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Old 09-14-2009, 02:56 AM   #1
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Anyone got any advice on this one? Jesus. ******* douche crap nutlicker cop tried to hit me for everything he could. Pain in the ***.
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wow. how loud was your stereo?
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not realy its a fairly vague and easy money for most cops, so gl but i dont see much good comming from it.
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Not. I dunno. There was some pretty decent base, but I've had it ear hurting before, and this wasn't. My friend opened the trunk (where the woofer was) and some cop runs up and starts trying to give me trouble. He was looking for an excuse, and that's what he picked. But, my friend standing on the other end of the car could hear the cop in a normal speaking voice over the "illegal decibel levels"
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Some cops are just like that. Not much you can do about it. Your word against his. Yours < His
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did he meter it? what's the law on file? where you on public property?
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V.C. Section 27007 - Sound Amplification Devices

doesn't look like a meter is required, but a tape measure is.
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You could hear my ringtone from 50ft away. That's kinda rediculous
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when the vehicle is being operated upon a highway,

take it to court.
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If you can hear it at all from 25 feet away it is illegal here. You don't need a meter.

1. Pay the ticket. You will not beat it in court.
2. Turn it down. Nobody wants to hear that **** but you. That's why they passed the law.

(I used to run a Kicker Pro-Series 18" before I grew up.)


In court once I heard this exchange regarding a loud exhaust ticket:

Defendant: I don't think it's that loud, sir.
Judge: Is it louder than a stock exhaust?
Defendant: A little, but not much.
Judge: If it is louder than stock, it's not legal. Guilty.
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This is another example of laws that work to protect the people and make the community a safer place.
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If you can hear it at all from 25 feet away it is illegal here. You don't need a meter.

1. Pay the ticket. You will not beat it in court.
2. Turn it down. Nobody wants to hear that **** but you. That's why they passed the law.

is that a tail between your legs or your small *****?
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Laws like this are BS. There are a lot of things in life I don't want to hear or see, but it's America. There is a line between protecting someone else's rights, and violating another's, and I think it is crossed too often.

Sometimes I wish I was a badass lawyer, I'd go around helping people getting dicked by cops. I'd even charge reasonable rates.
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is that a tail between your legs or your small *****?
I don't see how you could confuse that with a tail...

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I don't know, I love when some guy drives through my neighborhood at 10pm with his stereo on 11. The best part is when it wakes my kids up while I'm getting with my wife.

Grow up and turn the **** down.
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Seriously?

Is life so damn comfy that we get upset that much by something so little? So upset that we need to make rules about it? There has got to be something more important to worry about (cough* 2 wars *cough)
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hmmm....turning it into a political discussion? interesting angle......
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what wars? obama brought peace to the world and pulled out all the troops.


Back on topic:

If the law specifically says: when the vehicle is being operated upon a highway

and said vehicle was not being operated upon a highway when said ticket was issued, then no law was actually violated.

simple.
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Yeah sorry I'm bitter...

Should people in public receive tickets for chewing so loud I can hear them 10ft away? It seriously annoys me more compared to loud music.

edit: sorry for off topic.. :/
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There is a line between protecting someone else's rights, and violating another's, and I think it is crossed too often.
So when someone drives by my house with their stereo (or exhaust) so loud it wakes up my daughter I just put down for a nap they're not violating anyone's rights?

I enjoy good music too...but I (and my daughter and wife) have a right to a reasonable level of piece in our residence.


Abe...I'd fight it. It won't go anywhere...but I'd do it just on the basis that you probably weren't in a situation for which the law was designed. It's one thing to enjoy good music on a nice system, it's another to impinge on the rights of others. It's something else entirely to issue a ticket under the premise of the latter when that's not the case.
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