Basic, it seems the ONLY thing they care about is honesty during the initial recruitment process. For instance, if you admit to prior marijuana use at the time of enlistment, they will likely allow you in... BUT... let's say you DO NOT disclose it; after you arrive at training, you will be told that "you have one more chance to tell us anything you may have lied about when you enlisted," and this includes marijuana use. While I was there, everyone who admitted to marijuana use, suicide attempts, illegitimate children, etc was sent home almost immediately. I was sent home after injuring my ankle on the track. Six mile daily runs really put your body through some serious $h!t!

    Whether they will let you ship off depends on a variety of factors; ASVAB scores, criminal record, overall health, etc... since the NAVY is at (or near) capacity (and the war is "over,") they're being even more scrupulous. Your best bet is to lawyer up, get this mess behind you, and get to Chicago ASAP (before another jerk cop decides to ruin your life).
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  5. btcn

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    Yea, maybe not shot its a bit extreme, I'm just angry that a Police Sargent would be this much of a jerk. Your right he has no buisness being no cop if this is how he acts and abuses his power. I mean I would imagine there being far worse crime than a person with no warrents or nothin pulling over on a 49 cc scooter to let people pass.

    Spending 48 hours in jail is absurd for this!

    At least someone drag racing on the street or somehow actually endangering lives, cops are supposed to protect and serve, not offend.

    I would try and take it to small court claims, but only thing is you don't have too much evidence, and its probably his word against yours, and we all know how that ends up! But even if you can get SOME of them off, thats better than nothin right! Excessive smoke? I don't even think this applies to scooters, unless its like a HUGE cloud of dust endangering the visibility of other drivers I would imagine.
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  6. Phoenix101

    Phoenix101 Been here awhile

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    Want to make this cop's life miserable? Make a complaint to the feds your civil rights were violated... just do not lie to the feds... All complaints are required to be investigated.
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  7. Phoenix101

    Phoenix101 Been here awhile

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    I get tickets for anything.. last two tickets were for five over (no radar no pace... just an estimate... judge said that was ok) and the other was 7 over and I am a "yes sir no sir" on the stop. My wife an overweight, blue eyed, big breasted grandma... she is immune... she gets stopped all the time... 10-15 over... she gets the, "now drive safe..."
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  8. hexnut

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    Thats when it becomes a matter of principle. You have to spend some money and appeal it to a higher court. You see that judge does not have the last say. Yeah it cost money but sometimes you just have to punish them for their silly BS.
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  9. Chillis

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    I have to get this court date moved up. They set it out to April.

    I already filed a complaint against the Sargent at the police department. I like the idea of more punishment if the I can't get a lawyer to take my case.

    Any direction you can point me in?
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  10. tortoise2

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    What case . . a police officer exercised their legal right to make a public offense misdemeanor arrest.

    NRS 171.124
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  11. Chillis

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    The Sargent I spoke with while making the complaint said it was legal what the arresting officer did.

    How the "law" is given the authority to do this is ridiculous.

    You can receive a ticket for things you did not due and be taken to jail because some prick law enforcement officer is having a "bad day".

    This is the power we exercise to our government. I guess we are already screwed...
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  12. hexnut

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    You DON'T get arrested for those type offenses here. Sounds like the cop was just being an azz wipe.
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  13. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    (d) On a charge made, upon a reasonable cause, of the commission of a felony or gross misdemeanor by the person arrested.

    What happens doesn't stand up to what the act say. NO reasonable cause. Any cops is going to support his brother asswipe cop and say it's legal. As I said get the video that most cop car record and go from there. .
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  14. tortoise2

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    On the other hand . . according to this Forbes article, where you reside (Henderson, Nevada) is America's 2nd safest city:
    America's Safest Cities

    For others curious . . general Henderson discussion thread.
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  15. hexnut

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    They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin
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  16. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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  17. Chillis

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    I never did update this thread since Henderson seems to write so many citations that they are back logged six months on court dates.

    I went to court with my insurance and documentation of the bike, video of the bike not smoking, etc and they dropped all citations with exception to the turn signal which they reduced to non moving violation just so they had reason to not pay me back for being in jail.

    Also, the PRICK Sargent, Brett Seekatz, he is being indicted by Federal Grand Jury for his douche bag antics and I am glad to have had my complaint on file as another demerit point for his lack of ability as a peace officer. Scumbag.

    Henderson as the 2nd safest city? Yeah right!
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  18. don63

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    I once got three tickets on my honda express 50. I suspect it was because I tried to run and hide from him. I was young and stupid.
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  19. Chillis

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    And I was laughing at the officer who accused me of something so ridiculous and what do you know...someone actually tried it! :clap:freaky:rofl
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  20. JerryH

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    Three of those tickets are totally bogus, and will be dismissed, if your state law does not require a license or insurance on a 50cc. Excessive smoke? A Rattler is a 2 stroke, of course it is going to smoke. That is perfectly legal. I have driven old cars that burned so much oil they made visible smoke. But since they were too old to be subject to any emissions regulations, it was perfectly legal. Now if there was so much smoke it caused visibility problems, that would be a whole nother thing, but I don't see a Rattler 50 doing that. I would definitely consider what that cop did to be harassment, and I would do everything I could to cause him trouble.

    I have ridden in a lot of states, and have found the cops in AZ, where I live, to be by far the worst of them all, even the infamous CHP. I have yet to deal with one that did not have a major attitude problem. When I had my EX500 I got three speeding tickets on it, all for going around a curve just a hair too fast, and the was a cop on the other side. Luckily all three were no points violations, but they cost me plenty. And there is a story behind that. AZ came up with the no points violation so they could triple the number of tickets they were normally writing, to increase revenue, without getting a lot of flack from drivers having their insurance rates doubled because of a ticket. They can now give you a ticket for very minor speeding, and call it "wasting natural resources" They have raked in millions of $$$ this way. A couple of years ago, I was stopped 3 times in 3 miles in a car for having a license plate light out. They said I could not drive it more than 25 miles like that, so I drove 10 miles up the road, pulled into a rest stop, and spent the night in the car. They don't call them pigs for nothing. Many AZ residents have now gone farther than that, calling them "nazis" and "gestapo" and a few other things. I have to say they have rightfully earned it.



    EDIT: Just read your post which I somehow missed. Glad it turned out ok. I hope that cop won't be a cop much longer. From my experience and what I have been told by others, it seems many become cops because they have an attitude problem in the first place. Most seem to really enjoy treating people like that.
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