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Seat belt ticket!!

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Jul 23, 2015
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Seat belt ticket!!

Hello, Today July 24 2015 I got my first seat belt ticket, which is quite odd because It is a habit of mine to always wear my seatbelt, it's simple; I sit in the car, close the door, turn on the ignition and fasten my seatbelt. One of the cops from my neighborhood (laval) which I have a seen already with my friend the last time he got pulled over, approached me with such a grumpy look and did not even introduce herself. Further on, she told me I did not have my seatbelt, which I did, and simply asked for my License. She never said anything about seeing me put it, No she thought I never had it (so it must've appeared magically). The cop was driving alone, and so was I. She was turning on the street I was passing by. Probably had a split second to glimpse, also my car interior is relatively dark and I was also wearing dark clothing! She left me no time to explain myself on how I ALWAYS wear my seatbelt and simply ignored pretty much all the explaining and limit, begging. I am a future law student, currently studying as a Paralegal, I have never before in my life craved justice more than I do now. Recently got my license back (Ticket for Work zone in the States(90mph in 70mph-unfamiliar with the roads there it was my first time) please contact me, I really need to win this case for me, and for the name of justice.

Thank you.
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If you're studying as a paralegal, what do you expect any of us to do for you that you can't do for yourself? Use your knowledge to fight the ticket.
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No surprise. Cops are cops. Good luck winning it man!
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SamyBenhamed wrote: Hello, Today July 24 2015 I got my first seat belt ticket, which is quite odd because It is a habit of mine to always wear my seatbelt, it's simple; I sit in the car, close the door, turn on the ignition and fasten my seatbelt. One of the cops from my neighborhood (laval) which I have a seen already with my friend the last time he got pulled over, approached me with such a grumpy look and did not even introduce herself. Further on, she told me I did not have my seatbelt, which I did, and simply asked for my License. She never said anything about seeing me put it, No she thought I never had it (so it must've appeared magically). The cop was driving alone, and so was I. She was turning on the street I was passing by. Probably had a split second to glimpse, also my car interior is relatively dark and I was also wearing dark clothing! She left me no time to explain myself on how I ALWAYS wear my seatbelt and simply ignored pretty much all the explaining and limit, begging. I am a future law student, currently studying as a Paralegal, I have never before in my life craved justice more than I do now. Recently got my license back (Ticket for Work zone in the States(90mph in 70mph-unfamiliar with the roads there it was my first time) please contact me, I really need to win this case for me, and for the name of justice.

Thank you.
Being that you are a future law student, this is a perfect opportunity for you to get some practice.
At the trial, I would bring into question her observations by calculating the approximate time she was able to make this judgement based on your speed at the time when you passed each other (you don't have a dash cam by any chance do you?)....
Also you said that she was "turning", which means that her brain would also be processing other information, as opposed to if she was just parked.
When making a turn, the driver has to make sure it is safe to do so and that requires certain focus and judgement....meaning that she couldn't have been 100% focused on you.
If it was already getting dark, it would definitely be a bonus, but the fact that you were wearing dark clothing in dark interior means that it would be hard for her to make this observation in "split second" under these circumstances.
It will ultimately be your word against her's and you need to attack her credibility and observational skills by being creative.
Maybe you can bring up some studies on distraction and accuracy of observation when it comes to visibility involving contrast (gray seatbelt on black background etc..)
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Ha! I had a cop give me a speeding ticket once, without telling me a damn thing. Old fart asked me for my license, went to his hiding spot and came back with a ticket.

When I went to talk to the prosecutor, she told me that he didn't have to tell me anything, he can give me a ticket without explaining himself. I'm not sure if this is true, but I was young and believed it.
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toodlepip wrote: Ha! I had a cop give me a speeding ticket once, without telling me a damn thing. Old fart asked me for my license, went to his hiding spot and came back with a ticket.

When I went to talk to the prosecutor, she told me that he didn't have to tell me anything, he can give me a ticket without explaining himself. I'm not sure if this is true, but I was young and believed it.
Why would they have to say anything? You can always go to court later. You have zero chance of conducting a road side trial.
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Do we need a dashcam pointing at ourselves now?
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As a future lawyer I hope you work on your grammar and punctuation.
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How do you lose a Canadian licence for speeding in the US????
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You got a ticket for doing 90mph in the states?

What- you didn't realize that speed was ridiculously fast to be driving at??

Sounds like someone deserved that ticket.
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iamskyhigh wrote: As a future lawyer I hope you work on your grammar and punctuation.
Possibly English is OP's second language.

If OP claims "future law student" I can claim future prime ministerial candidate.

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