Originally posted by Mickierocksman
It’s called revenue raising….. no surprises here, she was probably down on her quota for the month, near the end of her shift and you got picked.
Fight them if you want to…… but it will cost you more.
Originally posted by boncho
reply to post by novemberecho
ESPECIALLY because of my parents. so this woman accuses me of being drunk because I'm nervous, upset, and sweating. on a hot summer night, after being pulled over by the cops, when I HATE getting in trouble.
Oh boo hoo. Your parents aren't supposed to matter in the eyes of the law. Anyone else and they would have probably breathylized you... Sorry you missed out.
Sidenote: I don't mind getting tickets if I make an infraction. I just want them to hurry up with it. My time is just as valuable as everyone else's. I don't need to spend 40 mins while they write a citation. Let them do it parking maid style...
*BTW, getting pulled over is not a police state. The police have every right to pull you over at any time to check if you have valid insurance and registration or of course if you made a driving infraction. Should they go beyond that though, push boundaries, etc.. Then by all means complain.
Most encounters I've had was with a mutual smile on both sides, and it should always be that way. I know some have experience worse, and that's a shame.
(The OP doesn't sound like they were smiling from the get go though...)edit on 13-9-2012 by boncho because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by AkumaStreak
Why do you sound like part of the reason you don't think this was justified is because you were close to your house. So?
Maybe you were also mad that namedropping mommy and daddy didn't get you off the hook?
Also, why would a simple infraction damage your parents' reputations? WERE you drinking young lady? :-P
If so, you just got the biggest break of your life.edit on 9/13/2012 by AkumaStreak because: (no reason given)
The police do not have the right to pull you over because they suspect you of anything other than a felony. They don't get to pick and choose the cars they think may or may not have insurance, because of the color of the car or your skin, get it right man.....
Q: What if law enforcement officers stop me in my car?
A: Keep your hands where the police can see them. You must
show your drivers license, registration and proof of insurance
if you are asked for these documents. Officers can also ask
you to step outside of the car, and they may separate passengers
and drivers from each other to question them and
compare their answers, but no one has to answer any questions.
The police cannot search your car unless you give them
your consent, which you do not have to give, or unless they
have “probable cause” to believe (i.e., knowledge of facts sufficient
to support a reasonable belief) that criminal activity is
likely taking place, that you have been involved in a crime, or
that you have evidence of a crime in your car. If you do not
want your car searched, clearly state that you do not consent.
The officer cannot use your refusal to give consent as a basis
for doing a search.
Police officers can stop you under
three general circumstances1:
1. If they suspect that you have committed
2. If they see you committing a
3. If you are driving
If you are stopped while driving,
the police may ask to see your
driver’s licence, car registration
and insurance. You are required
to provide this information, and
if you fail to do so you may be
charged with an offence.5
Originally posted by novemberecho
and the worst part is, in Illinois, if you try to fight the ticket, and you lose, the tickets are DOUBLED.
so it's pointless.
"just listen to the cop, and agree to whatever they say, because if you don't you'll owe MORE money, even if you're wrongfully accused."