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synenergy52
05-02-2009, 11:15 PM
I got pulled over by local police when me and my buddies went to Carl's Jr. Warning for tints. The lady officer was nice and said she was actually looking for an m3 convertible to buy.

She knew all about Bimmerfest. :p

Who else got pulled over? And what for??

leeor
05-03-2009, 03:17 AM
cop came after me i believe and then stopped right behind my friends esotril blue e46 m3 :x

ganesht
05-03-2009, 05:03 AM
I got pulled over by local police when me and my buddies went to Carl's Jr. Warning for tints. The lady officer was nice and said she was actually looking for an m3 convertible to buy.

She knew all about Bimmerfest. :p

Who else got pulled over? And what for??

did she just warn you? or did you get a fix it ticket?


if you get a fix it ticket in another county do you have to drive back to that county to show them that you got it fixed?

farhod
05-03-2009, 06:31 AM
i got pulled over by chp for tint, tinted taillights, no front plate....
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b124/farhod/f39.jpg

ganesht
05-03-2009, 07:18 AM
i got pulled over by chp for tint, tinted taillights, no front plate....


i saw your ticket on the fest 09 photo thread, but i couldn't read what it was for... so having tinted tails is against the law??

what about your rear plates?

synenergy52
05-03-2009, 07:38 AM
I just got a warning. The cop says she did so because she knows I live far away. She said I'd have to come back.

The key is to just be honest and respectful. i did everything i was asked to and did not put up any resistance whatsoever.

ganesht
05-03-2009, 08:12 AM
wow that would have sucked..

jarmochin
05-03-2009, 01:46 PM
did she just warn you? or did you get a fix it ticket?


if you get a fix it ticket in another county do you have to drive back to that county to show them that you got it fixed?

no u jst have to pay to have it signed off

E36 Phantom
05-03-2009, 04:35 PM
She knew all about Bimmerfest. :p

Oh believe me, they ALL know ALL about Bimmerfest. :AF330i:

Driving a Jag among a bunch of Bimmers significantly reduces my chances of getting pulled over, so thanks everyone! :D

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MalibuMafiaV
05-03-2009, 04:45 PM
i got pulled over by chp for tint, tinted taillights, no front plate....
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b124/farhod/f39.jpg

Dude. You were right next to me when you got pulled.
I was like NOOOOOOOO the sick 7 got pulled!!!!
I was pissed for you lol. Glad you only got fix it tickets though thats better then speeding etc etc...

afghanman
05-03-2009, 05:11 PM
i got pulled over for having tinted windows and tinted tails...got a fix it ticket...does anyone have a picture of me? i have a black coupe with black csls and white time attacks...they pulled me over during the caravan on the 101...a few people took pics

roadwarrior687
05-03-2009, 06:33 PM
I lead the MFEST caravan from LA and made sure to drive the speed limit when we got to Oxnard. We got passed by so many other non BMW cars just flying but never saw anyone of the 'general public' pulled over. I understand the CHP wanted us to know they were there, but the non-bmw no front plate and tint cars, got a nice free pass.

In our group two people got pulled over twice. One guy got pulled over got a tint warning, then about a minute later same guy got pulled over again and got a tint ticket :confused: Another guy got pulled over three different times and got pissed and turned around and went home.

farhod
05-03-2009, 06:59 PM
i got pulled over for having tinted windows and tinted tails...got a fix it ticket...does anyone have a picture of me? i have a black coupe with black csls and white time attacks...they pulled me over during the caravan on the 101...a few people took pics

i got the same and no front plate...i guess they hate us afghans haha

farhod
05-03-2009, 07:01 PM
Dude. You were right next to me when you got pulled.
I was like NOOOOOOOO the sick 7 got pulled!!!!
I was pissed for you lol. Glad you only got fix it tickets though thats better then speeding etc etc...

haha i remember you yea it was wack because the cop was a trainee and was pen happy writing my ticket...oh well..hey do you have any rolling shots of my car..i need to find some hahaha

wag-zhp
05-03-2009, 07:45 PM
Sorry for all of those that got tickets. That sucks. Especially for stuff like tint and front plates, how petty (even though it is the law, and I personally run without a front plate, too).

