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The car I was driving did have insurance, but I could not find the paperwork. I contacted the local court of the municipality, and they state I need to pay $750 and the hold that has been placed on my license will be dropped, along with the warrant.
nstead you skipped your court date and did not attempt to handle things for two years. You messed up and now you just have to pay the consequences. It isn't extoriton. You messed up and failed to handle it in a timely manner. They owe you no special treatment. You put your family in this situation.
If you can prove you were insured that day, you need copies of that proof and take it with you to the court house and demand to see the judge. They will give you a court time to see him, BE NICE! If you bring up extortion, your going to end up with contempt charges trust me! You must be on your best behavior, acting differently is not going to help you right? Again if you were insured, the judge should drop the issue no problem.
Out here in Texas, the 'Good 'ole boys' still roam free, and I am smart enough to know already when I'm up against it.
But the Failure To Appear will be $250, end of story. See the Judge to make payment arraignments, no matter if your homeless or whatever.
Originally posted by Redwookieaz
reply to post by richierich
Don't mean to derail this thread for the OP but I wanted to add something in reference to what you posted above. Insurance is a racket! They paid enough politicians via lobbyists etc to make it mandatory to carry insurance and that is basically the same racket they are doing now with health insurance. It used to be the case you bought insurance if YOU wanted it to cover your OWN car for damages caused in an accident! If you chose not to have insurance then that was your choice. You were on your own if your car was damaged but you didn't have to have it. Somewhere along the line they convinced all the sheeple that it's to save others from you! Dumbest bunch of criminal BS I've ever heard!
Get a clue people! It's just another corporate criminal syndicate!
[edit on 25-6-2010 by Redwookieaz]
but they too have a stake in this law $$$$$$$$...
Originally posted by ErEhWoN
reply to post by DrJay1975
Hello there Dr. You've made some assumptions there, let me set you straight.
Honestly if you had insurance, I'm doubting you did, no offense, then prove it in court, you obviously have a court date scheduled. If you don't appeal it. But prove you had insurance and the FTA will most likely go away.
The proof of Insurance was faxed on Friday, I still owe $250 for the failure to appear. I will work for this fine, they wont let me. The officer on duty stated I will be givin a payment plan and the HOLD (not Suspension) will not be removed until I pay, period.
My honest opinion is you deserve whatever you get. YOu were lazy and stupid. The cop wrote you a ticket cause you couldn't prove you had insurance. YOu skipped on court when you could prove your innocense(so you say). But you skip it and get a FTA. And your griping cause they suspended you license? It's your fault. And you have to show up for a FTA offense, you must go to court.. So they can't just drop it because you paid the other ticket. Besides to even consider paying it if your in the right is more foolish than skipping court.
It is my fault, I am not denying fault. Arrest me if you have a warrant for my arrest.
I was stupid and lazy, haul my ass off to jail. Give me community service. They said no way, just pay. I am GUILTY as charged, and they refuse to let do my time!!
And heres a secret. If your lying about something and are griping because you just can't pay the fine that you deserve, you don't need your hazmat cert to not be broke. YOu don't have a job so your collecting unemployment most likely. WHy don't you go get a day job at Wendy's and a night job at McDonalds? Take a bike, the bus or walk to work. 2 weeks and you cn pay your fine.
I have been unemployed for about a year, and have not collected one cent from unemployment. Theres not a Wendys nearby, but I have applied at McDonalds, Taco Bell, Wal-mart. All within walking distance. No job still, but thanks for that advice.
You can't take care of your family because you can't get your cdl back? Then how have you been taking care of them? Are you to good to work a menial job to provide for your family? YOu must be a friggin democrat. Pathetic. YOur making excuses rather than busting your butt and doing whatever you need to do to provide for your family. I have no use for people like you. Maybe you could illegaly immigrate to Mexico.
I have been taking care of them by cooking and cleaning. My wife was working, but has been laid off. Happens to anybody. I am an Independent, voted Republican twice, saw the error of my ways, voted Dem last time.
You must be a friggin Republican. The world has no use for you or your kind. And by your kind, I do mean the mentality that shows when you take a picture at the audience of the Rep Nat Conv and the Dem nat conv. Hold them side to side and you see a certain lack of diversity.
I wont move to Mexico, but am seriously considering a move above the Mason-Dixon line, towards civilization.
The court should be doing what is good for Society, not whats good for the coffers of the local municipality. Just my opinion.
And thank you for your criticism.
[edit on 26-6-2010 by ErEhWoN]
Why should you be allowed to create your own punishment? It's meant to create a hardship, to encourage you not to break the law. If I was a judge I wouldn't give you community service, because thats what you want. There job isn't to make it easy on you, it's to bust your arse so you don't do it again. I haven't even heard anything that I would consider an unfair punishment.
And they are doing what's good for society. Punishing a criminal. Not giving him an easy way off the hook. You got a ticket and you didn't show up for court.
What was good for the municipality and society was to punish someone who ditched his summons. And with a CDL you should have to jump through extra hoops.
They took your license. Fined you. THey are still willing to work with you, but you keep griping.
Flip a burger, dig a ditch, cut some grass. It's a $250 fine that you deserve. YOu probably should get worse for letting it go this long.
THe only reason that you are in your present situation is because you are lazy and didn't go to court. Stop blaming the officer, the city and the judge. Take responsibility for your failure and do something constructive about it. Go scrape oil off pelicans and pay your fine.
But because you failed to appear... I am really not quite sure now. Not showing up for court is asking for trouble. Even if your case somehow was appealed to a higher court and you could somehow fight it, there is little chance they would overlook what they would refer to as your "negligence" since you failed to show up to begin with.