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Old 10-15-2007, 12:48 PM   #1
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If anyone has any experience/knowlegde to share about wreckless driving charges/ defense strategies/ punishment, etc. please lemme know, or PM if you'd rather.

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Been there, you can accept it and pay for the fine and do community service or get a lawyer to fight it and drop it to speeding charges.
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If anyone has any experience/knowlegde to share about wreckless driving charges/ defense strategies/ punishment, etc. please lemme know, or PM if you'd rather.

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Start with STOP FREAKING DRIVING WRECKLESS and you wont have to worry about this kind of stuff.


Not saying this was you but a quick story..

So I was driving home from Houston the other day and I must of seen atleast 3 sets of bikes FLY past me and dangerous speeds and I got so ****ing . WHY? Because they were obviously driving unsafe and I had my wife and kids with me in the truck. Nothing me off more then someone putting my family at risk of being hurt.. To many riders forget that if they **** up and go down it could cause so many other people to wreck and get hurt.. Just me off..
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speeding wreckless? get an attorney, thats going to be your best bet
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speeding wreckless? get an attorney, thats going to be your best bet
Not sure if your first comment was for me.. But yeah speeding can be wreckless..
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Been there done that, they made an example outta me cheaper just to pay the fine and go on........ Pay an lawyer and it still boils down to whether or not they are drinking buddies my 2 cents
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My experience with Reckless Driving:

lawyered up and then:
  • dropped from class B to class C.
  • i think it was about 100 hours of CS
  • 6 months probation
  • various state required examinations
  • fine waved
  • required to wear an ankle monitor

if i can think of anything else that i had to do i'll let ya know.

just kidding about the ankle monitor.
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My experience with Reckless Driving:

lawyered up and then:
  • dropped from class B to class C.
  • i think it was about 100 hours of CS
  • 6 months probation
  • various state required examinations
  • fine waved
  • required to wear an ankle monitor

if i can think of anything else that i had to do i'll let ya know.

just kidding about the ankle monitor.
n/m i had to edit the ankle monitor till i read the last part
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I've got a kick- lawyer who works pro-bono () but I was wondering if anyone else had had their charges pleaded down.

I got pulled over on 59 on the way to Corpus. I was keeping it at what I think is a pretty moderate pace - under 100. Apaprently the dep. sheriff didn't see it that way.

he said that he clocked me at 96 and that he had been trying to catch up with me for 20 MILES! I know that that's impossible, because he would have had to have been driving pretty slowly to take that long to catch up to me.

I actually chatted with the cop on the side of the highway for awhile before he said he was taking me in - up until that point I was ready to take my ticket and be on my way.

**remember Super Troopers where the cop asks the kids at the beginning, "where are you kids headed?" "we're going over to Canada for some french fries and gravy." "Canda huh, almost made it." -- that's pretty much what he told me about Corpus.**

The cop told me that he couldn't let me go because he had already been "hyping up" chasing me on the radio.

I've had a couple of tickets for WELL over 100 (from DPS at that)

I don't really mind having this on my record, my days of applying to law school and such are behind me, but I don't want to lose my CHL. (confiscated my brand new pistol)

Had to pay $300+ for bond and another $400!!!! to get my bike out of impound. I imagine the wrecker fee was so high because he had to tow my bike almost two (2) miles.

I did get put into the regular county jail population instead of the overnight drunk tank, so I got to meet lots of interesting people and play dominoes all night.
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My experience with Reckless Driving:

lawyered up and then:
  • dropped from class B to class C.
  • i think it was about 100 hours of CS
  • 6 months probation
  • various state required examinations
  • fine waved
  • required to wear an ankle monitor

if i can think of anything else that i had to do i'll let ya know.

just kidding about the ankle monitor.
I was like,
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I've got a kick- lawyer who works pro-bono () but I was wondering if anyone else had had their charges pleaded down.

I got pulled over on 59 on the way to Corpus. I was keeping it at what I think is a pretty moderate pace - under 100. Apaprently the dep. sheriff didn't see it that way.

he said that he clocked me at 96 and that he had been trying to catch up with me for 20 MILES! I know that that's impossible, because he would have had to have been driving pretty slowly to take that long to catch up to me.

I actually chatted with the cop on the side of the highway for awhile before he said he was taking me in - up until that point I was ready to take my ticket and be on my way.

**remember Super Troopers where the cop asks the kids at the beginning, "where are you kids headed?" "we're going over to Canada for some french fries and gravy." "Canda huh, almost made it." -- that's pretty much what he told me about Corpus.**

The cop told me that he couldn't let me go because he had already been "hyping up" chasing me on the radio.

