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Old 12-09-2004, 09:44 PM
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NC is trying to revoke my license for a speeding ticket 23 MPH over out of NC

While traveling through Ohio I received a speeding ticket doing 87 in a 65. I have a NC drivers license. They say they have a law that suspends your license for 6 months if caught speeding more than 20 MPH over the speed limit while out of state. A friend said someone on the forum might have some valuable advise, besides stop speeding or I should not have been stupid enough to get caught! Oh well, it's done now. I'm currently working in Ohio and must have a drivers license to get to work. Any good advise out there besides get a bike?

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22 mph over the speed limit ?? You'll get what you deserve. Stoopie!!
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Old 12-09-2004, 10:04 PM
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Get an Ohio driver's license before they pull your NC one. Jim
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Old 12-09-2004, 10:09 PM
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I am no lawyer but I travel a lot so I am up on those laws. Most states have that law. If you pleaded guilty to the ticket in the other state you are screwed. The trick is to plead "no contest", which helps a lawyer a great deal to get you out of the mess, but you still might get what's coming to you. This is a "there for the grace of God go I" thing - I routinely is use the stretch of I-10 from the Texas line to the Mississippi border as my own personal race track and I have merely been lucky with the Louisiana Staties who always seem much more interested in busting truckers. Thanks for slowing me down. BTW, Pennsylvania and Ohio - only a damn fool speeds in those states with out of state tags.
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Just out of curiosity - what if you had been caught at 20 over in NC?
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Old 12-09-2004, 11:30 PM
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BTW, Pennsylvania and Ohio - only a damn fool speeds in those states with out of state tags.
he, he, tru, tru.... actually Penn has eased up since they bumped the speed limit to 65 but the deer are everywhere and extreme caution is necessary. i normally drive the necessary minimum distances through either state....
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Old 12-09-2004, 11:32 PM
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Just out of curiosity - what if you had been caught at 20 over in NC?

probably the same thing. they are real prix about their driving privilages in NC...

try to get OH license QUICK like someone suggested...
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Old 12-09-2004, 11:37 PM
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What makes you guys think Ohio is going to give a guy with a ticket like that on the books a driver's license? The dude better have some relatives in Virgina.
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Old 12-09-2004, 11:46 PM
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it's worth a try kv. they are prix in OH too.. CT may give him a license..
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that's the stupidest thing I've ever heard of. There is an interstate compact that allows states to suspend your licence for not paying out of state tickets but suspending for one ticket doesn't sound right.

In Colorado if you get a ticket out of state you don't even get the points. Just pay the fine and your done.

I think there is more to the story.
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Old 12-10-2004, 11:54 AM
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it's worth a try kv. they are prix in OH too.. CT may give him a license..
Generally states with low tax burdens are the easiest to get a license in, because they really just want your twenty bucks. New Hampshire, Nevada, Virginia, hell, Virginia a terrorist on a wanted list can get a license and fly a plane into the WTC. I tend to agree with koop, tho - maybe there is more to the story, reckless driving charge perhaps?
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Old 12-10-2004, 11:59 AM
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that's the stupidest thing I've ever heard of. There is an interstate compact that allows states to suspend your licence for not paying out of state tickets but suspending for one ticket doesn't sound right.

In Colorado if you get a ticket out of state you don't even get the points. Just pay the fine and your done.

I think there is more to the story.
I agree. I was speeding in Wyoming, just paid the ticket because there were no points assessed.

If you have pled guilty already, you might just have to take the consequences, but if not, by all means contest the ticket. Make them prove you are guilty. I did that on another speeding ticket (in Colorado) and the officer never showed up for trial. My ticket was dismissed, no fine, no points.
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I believe in Texas if you are over the limit 20+ you get an additional ticket - "Driving to endanger", our version of "Reckless driving". Other states may flag that. Dude, was the speeding ticket all you got?
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I agree. I was speeding in Wyoming, just paid the ticket because there were no points assessed.

If you have pled guilty already, you might just have to take the consequences, but if not, by all means contest the ticket. Make them prove you are guilty. I did that on another speeding ticket (in Colorado) and the officer never showed up for trial. My ticket was dismissed, no fine, no points.
I always plead innocent, I haven't had to pay a ticket in years. I don't believe he is contesting the ticket - he is getting nailed in adminstratice assement by the license bureau as a consequence of his ticket, no court, just the screw job that comes later when you f up. I think the only way to fight it is to sue the state. Suuuuure.
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and another thing, you have a right to drive not a privledge. I don't know where this privledge crap started but there is no such thing as the government giving you "privledges"
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