I actually had an interesting ride into the show from our hotel in Carpinteria. As We pulled onto hwy 101 we were directly behind a CHP patrol car and promptly picked up another patrol car right behind us. Not that I planned to go fast in the bumper to bumper traffic, but being surrounded did make me a little nervous. Then came what I feared would be the nail in the coffin, a CHP motorcycle pulls in right behind me...

I joked with my son that we had an official police escort, and he recommended that I not do anything stupid. (Sound advise from a 13 year old.) Next the Officer on the bike pulls up right next to me, we were rolling along at 5 or 10 mph, and the top was down so I jokingly exclaimed how great it was to have my own police escort. Luckily, he had a great personality. He asked me if we were going to the "party" and I said "yep, we wouldn't miss it for the world". He commented on how lucky we were to have such a beautiful day for the event. We BS'd as we inched along in the stop and go traffic, and before he drove off he commented on how nice the Z4 was and told us to have a great day!

I think that was a great experience for my son. He got to see first hand that the Officers are real people, and even though are are authority figures, that they can be talked to, can laugh and joke, and can appreciate a bunch of gear-heads getting together for a car show. :thumbup:

scottn2retro
05-03-2009, 09:27 PM
A CHP passed me in the left lane while we were crusing up there (I was in the middle lane). Once he got past me and saw I had no front plate, he slowed and moved behind me, turned on the lights to pull me over.

Cited me for no front plate and for speeding at 74 - the Radar/Lidar box is not checked on the ticket and he wasn't even going to pull me until he saw I had no front plate - so he basically pulled the 74 number out the air.

I have never fought a ticket before, but I may fight this one. I bascially got a ticket because of WHAT I was driving and not HOW I was driving.

bmwe30is
05-03-2009, 09:39 PM
Not many tangles, Santa Barbara PD actually came out to support us when the manager at Sand Piper wasn't cooperating. Kudos to them for taking the time!

Dark Schnitzer
05-03-2009, 09:47 PM
I was rolling along at the speed limit just before SB.....and got forced over by a bull too. I gave him no hassle with the stop and he asked me ...or more like told me that I wasn't from here ,was I ?
He said he could tell because I was being polite and forthcoming with my insurance and I.D.

We joked about a few things....and he said "remove that rear tint on the tail lights and get a front tag mounted....have a nice day. No ticket.:dunno:

It did cost me 6 minutes of frustration trying to catch back up to my caravan group though....:cry:

MalibuMafiaV
05-03-2009, 10:23 PM
i got the same and no front plate...i guess they hate us afghans haha

Here you go dude!.
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i32/MalibuMafiaV/IMG_3099.jpg
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i32/MalibuMafiaV/IMG_3100.jpg

Missmodena310
05-03-2009, 10:36 PM
i got pulled over by chp for tint, tinted taillights, no front plate....
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b124/farhod/f39.jpg

dude i was so pissed when you got pulled over :( such a sick car man! :thumbup:

MalibuMafiaV
05-03-2009, 10:42 PM
haha i remember you yea it was wack because the cop was a trainee and was pen happy writing my ticket...oh well..hey do you have any rolling shots of my car..i need to find some hahaha

I found this to of you getting pulled over lol.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6Qa29JV10Q

540Greg
05-03-2009, 10:44 PM
Who got popped right in the Polo Grounds?
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d196/M5Greg/Bimmerfest/DSC_0072.jpg

smilez
05-03-2009, 10:55 PM
i got the same and no front plate...i guess they hate us afghans haha

i got off an exit and i seen you pulled over by a cop.

farhod
05-03-2009, 11:19 PM
I found this to of you getting pulled over lol.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6Qa29JV10Q

haha thanks bro good looking out


Miss Modena
Thanks i think i was driving side by side with you...love the pink mouldings

Smilez

haha yea i saw you guys exit and the red e46 behind you was about to get pulled over by the moto bike but luckily he didnt

Missmodena310
05-03-2009, 11:22 PM
haha thanks bro good looking out


Miss Modena
Thanks i think i was driving side by side with you...love the pink mouldings

Smilez

haha yea i saw you guys exit and the red e46 behind you was about to get pulled over by the moto bike but luckily he didnt

awww thanks man!!! yea i saw your car and i felt so bad seeing you guys get pulled over:(

MalibuMafiaV
05-03-2009, 11:22 PM
haha thanks bro good looking out


Miss Modena
Thanks i think i was driving side by side with you...love the pink mouldings

Smilez

haha yea i saw you guys exit and the red e46 behind you was about to get pulled over by the moto bike but luckily he didnt

Did you get any pics of me driving by any chance? I saw your passengers roll down windows with a camera once or twice.

