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Old 02-04-2011, 11:06 PM
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Hello LEO's and thank you for your service.
A few weeks ago i was given 2 fix it tickets. One for the "modified" exhaust system on my car, and the second was for not having proof of insurance on me (stupid yes i know, but i was and am insured). The officer was nice and both were marked correctable. I have since printed my current proof of insurance, and returned my exhaust to factory and signed off by an officer at the local police station. The officer told me that when i had these things fixed all i would have to do is show the court clerk my proof of insurance and signed ticket, then pay a nominal fee for processing.

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Today i got my official letter from the court and its telling me that i have to pay at minimum $218 or without proof of insurance $1013. It says nothing specific to my citation, and offer traffic school which isnt even applicable. Is this letter wrong?or am i royally bonned for $218? This doest seem right being that they were both correctable. This really has me upset. Regardless i will handle this, this coming week. I was just wondering if anyone knows so i can stop worrying about it.

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Old 02-04-2011, 11:14 PM
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Have you been cited for the modified exhaust before? Some courts are getting tired of the swapping back and forth between illegal and legal just to get the ticket signed off and are catching on. Just an idea.
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Old 02-04-2011, 11:17 PM
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never been cited for anything before
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Old 02-05-2011, 12:44 AM
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It varies by jurisdiction. Contact the court of jurisdiction for the most accurate info.

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Old 02-05-2011, 10:48 AM
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That could be the administrative fee. Some counties are moving to $100 or more per violation for corrected violations. Used to be $15 or so but times have changed.
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Old 02-06-2011, 1:33 PM
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Yep, used to be &10 for the court to sign off on your fix it tickets but prices have gone up quite a bit. Best bet? Don't modify your exhaust.
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Old 02-06-2011, 1:39 PM
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It's 25 for correctable around here, find any LEO and have or rather request they sign off your ticket then take it to the court traffic division or even call the number in your cite, tell them it was corrected and signed, they should just have you send in the check for the 25 per correctable violation, and your signed off proof, that's about the way it goes around here at least
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