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    Speeding in California

    Back in November, Mr and Mrs SamDude were in LA/Vegas for their 3rd anniversary.

    We drove from Vegas to San Francisco, which was approx 8 hours drive over 565 miles.

    Anyways.

    I got pulled over 1 hour from our destination, apparently I was doing 93 in a 65 stretch, so says the LAPD cop (Bakersfield area) hmm...

    I explained to him that I was a UK resident in a rental car and would be leaving in a few days back home.

    He told me that the paperwork wouldn't be filed for another week at least (big backlog) and I should call the number provided when I get home.

    I've been trying to chase up the ticket, I've sent through my details but have heard nothing from the Superior Court.

    Anyone give me a clue as to where I stand?

    Do I need to keep chasing it to clear it or can I let it linger? Will they come out to arrest me for it or just keep a look out if I ever arrive at a California airport in the future?
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    they'll pick you up (or get tony to) and ship you to guantanamo bay, you god damn freaking terrorist!

    seriously though, it can make immigration a little tricky if it *does* wind up outstanding :/ that said i dunno how the state by state law crap works over there. i'd not be inclined to risk it in the current political climate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamDude
    Anyone give me a clue as to where I stand?
    Sounds like you are standing in the UK at the moment.:a rimshot sounds in the distance:
    Honestly, I would call the Superior Court and talk to someone about it. They are usually open 8-5 (Pacific Standard Time) Monday through Friday. Thats the only way to know for sure if they are persuing it, or if it just gets set aside. I would think they would just tell you what your fine is, and you can send them the money. But, if thats the case, make sure you follow up afterwards so you know that its all clear.
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    [QUOTE=Caitlin]they'll pick you up (or get tony to) and ship you to guantanamo bay, you god damn freaking terrorist!
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    Nah they will jsut track his IP and Colin Powell will use his new IP-guided cruise missile developed for the battle against cyber-terrorism.

    "Mr & Mrs SamDude" I have an image of very British acting/sounding Mr and Mrs PotatoHead (Bowler hat, curlers etc) getting pulled over in their PotatoWagon in America for speeding and Mrs PotatoHead shouting at Mr PotatoHead!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamDude
    Back in November, Mr and Mrs SamDude were in LA/Vegas for their 3rd anniversary.

    We drove from Vegas to San Francisco, which was approx 8 hours drive over 565 miles.

    Anyways.

    I got pulled over 1 hour from our destination, apparently I was doing 93 in a 65 stretch, so says the LAPD cop (Bakersfield area) hmm...

    I explained to him that I was a UK resident in a rental car and would be leaving in a few days back home.

    He told me that the paperwork wouldn't be filed for another week at least (big backlog) and I should call the number provided when I get home.

    I've been trying to chase up the ticket, I've sent through my details but have heard nothing from the Superior Court.

    Anyone give me a clue as to where I stand?

    Do I need to keep chasing it to clear it or can I let it linger? Will they come out to arrest me for it or just keep a look out if I ever arrive at a California airport in the future?
    I don't quite see a way they can do anything about this. Since the ticket was given by a state trooper, you can come back to US without INS arresting you. The worst this can mean, is that you will have to watch your speed next time in cali.
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    I'm still confused. You got a speeding ticket from the LAPD near Bakersfield? Are you sure it wasn't from the California Highway Patrol? I didn't think city cops ventured too far away from the city limits; Bakersfield is more than 100 miles from LA. Were you on an interestate highway (I15, I5), or a state highway (46, 58, 99, 178)?

    There should be a number on the ticket you can call. If you read the fine print on the back of the ticket it will say something about how your signature on the ticket is your promise to appear in court in lieu of arrest. Typically what happens is they check your record and if it's clean, they send you a fine along with the option of attending driving school to have your record cleared. Alternatively, you can fight the ticket in court. I have no idea what they'll do in your case. Knowing how slow things move over here, I wouldn't be surpirsed if it took years to hear anything.

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    yeah, i wouldn't worry about it much... Our system over here isn't that efficient; you're giving us too much credit! haha.

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    I wouldn't worry about it, unless you plan to visit california again. I don't know how it works with a foriegn citizen, but for anyone from the US they will issue a bench warrant (if a cop ever runs your identification, he will take you to jail until you can talk to a judge) if you don't pay the ticket.

    Federal officials (INS, Customs) would probably not ever find out or care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rando
    I'm still confused. You got a speeding ticket from the LAPD near Bakersfield? Are you sure it wasn't from the California Highway Patrol? .
    Probably, my bad...

    I didn't think city cops ventured too far away from the city limits; Bakersfield is more than 100 miles from LA. Were you on an interestate highway (I15, I5), or a state highway (46, 58, 99, 178)?
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    There should be a number on the ticket you can call. If you read the fine print on the back of the ticket it will say something about how your signature on the ticket is your promise to appear in court in lieu of arrest. Typically what happens is they check your record and if it's clean, they send you a fine along with the option of attending driving school to have your record cleared. Alternatively, you can fight the ticket in court. I have no idea what they'll do in your case. Knowing how slow things move over here, I wouldn't be surpirsed if it took years to hear anything.
    Hmm.. I'll give them a call if I get a chance
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