Missmodena310
05-03-2009, 11:25 PM
hey farhod heres a vid i got of you guys driving by! :thumbup:
http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii299/missmodena310/th_CIMG0934.jpg (http://s267.photobucket.com/albums/ii299/missmodena310/?action=view&current=CIMG0934.flv)

farhod
05-03-2009, 11:47 PM
Did you get any pics of me driving by any chance? I saw your passengers roll down windows with a camera once or twice.

ill ask my cousin he was the camera man....hes wouldnt let me upload all of his pics to my computer

MalibuMafiaV
05-04-2009, 12:05 AM
ill ask my cousin he was the camera man....hes wouldnt let me upload all of his pics to my computer

Cool. Thanks man:) leme know.

bimmerE36freak
05-04-2009, 12:32 AM
i got an expired registration ticket :(

Missmodena310
05-04-2009, 12:33 AM
i got an expired registration ticket :(

awww man that sucks :( i noticed when i got there mine was so im taking care of that tommro

RBE9
05-04-2009, 01:17 AM
Damn haha I saw the blacked out mfest roxxster m5 get pulled over on the exit ramp I talked to him later he said it was for tint I was suprised he was driving slower then the limit I got some picks of his m5 if I could put it up also I saw those 2 e92 white m3s also get pulled over. I saw and passed the blacked out 7 and Missmodena.



Im the one with the e9 coupe was trying to catch up to the SD caravan I wasnt to far off since I had to refill on gas.

PS Any one got videos of me in the 74 Blue e9 3.0CS ????

Missmodena310
05-04-2009, 01:20 AM
Damn haha I saw the blacked out mfest roxxster m5 get pulled over on the exit ramp I talked to him later he said it was for tint I was suprised he was driving slower then the limit I got some picks of his m5 if I could put it up also I saw those 2 e92 white m3s also get pulled over. I saw and passed the blacked out 7 and Missmodena.



Im the one with the e9 coupe was trying to catch up to the SD caravan I wasnt to far off since I had to refill on gas.

PS Any one got videos of me in the 74 Blue e9 3.0CS ????

awwww man can we see some pix of your car!!! i got one pic of a silver 3.0 csl a really old classic i dont know the year though :thumbup:

AndrewZ
05-04-2009, 09:16 AM
I really don't understand how people get pulled over? :dunno:

I have no front plate, tinted windows, and even though my registration is not expired, I've failed at putting my tags on.:rofl: Going to SB and coming back I took it up to 85 mph and occasionally to 100mph..:dunno:

*knocks on wood* :eeps:

04SSHD
05-04-2009, 09:34 AM
I really don't understand how people get pulled over? :dunno:

I have no front plate, tinted windows, and even though my registration is not expired, I've failed at putting my tags on.:rofl: Going to SB and coming back I took it up to 85 mph and occasionally to 100mph..:dunno:

*knocks on wood* :eeps:

well, they can't get everyone. I haven't been pulled over yet and I have a euro front plate, and tinted windows. But my car is registered out of state where a front plate not required and 20% tint is allowed.

HyphE36
05-04-2009, 09:54 AM
I came scary close to gettin pulled over leading Chad, Usuma, and Randy into downtown for food.

Took that sharp curved on-ramp from right infront of the chevron balls out to have a little fun and hit the freeway well into the 80's, check my rear view to see if chad and randy are behind me, i see chad, but i also see a very obvious unmarked roller... the cop came up REAL fast and squeezed in behind me (who was still in 4th and was able to quickly decel without using the brakes ((have a bake light out, so that would have been it))) and followed me for a very unnerving mile or so and then jetted off the freeway to scare some other bimmers.

