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Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by FES, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. FES

    FES Been here awhile

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    So, got on a quick ride with my big cruiser at lunch time. Trying to go over Cornelius Pass, but it's close. So, I take Loggie Rd, towards Hwy30. Now this is not the first time I do that on my 800# bike, so I knew what's ahead: sweet twisties, but with gravel in the midle of them. And to add to the fun there's parts where the road turns into 1.5 lanes only.

    So I go. And turn and slowly lean. and there's these cagers running on my whole half a lane that I have in some corners. Pretty scarry. I'm on the offense, cause that's the best defense!

    All good, get to the bottom and about to turn left (West) on Hwy 30. I get to "ALMOST A STOP" and see a big line of cars comming from right side. If I put my foot down I'm hosed, gotta wait too long.

    So, I gun it. Well, fun ends here. Cop was on the left and is on me. I am the nice guy, and wait for it to turn around and catch up with me (big mistake). So here I pull over, she (looks like a dyke) comes out and we go over the normal stuff. THen she ask for my papers. I tell her I need to pull my pants down for that. DO YOU CARRY A GUN? I almost went with the joke, but I knew betta. She comes back to tell me that I got lucky for not getting cited for construction zone (WTF, were are the signs???) and she's doing me a favor.

    A 260 clams FAVOR!

    :huh:kboom


    I proceed, pissed as fuck! She was sitting a few hundred yards from the edge of the county. And don't tell me they do it for safety :deal

    So, any of you shmucks know how to talk my way out of it? Gotta go to the Peoples Republic of Portland courthouse on Wed. I hear people get like a slap on the hands and gotta take some class. How to a plead that?! Or I just go to the cleark, and they give me a 50$ discount if I don't waiste the judges time.

    Tell me! Cause that amount of clams could buy me a shitload of gas (no farkles, I promise...)
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  2. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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    a claim of ignorance shouldn't be a stretch for you :shrug
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  3. FES

    FES Been here awhile

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    Lol! I tried ignorance before. Got away w some much crap before, using my poor english card. Along with a eastern European DL! BUT my luck has run out, for the past 10 years or so...

    Do I ask the clerk to go to defensive school driving (which I will never rode passive on a bike! ) . Or do I need to see the judge? !


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  4. Motomantra

    Motomantra Registered Lurker

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    Sorry.
    It's all about the money, now.
    Buy me a beer, I'll tell you another cop story......
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  5. LittlePosum

    LittlePosum Scrappy Marsupial

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    They call those flashy things in your rear view mirror sex lights because you're just going to get fucked.
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  6. FES

    FES Been here awhile

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    That's just funny, pAinfully funny
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  7. Craig McCurdy

    Craig McCurdy BIGMAC

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    Well in this case, :deal maybe for some! But he only got a ticket... :pope
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  8. Wilder

    Wilder Dirt > Pavement

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    What was the ticket for? incomplete stop? damn, 260 seems a little exsessive for that.
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  9. FES

    FES Been here awhile

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    Yup. Failure to comply with a traffic sign, or somethin like that.
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  10. caslaw

    caslaw Pig Wrestler

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    Plead not guilty. Register and take this class. Then take your certificate to your appearance and show it to the citing officer and request a dismissal. If you have a clean record and a better attitude you should get a dismissal. However if you question the citing officer's sexual orientation or want to make a political statement about Portland you should grab your ankles instead.

    Your mistake was you did not see the police car because you were in such a hurry. You made a lot of noise rolling through a stop sign right in from of a cop. Hwy 30 is a particularly favorite spot for Multco Sheriff (the green cars). This was too easy. The cop was doing her job - you were not doing yours.

    And yes, she did you a $260 favor. It should have been $520.
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  11. FES

    FES Been here awhile

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    Thanks Caslaw.
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  12. caslaw

    caslaw Pig Wrestler

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    No problem. Tough love. :1drink
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  13. FES

    FES Been here awhile

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    too late for the class now, since the "meeting" is tommorow. I will try to talk with the judge to see if I can take the class then he could dismiss it...
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  14. caslaw

    caslaw Pig Wrestler

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    Talk to the officer not the judge. The officer will need to agree to a postponement so you can do the class. Don't expect the judge to bail you out. You will then need to come back and give the certificate to the officer. If the officer does not show, ask for a dismissal from the judge.
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  15. FES

    FES Been here awhile

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    WHat? where do I get to talk with the officer. I doubt she'll be in court. I did not plead not guilty, so they won't be there.
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  16. caslaw

    caslaw Pig Wrestler

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    Dude. Your court date is tomorrow and you are just posting this now? Ask the judge to take the class I sent you but be prepared for a reduced fine since you already plead guilty (which will not help your insurance rates). You needed to take the course before your appearance date.

    With all respect, your approach on this was flawed. It is difficult to negotiate when you surrender your only leverage in advance. Unless you intend to mail a check with your ticket, ALWAYS plead NOT GUILTY. There is no benefit to pleading guilty or no contest which is the same as guilty. It also doesn't help to blow things off until the last minute.

    The citing officer may be there anyway, so look for her and talk to her before the docket is called. Be humble and tell her you are a dumbass (whether true or not) and she may still be able help you take the class.
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  17. FES

    FES Been here awhile

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    Man,

    i know nuthin' bout this things. I know I'm screwed, since I have no time now. I did not know bout pleading not quilty man. I wll see what I can do, maybe I get lucky and the officer will be there.

    I need to learn these kind of stuff, that's why I came here. Just that I was so pissed for the first week that I didn't even look at the tix. And a week later is the date.

    I asked some other biker about it, but he was no help.

    I'll let you know how it works. I
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  18. caslaw

    caslaw Pig Wrestler

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    Wait. One more time. Did you enter a plea at all to the ticket? If not all you have to do is plea NOT GUILTY. You will then get a trial date. Then enroll and take the class. Show up on the trial date with your class certificate.

    The date on the citation is the date in which you have to enter your plea. You either sign the ticket and mail it back or you show up by the date shown. Read the back of the ticket carefully. It give you options. If you have done nothing you still can please not guilty and still do what I suggested. Almost nobody shows up in person to please but I guess that's you.
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  19. One Fat Roach

    One Fat Roach honey badger

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    Never been pulled over since I began riding 3 years ago.

    Got so many tickets in my VW Golf and other cars plenty of times. Speeding, no seatbelts, no insurance. Got tons point I was getting pulled over and harassed for nothing, being accused of drinking multiple times then blowing 0.00 BAC and then told to "have a good night"

    I hate cops. I won't give them a reason to pull me over on a bike. If they try, I probably won't stop and will turn into the woods to ditch them.
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  20. oldmonkeybut

    oldmonkeybut Digital Emigrant

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    Wow! that is such a stellar idea............NOT!!!

    This just happened again not far from here. Guy on a Ducati pulls a bone head move and the cops attempt to stop him. He bolts and the cops decide he isn't worth the risk. Of course the asshat doesn't know they stopped pursuit so he is hauling ass. The next call the cops get is from a resident not far from where they attempted the stop. Seems there is a dead guy and a Ducati wrapped around a tree in their yard. Sad and Stupid.
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