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Re:criminal speeding 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
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Cody we have all made mistakes as long as you learn by them you'll do fine but buddy I think this ones going to cost you and I bet you wish you would've posted this yea i think its gonna cost me too. Actually im glad i posted i knew i was going to get feedback i just didnt its was gonna be that harsh in thr beging. But ur right i did learn my lesson ands its
even over yet.
 
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Re:criminal speeding 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
But do u guys really think id need a lawyer. I mean i thought u need them if u plead not guilty and go to trial. I mean im cleary guilty. But i have asked a couple people who have rockets and they were doing over 140 and got criminal tickets as well, and when in court only got fines. Im just thinking if i get a lawyer wont it look like i can afford to pay higher amount of fines. And therefore get bigger amounts. Or am i just thinking to much about it
 
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Re:criminal speeding 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
Get the lawyer it will prove you are taking this seriously
 
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Re:criminal speeding 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
Abolutely. You have to have a lawyer. Don't trust what anyone is telling you about handling this yourself. Everyone here has nothing to gain by giving you advice. They give it simply from experience and knowledge. People you speak to face to face are trying to impress you with BS about how they told the judge how it is going to go down.

You only get one chance to get out of this with the least amount of damage. That is where you are at. Damage control. Plead not guilty and let the lawyer take it from there. PERIOD. It sucks that the system we have makes it nearly impossible for someone to represent themselves with much or any success, but that is the truth. You don't have much or any chance with this without a lawyer.

The lawyer may only tell the judge exactly what you would tell him. The difference is, The Judge will listen to your lawyer and not you. That is reality.

A judge will look at you representing yourself as a 21 year old taking on the system with more balls than brains. He will look at you with a lawyer as a 21 year old who understands the seriousness of the situation with remorse and regret.

Which do you think gets the better outcome?
 
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Re:criminal speeding 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
Cody wrote:
But do u guys really think id need a lawyer. I mean i thought u need them if u plead not guilty and go to trial. I mean im cleary guilty. But i have asked a couple people who have rockets and they were doing over 140 and got criminal tickets as well, and when in court only got fines. Im just thinking if i get a lawyer wont it look like i can afford to pay higher amount of fines. And therefore get bigger amounts. Or am i just thinking to much about it

god yes get a lawer!!! at the very least it will help with something. if it was me in your shoes i would care less about the money in courts and fines it would be the points on my d.l. if i still had one when i walked out the court room. i highly boubt you will see jail time for this mistake cause everyone is allways crying that they are overfilled right now anyhow. well here in MI anyway. hey cody i was 21 once (8 years ago ) and i did some foolish things in my younger days and paid the price, granted only one of them landed me in court. i was 17 and drunk (shame on me ) and was walking my now wife home at 3 am cause it was kind of a bad area to be a lonely girl at that time of night. anyway my car was right there but i choose to walk over drive because i was drinking, her house was a mile away too. got 300yrds from the party and bam! cop pulls over and did the whole "whatcha doing out at this time of night" and i gots me a m.i.p. had to go to court (momma kicked my butt all the way there too) and i paid for a lawer he got it struck from my record but i had to pay court costs and $200 to him, grand total was $500. money well spent if you ask me
 
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Re:criminal speeding 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
also when you talk to your lawyer the first time ask about any classes or courses that may be required if any then take them or at least start them before going to court don't wait for the judge to order them
 
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Re:criminal speeding 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
Before spending $ on a lawyer meet with the states attorney/prosecutor first and see what you guys can settle on. If you did it you did it, all a lawyer is gonna do is talk to the prosecutor and settle on something before hand anyway.

My first ticket was just weeks before starting a new job where I couldn't have any moving violations on my record. Well, I went on vacation and got stopped in Kentucky going 35 over and a seatbelt ticket on a 20 yr. old passenger in the back seat but I guess the ticket goes to the driver. When I got home I called the counties states attorney about the ticket he dropped the speeding ticket and just doubled the fine for the seatbelt which isn't a moving violation and doesn't effect insurance. Before anybody says anything about me needing to slow down and all I WAS the 1 going SLOW. I seen the cop in the distance and was getting passed the entire time approaching him and by the time we went by him the 5th and 6th vehicle were passing me as we went by the cop luckily for me I was the only 1 with out of state plates. You gotta love discretion on the interstate where people from everywhere travel.

Hopefully you guys can work something out even if you were on a bike.
 
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Re:criminal speeding 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
Get a lawyer.
And don't cut corners.
They say Lawyers are like hookers, you pay for quality.
 
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Re:criminal speeding 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
zoom1056 wrote:
just dont understand how you can be summoned to court without a ticket??

Louisiana has a state statute for criminal speeding that is 20 mph over the limit. The violator gets a summons to appear (looks like a ticket) and the DL is confiscated until the violator appears in court.

I don't recall there being any jail time associated with it. Usually a heavy fine and community service.

However, each state is different.
 
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Re:criminal speeding 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
My advice is get a new mechanic. If you were out blowing out carbon after all the work you just done to your bike something is wrong. Didn't you just have it apart and cleaned up all the carbon? Oh and BTW you also need a lawyer!!!!!! And for all of you that are acting as if you never did something like this stop lying. I don't know how many times I have seen it written "Drive it like you stole it, Use Seafoam and hit the rev limit, I installed a Dyna 3000 and set it to 5000 rpm" We have all cracked the throttle like that. We just haven't been caught... Yet. Good luck Cody
 
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