Many thanks to lady luck :thumbup:

MrAdam
05-04-2009, 12:12 PM
The cops think of it as "Fix-it-Fest"!! :rofl:

RBE9
05-04-2009, 04:10 PM
awwww man can we see some pix of your car!!! i got one pic of a silver 3.0 csl a really old classic i dont know the year though :thumbup:

You got it:D added another pic to go with the topic

teamgomez
05-04-2009, 04:32 PM
[QUOTE=scottn2retro;4149192]
Cited me for no front plate and for speeding at 74 - the Radar/Lidar box is not checked on the ticket and he wasn't even going to pull me until he saw I had no front plate - so he basically pulled the 74 number out the air.
QUOTE]

Sounds like he got you 'the old-fashioned CHP way'...like back in the day when radar was not allowable on CA freeways and their only means of writing a speeding ticket was pacing you (while driving a 5.0 Mustang at the time). If it makes you feel any better, the 74 was probably to keep you out of the next 'bracket' where the fine would have gone up (did you get popped in a 65?).

Bad enough when a bunch of modded cars get together; exponentially worse when the state is broke and ALL AGENCIES have been directed by state leadership to get out and generate revenue. Only by the grace of the man on the top floor did an unmarked unit pace me on the RTB for 5 miles then roll on....(my V1 ID'd him in advance, rolled the tinted windows down, as I passed he jumps out and paces me from 2 car lengths back, then moves on....)

BTW- since when did all the call boxes on the freeway begin intermittently transmitting on K band??? Very annoying!!!

scottn2retro
05-04-2009, 05:10 PM
Sounds like he got you 'the old-fashioned CHP way'...like back in the day when radar was not allowable on CA freeways and their only means of writing a speeding ticket was pacing you (while driving a 5.0 Mustang at the time). If it makes you feel any better, the 74 was probably to keep you out of the next 'bracket' where the fine would have gone up (did you get popped in a 65?).


I'm not sure how he could have paced me - if he did he was several cars behind me with at least 2 cars in between us (there was a car travellling with me driving behind me). If I was speeding and there were cars between us not speeding, how did he pace me and stay behind them?

I know another CHP officer, so I'm trying to get a better understanding of what my chances might be if I fought it.

teamgomez
05-04-2009, 06:58 PM
The 'pacing' part can take place a loooooong ways back. It is an art more than a science...the 'group' can be paced and if you have a 'secondary infraction' then the liklihood of you getting to chat with the man goes up. Used to be we NEVER worried about radar on the freeway and a vigilant scan pattern easily spotted the pacers rolling on from a freeway onramp which is why I'm ultra-torqued over the 'poaching' tactics used by the CHP today (around a curve, stuffed in the bushes). Hence the stealth mounted V1...has ID'd all the poachers and helped ID a new tactic where the CHP tucked in behind the next car back and then popped out and went instant-on to get a quick read on me. Desperate times=desperate measures. Sorry you fell victim...at least it was on a "mission" worthy of the cause!

E36 Phantom
05-04-2009, 07:37 PM
I really don't understand how people get pulled over? :dunno:

I have no front plate, tinted windows, and even though my registration is not expired, I've failed at putting my tags on.:rofl: Going to SB and coming back I took it up to 85 mph and occasionally to 100mph..:dunno:

*knocks on wood* :eeps:
+1 to that. I've been pretty lucky. No front plate and haven't gotten the new tags from DMV yet. Hit 115 max on the cruise up, with the pack.
Of course, I don't have a BMW any more so maybe that has something to do with it. :rofl:

I came scary close to gettin pulled over leading Chad, Usuma, and Randy into downtown for food.

Took that sharp curved on-ramp from right infront of the chevron balls out to have a little fun and hit the freeway well into the 80's, check my rear view to see if chad and randy are behind me, i see chad, but i also see a very obvious unmarked roller... the cop came up REAL fast and squeezed in behind me (who was still in 4th and was able to quickly decel without using the brakes ((have a bake light out, so that would have been it))) and followed me for a very unnerving mile or so and then jetted off the freeway to scare some other bimmers.

