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post #1 of 56 Old 02-02-2007, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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So i got a little ticket.

SO i go pulled over because of my exhaust, i have the exhaust kit from rustys with the flowmaster 40. The tickets for 100 because of excessive noise when im driving. Im obviously gonna appeal it, now what are somethings i should bring up, just pretty much that it is a muffler i still have a working cat, therefor its legal.
What is some good stuff i should bring up?

oh BTW i live in mass.

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post #2 of 56 Old 02-03-2007, 06:10 AM
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are laws in fl are not that bad. i think maybe he should have writen a repair order first. then you may of had 30 to 60 days to get it fixed. check in to that.

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post #3 of 56 Old 02-03-2007, 07:50 AM
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it was proubly just a pissed off cop. take it to corut and show them that all of your exhust is fully opperational. they will proubly let you off.

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First I would find out what the law states. Usually it will say something like "100 decibels at 100 feet" or something like that. Try to borrow or purchase (at Radio shack or the like) a decibel meter. Find an open parking lot, measure of the exact distance and take a few measurements with the meter. If you are under the legal limit, then write everything down and show it to the judge.

If you are over the limit, then you might have to take a different route. Ask how did the officer know you were over the limit? Did he have anything to actually measure it?

Just because a cop gives you a ticket, doesn't mean you broke a law. That is for the courts to decide.
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he didnt measure it. He pretty much pulled me over said where am i coming from, and asked me why i peeled out coming out of a off ramp, which i replied by saying its pretty slippery and its snowing out. then he went to his car for l;ike 10 minutes probably trying to find a reason to ticket me. Then he asked about my exhaust and i just said its legal, he made me tap the gas and he said it wasnt, i giggled.

**** him, im going to court.

It was a citation for 100
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Did this happen last night? He pulled you over for spinning your tires in a snow storm? ****ing Massachusetts police never fail to amaze me.

What part of mass are you from

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post #7 of 56 Old 02-03-2007, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
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South eastern mass, near Taunton if you know the area.

Yea i think its ridic, it was last night
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he didnt measure it. He pretty much pulled me over said where am i coming from, and asked me why i peeled out coming out of a off ramp, which i replied by saying its pretty slippery and its snowing out. then he went to his car for l;ike 10 minutes probably trying to find a reason to ticket me. Then he asked about my exhaust and i just said its legal, he made me tap the gas and he said it wasnt, i giggled.
**** him, im going to court.

It was a citation for 100
for some reason that seems extreemly funny this morning

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South eastern mass, near Taunton if you know the area.

Yea i think its ridic, it was last night
Make sure you mention the fact that he pulled you over for spinning your tires in the middle of a snowstorm. I hate massachusetts police with a passion.

You should be able to get it thrown out pretty easily .... I would hope

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What is some good stuff i should bring up?

Tell them to suck it, and that its not too loud and your not paying the ticket...

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fight it. if he pulled you over for spinning your tires that what the ticket should be for. not sound ordinance.

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fight it. if he pulled you over for spinning your tires that what the ticket should be for. not sound ordinance.
Massachusetts as a ton of "Secondary offense" laws. In which if they pull you over for something, they can hit you with a few more things. Simply because you were pulled over (Primary offense), they can start heading into Secondary offense territory.

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We drive around with no cats/mufflers here and dont know what noise violations are.

That sucks man, sounds like a vehicle-nazi state.

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Cops never cease to amaze me. Most of them are on power trips. I had one watch me take my seat belt off to get my license out for him and he then went back to his care a proceeded to give me a ticket for not wearing a seatbelt. I would definitely fight that because unless the cop has some solid way of proving that your exhaust was illegal you will get off. Cops think that most people won't fight because they don't know the law.

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find out where he lives and burn his house down

or you could make a vid and show the jeep running and a sound meter next to it to prove your point
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