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      02-01-2008, 05:14 PM   #1
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Tint question

Basically i got pulled over for tints a while ago. I pleaded not guilty. Anyone have experience about getting off with a reduced fine. I need a good excuse lol.
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      02-01-2008, 05:39 PM   #2
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Basically i got pulled over for tints a while ago. I pleaded not guilty. Anyone have experience about getting off with a reduced fine. I need a good excuse lol.
probably just best to pay the $45-$50 ticket and be on your way. I doubt they'll reduce the fine any more unless you tear off your tints, plus it's a no point ticket. At least that's the way it is in NJ.
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probably just best to pay the $45-$50 ticket and be on your way. I doubt they'll reduce the fine any more unless you tear off your tints, plus it's a no point ticket. At least that's the way it is in NJ.
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just pay the fine...
if you go to court and somehow get the fine reduced after they tack on court fess and all the other BS fees you saved yourself a couple bucks if that!
Not worth the headache or time spent in court. I'm speaking from personal experience...

Its all a racket for the city/town to make money... like ppl on this board say gotta be willing to pay to play...
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      02-01-2008, 10:33 PM   #4
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i so so much want to tint my windows but the thought of getting pulled over like every few months is it worth it ??? Im also here in jersey where they seem to be even more ummmm pain in the asses ...with all due respect
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      02-02-2008, 02:02 AM   #5
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havent been really hasselled much
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happy with my 35% all around. no issues in NYC, got pulled over b4 and they didn't hassel me with my tints.
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I only have have my back windows tinted. I just think that if you have all tint, the cops have easier excuse to pull you over, which I don't want to get pull over.
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i have 20% all around except windshield and I've been pulled over twice. The first time was 4 days after I got it done and got 2 tickets for it. Second time was just a couple of weeks ago but he let me off with a warning. Had my tints for almost a year now. I just paid the fine. Not worth the hassle going to court and all that stuff.
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i like "fishbowlin" it ..... id prolly get 50% all around including windshield if my car wasnt black....=)
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The thing is i pleaded not guilty already. My court date is coming up soon. If i pay now i'm going to be charged extra no? =/ fuck.
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go onto the nys dmv website and see if you can still pay for it, or even call dmv in albany (head office) and see if you can. i used to have tints, and i get pulled over like once a year, but i just pay the fine.
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I started a tread about getting pulled over for tint in NYC, it was a $90 ticket. It sucks..
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the only excuse u can give is that ur tints are very very light
take some photos of ur car during daytime, try out diff angles to see which looks the lightest....make sure u can see the inside of ur car from the photos
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Basically i got pulled over for tints a while ago. I pleaded not guilty. Anyone have experience about getting off with a reduced fine. I need a good excuse lol.
its an equipment violation with no points.... not sure what your defense could be, all tint is illegal in NYS on passenger cars (excluding vans and suvs that can have their rear windows tinted.) the law is 70% visible light transmitted, tint that light is basically transparent.
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i so so much want to tint my windows but the thought of getting pulled over like every few months is it worth it ??? Im also here in jersey where they seem to be even more ummmm pain in the asses ...with all due respect
depending on how you drive and what town you live in, you really wont get hassled.
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depending on how you drive and what town you live in, you really wont get hassled.
does the NJ yearly inspection cover tint as well? a friend of mine in nj told me thats another problem, finding an inspection station to look the other way
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yearly inspection?? who goes yearly? for new cars its every 4 years.
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depending on how you drive and what town you live in, you really wont get hassled.
Yeah i guess you're right. Its not like i'm weaving in and out of traffic or zooming along side streets which doing either will certainly bring anyone unwanted attention ??? Though i enjoy ....ummmm "attention" not from "police officers" with their ticket books and pens in hand
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haha yea true. im the same way i dont really drive fast anymore. i have enough of a past that i want to forget about! LOL why dont you come to the meet on v17 this wednesday.
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haha yea true. im the same way i dont really drive fast anymore. i have enough of a past that i want to forget about! LOL why dont you come to the meet on v17 this wednesday.
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i got tints on my g35... the car is registered under my moms name... whenever i get pulled over i say this is my moms car im just borrowing it and the cops let me go with a verbal warning of "dont drive the car again." same thing every time. the best thing to do is go to ur family doctor and say you have sensitive eyes and you might be lucky enough to get a note allowing the tints.
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i got tints on my g35... the car is registered under my moms name... whenever i get pulled over i say this is my moms car im just borrowing it and the cops let me go with a verbal warning of "dont drive the car again." same thing every time. the best thing to do is go to ur family doctor and say you have sensitive eyes and you might be lucky enough to get a note allowing the tints.
If it's registered under your mom's name, it's your mom's car.

Too bad we can't use that excuse, cause the car is registered under our name.
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