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      09-01-2008, 12:35 AM   #1
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Jersey cops suck....

ok so i was driving back to my girlfriend's house saturday night after we went to seaside heights for the night.im not familiar with that area because im from new york so i took my girl's dads garmin. that thing got me a little lost so im tryin to help my girl fix it and before i know it i see the lights flashing in my rearview mirror. the street was very wide and looked like a 2 way so i was about to pull over to the left but at the last second decided to pull over to the right to be safe. so he comes to my window and does the usual routine and tells me i was goin 45 in a 35. i told him im not from the are and he responds with "neither am i" WTF?!?! he ot only gave me a ticket for the 45 in a 35 but also for "swerving" ( i dont remember the exact term he used) when i wasnt sure if it was a 2 way or a one way. anyway i was wondering that bc i have a NY license does my insurance hear about it if i just pay the fine? i know for a fact that the points dont tranfer to my license itself but im not sure about the insurance ( i have allstate btw) should i fight it? what d you guys think?

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I have no advice for you, but you made me a little homesick. lol I grew up in Jersey and used to go to Seaside Heights ALL the time.

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Really where you from in NJ Tara??
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I have no advice for you, but you made me a little homesick. lol I grew up in Jersey and used to go to Seaside Heights ALL the time.

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NY/NJ are linked bro you have to go to Seaside Court unfortunately and speak to the prosecuter. I've been there 4-5 times myself its not a fun place to be and sometimes they keep your ass there all day but bottomline you'll pay the fines and not get points!!
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ok so i was driving back to my girlfriend's house saturday night after we went to seaside heights for the night.im not familiar with that area because im from new york so i took my girl's dads garmin. that thing got me a little lost so im tryin to help my girl fix it and before i know it i see the lights flashing in my rearview mirror. the street was very wide and looked like a 2 way so i was about to pull over to the left but at the last second decided to pull over to the right to be safe. so he comes to my window and does the usual routine and tells me i was goin 45 in a 35. i told him im not from the are and he responds with "neither am i" WTF?!?! he ot only gave me a ticket for the 45 in a 35 but also for "swerving" ( i dont remember the exact term he used) when i wasnt sure if it was a 2 way or a one way. anyway i was wondering that bc i have a NY license does my insurance hear about it if i just pay the fine? i know for a fact that the points dont tranfer to my license itself but im not sure about the insurance ( i have allstate btw) should i fight it? what d you guys think?

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just fight it.. they'll prolly just make u pay the tickets and take ur points off...
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Monmouth Country. Mainly Freehold and Howell. My Mom still lives in Howell.
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hahaha seasideeee..FUN FUN FUN..pay the fine, y fight it, ur out of state. and being a resident of jersey, theres not really too many ways out, i would either plead guilty and get points lowered and pay fine or the pay 350/400$ and get 0 points but thats like 3 times within 5 years or so LOL. luckily im an eagle scout and i have a special gold card that has got me out of 3/4 of tickets, i'm 19 with only 4 pts. and a heavy foot haha. just pay the fine, it will go to your insurance though :/..jest drive well my friend haha that CURE insurance commercial is the $hit
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NY/NJ are linked bro you have to go to Seaside Court unfortunately and speak to the prosecuter. I've been there 4-5 times myself its not a fun place to be and sometimes they keep your ass there all day but bottomline you'll pay the fines and not get points!!
the fines would be something like 250+ court fees like 194
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hahaha seasideeee..FUN FUN FUN..pay the fine, y fight it, ur out of state. and being a resident of jersey, theres not really too many ways out, i would either plead guilty and get points lowered and pay fine or the pay 350/400$ and get 0 points but thats like 3 times within 5 years or so LOL. luckily im an eagle scout and i have a special gold card that has got me out of 3/4 of tickets, i'm 19 with only 4 pts. and a heavy foot haha. just pay the fine, it will go to your insurance though :/..jest drive well my friend haha that CURE insurance commercial is the $hit
you only have 4 points? ur insurance must b killing you
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Only NY drivers would think it ok to pull over on the left.
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Only NY drivers would think it ok to pull over on the left.
the cop actually told me i should have pulled over on the left.. thats why he gave me the ticket
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the cop actually told me i should have pulled over on the left.. thats why he gave me the ticket
wtf...thats a bullshit story from the cop if I ever heard one..you didnt know if it was a one way or not, so I would have pulled over to the right anyways.

You are from out of town..thats why he bagged on you. You dont influence his job next year, thats why...I get bothered by Fort Lee all the time, but they can do nothing. I just get hit with parking tickets (overnight, have to be a resident) cuse I dont do anything illegal.
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Being friends with ALL Troopers and Cops in jersey. My friends are all the cool ones though. The best thing to do is go the court and speak to the prosecutor. Do not take a lawyer. Be honest to the Prosecutor, adn if you havent gotten any points in last 2 years for the same offense, chances are they will downgrade and charge ou $194, and maybe failure to wear a seatbelt or somthing.

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Being friends with ALL Troopers and Cops in jersey. My friends are all the cool ones though. The best thing to do is go the court and speak to the prosecutor. Do not take a lawyer. Be honest to the Prosecutor, adn if you havent gotten any points in last 2 years for the same offense, chances are they will downgrade and charge ou $194, and maybe failure to wear a seatbelt or somthing.

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failure for seatbelt is just as bad as points..the insurance company will get wind of that and you will be paying for it for the next 3 years.
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is there a website i can go to to see if my insurance catches out of state violations
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wtf...thats a bullshit story from the cop if I ever heard one..you didnt know if it was a one way or not, so I would have pulled over to the right anyways.

You are from out of town..thats why he bagged on you. You dont influence his job next year, thats why...I get bothered by Fort Lee all the time, but they can do nothing. I just get hit with parking tickets (overnight, have to be a resident) cuse I dont do anything illegal.
ya that cop was a real prick.... i guess it was because it was the end of the month and labor day weekend. not to mention he prob just pulled me over because of my NY plates!!!
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Dude i have 8 points on my licenses and im 21 years old.. Last week i whent to court if i din't i would have 11 points on my licesences so i fought it and only got 2 and instead of paying 250+ i only payed 139 bucks... So i think you should if you don't want your insurance to go up.... Just my 2 cent dude....Your 21 and i bet your insurance goes up the roof huh? Yea mine is around 6 thousand a year...
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Dude i have 8 points on my licenses and im 21 years old.. Last week i whent to court if i din't i would have 11 points on my licesences so i fought it and only got 2 and instead of paying 250+ i only payed 139 bucks... So i think you should if you don't want your insurance to go up.... Just my 2 cent dude....Your 21 and i bet your insurance goes up the roof huh? Yea mine is around 6 thousand a year...
you are crazy. WTF are you doin with 8 points.
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Its to be expected in seaside on a holiday weekend.
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like i said earlier, failure to wear a seatbelt is a NON POINT violation in Jersey. See if you can plead to that and see what haopens
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If you go to court and talk to the prosecutor he might even get it dropped down to unsafe driving which is no points and just a fine.
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thanx for all your input guys... i just spoke to my insurance agent who also happens to be a family friend and he said that 99% of the time the insurance wont catch it so i think i might just pay the tickets and get it over with
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