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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 27, 2013 - 04:43am PT
This seeeeems to have been a mistake made by the citing officer.

He motioned CC over to the roadside after he stopped the mysterious White Car, could-be-Camry. So these two clowns were pulled over, a truck came along, and it, too, was flagged and ticketed.

He may have had a Camry pulled over first, CC is not sure what make/model of White Car it was. The problem seems to be that this Camry's info is crossed up somehow with Cosmic's license and the registration of the Camry, if indeed, it was a Camry. Of this, CC is not sure.

I can predict what the officer's response to questioning on this would be: a shrug, 'i don't know,' and a case dismissed. I can't see how a judge could be such a bastard as to let the citation stand, especially in view of Cosmic's unblemished past record, and the officer's lack of memory or plain evasion of truth...

Then he had to write not just two, but three citations, one after the next.

It's easy to deduct or to assume his zeal led to an error of some kind.

This is my take. There are other possibilities, but they are remote in comparison to the zealot's, if indeed it was his fault. I'd be willing to bet this is the situation, or near to it.

Of course, paying is not an option for our man. He is not guilty, so why should he pay? If he has to get lawyered up, I will be astounded.` But if he loses, not only will he have to pay the fine, accept points against his licensing, and then pay Shyster fees, on top.

So it's worth it for him to go sit at the clerk's office until the issue gets resolved.

Don't let the bastards wear you down, Cosmic.

And don't the the bastards wear your tie-dye, either.

Whatever hppens this all makes for a good soap opera. Hardly a crime drama.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Aug 27, 2013 - 05:06am PT
My uncle had the same thing happen to him twice...The first time 2 cops tried to arrest him at home as he sat down to dinner..He told them he'd go with them after he finished eating but the cops grabbed him and were soon on the ground seeing stars...Never try to arrest a hungry prize fighter at dinner time...My uncle's manager straightened things out with a false arrest lawsuit when a clerical error created another visit by the fuzz...Good luck Cosmic...Don't let them ruffle your feathers...
frank wyman

Mountain climber
montana
Aug 27, 2013 - 06:07am PT
That Camry, Was it parked on a "Grassy Knoll" by chance?
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Aug 27, 2013 - 06:24am PT
If the first ticket was for a car you do not own/did not drive why did you pay it? They may see that as an admission of guilt. I hope it works out Cosmic that is a tough situation. I feel for ya.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Aug 27, 2013 - 06:30am PT
This BOLO just came over the radio here in Mono County:

"Attention all units, BOLO for a White Toyota Pick-up with business logo on the doors, smoke pouring from the windows, driver wearing extremely loud tie-dye, looking completely bewildered. Wanted in Southern California for FTA....and being a complete noob."

: )
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Aug 27, 2013 - 06:47am PT
"This seeeeems to have been a mistake made by the citing officer."



Not a mistake.

Sloppy, lazy, willful failure to do his goddamn job is what was done here. And he should be fired immediately.

When someone's freedom and liberty is in YOUR hands, you check - you double check - and then you check again BEFORE setting the legal shithammer in motion.

We pay these guys a good six-figure paycheck, and when they're done, we provide them with a millionaire's pension. There is absolutely NO excuse for not doing his job.

The cop's signature on the ticket(s) was signed under penalty of perjury. NO mistakes allowed. ( how understanding are they if you sign your name to an inaccurate loan application? ) Forgiveness only upon asking, and then only after proper penance is performed.

Sioux Juan

Big Wall climber
Costa mesa
Aug 27, 2013 - 07:02am PT
best of luck to you my friend
take that bumper sticker off your car that says ..............I hate pigs
oh sh!t ? did I say pigs ! Sorry !
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Aug 27, 2013 - 07:14am PT
Meh.. what a f*#king hassle. Keep a cool head.. be persistent and find the person who can fix it. ... in your copious free time.. driving two different vehicles in two alternate universes at once.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Aug 27, 2013 - 07:24am PT
Red: [narrating] There's a con like me in every prison in America, I guess. I'm the guy who can get it for you. Cigarettes, a bag of reefer if you're partial, a bottle of brandy to celebrate your kid's high school graduation. Damn near anything, within reason.


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Red: [narrating] The first night's the toughest, no doubt about it. They march you in naked as the day you were born, skin burning and half blind from that delousing sh#t they throw on you, and when they put you in that cell... and those bars slam home... that's when you know it's for real. A whole life blown away in the blink of an eye. Nothing left but all the time in the world to think about it.


