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Old 01-22-2019, 06:34 PM   #1
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Ticket Question?

I picked up a ticket in Pearland for doing 57 in a 45 zone. The ticket was justified and it was my first ticket since I got my CC five years ago. My question about is how long do I have to wait to pay it? I got the ticket 2 weeks ago. The ticket still isn't in the system. I have made 2 trips to pay it and now have found that I can do it on line. But every time I check, there is no ticket in the system. I will be happy if it is lost, but will be very unhappy if the officer doesn't put it in the system for a couple more weeks. The court date isn't till March. There is way too much potential for me forgetting about it and ending up with a warrant. Any suggestions?

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I got a ticket a while back that never appeared in the system. I actually went to court twice on the days I was supposed to appear if I wanted to contest it. The cop didn’t show either time even though mine was not the only case. The judge and clerk could not promise me it wouldn’t appear later. I finally gave up and nothing has ever happened but what a cluster-f#ck. Good lunck dude.
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Always lawyer up on traffic tickets. Generally costs 100 bucks. It's more than worth it and I am one of the cheapest people you'll find.
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Keep checking. Give it at least a month.

Sometimes the officer won't turn it in.


If he does, call Fresnel Phan. He's our resident attorney that we all use to get us out of trouble, lessen the trouble or at least ease the pain.
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If the the ticket does end up in the system,

Take defensive driving or a deferred deposition.

Either will drop the ticket from your record, way better then paying it off and having insurance go up.

Just remember you can only do defensive driving every 12 months
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Keep checking. Give it at least a month.

Sometimes the officer won't turn it in.


If he does, call Fresnel Phan. He's our resident attorney that we all use to get us out of trouble, lessen the trouble or at least ease the pain.
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Thanks for the responses. I will keep checking to see if it gets into the system.
It was a speed trap on the 35. Probably accurate. He was on a bike coming toward me. Must have had the radar on his bike. I actually back tracked to find the trap and couldn't find anything. I saw him about 4 hours later ticketing someone else in the same spot on the trip home.

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As long as you didn't admit to speeding, moving radar is an easier reading to get dismissed, if you study what they have to prove and find some relevant case law that spells it out for the judge. In Texas though, we have the defensive driving wimp clause that will allow you to appear no contest, take defensive driving (Intermediate class from MSRH), and turn in the voucher for dismissal. One per year. Either choice is up to you - but I would not simply pay it and I certainly wouldn't ignore it.

Last comment - the wife totaled her car in Pearland in 2018 and was issued a ticket. Took about 4 weeks until it showed up at the clerk. You can call to check on it. You cant do much until it is submitted.
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This thing is starting to me off. I finally got hold of a human. She said that the officer had up to TWO YEARS to turn in the ticket. The court date is in March. What do they do, back date the court date until the officer turns it in? My new problem is that I can't read the court date on the ticket. (somewhere between 10 and 19 March) The date got smudged in the fold. The date can't be put on the docket until the officer turns in the ticket??? At this point I can't even opt for what to do.
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What about hiring a lawyer?
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Unfortunately, you will need to get a lawyer to dig it up. I had this happen about 12 years ago. Got a ticket in Galveston for cutting the ferry line accidently. First time on the ferry and I popped out of a neighborhood into the line and cut 3 people. I called every law enforcement agency out there for six months and gave up. Two years ago, which is ten years after ticket was issued, I show up to court for an unrelated ticket in Houston and they notified me that I had a warrant and tried to arrest me. Had my lawyer with me at the time thank and she convinced them she would take care of it immediately after court and they let me go. They dismissed ticket since cop didn't even work there anymore.
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>>> make a copy of the ticket ... send the copy along with a letter stating that you want to enter a plea of not guilty ... also state that you would be willing to accept a deferred pro bation or a defensive driver dismissal ... this should be enough to protect you against an arrest warrant in municipal cts but some JPs still use the ROY BEAN approach >>> if you need a lawyer it will be after you are notified that a warrant is out and your letter which you have a saved copy of is not sufficient for the "judge" to dismiss the failure to appear
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