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Unformatted text preview: f having yet another date at which you
really must show up. You’ve used up your chance to move it. If you end up
having some type of emergency on the new court date and you can’t make it, you
I’ve heard many estimates of how often the officer actually shows up on the first
scheduled date. I’ve read it is only 20% of the time. I’ve also read it is 80% of the
time. Fact is, it varies and the only number that matters is the time it’s your turn.
Important: If you show up and the officer doesn’t, the prosecution will ask for a
new date. He will ask for it very quickly and it will be granted unless you know
what to look for and stop it by using the right tactic. (We give you this information
in Case Dismissed.) Myth 2: Record the officer and photograph the scene
The only thing this will do is tip off the officer that you are going to be a
“problem”. He figures you are doing this because you want to challenge him in
court. So what does he do? First, he will write you up for the worst offense he
can legitimately document. You will get no break on the speed you went, etc.
Second, he will be sure to take detailed notes and follow every procedure to the
letter of the law. This can only hurt you in court. Part of the strategy in Case
Dismissed is to blend in with the crowd and not call attention to yourself until you
start actually defending your case. You do not want to tip off the officer or
prosecution about your intentions. That will only increase their level of
preparedness. Myth 3: Examine your ticket to find mistakes
There are fatal flaws and there are honest mistakes. You won’t get off for a
mistake. This may include calling your car a different color, a different
description of the weather, etc. A fatal flaw, like the completely wrong make,
model and color of the car is grounds for dismissal of your ticket. Or if you are
mis-identified. (Since the officer saw your license, this isn’t too likely.) But these
fatal flaws are extremely rare. Sure, you sh...
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2010 for the course BUSINESS 122222222 taught by Professor Wayne during the Spring '09 term at CSU Northridge.
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