OH Laser Citation 80 in 70, advice?

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  1. Wolverine

    Wolverine Learning to Drive General User

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    Received a citation w/laser near Wapakoneta for speeding on 75. OH apparently doesn’t allow defensive driving and will not change a moving violation to anything else. The ticket will stay on my record. I have NO tickets on record I’d hate for this to be on mine. 80 in a 70, Pled not guilt and submitted my discovery to see how I can fight it. They did offer a 74 in a 80 and to reduce court fees but it would still be on my record for at least 2 years. Don’t want that. Any advice from experience or any advice at all would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. Choose Life

    Choose Life 35.5 hater R3 Day One User Advanced User Premium Member

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    Unless 20 lawyers from the county you received the ticket told you this dont believe this

    Call every lawyer in the county or city where traffic court is held
    Some prosecutors like some lawyers and they play golf on sunday
    Some prosecutors cant stand some attorneys and stay as far away from them as possible
    After all
    They are people too

    Call around
    Youre looking for his golf buddy
     
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    Yes talk to some layers in the area, at only +10 it should be reducable to something without points... That said Ohio is tough on enforcement so they may be extra picky. Sucks that you got hit, time to up your game and get some tech to help prevent any more tickets :)
     
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    Wolverine Learning to Drive General User

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    All the lawyers said the same thing. That they can plead it down to a 75 in a 70. I went to court and they offered me a 74 in a 70. Glad I didn’t waste $200+
     
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    Wolverine Learning to Drive General User

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    Are they legal to have in Oh and Mi? I know some states consider them illegal to have? What’s a good brand or make don’t care about price.
     
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    drtoddw Überschreitung der Höchstgeshwindigkeit Advanced User Premium Member

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    I'm in Michigan. Yes, parking sensors are legal in both Michigan and Ohio. I think most people would recommend ALPs. @BestRadarDetectors is the member who almost everyone goes to.
     
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    good advice...
     
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    Yes definitely get a good set of Alp sensors. Even in banned areas if used correctly (JTK) they are very hard to detect. Lots of folks around here ( myself included ) have a set ALPs or an older setup like blinder/Laser interceptor. They work very well when properly installed and setup. Lots of experts on ALP here too. Post up a picture in the jammer install questions subforum under countermeasures testing and we can help you set up a good set. The cost of them is payed for in just one or two saves, and Ohio is laser heavy. Add on a good radar detector and Waze and you are about as protected as possible
     
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    abdomega Learning to Fly Beginner User

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    I received a speeding citation in OH years ago (circa 2005) and I recall attending court in Cincinnati and pleading it down to a parking ticket, having only to pay the court fees and parking violation. The laws may have changed since then, though...
     
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    AntiLaser "Priority" model is currently the best defense you can buy. You should be made aware that several Cities & Towns in Ohio use DragonEye Lidars that are very difficult to defend against & the Priority does it the best of ALL other models from different Mfg's. However, b/c of the Dragon Lidars in use there, you will need to use 3 Sensors in Front, but also 3 Sensors in the Rear. This is b/c some of those Cities & Towns are also "back shooters" from overpasses as you roll by them.
     
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    Yep, and as aggressive as they are there it makes the price a lot more reasonable. Here I almost never get hit with laser and when I have they seem to have a stupid high speed tolerance or I caught scatter, there you're likely to get screwed a lot.
     
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    Im in OH, pay a traffic lawyer. It WILL be plead down to a non moving.
     
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    The dragon were last year. I wouldnt worry about them now. Dayton has a bad heroin problem and those camera units are not in much use anymore.
     
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    Choose Life 35.5 hater R3 Day One User Advanced User Premium Member

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    Up to how much
    +10 +15 +25 +30?
     
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    Non moving means something like, no front plate.
     
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    The lawyer charges $290-$400.
     
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    In OH 10mph and under zero points by the way now.
     
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    Choose Life 35.5 hater R3 Day One User Advanced User Premium Member

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    I mean up to what speed will they reduce to non moving
    NC over 25mph its a no go