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Old 03-03-2021, 11:21 AM   #1
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I haven't had a ticket in decades and was in a hurry to get to the lease before the rain hit to do some work.

Received 2... speeding and the light changed quicker than I expected so I busted that too.

Was just curious if using an attorney is the way to go these days? If so, would anyone recommend one in Palestine area for this situation?

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Old 03-03-2021, 11:26 AM   #2
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I would look into defensive driving and possibly keep it off of your record.
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Old 03-03-2021, 11:30 AM   #3
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So.. You broke two laws and want an attorney to fight it? Go to Defensive Driving and avoid breaking the law. Luckily someone's grandmother wasn't in the intersection.


I am a little salty as last night my truck was rear ended and looks like it will be a total loss.
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Old 03-03-2021, 11:31 AM   #4
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I was planning on doing that for one, but that won't dismiss both.
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Old 03-03-2021, 11:35 AM   #5
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Slow down Turboe
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Old 03-03-2021, 11:50 AM   #6
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Defensive driving will probably be the best route to keep it off your record. I would call and speak with a clerk at the city/county office if you're not local. Don't think there's need for an attorney unless it was more severe (DUI/20+over/arrested/etc.).
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Old 03-03-2021, 11:54 AM   #7
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So.. You broke two laws and want an attorney to fight it? Go to Defensive Driving and avoid breaking the law. Luckily someone's grandmother wasn't in the intersection.


I am a little salty as last night my truck was rear ended and looks like it will be a total loss.
You're correct, I am lucky something bad didn't happen and I deserve the bashing. I know I made the mistakes. This isn't how I normally drive and usually people are giving me a hard time because I drive slower than most.

Sorry about your situation.
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Old 03-03-2021, 11:58 AM   #8
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may look into deferred adjudication as well. you may be ablet o take DD for one and defer the other. Just don't get a ticket in 90 days in the same county and it will go away.
That's if my memory serves me correctly.

I don't think a lawyer is going to be able to help you, nor would it be financially beneficial even if he could.
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Old 03-03-2021, 12:11 PM   #9
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You need the “Tough, Smart, Texas Hammer... that sends flowers”
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Old 03-03-2021, 12:19 PM   #10
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I don't get why guys don't do deferred..I do it for every ticket and have a clean record. Usually $50 more than the fines. If I was speeding I owe the funds to the working city as they did their job and caught me.
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Old 03-03-2021, 12:30 PM   #11
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Deferred adjudication, or just pay them. The cost of a lawyer may be greater than the small increase in your insurance...if there even is one.

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Old 03-03-2021, 01:34 PM   #12
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You're correct, I am lucky something bad didn't happen and I deserve the bashing. I know I made the mistakes. This isn't how I normally drive and usually people are giving me a hard time because I drive slower than most.

Sorry about your situation.
No worries I just wanted to yell at someone LOL. I get it. I am the grandpa driver as well. Family pics on me a LOT for it. Only time I really speed is to DQ for ice cream.
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Old 03-03-2021, 01:51 PM   #13
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If I was speeding I owe the funds to the working city as they did their job and caught me.

Yes and no. I got one in Houston. 46 mph in a 30 mph section of a 4 lane road. Not a school zone, just a nice section for a speed trap. I watched them pull over so many people while I was it wasn't funny. 4 cops working that beat. If you think it was for public safety your probably misled. That is for revenue.
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Old 03-03-2021, 02:00 PM   #14
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Old 03-03-2021, 02:06 PM   #15
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You need the “Tough, Smart, Texas Hammer... that sends flowers”
Jim Adler=Texas Hammer
R.A. Gabriel: Lawyer who sends flowers.

