MLAW Callout Thread! Now You've Done It! Red-Light Camera Ticket Case.

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by TripTo My Taint, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. TripTo My Taint

    TripTo My Taint Well-Known Member

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    OK, it's not my fault you're a lawyer...so don't blame me!


    I'm finally going to court this week for a bullshit red-light ticket here in Hillsborough County. I know I'm facing long odds, but I said, "Fuck it! Let's roll the dice, Taint!" I always call myself Taint (not really, but it'll give Dave something to perseverate on for the next 2 months.)

    I'm not 100% on the red light laws in Florida, but I did read where in order to put up the cams, the County needs to post signs making drivers aware of the upcoming red-light camera. This is the sign that "notifies" drivers of the camera that nailed me...I said notifies, but the fucking sign is completely obstructed behind another sign (half the size and @ 9 feet back), and at the posted speed limit of 45 mph, the sign is in view for less than a second; much less. IMHO, this is a pretty obvious attempt to skirt the law regarding the posting of the signs, and the charge should be summarily dismissed, right? Also, I've driven decades without ever getting a ticket, and the reason I went through this one (entering the intersection at the same time the yellow changed) was that there was an emergency siren, and I was scanning all around for the vehicle (as I'm supposed to) and decided jamming the brakes would have been unsafe in case of a vehicle behind me.

    Am I fucked? What's the best approach? I'm planning on being nice, and unassuming, and working in all the facts (with pictures) I stated as matter-of-factly as possible, without animosity. Or you can just tell me to fuck-off and get a local lawyer (which I'm not going to do). I hate to lose an argument, and should have gone to law school myself...biggest regret.

    What do you guys think? Anyone else have suggestions on how to weasel out of a red-light ticket?


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  2. SIPAWITZ

    SIPAWITZ Bialy Whore Banned User

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    Yep..I totally couldn't see that sign

    Are you vision impaired
     
  3. gilaet

    gilaet Grandiosa Kjøttboller Gold

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  4. jackie the jerk

    jackie the jerk Not Mexican VIP

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    Since you're driving on the sidewalk you wouldnt be able to see that sign.
     
  5. Tarpon1965

    Tarpon1965 Resident Dawg Whisperer

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  6. PullMyFinger

    PullMyFinger Hors d'oeuvre Addict VIP

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    Red-Light Camera tickets are only a $50 fine and no points here. Not really worth fighting.

    What does it cost you down there? Any points?
     
  7. Super Mario

    Super Mario Well-Known Member

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    If she answers this question for you . You will owe her for life you know that Right ?
     
  8. Tarpon1965

    Tarpon1965 Resident Dawg Whisperer

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    No, there are no points, but I'm not sure the dollar penalty as I don't run the lights.
     
  9. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    The "couldn't see the sign" argument is a loser---you ran the light, you shouldn't do it sign or not

    I's go with the emergency vehicle siren argument--someone was in the far right lane and you thought the vehicle was behind you
     
  10. Shivvy

    Shivvy Well-Known Member Banned User

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    you do know that "red" means stop
     
  11. Porn Stache

    Porn Stache Active Member

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    Hopefully this crybaby faggot gets life in prison for whining like a bitch.
     
  12. gilaet

    gilaet Grandiosa Kjøttboller Gold

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    Red means emergency.
    Clear the area as fast as possible.
     
  13. Tarpon1965

    Tarpon1965 Resident Dawg Whisperer

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    In Dade county it's just a suggestion.
     
  14. Swayze

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    Put the system on trial taint

    Trust me on this one
     
  15. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    I hope the guy that fingered you stuck a brain eating amoeba up your ass
     
  16. Mack

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    The signs are a dead giveaway.
     
  17. TripTo My Taint

    TripTo My Taint Well-Known Member

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    Looking at $265...no points.
     
  18. TripTo My Taint

    TripTo My Taint Well-Known Member

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    You can only dream of seeing a sky like this more than five time a year in Chicago, cockbreath.
     
  19. Super Mario

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    :jj:

    :sad:
     
  20. PullMyFinger

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    I'd definitely fight it then. They are tough to beat though. Best of luck.