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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by v0lcom13sn0w, May 27, 2013.

  1. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    so i was on my way with my fiance to silver creek falls to go hiking today and sure enough my foot was a little(a lot) heavy and i got ticketed for 81 in a 55. my violation is ors 811.111. violating a speed limit. my question is am i subject to a misdemeanor charge? or would the sheriff have arrested me if i was committing a crime? ive done a lot of research and all i can find is that its only a class b traffic violation for 21 to 30mph excess. from my understanding i just show up for court. state my plea and pay the fine? any input or knowledge of traffic violations would be great. i have a clean driving record and am just worried because im about to go meet with the sheriff for my CCL and a misdemeanor is the last thing i need.

    thanks guys
    michael
     
  2. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Your fine from my experience. 3 tickets this year. Lol! Now if your we're 31 over, that's from what I heard, bad. Like $1,100 ticket.
     
  3. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    No, there is no misdemeanor charge, its only a violation. If you had been going in excess of 100 (I believe) you maybe subject to additional charges, which could lead to a criminal arrest.

    Deal with it how you wish, but it won't show up in a criminal history search only on your driving record.
     
  4. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    well theres no doubt that im guilty he asked how fast i was goin i said around 80. ha thanks for the quick replies and peace of mind.
     
  5. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    PLEASE tell me you weren't on the road from Silverton to the Falls (hwy 214) when you did this? 81 is way past safe on that road. Farm machinery and trucks run that road. As do half drunk Picnickers. If you were on the backside even worse.
     
  6. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    yep 214. i live north of keizer about a mile and should have just took hazelgreen out there but we didnt leave from home to get there and 214 was the way to go. i have driven that road before with farm equipment and what happened was i just wasnt payin attention thus my speeding ticket. it actually was on cascade hwy right as u turn onto 214.
     
  7. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    had i been drivin my truck i wouldnt have been speeding. every dang time i drive her car i end up speeding. i need to pay more attention. i deserved the ticket
     
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  8. new2coos

    new2coos Coos County, Oregon Member

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    whyd you say that....its 50/50 he had a radar lock if you even saw him.
     
  9. nwwoodsman

    nwwoodsman Vernonia Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    81 in a 55??? The judge will probably treat you like any murderer, rapist or law abiding firearm owner. In any case you're screwed.
     
  10. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    thanks haha
     
  11. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    because i dont know the law as well or better than the sheriff that cited me. i do know that i have my rights and i chose not to argue with him or say anything that could be used against me as i could have potentially made the whole situation worse for me. and i was nervous as i had my 9mm on the back seat in plain site(like you're supposed to without a ccl) but with no mags/ bullets anywhere in the cab thankfully. they were in the trunk.
     
  12. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    My brother slips his ccl to the cops when he gets pulled over. Always gets off. That's in Idaho
     
  13. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    when i get mine i plan on doing the same. in my ccl class my instructor said the authorities appreciate it when you hand it to them.

    im just glad my ticket isnt check marked in the "reckless" box
     
  14. Samoht

    Samoht Sherwood New Member

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    It's only a violation. Even if you no-show to court, they'll just find you guilty in absentia, and in a couple of months, you'll get your license suspended.
    Go to court, if you wish, fall on your sword and ask for leniency.
    You can play the odds and ask for court date by pleading not guilty. If the officer is a no show, you get found not guilty. If he does show, you're likely screwed.
    Your chances for a reduced fine are better just pleading guilty, if you indeed are.
     
  15. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    yeah id much rather go to court and plead guilty or no contest and only miss a half day of work instead of try to fight it and lose anyway and miss more time at work. im in the automotive industry i dont get paid hourly i get paid flat rate and if theres work i gotta do it otherwise i dont get paid.
     
  16. tunus

    tunus PDX, United States Active Member

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    I suggest getting a lawyer to do the talking for you. Yes, it's more expensive, but your driving record will stay clean and your insurance rates will not go up. Often times, you do not even need to show up as the lawyer will do it on your behalf. I have successfully contested every single traffic violation ticket I've been given (both well deserved and undeserved) with the help of a good attorney.
     
  17. kukusya

    kukusya King County Wa Active Member

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    Get a lawyer it will cast you same but you don't have to show up in court and will not have any records in your history.
     
  18. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    No way. How much does the attorney cost per ticket?
     
  19. tunus

    tunus PDX, United States Active Member

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    $200-$300 for most simple traffic violations like speeding, seat belt, etc. This could easily double or triple with the severity of the violation.
     
  20. parallax

    parallax eugene, or-gun Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If you have the time,go to court, perhaps the officer might be busy that day and not show, which somtimes means you can get it dismissed, if the officer is a no show. If you have the financial ability, lawyer up.. can't beat it if you dont try. not the end of the world though as far as tickets go.