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Old 09-10-2008, 03:44 PM
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today i received a call from the york region police that there were complaints that i was racing down elson, a small residential street. They obviously have my plates , but i wasnt informed of the date of this accusation. The problem with this is that i wasnt racing, for ****s sake, i dont understand where this came from at all. i have to make an appointment and go in and see an officer. what the hell do i say? how am i supposed to fight something like this? how do they know its not someone playing a prank or ****ing with me? this is ****ing bs, anyone have any suggestions on what to do???? the officer was talking about charges and too.....ughhhhhh
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Old 09-11-2008, 03:48 PM
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today i received a call from the york region police that there were complaints that i was racing down elson, a small residential street. They obviously have my plates , but i wasnt informed of the date of this accusation. The problem with this is that i wasnt racing, for ****s sake, i dont understand where this came from at all. i have to make an appointment and go in and see an officer. what the hell do i say? how am i supposed to fight something like this? how do they know its not someone playing a prank or ****ing with me? this is ****ing bs, anyone have any suggestions on what to do???? the officer was talking about charges and too.....ughhhhhh
Brother if you voluntarily go in for an interview then save the tax payers some $$$ and just plead guilty, cause all your doing is helping them to convict you whether you were racing or not.

Trust me, no good ever comes from "having nothing to hide" or "Just want to clear up some info" or whatever other method they use to convince you its in your best interest to go in voluntarily.

If they had enough to convict you without needing a little extra help then your post would have been " HOLY &$^%#*% I'm going to jail!!!!!!!!!" or " who finances outrageously priced insurance " instead of the one you wrote.

Absolute best advice ==> pay the couple bucks to consult with a lawyer BEFORE talking with the police again.

Even if you have never gone over 50 KM/H in your life....go talk to a lawyer.

Good luck with it
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Old 09-11-2008, 04:24 PM
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wow, you must have pissed someone off. unless they have evidence (video of you racing), than i don't see what you have to be worried about.
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Old 09-11-2008, 05:07 PM
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Definitely don't voluntarily go in, if they want you, make them come to you. Suggest that they misread the plate(which is possible ), and that you've never been on that street. If you talk to them again ask what evidence they have against you, unless they have a CLEAR video of you and your car "racing" down their street then they have nothing on you, or else they would have charged you already. Just having a license plate isn't enough. I can easily walk down my street and write down a license plate of a car in someone's driveway and tell the cops that they're racing, but without evidence I've got nothing. Don't help the cops by going in, do it for TSR, I mean GTcars. :P
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:17 AM
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Absolute best advice ==> pay the couple bucks to consult with a lawyer BEFORE talking with the police again.

go talk to a lawyer.
Best advise right there.
Talk to a lawyer
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Yeah , DO NOT voluntarily go in! If they have something on you they should come to you.
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The best thing you can do is cooperate. If you play hardball, they will play harder. It isn't a game you can win that way.

The best thing you can do is understand your rights. You might want to check out my book about street racing legislation. I posted the information in the introduction thread. Probably the wrong thread but that's where it is unless it gets moved.

Anyway, you have the opportunity to give your side of the story.

Bear in mind that you didn't have to be racing anyone to be charged with street racing.

At some point the cops are going to want to make an example of someone and that someone is going to be someone who really pisses them off. Don't be that someone.
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If you lie that you werent on that street and they prove you were, you are now a liar and who knows what else your not being forthcomming with, dont lie, because when you do tell the truth, they can say your fibbing again since you proved yourself a liar, just keep your mouth shut and your ears open, or bare minimum DONT LIE.

Go in and see what they want after a consultation with a lawyer, just see what they want, bring a parent or freind with you who will act as a medium and a witness (means whisper into someones ear and let them "interpret" what your saying and have them talk to the cops). Consider yourself under investigation, anything you say can and will be used bla bla bla........

Have someone drive you there, dont take your car.

You may involuntarily provide them with convicting evidence by talking, even if you truly "didnt do anything wrong".

Its really sad that this is now the way we need to communicate with legal figures, public distrust in police, politicians, etc... too bad, but it didnt just happen accidentally that way either.
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Old 09-16-2008, 01:02 PM
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Voluntarily going in to talk to them could be seen as an admission of guilt.
If they had any thing on you, they would have come to you.
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Not so much an admission of guilt as being tricked into admitting guilt....

"I wasnt goign THAT fast....... just 20 over"... oops you just admitted speeding!
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Old 10-18-2008, 06:48 PM
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I dont like this situation at all , get some advice , even Pointz or something , and try taking an adult . My buddy took an adult with him when he got called in by the cops .
The cops told him he had to come in on his own by friday . (We were all about 18 - 19 at the time ). The cop probably figgered it would be real easy when he agreed to come in , except for the fact that his dad sent their top corporate lawyer with him . This guy was a retired crown attorney to boot .
Get legal advice first and dont take your own car .
If they ask for a pic of your car , say this is the only one I have , and its a pic of your car before you modded it . Then they have to describe to you the vehicle that committed the offense , time , direction , plate number , clothing on driver . etc etc .
Be as vague with the answers as they are with the questions .
Would you say your car is blue , Well, kind of a greenish blue . Would you say your car is lowered . I,m not sure I dont have another car like this exact year and model to compare it too .
would you say your car is fast . I,m more into just cruising and hanging out .The speeds people travel on some of the local highways kind of scares me ..77.
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Old 10-18-2008, 08:56 PM
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If you want defence, get a paralegal to work with you, that way you can have a dialog with the person going to court, and find out whats gonna happen.

Check out www.imintrouble.ca. Find a paralegal that deals in your court.
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Old 10-20-2008, 12:50 PM
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find out whats going on first, like 1974 consult a lawyer make him call the station and see if they are pressing charges. If they are DONT make the come to you
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hahaha york is funny! if they wanted to charge you they would have had to do it on the spot.
they cant do it like that.
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Old 10-20-2008, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by douglas2009 View Post
hahaha york is funny! if they wanted to charge you they would have had to do it on the spot.
they cant do it like that.
For the record a police office CAN come knock on your door and give you a ticket after the fact....

Sometimes all the facts are not availalbe at the "crime" scene.
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