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Old 02-24-2008, 07:40 PM   #1
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Default Stop sign ticket.

This might be a long shot, but does anybody know a deffinate way to get out of a ticket for running through a stop sign? My court date is this Wednesday and I can't afford to have a ticket for a stop sign from earlier this month and my accident from the other day show up on my insurance. I had another ticket for faulty equiptment (tires) on my car from my accident on Friday but that'* cleared up (I put new tires on that day).

What happened with the stop sign thing was that I left the dealership on the road that it'* on and blew right threw the sign at the end of the block and made my right hand turn. A county sheriff was headed toward the way I was turning and pulled me over. I told him I didn't know there was a stop sign cuz I didn't know what else to say. I thought the road was more like an access road owned by the car dealership cuz only the two dealerships are on it so I've always disregarded the stop signs. After I told the cop where I worked, his almost exact words were Plead not guilty and show up to court and talk to the prosecutor and they'll probably lessen the charge....but what do I tell the prosecutor?

I'm really hating life lately. I finally get my insurance at a really low rate and now an F'ed up accident situation and tickets to deal with. Seems like when moneys tight life makes it tighter on ya
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plead not guilty, and tell them you felt the car dip then come back up (that'* how you know you made a complete stop) and started going about half a second later.
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If you went through the sign...you went through. I don't really appreciate people who do it anyways, I was nearly broadsided by some *** in an F250 who ran TWO stop signs and then rounded a 180 blind corner and nearly hit me. That is only one incident out of many I encounter daily with idiotic people who roll through or run stop signs completely.

STOP, and stop COMPLETELY.

I realize what you're saying about those benign stop signs you see on un populated ways such as those small dealer access roads...but I guess if it'll get yah a ticket, chances are, don't do it.

I guess if you'd like, plead not guilty with the basis of the sign not being placed well enough?
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best way to get out of it?

stop completely.
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Even if there weren't a sign there, you'd have gotten a ticket. Any time you're entering a roadway from a driveway/private road/parking lot/alley, you're required to stop, sign or no sign.

Since the cop told you to go and plead, though, give it a shot. Worst that could happen is you pay the ticket.
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blew right threw the sign
you can't say that and then expect to get out of a ticket.
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Fines for moving violations get split with New York State. A lot of towns are more than happy to reduce it to a parking ticket so they can keep the entire fine. I (with the help of my children) know that North Tonawanda , Tonawanda & Wheatfield will do this. I guess none of us have been on the Island.

Call the prosecuter'* office & see if you can come in early & talk to someone. Just ask them if it can be reduced so your insurance doesn't go up. If you have a bad driving record then get an attorney.
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Around where I live at if you even show up to court to contest a ticket for anything they are usually pre-occupied with bigger items that day and will just lower it to probably something with no points but you still have to pay the fine.
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plead not guilty and hope the cop doesnt show for the court date

other that that you can try pleaing with the prosecutor

next time stop completely
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If you blew it, you blew it. There is no 'not guilty'. If you didn't stop, and there was a sign there, regardless of your excuse, you're guilty.

Show up and plead guilty or no contest, and state your case that you stated above. They'll probably reduce the fine.
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