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Do you have to pay more for a ticket when you just pay it than when you go to court for it? 10 points?

Do you have to pay more for a ticket when you just pay it than when you go to court for it? 10 points? Topic: Court case stories
April 25, 2019 / By Zoie
Question: So I have a ticket i need to pay ...ive gotten one before.. its for doing a "rolling stop" on a stop sign instead of a full stop...the first time i got it i went to court and the judge ordered me to pay $145 this next time i cant make the court date because of work... im just going to pay the fine even though i dont agree with it, but thats a whole other story. On the back of the ticket thing it says something about $200 something for that violation. Does it get reduced when you go to the court date ? Since the last time i went for the same violation and it was less... thanks! The other one is actually not on my record since i went to court and paid it all on time
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Sherley Sherley | 7 days ago
Yes it is reduced significantly. I got a speeding ticket in April then I went to court for it last week and it got dismissed. I was in Atlanta and in big cities if the officer doesn't show up for court it will get dismissed and you don't pay a dime. If they do show up then you tell your side of the story and if the cop was wrong the case will be dismissed (cops are usually never wrong) but since you did show up for court the ticket is usually reduced 75% and they add on court fees which is around $50. That is what the judge told me when I went. Hope it helps ya.
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Sherley Originally Answered: Court date doesnt show up on my ticket(non traffic complaint and arrest ticket) report?
Call the courthouse and ask, if you have a court date they will be able to give it to you or tell you what to do next. And don't worry, you haven't ruined your life. If it's your 1st offense (and it's a small amount of money), you can likely get it expunged or get a diversion. Research your options and ask the judge for mercy. Say "Your Honor, I would really appreciate the chance to keep this off my record." See what he says. If he asks why he should do that, point out that you're an honor student, you have never gotten in trouble before, and that you really regret it and will never do it again. You'll be fine :-)
Sherley Originally Answered: Court date doesnt show up on my ticket(non traffic complaint and arrest ticket) report?
You're a juvenile in most states so your records should be sealed, so don't worry about the record getting you in hot water later on. But just abide by the sentence handed down by the judge and don't get into any more trouble.

Peninna Peninna
No, it's actually more if you go to court because you normally also have to pay court costs. It's more this time because it's your second violation for the exact same thing while the previous points were still on your record.
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Peninna Originally Answered: Speeding ticket for 85 on freeway (65) in CA. 1st ticket. Can i go to court to reduce fine or?
You are between a rock and a hard place, aren't you? The best thing would be if you could go to court and have your case advanced, then request traffic school and ask to be allowed to complete it online. As I understand Orange County, the online option is available for those who are not Orange County residents, which you effectively will not be in a few days. You can also request the hearing officer to reduce the fine (you have to pay the full fine plus a fee to go to traffic school), and they have some discretion in that. The biggest problem is going to be getting the date advanced, and I would get on that right away.
Peninna Originally Answered: Speeding ticket for 85 on freeway (65) in CA. 1st ticket. Can i go to court to reduce fine or?
Two parts of your explanation/ reason/ justification I hear almost daily when ticketing drivers for speed. I take the time to explain why it isn't a valid reason to them and I'll attempt to do the same here. 1st- "I looked at the speedometer and I was on 70- 75" You stated the posted speed limit was 65mph. Right there is an admission of guilt. Aside from that, I have stopped people 15 miles after first "clocking" them. They may have been reaching for their phone, rocking out or sneezing but the fact was- for that brief moment they exceeded the speed limit. It's possible you did the same. I still laugh when I ask people how fast they WERE going after I've stopped them and they look at their speedometer(hint reads zero when you stop) 2nd -"2 in the morning and when I looked around me, all the cars were going at the same speed and others were going faster" If there were enough troopers to take every car that sped- we'd never get off work and the motoring public would never make their destination. Fact is, that officer could have stopped any of the around you judging by your account. For reasons only they know, you were the unlucky one. It may have been safety (not wise to catch the fastest). You may have fit the description of a vehicle that was wanted. And yes many officers "profile" certain vehicles.Occupants too but in your case, at 2AM- I doubt he saw what you looked like. He may have been looking for drugs, gang affiliation, etc but the fact that you were doing 20mph over the limit...well that seals the deal. From the tone of your post it seems you are trying to pass the blame. My advice would be take the hit, accept fault, attend traffic school, accept the fact that 1 speeding ticket won't make your insurance rise much over the astronomical cost it is now for a 19 y/o driving a sports car and obey traffic laws from here on out.

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