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Attention Cali peeps

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Tonyd0821, Nov 27, 2003.

  1. Tonyd0821

    Tonyd0821 Banned

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    If you were stopped in cali with no proof of insurance....

    when you bring the proof of insurance down to the court, do they usually verfiy the insurance by calling the company to make sure you were insured when you got the ticket?

    or do they just look at the paperwork, and as long as the dates match up, you're good to go?
     
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    arpee79 Senior Member

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    Damn tony that sure dont sound good.
    Im pretty sure they just look at it and make sure you are insured now not at the time you got stoped. UNLESS YOU HIT SOMEONE>
     
  3. Tonyd0821

    Tonyd0821 Banned

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    no no...i cancelled my inurance a few months ago. rates were too high. forgot to reinstate it with another company.

    i got paperwork that says im insured thru the company who i cancelled with through the first of the year.

    i was just going to take that paperwork to the court, and let them look at it, and sign it off.

    i was wondering if courts verify information by calling the insurance company.

    anyone have a experience like that?
     
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    MXDesa Senior Member

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    Well im in NY and im sure laws dont vary too much. I got a ticket for driving with no insurance and i just took paperwork to court, they signed it off and sent me on my way.
     
  5. Tonyd0821

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    thing that has me worried...is that a few years ago, i got a ticket for no insurance down in compton. the ghetto....

    but at that time i did have insurance....just not proof of it in my car.

    they actually made me wait while they verified it.


    this ticket is through another court.....im wondering if court policies are the same or not?


    if i dont get a definitive answer by tonite, im going to try and pull a few strings with some of my old law professors and see if i cant "slip through the cracks"

    which i would rather not do....
     
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    so i guess what im trying to say...

    is should i take a chance and see if it will go thru?

    or just ante up and pay the fines...
     
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    you'll be fine, they just look at the paperwork.
     
  8. Tonyd0821

    Tonyd0821 Banned

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    :worthy:


    not that i DONT belive you ....

    but can you back that statement up with some facts or a anecdote?

    :D
     
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    IF they figure out you didnt haveinsurance, here's the deal...


    Mandatory Automobile Insurance Law (California)

    Under the mandatory insurance law, all drivers must carry evidence of financial responsibility and must provide that evidence to an officer on request. A driver who fails to provide proof of insurance on request by an officer during a traffic stop is guilty of an infraction. The violation may be dismissed with payment of a $10 fee if the defendant shows proof of insurance that was valid at the time of the violation. On a first conviction, the court must impose a fine of $100 to $200. However, the court may only impose the minimum fine of $100 if the defendant shows proof of insurance acquired since the violation. Penalty assessments are added to the fines.


    (copied from here): http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/reference/guide-traffic.htm
     
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    Tonyd0821 Banned

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    who are you?

    did you change ur name on here? :D


    thanks, but i did some net research of my own and found the same page. :D
     
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    B16 Super Moderator VIP

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    well every time i've been to traffic court(maybe 9 times) and 3/4 of the people are there for insurance issues, they ask to see the proof. this is just a piece of paper with the policy on it. baylift just takes the paper, hands it to the clerk, clerk ok's it, and its handed back, then the case is dropped, done.
     
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    hehe. ok nevermind :D
     
  13. Tonyd0821

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    who are you?


    i dont remember a mod with ur name :lol:
     
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    Good luck trying to scam this... The guy who cut me off in my civic didn't have insurance and the police said all he would recieve for our accident was a ticket in the mail. they said it was like a $1000+ fine!
     
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    are you in cali?
     
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    yup yup, but I had a NY insurance policy!
     
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