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Have fun Cosmic!
Jennie

Trad climber
Elk Creek, Idaho
Aug 27, 2013 - 07:46am PT
Sorry to hear about this miscarriage of justice, Cosmic.

...reminds me of when Rox and I were arrested for kidnapping wolves... we were just giving them a ride to Cali
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 27, 2013 - 07:56am PT
"Wait til he finds out what this does to his internet reputation. "




No PROBLEM. My reputation was RUINED a long time ago!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Aug 27, 2013 - 07:59am PT
Its the TIE-DYE.. Yur being PROFILED!
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Aug 27, 2013 - 08:15am PT
I wonder how you managed to drive two cars at once. I have heard that some people can be in two places at once, but usually they're not anywhere at all. Was that tie-dye camo?

Then again, you never know.




couchmaster

climber
pdx
Aug 27, 2013 - 08:20am PT


I'll try to help here with some legal advice. Just remember this line and keep repeating it as you stare down the bastards in the courthouse:
"IF THE GLOVE FIT, YOU MUST ACQUIT"
I'm pretty sure that works everytime.




Here's a jailhouse examination image of that kind of glove:





nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Aug 27, 2013 - 08:25am PT
Now that Gertie has reappeared you'll have at least one visitor.
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Aug 27, 2013 - 08:27am PT
Clerks can not fix stuff like that, quickest fix is getting to a judge. Not sure how it works in San Berndardino, but usually you just go in the morning and ask to get on the calendar. Plan on being there until lunch. I am sure a judge would toss the Camry ticket, in any event the judge would recall the warrant.

Another option is contacting the LE department that wrote the ticket, they can dismiss it

If I was the judge and it got in front of me I would order the officer to appear in court and explain it. Of course that is exactly why they will never let me near a gavel and robe!
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 27, 2013 - 08:42am PT
"If the first ticket was for a car you do not own/did not drive why did you pay it? They may see that as an admission of guilt."





The thing is, I got 2 letters within days, from the court right after I first got the ticket. I just figured they just double mailed me.
Both were for the same bail amount and at a glance both cite numbers were the same except for the last number which I didn't notice at the time,
so I just took one of the bail letters to the court to pay the fine.
Unfotunatly the letter I took to the court was for the camry.
On the bail letter there was no mention of the type of vehicle, just the bail and the info on how to pay and info on a court hearing if I wanted to see the judge.

I didn't want to spend the time to see the judge because I was guilty of not doing the right turn only so I just paid the fine and figured it was over.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Aug 27, 2013 - 09:59am PT
Another option is contacting the LE department that wrote the ticket, they can dismiss it

Because he paid someone else's ticket, he will still have to get that straightened out, have that payment transferred to his account, as well as getting the warrent dismissed. Can the police manage all that from their computers or has it gone to a higher power at this point. not simple!

A few months ago I got a parking ticket on my RV for parking in a temporary no parking zone. the public works dept were doing something and they had put up the no parking signs. However I had parked the RV in the late afternoon, and they put up the signs after I parked. Since parking on our streets is legal for 36 hours, The publics works is supposed to to put the signs up 36 hours in advance... I had a ticket less than 24 hours after I parked my RV.

I went to the police station and told them the time line and they called the ticketing officer on the phone and also called public works and were able to dismiss it then and there.

But it's true that any police staff will be able to see what happened in cosmic's case. Whether or not they have the power to fix ALL of this mess, I don't know.

Still hoping for a speedy resolution, Cosmic!
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Aug 27, 2013 - 11:17am PT
Dwain,
You can go directly to the County Court house and have this resolved.
You will need to schedule and appearance before the magistrate and have documentation.
Show up at the courthouse when they open in order to see the Judge the same day.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 27, 2013 - 11:29am PT
Well just got back from the courthouse.
They dropped the warrant and failure to appear charge and transferred my fine payment to the toyota truck.
Now I have to go back to see a judge next week on the camry to have them dismiss the charge on that ticket.

Before I went to the court I stopped by the Sheriffs department and got copies of both tickets to bring to the court. My name is at the top of both tickets but the signatures at the bottom are different.
The toy truck has my sig and the camry has someone elses sig.

The Deputy can't dismiss the ticket because it has already gone
thru the court system so I have to go see the judge to get it dismissed.

Royal FUKUP on their part and I'm the one who has to jump thru all the hoops, take time off from work losing money and wasting gas to get it fixed!!!

I've already lost a couple hundred dollars in work the last 2 days because of this.


WTF???
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