Many thanks to lady luck :thumbup:
I was 100% sure you were getting pulled over fool.

Cop pulled in the gas station while we were all filling up. We left, Hyphe first, then me, and the CHP got in behind me on the ramp so I took it pretty easy. As soon as we hit the freeway the cop just floored it and swerved around me, accelerated the whole way up and got right in behind Hyphe and dove on the brakes and just sat there on his bumper. I was just waiting for him to light him up. Got off at the next exit though, go figure. I figured Steven was scared as f*ck from that....:rofl:

Missmodena310
05-04-2009, 08:43 PM
You got it:D added another pic to go with the topic

awww shes beautiful! i love your car!!!!! im so jealous! :thumbup:

RBE9
05-04-2009, 09:19 PM
awww shes beautiful! i love your car!!!!! im so jealous! :thumbup:
Haha ty :D Check my garage out I have more pics of her im happy I didnt have the cash on hand for a 330ci and found my e9. One day I will have a e46 m3 comp package in Carbon Black :)

phiberglass
05-04-2009, 09:24 PM
That full K band alert every 5 minutes was getting incredibly annoying. I should've turned k band off for the trip.

Missmodena310
05-04-2009, 09:55 PM
Haha ty :D Check my garage out I have more pics of her im happy I didnt have the cash on hand for a 330ci and found my e9. One day I will have a e46 m3 comp package in Carbon Black :)

yea i checked out your garage:) lovely car!

GoodOlSappy
05-05-2009, 12:48 AM
I got chewed out by an asian copm and his chicl partner cop at motel 6 twice. First i was out side with aren and gary relaxing with a beer and they come up and start tellin gus about open container ****. as i started walking away the asian cop asks how old are you( casue i look like im 18 lol) so i told him im 22 u want to see my ID and hes like no. I told him have a good night and :went to my room. a couple min later i wanted a cig so right as i open my hotel room door the same cop was walking by and started yelliing at me again " didnt i tell u to stay in your room!!" and im like i just wanted to have a cig not noticing the beer in my hand. he started trying to scare me by telling me he would arrest me so i was just like ok sorry man i just wanted a cig and he kept on going about somethin gi dont know and finally left. when he left i gave him a nice wave goodbye with my middle finger. ass hole cops. and honedtly the guy looked like he had just gotten out of the acadamy. oh well...


who actually got arrested????

Force13b
05-05-2009, 09:45 AM
I got no front plate and smog reffed. Not bad for my first bimmer fest, maybe it was because i wasn't driving a bimmer?

afghanman
05-05-2009, 10:32 AM
does anyone have shots of me pulled over? my car was the black e46 coupe with "jdm lol" on the side....or any rolling shots perhaps?

04SSHD
05-05-2009, 10:51 AM
does anyone have shots of me pulled over? my car was the black e46 coupe with "jdm lol" on the side....or any rolling shots perhaps?

I saw a picture of your car rolling somewhere.

edit- here it is

http://www.e90post.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=264738&stc=1&d=1241311515

RBE9
05-05-2009, 04:11 PM
yea i checked out your garage:) lovely car!
Haha ty:) Next Bimmerfest il have a different car I think.

Caligula
05-05-2009, 09:34 PM
I got chewed out by an asian copm and his chicl partner cop at motel 6 twice. First i was out side with aren and gary relaxing with a beer and they come up and start tellin gus about open container ****. as i started walking away the asian cop asks how old are you( casue i look like im 18 lol) so i told him im 22 u want to see my ID and hes like no. I told him have a good night and :went to my room. a couple min later i wanted a cig so right as i open my hotel room door the same cop was walking by and started yelliing at me again " didnt i tell u to stay in your room!!" and im like i just wanted to have a cig not noticing the beer in my hand. he started trying to scare me by telling me he would arrest me so i was just like ok sorry man i just wanted a cig and he kept on going about somethin gi dont know and finally left. when he left i gave him a nice wave goodbye with my middle finger. ass hole cops. and honedtly the guy looked like he had just gotten out of the acadamy. oh well...


who actually got arrested????

