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Old 04-27-2013, 02:43 PM   #1
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Thumbs down speeding ticket galv county worth it to fight it?

So just got a ticket from Galv county for 86 in 65. I was probably doing 86 but so was everyone else . I was surrounded by cars in front and all around me when we passed him and he immediately pulled out behind us and pulled me over. Is it worth the money to even fight it or should I just do defensive driving? I would have to take off work to contest it.
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I cant believe you were speeding, there are no excuses for such a act. :P jk..


But on a serious note, I would just pay the $50 to citizen's law firm and let them take care of it. I wouldnt use the defensive driving, until you really need it because you can only use it once in a while. Also there is a sponser I believe on here, Freshnal that has some good info and im sure can help as well. I dont think you should take defensive driving.. just pay citizens or freshnal to take care of it. its much cheaper and it def works.
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I'm not a lawyer but I found this:

Three Types of Speed Limits

The 50 states basically use three types of speed limits. We call these “absolute,” “presumed” (or “prima facie” in legalese), and “basic” speed limits. Because each type of speed-limit violation often requires a unique defense, it is key to understand which you are charged with violating.
•Absolute. Most states have an “absolute” speed law. There is no trick to how this works: If the sign says 40 mph and you drive 41 mph or more, you have violated the law.

^This is Texas. You were speeding, you already admitted to it. Take defensive driving.

http://www.nolo.com/legal-encycloped...hapter5-1.html
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I'm not a lawyer but I found this:

Three Types of Speed Limits

The 50 states basically use three types of speed limits. We call these “absolute,” “presumed” (or “prima facie” in legalese), and “basic” speed limits. Because each type of speed-limit violation often requires a unique defense, it is key to understand which you are charged with violating.
•Absolute. Most states have an “absolute” speed law. There is no trick to how this works: If the sign says 40 mph and you drive 41 mph or more, you have violated the law.

^This is Texas. You were speeding, you already admitted to it. Take defensive driving.

http://www.nolo.com/legal-encycloped...hapter5-1.html
nice, but there are a few other ways of getting around the ticket. Im not a lawyer but Im just speaking from past experiences
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there's so many loop holes that you know nothing of and too many ways for the court to you and you not even realize. with out a lawyer you are fighting in a ring with no corner man.
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Get a lawyer and fight it. It ain't worth the skyrocket in insurance rate you will take for like 4 years.

I've had probably 6 tickets in 6 years and, if you look at my driving record, there are a lot of "improper equipment" violations. Which aren't points on an NC license (where I moved from ) and don't affect insurance rates. Lawyers know all the tricks.....and the judges and cops in a lot of cases.
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I'm not a lawyer but I found this:

Three Types of Speed Limits

The 50 states basically use three types of speed limits. We call these “absolute,” “presumed” (or “prima facie” in legalese), and “basic” speed limits. Because each type of speed-limit violation often requires a unique defense, it is key to understand which you are charged with violating.
•Absolute. Most states have an “absolute” speed law. There is no trick to how this works: If the sign says 40 mph and you drive 41 mph or more, you have violated the law.

^This is Texas. You were speeding, you already admitted to it. Take defensive driving.

http://www.nolo.com/legal-encycloped...hapter5-1.html
According to the website you posted it states that "California and Texas, for example—it’s legal to drive over the posted limit as long as you are driving safely" and this was under the presumed bullet point not the absolute. Also as for speeding I never go over 9mph as 10mph over gets you a ticket(ask me how I know).
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You need a local attorney. You guys really think an out of town attorney is gonna want to go all that way if it comes down to fighting it?
This guy helped me beat many cases
http://www.lawyer.com/whittington-mi...sr-890730.html
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You need a local attorney. You guys really think an out of town attorney is gonna want to go all that way if it comes down to fighting it?
This guy helped me beat many cases
http://www.lawyer.com/whittington-mi...sr-890730.html
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Fresnal drove down to Kemah and took care of my tickets and bought me breakfast
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Fresnal drove down to Kemah and took care of my tickets and bought me breakfast
Kemah ain't Galveston but if he's based in brazoria co he may do Galveston co too
The point is for the $120 fee what attorney is gonna want to drive 100 mile round trip
My guy is on Sealy around the cOrner from the courthouse
He get defendants deferred adjudication and a fine
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Kemah ain't Galveston but if he's based in brazoria co he may do Galveston co too
The point is for the $120 fee what attorney is gonna want to drive 100 mile round trip
My guy is on Sealy around the cOrner from the courthouse
He get defendants deferred adjudication and a fine
He only helps us out more for the fun of it. He does more than speeding tickets.
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I got stopped for allegedly 100 in a 45 in Galveston County. He said "you passed me and your bike was really loud" Here is the kicker, he did NOT use a radar and I was actually going 44mph. He said he would take me to jail if I kept lying about my speed. Speeding in Texas is a class C misdemeanor, not punishable by jail, he used official oppression on me and I can easily get the ticket dismissed.
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