Not sure why I know that. Lol

Who he needs is the Texas Law Hawk.
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Old 03-03-2021, 02:39 PM   #16
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Yes and no. I got one in Houston. 46 mph in a 30 mph section of a 4 lane road. Not a school zone, just a nice section for a speed trap. I watched them pull over so many people while I was it wasn't funny. 4 cops working that beat. If you think it was for public safety your probably misled. That is for revenue.
Hard for them to collect revenue if your not speeding. They set up those operations on certain sections of roads because people are known to speed in that area a lot. Don't want a ticket, slow down. And this is coming from someone who used to get a speeding ticket almost once a week for several years. I had a lead foot when I was younger. I have learned to slow down and enjoy life. Your not really getting where your going that much quicker.
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Old 03-03-2021, 02:54 PM   #17
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Hard for them to collect revenue if your not speeding. They set up those operations on certain sections of roads because people are known to speed in that area a lot. Don't want a ticket, slow down. And this is coming from someone who used to get a speeding ticket almost once a week for several years. I had a lead foot when I was younger. I have learned to slow down and enjoy life. Your not really getting where your going that much quicker.
Only reason people are speeding is a speed limit too slow for road size and volume of traffic. No good reason a 4 lane road should be 30MPH. This is a thoroughfare that is 20+ miles long.
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Old 03-03-2021, 07:24 PM   #18
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As an insurance agent, at least with company, we would not up your rates even with two tickets. We only do that for accidents. However, taking DD would get rid of one ticket and give you a discount on your rates for three years. So I would suggest you go ahead and do that to save your self some money. If you haven’t had a ticket in decades, why bother with a lawyer. You likely won’t get another ticket anytime soon anyway.
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Old 03-03-2021, 08:42 PM   #19
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Showing up for court or hiring a lawyer to show up will often drop fines in half and get you deferred. Lawyer just saves you time in showing up to court.
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Old 03-03-2021, 09:05 PM   #20
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Did you get the tickets from PPD, sheriff, or state trooper?
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Old 03-03-2021, 09:28 PM   #21
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Deferred adjudication, or just pay them. The cost of a lawyer may be greater than the small increase in your insurance...if there even is one.

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The OP can either pay the extra 50-100 bucks for deferred...or he can pay the lawyer an extra couple grand to get him deferred. It’s on him to do the math.
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Old 03-03-2021, 09:31 PM   #22
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Showing up for court or hiring a lawyer to show up will often drop fines in half and get you deferred. Lawyer just saves you time in showing up to court.
Lawyer don’t save nothing. Odds are, he can do deferred when he walks up to the counter to pay. It ain’t that hard and there is no need for court.
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Old 03-03-2021, 09:45 PM   #23
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Contest it and represent yourself. Don't try to get them dismissed, go in and just ask for deferred adjudication then keep it clean for 6 months and they are dismissed.

If they say no, ask if you can take defensive driving for both. With court approval, I believe you can.
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Old 03-03-2021, 10:26 PM   #24
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Only reason people are speeding is a speed limit too slow for road size and volume of traffic. No good reason a 4 lane road should be 30MPH. This is a thoroughfare that is 20+ miles long.
You break the law & complain about getting caught. Don't speed & don't get a ticket. Makes no difference if you think it is a speed trap or not. Speed limit posted & you decide to speed ,because you think it should be higher. SMDH.
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Old 03-04-2021, 06:12 AM   #25
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Lawyer don’t save nothing. Odds are, he can do deferred when he walks up to the counter to pay. It ain’t that hard and there is no need for court.
Ok, just not my experience.
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Old 03-04-2021, 06:57 AM   #26
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Hard for them to collect revenue if your not speeding. They set up those operations on certain sections of roads because people are known to speed in that area a lot. real
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Yea right

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Old 03-04-2021, 07:56 AM   #27
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Contest it and represent yourself. Don't try to get them dismissed, go in and just ask for deferred adjudication then keep it clean for 6 months and they are dismissed.

If they say no, ask if you can take defensive driving for both. With court approval, I believe you can.
This sounds right to me. Last ticket I received the JP had the deferred adjudication process plainly written out once I contacted them. Process went just as BigL described in first paragraph.
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Old 03-04-2021, 08:00 AM   #28
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You break the law & complain about getting caught. Don't speed & don't get a ticket. Makes no difference if you think it is a speed trap or not. Speed limit posted & you decide to speed ,because you think it should be higher. SMDH.
Funny how it works!
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Old 03-04-2021, 08:08 AM   #29
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Do I yourself lawyer just waste of money.
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Old 03-04-2021, 08:36 AM   #30
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https://attorneyprime.com/tickets/pa...icket-attorney

$110+ for each offense. My time is worth more than that. Plus the judge and DA get their palms greased.
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