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      12-09-2009, 07:01 PM   #1
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Angry No Front Plate Ticket

Last week I was driving home and I passed a parking enforcement douchebag. I caught his eye so he busted a u-turn and followed me for two blocks. I knew he saw that I didn't have a front license plate but I figured he can only give me a ticket if my car is parked. He's no LAPD and can't stop me. Anyway, he stopped following me and I eventually made it home.

Well I just received the ticket in the mail today. WTF?!? It states "Because the traffic officer was unable to physically attach the citation to your vehicle at the time the citation was issued, this copy is being forwarded to you..." Unbelievable!!

Has this happened to anyone else?

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I got stopped for no front plates before. I didn't know these were non moving violations...
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Here in TX DPS just's pulls u over and writes you the ticket on the spot I just pay them and wait for the next one lol. I don't get this dumb law you would think cops would be out looking for drunk drivers or speeders DPS stand for Department of Public Safety, who am I hurting by not having a front plate. jm2c
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Edit: It wasn't a cop. It was a parking enforcement bastard.
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Dam that suck balls, just installed my front plate its not worth the troubles.
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Edit: It wasn't a cop. It was a parking enforcement bastard.
ahh that makes more sense
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LAME!

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Last week I was driving home and I passed a parking enforcement douchebag. I caught his eye so he busted a u-turn and followed me for two blocks. I knew he saw that I didn't have a front license plate but I figured he can only give me a ticket if my car is parked. He's no LAPD and can't stop me. Anyway, he stopped following me and I eventually made it home.

Well I just received the ticket in the mail today. WTF?!? It states "Because the traffic officer was unable to physically attach the citation to your vehicle at the time the citation was issued, this copy is being forwarded to you..." Unbelievable!!

Has this happened to anyone else?
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Edit: It wasn't a cop. It was a parking enforcement bastard.
well, here's my question: it says Parking enforcement, yet you were'nt parked, so how could they cite you for that?? i mean i guess you could fight the citation on grounds of technicality, no?
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id take it to court and argue that you had a plate on and theres no way he could visibly tell because he was behind you the whole time and never actually stopped you. zip tie it onto the opposite side of your grill to where he would have been looking at you when you were driving the other way in the beginning and say that he couldn't have seen it because the plate is offset to his angle.
i don't think ziptying is legal.

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well, here's my question: it says Parking enforcement, yet you were'nt parked, so how could they cite you for that?? i mean i guess you could fight the citation on grounds of technicality, no?
eventhough it's a $25 citation, i'm going to fight it for this reason because the citation states it was a parking violation. it even states the address of where it was parked. douchebag liar! i'm just afraid that they will make me correct it if i take it to court and I will need to drill holes in my bumper for the plate.
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stupid meter maids thinking they're cops now...
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i don't think ziptying is legal.



eventhough it's a $25 citation, i'm going to fight it for this reason because the citation states it was a parking violation. it even states the address of where it was parked. douchebag liar! i'm just afraid that they will make me correct it if i take it to court and I will need to drill holes in my bumper for the plate.
I ziptied my plate on and a cop signed off on it.
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id take it to court and argue that you had a plate on and theres no way he could visibly tell because he was behind you the whole time and never actually stopped you. zip tie it onto the opposite side of your grill to where he would have been looking at you when you were driving the other way in the beginning and say that he couldn't have seen it because the plate is offset to his angle.
is it really worth your time to take off from work to show up at court to argue this? I am on my second ticket in last 16 months. I just pay the ticket and move on.
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I got stopped for no front plates before. I didn't know these were non moving violations...
its obviously a mechanical infraction.
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Last week I was driving home and I passed a parking enforcement douchebag. I caught his eye so he busted a u-turn and followed me for two blocks. I knew he saw that I didn't have a front license plate but I figured he can only give me a ticket if my car is parked. He's no LAPD and can't stop me. Anyway, he stopped following me and I eventually made it home.

Well I just received the ticket in the mail today. WTF?!? It states "Because the traffic officer was unable to physically attach the citation to your vehicle at the time the citation was issued, this copy is being forwarded to you..." Unbelievable!!

Has this happened to anyone else?
Contest it and say exactly what you just told us. I'm sure you will win.
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is it really worth your time to take off from work to show up at court to argue this? I am on my second ticket in last 16 months. I just pay the ticket and move on.
He can do most of the contesting via mail. ..
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pay 25$ dollars to the city.
call it a day.
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yeah this isnt a real ticket. when i get a ticket for not moving my car out of the street for weekly street sweeping i simply pay the fine...simple. especially if its the city u live in.
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If I just pay the citation, I'm giving these douchebags the right to give another ticket to someone else while their driving. I really don't want to drive around LA knowing I can get a no plate ticket because a parking enforcement saw it missing while I passed them.
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its obviously a mechanical infraction.
lol obviously. OP initially said cop couldn't pull him over so I got confused
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Zip tie the front two holes of the plate to one of ur kidney grilles, and get it written off.

I just used this for 2 tickets that i got and 2 different cops signed it off =)
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Even after you go through the hassle of fighting it, and you do get it dismissed the patrol agency will more than likely not get a notice or what not. Therefore it wont help one bit, they will still do what they want.

And at the end of the day you're still violating California vehicle section 5200 (a) which requires that a front license plate is displayed.

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If I just pay the citation, I'm giving these douchebags the right to give another ticket to someone else while their driving. I really don't want to drive around LA knowing I can get a no plate ticket because a parking enforcement saw it missing while I passed them.
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Last week I was driving home and I passed a parking enforcement douchebag. I caught his eye so he busted a u-turn and followed me for two blocks. I knew he saw that I didn't have a front license plate but I figured he can only give me a ticket if my car is parked. He's no LAPD and can't stop me. Anyway, he stopped following me and I eventually made it home.

Well I just received the ticket in the mail today. WTF?!? It states "Because the traffic officer was unable to physically attach the citation to your vehicle at the time the citation was issued, this copy is being forwarded to you..." Unbelievable!!

Has this happened to anyone else?
WOW, i didnt know this was even possible
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