Posted on August 16, 2012 - Filed Under Punch Forum | Comments Off
13 August 2012
Re: S. Bill Jimenez – assertiveness
Assertiveness . . . expressing oneself with confidence, e.g., “If you can’t say anything right on a subject – don’t say anything.”
Which comes up for discussion this Pangasinense, who was pulled over and cited for a moving traffic violation.
Citation . . . a summons to appear in court.
When a citation for a traffic violation is issued by a policeman – all the requirements are there for the violator to follow either: 1) he pays the penalty on the violation 2) go to a traffic school 3) argue the citation before a judge on a date designated – no postponement.
He decided to face judgment before a traffic court judge.
It’s customary (no bullshit) in America, you will get no reprieve concerning fines/penalties rendered by the courts on issues where money is collected for the common good, e.g., here in Sin City alone six ($6M) million dollars was collected in 2011 in penalties on traffic infractions.
CASE DISMISSED! NO POLICE REPORT. . .
This is fallacious in substance and form. When a citation is written for a violation – it also includes the … incident (police) report … on the infraction where the judge will render judgment.
The judge doesn’t require the appearance of the policeman in court, to testify on the veracity of the citation.
It’s the policeman’s word against the Pangasinense, and the idiot always lose.
It is foolhardy on this Pangasinense’s s part, to challenge the munitiae of the citation – because nobody, I mean nobody ever beat a moving traffic violation wherein – money – is involved for the town or city or the state.
So, the ongoing practice here, is to get you a lawyer – a lousy $50 dollars – to settle for a lesser charge (parking violation) instead of a moving charge for car insurance purposes.
But still, you pay the full amount of the penalty.
Here in Nevada going through … red light … the fine is: $195 dollars.