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post #1 of 56 (permalink) Old 08-03-2010, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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*UPDATE* Judges desicion reversed on tail lights *UPDATE*

This is an update on my crazy tail light saga.

I went and spoak with a states attorney last friday and he told me the officer may need further training and the judges rulling was "ludicris". He has a Lexus SUV with clear tail lights so he knew exactly what I was talking about. He took all my info down and made copies of the ticket, the court summons and the reciept where I paid the fine and court costs and said he'd be in touch. Well he just called this morning and left a message that he talked to the judge and she claimed she "misunderstood" the whole thing. He got her to reverse her decision and issue a refund of which I should see in 6 to 8 weeks. (not holding my breath)

The officer who winked and smiled at me had his supervisor contacted and has been explain to what harrasment means and that clear tails are NOT illegal. His supervisor issued me an appology and his promiss I'd not be pulled over for my factory tail lights again that they're going to have a little refresher course in whats legal and whats not when it comes to lighting.

So I guess thats that, I won! it should never have gone this far but at least its fixed now.
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I thought your tails were not stock?

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Congratulations!!!! I have been flowing your "Saga" from the start.
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I thought your tails were not stock?
The judge ruled that the 100% stock tail lights in the pictures from the dealerships and the G8 brochure were not legal either creating the problem as to what do I replace the ones I painted with?

As to mine being painted the painted edges or chrome ring mattered not as that was not what I was ticketed for. To be clear the states attorney looked at both the factory tails I purchased and and my painted ones and and said neither were illegal. Paint nor LED's make them illegal according to MD state law.
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Congratulations, man!

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Awesome, good to hear Jack. I guess I can drive the Maryland highways without worrying about some numbskull pulling me over because he didn't know the law. Now my lack of a front plate on the other hand....
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Thatís great, justice prevails! Now you just got to go let the negative nancys on Jalopnik know that you won.
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This made me grin like only stories of justice being served can.

CONGRATS jackalope! Damn, you definitely deserved this! Victory - and vindication - are yours.

ETA: Oh and BTW, thanks for not letting the idiots get you down, and continuing to fight the good fight to the end. I was worried you really were giving up after the stupidity in the other thread, but you did the right thing in speaking to the state attorney. Every driver in MD should thank you for sticking to your guns.

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ETA: Oh and BTW, thanks for not letting the idiots get you down, and continuing to fight the good fight to the end. I was worried you really were giving up after the stupidity in the other thread, but you did the right thing in speaking to the state attorney. Every driver in MD should thank you for sticking to your guns.
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Nice win! I didnt think it would ever hold up anyway
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The system works, its just making it work for you. This is awesome news man! The last I heard of this story you were not in a very happy place and now this! Congratulations Jackalope!
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Congratulations! Amazing how you had to pay immediately, but they will take a couple of months to mail you the refund. How 'bout some interest?!?! Naw, better not push it, I guess.

They will be looking for ya, is my guess, so follow the law to the 'T' for the next few months.
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Good job man! Way to take it up a notch to the state attorney. Glad to see he still acknowledges crazy ticket violations no matter how small they may be compared to everything else going on out there....

Wouldn't you love to hear that conversation between him and the judge!?
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Congrats!!! Awesome news.

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