[dc-critmass-list] Bike moving violation
laura.dot.walsh at gmail.com
Tue Sep 30 06:01:06 PDT 2008
When I got a ticket for not stopping at a light in DC, it was a $5 ticket
which I forgot about and didn't pay. That was last September and nothing has
happened. I also didn't have an ID and they threatened to bring me to jail
then if I didn't give them my name. The officer also wrote my ticket for the
wrong date saying that it was October 26 instead of September. Nothing
happened. Those were the Capitol police by the botanical gardens.
In Richmond during Slaughterama, two of us were pulled over for running a
red light at 3am with no one else around and given $157 tickets ($100 + $57
in processing fees). We went back to Richmond and contested it and mine was
cancelled because I was 'polite' to the officer who pulled us over and the
other rider (who also does CM) apparently wasn't so he had to pay. This was
to a cop who boasted that night that he hadn't lost a case against a cyclist
in over 40 years.
On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 8:43 AM, Luke Hall <rlhall01 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Does anyone have any strategy for contesting a bike moving violation "not
> coming to a complete stop at a stop sign" NO Traffic at a comically low
> traffic intersection- 17th &P.
> 1) I know the bike regs don't allow a bike violation to suspend driver's
> lisence. If i don't pay/contest the charge is the worst thing I have a fine
> that goes to a collection agency?
> 2) what happens if you are pulled over and don't have a form of ID? as far
> as i can tell there is no law that says you have to carry an id. But if you
> are pulled over for a driving infraction without an id do you risk arrest?
> 3) anyone had success contesting a moving violation?
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