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Bypassing a weight station with empty trailer

Discussion in 'Speeding Tickets, Traffic & Moving Violations' started by Jaleisa07, May 9, 2017.

  1. Jaleisa07

    Jaleisa07 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Hello
    I just started driving CMV solo and I was totally confused when DOT stopped me for passing the weight station. I told him I honestly did not know that I was supposed to stop with an empty trailer. He told me to turn around and return to the inspection station and I did. He began to write up the report and told me to sign it. The ticket said failure to stop at inspection station and I said I did not know I had to stop so failure was not a good term to use. After I received my ticket, he laughed and said "I got another for not stopping" I turned around and said this is not a joke I could get terminated from my job with this this ticket and he said "well" and walked off. This was very unprofessional and rude when DOT brag about giving out tickets and laughing about the situation. This is my first citation and I need help getting this ticket reduced or dismissed. Also, something needs to be done about DOT remarks to me... Please help thank u
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Do you believe the officer will admit to your claims, even if he/she said them?

    As far as the ticket, one is usually enough to get you fired these days.

    Two is an almost guaranteed termination.

    I suggest you hire yourself a lawyer licensed to practice in MS.

    A good lawyer can sometimes make impossible predicaments mysteriously disappear.
     
  3. mightymoose

    mightymoose Moderator

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    if you are a licensed commercial driver I don't know how you could not know about the requirement to stop.
    Regardless, whether you know of the law or not, if you violate it you are still responsible.

    The only thing I see for you to do is to make a formal complaint in writing to the department regarding way you perceived as unprofessional conduct of the officer.
     
  4. Highwayman

    Highwayman Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. How are the authorities supposed to know you have an empty trailer?

    I never heard such foolishness from a CDL holder.
     
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    Everything he stated was correct..... He did get another one. YOU.... Everyone knows that your suppose to stop at ALL inspection/weight stations. Lesson learned.
     
  6. leslie82

    leslie82 Well-Known Member

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    There are unprofessional people in every job. You did fail to stop and you should know that you had to stop. Ignorance isn't going to get you out of it.
     
  7. Jaleisa07

    Jaleisa07 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I got the ticket dismissed...so now u sound foolish u asshole!!
     
  8. Jaleisa07

    Jaleisa07 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Acting ignorant got my ticket dismissed..so now u know that
     
  9. Jaleisa07

    Jaleisa07 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I don't give a fuck what he said now...I got the ticket dismissed... Now YOU learned a lesson!!
     
  10. Highwayman

    Highwayman Well-Known Member

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    We don't know why it was dismissed or even if it really was.

    I hope I get to stop you one day. Should be fun.
     
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  11. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    When I got my 6 speeding tickets, 4 DUIs, 5 reckless driving charges, and 3 evading/eluding the police charges dismissed; the judge kissed me, then handed me a check for $75,000.

    Man, did I get over. ;)
     
  12. leslie82

    leslie82 Well-Known Member

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    Are you like five or something? Way to be mature about it. Don't expect that ignorance to pay off on you every time.
     

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