I was there with with you Jesse and Gary, i had the black M3 that was revving in an attempt to wake up NorCal. :D

It was pathetic how those pigs acted, all pumped up like they were on roids. Loved it when you offered to show them ID after asking your age. This is what im talking about, the SB cops are so protected that they dont care who they mouth off to. And they wonder why more officer related shootings are happening around the country.

tomxe36
05-06-2009, 03:36 AM
I got no front plate and smog reffed. Not bad for my first bimmer fest, maybe it was because i wasn't driving a bimmer?

were u driving a 240sx ?

tomxe36
05-06-2009, 03:46 AM
oh yea one more thing...

okay lets jsut say next year i drive a e46 m3 (most common car that i saw on the caravan) and when the cop lights me and wants to pull me over, instead of stopping i just jet and try to loose him and i just go inbetween all the other bimmers and try to blend in. haha would that be stupid?

wag-zhp
05-06-2009, 03:53 PM
oh yea one more thing...

okay lets jsut say next year i drive a e46 m3 (most common car that i saw on the caravan) and when the cop lights me and wants to pull me over, instead of stopping i just jet and try to loose him and i just go inbetween all the other bimmers and try to blend in. haha would that be stupid?
LOL. Yeah, it's stupid. But if you get a common color, it might just work...

Caligula
05-06-2009, 09:07 PM
oh yea one more thing...

okay lets jsut say next year i drive a e46 m3 (most common car that i saw on the caravan) and when the cop lights me and wants to pull me over, instead of stopping i just jet and try to loose him and i just go inbetween all the other bimmers and try to blend in. haha would that be stupid?

I like the way you think.

tomxe36
05-07-2009, 01:39 AM
LOL. Yeah, it's stupid. But if you get a common color, it might just work...

yea haha thats wat i was thinking, white , silver , black ... pretty easy to blend in. :D

synenergy52
05-07-2009, 07:40 AM
just a lil.

oh yea one more thing...

okay lets jsut say next year i drive a e46 m3 (most common car that i saw on the caravan) and when the cop lights me and wants to pull me over, instead of stopping i just jet and try to loose him and i just go inbetween all the other bimmers and try to blend in. haha would that be stupid?

MalibuMafiaV
05-07-2009, 09:40 AM
ill ask my cousin he was the camera man....hes wouldnt let me upload all of his pics to my computer

Yo Farhod. Here's another of you driving by and my friend in the silver 540i.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6LjijDo-Ao

p.s. Did you ever find any pics of my car driving?

footworkracer
05-07-2009, 04:48 PM
wow.. kinda makes me glad i didnt attend this year.. sounds like the event was simply a frenzy day for the CHP to come out and write fix it tickets for what ever they can find... that kinda puts a damper on what is suppose to be a fun day to come out and show off your ride.

I can understand the police writting up tickets for speeding, wreckless driving, etc... but from all the tickets that I am seeing here... tint, no front license, blacked out lights, etc... wow..

makes me think twice about attending events because of CHP...

synenergy52
05-07-2009, 08:59 PM
Yeah screw chicken sh!t tickets. They're more relentless than ever due to the current climate :(

Dark Schnitzer
05-07-2009, 09:13 PM
I just look at as 2000+ more cars driving through their zones......bound to be more exposure to the ones passing through.:dunno:

I got pulled over too.......its just a numbers game. At some point yours is up !:p

Maybe I was lucky and only met the nice ones.................:cry:

ManicMechanic
05-07-2009, 09:23 PM
I just look at as 2000+ more cars driving through their zones......bound to be more exposure to the ones passing through.:dunno:

I got pulled over too.......its just a numbers game. At some point yours is up !:p

Maybe I was lucky and only met the nice ones.................:cry:

Well put!

+1

bahner
05-08-2009, 10:22 AM
I was cruising with traffic in one of the right lanes coming down the hill into ventura when I was pulled over doing less than 80mph.

The officer told me right away that he got me doing 90mph. He then walked up to the front of my car to see that I had no front plate and he also noticed my tint.

I looked at him in awe and said something like "I was moving with traffic staying in the same lane, are you sure you got me doing 90?"

He asked about my front plate and I told him that I had taken it off to attend the Fest. I shot the **** with him a bit to try to get him to let me go.

