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Old 04-06-2009, 07:53 PM
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Get notorized letter from you company stating what the truck is capable of going.

If your company has GPS tracking, see if you can get a printout of the time frame this speeding even occured.

Contest the rate of speed, not the the fact you were speeding.
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Old 04-06-2009, 08:45 PM
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Yeah don't even say what speed you where doing, just work on proving that the truck cannot even do the speed you are accused of. You can go online and print a topo map of the exact area you where pulled over at, a topo (topographic map) will show elevation data, and will show that no hill was present or big enough for you to get going to 67 mph, and simply a notorized letter or company rep will easily be able to tell the courts that the truck is governed at 62mph which therefor makes it impossible for you to go 67mph.

The company would be foolish to just accept that ticket. If you had all of the proper paperwork to show the truck was legal, then there is no reason for the company to just pay it, it will effect their safety rating. Even though they are two seperate tickets and two seperate cases in court, you can still use that ticket to your advantage to discredit the officer by proving the truck was legal at the time aswell.

Personally I would recomend joining one of them driver legal plans, the one I know of is $3 or 4 a week, and for a ticket such as that I think they only charge $100 to represent you. check it out Drivers Legal Plan

I haven't joined their plan yet, but I am going to very soon, and as far as I know you can join them and still get the special price even after the ticket happened.

Hell if you cannot afford the $14 fee to sign up and $100 to get the lawyer into the court room for you, then you need to re-evaluate your job situation and or lifestyle
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Old 04-06-2009, 08:46 PM
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Have 'em download the info from your truck's black box. Doesn't that show the speeds you reached at the time the radar gun "hit" you?

At any rate..... it was LESS than 15 over. NOT a "major violation." Save the lawyer fees, pay the fine, and slow the heck DOWN!

IF you'd been doing 64, I doubt the cop would have pulled you. Been passed by cops while doing that MANY times in Cali! They're just NOT going to let you get away with 12 over!
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Old 04-07-2009, 03:09 AM
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You were charged for doing 65 mph in a truck that will only do 62. If the ground was level then there is no way that you could have been going that fast. I am not sure that I would admit any guilt. All you need to do is prove or create reasonable doubt as to the charge. If your truck is unable to do 65 then you are not guilty of the charge. It may be true that you were speeding but you are not guilty of the charge of doing 65. You could pull a printout of the computer which should show your maximum speed. If that isn't available then you might try just disputing the 65 mph charge by getting a letter from your company on their letterhead stating that fact. You may also want to bring proof that you had a valid registration. Essentially, you need to attack the credibility of the officer. If you can demonstrate that he was not credible on one charge you have a good chance of casting doubt on the other charge.
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Old 04-07-2009, 08:12 AM
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If your going to plead not guilty then ask for a supporting depistion from the arresting officer, he will have 30 days ( at least in NY) to get it to you if at that time you have not recieved it you will have a chance of getting the ticket tossed out. If he does send it to you than that says everything that happened(in his view) and he can't really add to it in court so that gives you an edge on what he's going to say! If it doesn't mention you going down hill than you didn't! On the back of the ticket there should be a box asking if you want the depistion. sorry I can't spell worth a ----
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Old 04-07-2009, 11:35 AM
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I believe you are referring to a deposition, repete.
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Old 04-07-2009, 08:40 PM
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Have 'em download the info from your truck's black box.

We did that and I guess that when our trucks belonged to Kennishaw (sp) they had them set up on the cruz at 68 :thumbsdown: When I got the truck I was told it did 65 cruz, and 62 peddle, but we just found out that it was 68 on the cruz, and 62 on the peddle. The cruz has not worked since I have had the truck so I had no idea. But with the print out from the black box shows differant then the company told me :angryblue:

Guess I should get an lawyer, and let them deal with it :roll:
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Old 04-08-2009, 12:22 AM
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If you cruise control don't work. Get a mechanic to certifiy a letter that it was not operational. Wouldn't that work?
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Old 04-08-2009, 01:31 AM
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You might try to plead it down yourself but it would probably be best to get an attorney and let them handle it. If you go through one of those trucker legal plans it should not cost too much.
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Old 04-08-2009, 02:59 AM
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Before you show up in court with letters in hand from any mechanics or your company make sure you check to see if the documents alone are allowed, for a lot of courts require the expert to testify in person.
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