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Old April 13th, 2008, 03:19 PM   #1
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Default Who knows the laws about fix-it-tickets?

After over 1 year, I finally got pulled over for my window tint. As you can imagine, I have to remove it and have the ticket signed by any cop.

As soon as I get the ticket signed, I'd like to re-do it. There were a couple bubbles in it that I could get out, and it was starting to peel on the edges.

Is there any consequence of getting pulled over again for the same thing, after having already been given a ticket??
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Old April 13th, 2008, 03:21 PM   #2
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You will likley be charged with a felony the second time resulting in 8-10 yrs hard time
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Old April 13th, 2008, 03:22 PM   #3
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and why did he say it was "michigan law" and then check the box "local ordinance" ??
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Old April 13th, 2008, 03:28 PM   #4
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probably habbit?
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u will just get the same ticket again if u can find a cop buddie that will sign off on it without taking it off it will save u some money
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as far as i know, it is state law, not local

i got one a while ago, but instead of taking my tint off, i borrowed my buddies truck (same truck as mine) and swapped plates, took it up to the cop shop and they didnt even go look at it, they just said "did you take your tint off?" i said yes, and they signed it...i dont think anything would happen if you get pulled over for it again, but if anything happens 3 times then it can be considered habitial(sp?)
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You will likley be charged with a felony the second time resulting in 8-10 yrs hard time
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i got one a while ago, but instead of taking my tint off, i borrowed my buddies truck (same truck as mine) and swapped plates, took it up to the cop shop and they didnt even go look at it, they just said "did you take your tint off?" i said yes, and they signed it...i dont think anything would happen if you get pulled over for it again, but if anything happens 3 times then it can be considered habitial(sp?)
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if the cop runs a unedited record and sees a history of window tint tickets then he may not make it waivable. making the ticket waivable is the officers choice. other than that, not much can be done to you. you'll just have to pay the fine.

as for the local ordinance, most cities have adopted the stated laws. when they write a ticket, depending on the violation they write them under local that way some of the money comes back to the city instead of the state.
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as for the local ordinance, most cities have adopted the stated laws. when they write a ticket, depending on the violation they write them under local that way some of the money comes back to the city instead of the state.
wow, thats actually a good idea
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Old April 13th, 2008, 04:17 PM   #11
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The idea behind not allowing super dark window tint is that the cops can not see what you are doing when they approach the car. Not allowing the tint is a precaution to protect police.

I'm not real sure but if you keep getting busted for the same offense you may have to go in front of the judge. From that point it may get ugly with suspended driving privledges or increased fines.
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The idea behind not allowing super dark window tint is that the cops can not see what you are doing when they approach the car. Not allowing the tint is a precaution to protect police.
Are you serious? I just thought all the congressmen made that law so the cars they drove didnt have dark window tint, thus letting them wear some killer Ray Ban's and look stellar.
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Are you serious? I just thought all the congressmen made that law so the cars they drove didnt have dark window tint, thus letting them wear some killer Ray Ban's and look stellar.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 04:30 PM   #14
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Josh.. nothing will happen. When I had my Grand Prix I got 3 different tickets for it. Each time I had a buddy cop sign off on it.
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you will be the chick in monkeybiz avatar and the judge will be the dood from sparta. I was hit twice for that same ticket. first time I cut it then put on some static cling limo tint back on so all I had to do is peel it off the window when I got busted the 2nd time.
I see GRPD busted you. if you were white you wouldda neva had that prob bro.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 04:49 PM   #16
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I've gotten many a window tint ticket since I moved to Michigan. I can't recall ever being questioned about past tint violations by an officer and I've never been required to appear for it, either. I just paid the fine each time since its an equipment violation.

In my experience, I've always been doing something else wrong when I have drawn such a charge. Whenever I get stopped, I always drop all the windows and put my hands on the window sill. If they ask me why I have tint, I tell them in a non-douchebaggery manner that its because I don't believe its anyone's business what's in my vehicle until the point that it needs to be legally searched.

However, the best defense against getting into that situation in the first place is to blend in and not attract attention by driving like a douchebag. On some occasions, it has helped me and I have been given the equipment violation instead of the moving violation. Its been years, though. Doesn't seem like they bother much with it anymore around here. Seems they don't check on the CCW much, either. Last time someone asked about that, he came back to the car and asked after we were already done. :tonka:
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and why did he say it was "michigan law" and then check the box "local ordinance" ??
they fix those damn pot hole on fuller near the bridge yet.....hittin them damn things in a loader suck ass....
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I've gotten many a window tint ticket since I moved to Michigan. I can't recall ever being questioned about past tint violations by an officer and I've never been required to appear for it, either. I just paid the fine each time since its an equipment violation.

In my experience, I've always been doing something else wrong when I have drawn such a charge. Whenever I get stopped, I always drop all the windows and put my hands on the window sill. If they ask me why I have tint, I tell them in a non-douchebaggery manner that its because I don't believe its anyone's business what's in my vehicle until the point that it needs to be legally searched.

However, the best defense against getting into that situation in the first place is to blend in and not attract attention by driving like a douchebag. On some occasions, it has helped me and I have been given the equipment violation instead of the moving violation. Its been years, though. Doesn't seem like they bother much with it anymore around here. Seems they don't check on the CCW much, either. Last time someone asked about that, he came back to the car and asked after we were already done. :tonka:
when your name is run, the ccw info automatically pops up. Heck, when your plate is ran, it'll pop up if your the registered owner.
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when your name is run, the ccw info automatically pops up. Heck, when your plate is ran, it'll pop up if your the registered owner.
Yes, I know that. They're either ignoring it, not paying attention to it, or getting out of the car before they actually run the plate (or something). I really don't see any other explanation for finally asking me if I have a weapon in the vehicle like 15 minutes later.
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Yes, I know that. They're either ignoring it, not paying attention to it, or getting out of the car before they actually run the plate (or something). I really don't see any other explanation for finally asking me if I have a weapon in the vehicle like 15 minutes later.
Look at it this way. If your willing to spend the money to go to the CCW class, and then pay the money at the county to have a CCW your most likely not the guy breaking the law with the weapon. Yeah, you would be breaking the law by not telling the officer that the weapon is in the car, but not a huge deal. Now if you were stopped and you looked like a douche and sounded like a douche, the weapon in your vehicle would be a bigger issue and would be asked much sooner...
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