It kind of worked because he gave me a ticket for going 74 in a 65 so Im in the lower bracket but damn these tickets are expensive.

I am going to fight the ticket with a statement of facts. Works great!

Definitely not a good way to start my day.

swtguysb
05-12-2009, 06:38 PM
$174 for no front plate ... that's *****up ... anybody got the letter back from SB COURT??

jvr826
05-12-2009, 07:21 PM
I'm not sure how he could have paced me - if he did he was several cars behind me with at least 2 cars in between us (there was a car travellling with me driving behind me). If I was speeding and there were cars between us not speeding, how did he pace me and stay behind them?

I know another CHP officer, so I'm trying to get a better understanding of what my chances might be if I fought it.

(soapbox)

Pickup "Fight your ticket and win in California" and/or go to http://www.ticketassassin.com/whyfight.html and learn about the process if you don't know it already.

Informal Discovery Request to get photo copies of the front and back of the citation, his notes and additional "evidence" will be on the back.

Trial by Written Declaration. Officers do not get paid extra for doing paperwork like they do for appearing in court. I read there's a 30% chance they will not submit the paperwork for a TbWD. I did one of these last fall, officer did not respond, case dismissed.

(/soapbox)

swtguysb
05-12-2009, 10:57 PM
^^interesting

jvr826
05-13-2009, 07:14 AM
^^interesting

It is, and it's all about working the system. However, I don't think this will work on a fix-it ticket for no front plate, tint, etc. Based on the fine you were given, this is not your first offense? I'm not sure you can fight these kinds of tickets, but if you can, I wouldn't spend much time on it. Plead not guilty, request a TBD, and submit it with one statement of fact "I didn't do anything wrong." This is like throwing a $100 bill down on the roulette table as you walk by. You take your chances and see what happens. You're gambling that the LEO won't submit his side of the paperwork.

I believe if you support ticketassassin there is a downloads section where you can find the forms and examples for certain cites. Speeding is the most common, and I doubt they vary much from person to person. For $25, I'd support the guy and use the examples. The book costs about that and is an equally good resource.

Some of the forms you need are available here: http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/forms/
Select Traffic Infractions and you'll see the list. Not included is the Informal Discovery request or Proof of Service form, I have Word versions of both, if you're interested, PM me your e-mail address and I'll send them to you. I cannot attach .doc files to this post.

There is a bull**** process to submit the Informal Discovery. Basically someone, other than you, who lives or works in the county where the infraction occurred must mail it and that person needs to complete the Proof of Service form. Most books/resource say to copy the District Attorney's office, but in reality, they will not provide the copies you desire, the citing agency will. I sent to both, certified, return receipt. There is a time limit for them to respond. I received my copies within 2 days of mailing. I'm sure some clerk did it.

It was interesting to see what the LEO chose to write down on the back of my cite. There was nothing supporting his apparent observation of the infraction, it was all about his conversation with my passenger. He chose to write, in large letters, "See you in court!" You see, I asked questions of him because I knew I did not break the law he said I did. I'm glad I did because he gave away a detail that I would not have known otherwise and that was the basis of my case.

Disclaimer. I'm not an attorney and what I've shared is from my personal research and experience only. I learned a lot from this, mostly the system is set up to extort money from you. It has little to do with safety. Most people think they have one option: pay the fine, take the points, live in fear of the next stop. If more people did TBDs, like EVERY person receiving a traffic infraction, the system would be flooded, cops would have a pile of paperwork to wade thru every month, and the chance of them ignoring a large percentage of that would increase. Who wants to do extra work for no extra money? No one!

swtguysb
05-19-2009, 10:51 PM
I called the SB court ... they told me that the cop checked the wrong box and now I have to go to court so I don't pay the $174 bail amount ... :mad:

beemerb0y
05-20-2009, 12:07 AM
haha i wasnt running a front plate OR a rear plate.. :)

swtguysb
05-20-2009, 04:12 PM
haha i wasnt running a front plate OR a rear plate.. :):asshole:

Dave 330i
05-22-2009, 07:28 PM
I did not get pulled over.













I wasn't there.