Typical a-hole trying to get out of ticket I deserve

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by ride4fun562, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. ride4fun562

    ride4fun562 Been here awhile

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    (corrected to what I should have said in the first place)

    Yea yea I can hear you already, take responsibility and all that good stuff. Okay so I got caught doing a very slow controlled wheelie. The cop gave me a break(although he never said he was giving me a break perhaps he just didn't know the correct course of action) he gave me a 22350 cvc which is a speeding ticket. On the ticket there is no mention of a wheelie and the speeds cited are 15mph in a 0mph zone , which is actually a 25mph sidestreet. He wrote the limit as 0 because he would argue no speed is safe without both wheels on the ground. So my questions are, if I try to fight it, can he get pissed and upgrade me to reckless driving which is the correct punishment for wheelies, and is there any chance of winning since he didn't actually list the wheelie on the ticket. Basically could I just go to the arraignment and lie to the judge that the officer for some reason felt I was going too slow and hopefully get it thrown out? I am in California the Nazi capitol of the world btw.
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  2. IRideASlowBike

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  3. tkent02

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    If he doesn't show up in court, it goes away. Delay, delay, delay and when you finally do go he won't be there. Or if he does show up he won't remember you were the wheelie guy.

    15 in a 25 zone? The judge will throw it out anyway.
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  4. GoGoGavin41

    GoGoGavin41 Sokath, his eyes opened!

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    I dono man, they really could've thrown the book at you for that. Reckless driving, impounded bike, big fines, points, I think they can even put in you jail for a few days on a reckless driving charge in CA. Sounds like you made it out with the bare minimum, might be better to just leave it as it stands.
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  5. wsmc831

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    Ok, so some people should be allowed to go over the speed limit and do wheelies because they have control, right?

    How do you propose the state implements such testing? How should they pay for it?
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  6. ride4fun562

    ride4fun562 Been here awhile

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    Never said you should be allowed to go over the speed limit, up to the limit sure but not over. I suppose they could pay for it with all the money they've taken from me over the years.:rofl
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  7. ride4fun562

    ride4fun562 Been here awhile

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    I apologize, that even hurt me to read back to myself.
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    It's not that you have done $1000 damage to the state; they want to do $1000 damage to you so that you feel the pain and don't repeat your senseless act.
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  9. WYO George

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    Two options I see as simple and effective:

    #1. Accept responsibility for your actions and don't try to blame "johnny law" for your mistakes and the consequences of your actions. The lessons learned the hardest last the longest:cry

    #2. Go ahead and kill yourself since the thought of taking responsibility for your actions is making you "borderline suicidal".

    I would recommend #1 as the best choice, but that's up to you.

    After taking responsibility for your actions; if you feel the law itself is unjust then stop blaming the cops (they don't actually make the laws you know) and start writing letters to the legislators who actually do make the laws. Maybe you can convince a legislator that the law is unjust and get it changed so in the future you can ride like you want without having to worry about Johnny Law :deal
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  10. SgtDuster

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    There're a lot of videos of guys who thought they knew how to do wheelies correctly on Youtube...just sayin'
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  11. CRP6001

    CRP6001 Photographer

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    The fine is just the beginning.
    Your insurance will go up and
    your credit rating will go down.
    Last ticket I received I hired a
    lawyer. He appeared in court,
    got me a deal where the charge
    would be dropped if I went six
    mouths without another ticket.
    Paid a small fine and a modest
    fee for the lawyer. Well worth it.
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  12. Veteran Noob

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    Why were you fighting the owner?
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  13. ride4fun562

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    The borderline suicidal comment was immature of me, but at the same time I have been fucked by the law for stupid shit, I would gladly take responsibility had I injured or disturbed anyone but let me tell you what my current tickets are for then tell me again how I need to take responsibilty for my actions.

    #1 ($400) 45 in a 35 on main street by my house, had always been under the impression that the main streets around here are all 45mph speed limits

    #2 ($200)Wearing only the bottom portion of a seatbelt as a passenger, (it was a old t-bird with the electric seatbelts where the top portion tries to cut your head off if you actully wear it.

    #3 ($500) Riding a perfectly controlled wheelie down the street at 15 mph when people fly down that street at 45 all the time.


    If you think any of that warrents making me feel like a POS that needs to reflect upon myself and my actions you are a NAZI.
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  14. ride4fun562

    ride4fun562 Been here awhile

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    troll me a little bit harder:clap
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  15. Veteran Noob

    Veteran Noob Astoundingly Unremarkable

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    But that's what you said.
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  16. ride4fun562

    ride4fun562 Been here awhile

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    :rofl
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  17. ForknRoad

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    :huh I guess that makes me a Nazi, then. Sheesh. Who would have thought that common sense would have such a price?

    Honestly man, I've no idea what you were hoping to get when you started this discussion - vindication perhaps?
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  18. ride4fun562

    ride4fun562 Been here awhile

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    Alrighty then, I lose, mods nuke this thread
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  19. WYO George

    WYO George Long timer

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    I was wondering how long till the name calling began. I've had many tickets over the years and I deserved every one of them plus hundreds that I never received. My comment about option #2 was made in jest, but obviously struck a chord so I apologize if I hurt your feelings. I never said you should feel like a POS so please don't put words in my mouth; I only said that you should take responsibility for your actions. I personally feel better for standing up and being responsible than I would trying to blame someone else for the problems I created.

    We're all different though, only you can decide what your standards are.
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  20. foxtrapper

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    You disturbed the cop.

    So, because you've been busted already for speeding and not properly wearing a seat belt, you shouldn't have to take responsibility for riding a wheelie?
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