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Nothing good can happen after 12:00 AM!! (archive)

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Posted by Rory on August 31, 2001 at 10:30:21:

In Reply to: Just got a ticket for "Exhibition of Speed"!!! posted by Tim Collins on August 31, 2001 at 03:37:40:

Well that is what my parents always told me and I don't believe it ;o) I would fight this one since it is indeed a crock. Your witnesses are most likely useless since the cops will lie and it is your word against theirs. They are "Highly Trained Professionals" and you are a "Stupid rich kid driving a BMW" so you have a strike against you. Bottom line is that it is the luck of the draw. If you get a nice judge then you have a chance, if you don't then you are screwed no matter what kind of case you present. Just do what needs to be done to keep the points off of your insurrance as that is all that really matters. Fight the power ;o)

Best
Rory
'92 525i -- UUC'd


I pull up to a light, and a C5 is next to me, cute chick looks over. I dunno if she wants to race, but of course I'm not gonna waste my gas racing a C5... anyhow, the light turns green, I take off like normal. All of a sudden, I hear a burnout behind me and she TAKES OFF. I'm still not accelerating fast, see the cherries go off in the rearview, cop pulls both of us over (2 cops in 1 car). Tells me I was "spinning my tires, causing smoke and debris" (BULLSHIT!!!!!!!!!!). Gives me a ticket for Exhibition of Speed, dunno what happened with the Corvette. Anyhow... what should I do, guys? I guess I'm gonna have to get a good lawyer... I had 2 passengers, so they'll be witnesses... I would really appreciate your help on this, I'm scared shitless of getting this on my insurance (I already went to traffic school last year, don't have that option).

Can anyone recommend a good lawyer in the Los Angeles area?

Thanks guys... this is bullshit... the law just hates kids driving better cars than their american POS squad beaters.

-Tim

BTW, he wrote on the ticket "97 BMW 535i". Dunno if I should be honored or something, but would this provide a flaw in his case? He also wrote August 31, 12:40 PM, when it was 12:40 in the morning, just after midnight. Also said I was doing 40 in a 35, but I looked down at my speedo when I saw him pull in behind me (lights off) and I was only doing 30 or so. DAMN this pisses me off, I'm totally innocent, and I'm gonna have to spend money to prove it??? FUCK that system, man...





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