I've had a couple of tickets for WELL over 100 (from DPS at that)

I don't really mind having this on my record, my days of applying to law school and such are behind me, but I don't want to lose my CHL. (confiscated my brand new pistol)

Had to pay $300+ for bond and another $400!!!! to get my bike out of impound. I imagine the wrecker fee was so high because he had to tow my bike almost two (2) miles.

I did get put into the regular county jail population instead of the overnight drunk tank, so I got to meet lots of interesting people and play dominoes all night.
Wow 20 miles you are my hero I thought that this was going to be about lane splitting Oh and Good luck bro did your bike have any damage after the towing?
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I've got a kick- lawyer who works pro-bono () but I was wondering if anyone else had had their charges pleaded down.

I got pulled over on 59 on the way to Corpus. I was keeping it at what I think is a pretty moderate pace - under 100. Apaprently the dep. sheriff didn't see it that way.

he said that he clocked me at 96 and that he had been trying to catch up with me for 20 MILES! I know that that's impossible, because he would have had to have been driving pretty slowly to take that long to catch up to me.

I actually chatted with the cop on the side of the highway for awhile before he said he was taking me in - up until that point I was ready to take my ticket and be on my way.

**remember Super Troopers where the cop asks the kids at the beginning, "where are you kids headed?" "we're going over to Canada for some french fries and gravy." "Canda huh, almost made it." -- that's pretty much what he told me about Corpus.**

The cop told me that he couldn't let me go because he had already been "hyping up" chasing me on the radio.

I've had a couple of tickets for WELL over 100 (from DPS at that)

I don't really mind having this on my record, my days of applying to law school and such are behind me, but I don't want to lose my CHL. (confiscated my brand new pistol)

Had to pay $300+ for bond and another $400!!!! to get my bike out of impound. I imagine the wrecker fee was so high because he had to tow my bike almost two (2) miles.

I did get put into the regular county jail population instead of the overnight drunk tank, so I got to meet lots of interesting people and play dominoes all night.
either the cops is doing speed limit or he cut you a slack by giving citing you 96mph instead of 1xxmph.

Get a lawyer and you can reduced it to just speeding but that takes time and money. Better than having a record and insurance won't be happy to find out that they insured someone wreckless.
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Wow 20 miles you are my hero I thought that this was going to be about lane splitting Oh and Good luck bro did your bike have any damage after the towing?

No damage. I was worried about the wrecker just dragging it up on the truck, but like I said, I was really getting along with the cop and he made sure to have the wrecker driver take care of the bike.

The wrecker driver did say that it took him forever to figure out why the bike would die whenever he put it in gear to drive it into the yard.

Kickstand.

He said, "yeah, my Harley'll just drag the kickstand around!"

Oh, and if you ever get arrested in Jackson County, be sure and use Pro Bonding. The owner is drop dead! But it's hard to hit on someone when you're introduction is, "ok, so what are you charged with."
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either the cops is doing speed limit or he cut you a slack by giving citing you 96mph instead of 1xxmph.

Get a lawyer and you can reduced it to just speeding but that takes time and money. Better than having a record and insurance won't be happy to find out that they insured someone wreckless.
He had me on a radar at 96 - that's about what I was doing most of the way, save for traffic. there's no way he was "catching up" for 20 miles. That just made it a little easier for him to justify hauling me in.
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btw, no increase has been made to my insurance. it's not even on my driving record.

I also had to take a defensive driving class. forgot that.

it can also be easily expunged. and , a class C is the same thing as a 5 over speeding ticket.
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btw, no increase has been made to my insurance. it's not even on my driving record.

I also had to take a defensive driving class. forgot that.

it can also be easily expunged. and , a class C is the same thing as a 5 over speeding ticket.
I sent a pm, but what did you have it knocked down to?

And that seems like a LOT of CS for a class C misdemeanor. CS scares me worse than fines.
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i would have rather paid the fines than doing CS..it might have been less than 100 hours...maybe 50...even though CS was easy too, cuz i got put into a school mopping floors and sweeping, and cleaning windows for adults from mexico or spanish speaking to learn english. the only downside is i didnt know what anyone was saying to me.
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My lawyer is a really good friend of the family. He usually does criminal defense for big felony drug cases in South Texas, so this is his backyard - even if it is a little beneath him. Many, many years ago, I got popped for P.O.M. I had about a joints worth on me that I'd forgotten about. He was my lawyer, and when I first went into his office he asked me, "so, how much did you have?" I said, "about two grams." He said, "two pounds! That's not too bad, I can get that knocked down to misdemeanor possession." I said, "no, not two pounds, two grams!" He said, "oh, , let me make a call." That was the end of that.

Back on the WD charge, I sure don't mind paying to play, I never about speeding tickets and if I got caught in a wheelie I'd be OK with a WD charge.

But in this case I think it's totally blown out of proportion.
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