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JackieTreehorn
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Speeding ticket court question
I got a speeding ticket for going 83 in a 70 near the Bullard avenue exit on I-10 in Nola. (I know, slow the frick down). My question is, is it worth my time to show up to traffic court and ask them to bump it down to a non-moving violation so it stays off my insurance? I haven’t had a speeding ticket in 15 years. Just curious about other OT’ers experience in haggling with them and how successful they were.
Here is a photo of Torrie Wilson as thanks for any advice.
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fightin tigers
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re: Speeding ticket court question
Hire a lawyer to go in and get it dropped


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Titus Pullo
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re: Speeding ticket court question
You were speeding. Pay it or go to driving school.

Haggling ain't gonna work.


Shepherd
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re: Speeding ticket court question
What was your question about the girl in the bikini?


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Grassy1
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re: Speeding ticket court question
Call the DA's office and ask if you can speak to him about a ticket. Hopefully she will ask you to write him a letter.

Write a letter admitting guilt and remorse and admiration for him and the city and ask for his mercy.

It may have worked for me and millions others. Good luck.


JackieTreehorn
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re: Speeding ticket court question
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You were speeding. Pay it or go to driving school.

If you ask for that option do they automatically grant it, or do you have to hope for a “nice” city representative?


Spankum
LSU Fan
Miss-sippi
Member since Jan 2007
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re: Speeding ticket court question
I certainly wouldn't go to court expecting that to happen in front of the whole world. My suggestion would be to call the DA and ask if there is any kind of program you can attend (in person or on line) that would allow the ticket to be bumped to a non-moving violation. Honestly, this is common practice in small towns and rural areas. Often, they just charge you some kind of "administrative" fee on top of the normal fine. If your driving record is not clean, don't even bother asking about this.


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KosmoCramer
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Member since Dec 2007
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re: Speeding ticket court question
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Call the DA's office and ask if you can speak to him about a ticket. Hopefully she will ask you to write him a letter.

Write a letter admitting guilt and remorse and admiration for him and the city and ask for his mercy.

It may have worked for me and millions others. Good luck.


So basically like getting reinstated on TD.com


latech15
Member since Aug 2015
377 posts

re: Speeding ticket court question
I have had plenty of tickets. ALL - even state troopers, will drop it to a seatbelt ticket if you ask them. You will probably have to pay the same amount, but they will gladly make it non-moving. They only care about the cash.


tLSU
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re: Speeding ticket court question
Correct. Show up on the date, wait in line, ask for a non moving. Done.


Geauxtiga
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Call them before ct and ask that. It’ll stay off your record and they get their money. win/win


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JackieTreehorn
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re: Speeding ticket court question
Thanks baws. Appreciate all your responses.


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Red Stick Tigress
USA Fan
Tiger Stadium
Member since Nov 2005
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re: Speeding ticket court question
Plead not guilty. Tell them you were trying to GTFO of Orleans Parish where people get shot on I-10.




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burdman
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Louisiana
Member since Aug 2007
14200 posts

re: Speeding ticket court question
Worked for me before. Showed up on my court date, told the judge I was definitely speeding but I disagreed with how fast the cop said I was going. Judge cut my fine in half and the ticket didn’t go on my record.

I was also the only person that looked like me in the courtroom so that might’ve helped.


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TheHarahanian
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re: Speeding ticket court question
I did that in the 90s, and it was worth the time.

Went to the courthouse and spoke with a city attorney for no more than a couple minutes. Paid a fine and it never hit my record.

The attorneys deal with much worse than you or me, all day every day. Every other person in line to meet with him was wearing orange and chains.
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RockyMtnTigerWDE
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re: Speeding ticket court question
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Call the DA's office and ask if you can speak to him about a ticket. Hopefully she will ask you to write him a letter.


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soccerfüt
Truth Detective
Member since May 2013
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I got a speeding ticket for going 83 in a 70 near the Bullard avenue exit on I-10 in Nola.
No you didn’t.

The Speed Limit On I-10 at Bullard is 60 MPH.

It changes from 70 MPH down to 60 MPH at the Paris Road Interchange East of Bullard.


WPBTiger
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re: Speeding ticket court question
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No you didn’t.

The Speed Limit On I-10 at Bullard is 60 MPH.

It changes from 70 MPH down to 60 MPH at the Paris Road Interchange East of Bullard.





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jimjackandjose
Member since Jun 2011
3890 posts

re: Speeding ticket court question
If the state troopee doesn't show up to court, the drop the charges


Red Stick Tigress
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re: Speeding ticket court question
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going 83 in a 70 near the Bullard avenue exit on I-10 in Nola.


What time of day did this happen?



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