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can cops pull you over in your driveway...?
« on: September 22, 2005, 07:12:36 pm »
yeah the local cops around here are @ssholes... im driving home from picking up my friend and i see a cop pass me at a traffic light, a minute or so from my house, i saw him lookin at my car, of course cause look at my sig...  but i was just sitting there at a light waiting. so anyway i get home and i get out of the car and a cop pulls past my house slow, sees my car and backs up and pulls in my driveway. im already walkin to my house and hes like "go back to your vehicle sir" im like why, he says i ran your plates and your registration is invalid.  im like ummm ok , i really had no idea it was so i go get my papers and it is. and im like oh, i had no idea. so he takes my stuff, gives me a ticket, drives away.

now yeah it was my fault im driving with a bad registration but i never got a notice for it. and secondly i was already on my property, technicly he never saw me driving i just got out of the car. it was a different cop that passed me at the light and he mustve radioed someone cause he was going the other way. but yeah thats just BS... i will call my lawyer tomorrow during buisness hours and see what the deal is
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Re: can cops pull you over in your driveway...?
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2005, 07:22:26 pm »
You could have asked him if he saw you driving on the road and had proof you were driving it illegally.  Because if it is parked on your property without registration there is nothing wrong with it unless it is reported stolen.

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Re: can cops pull you over in your driveway...?
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2005, 07:28:44 pm »
Actually in a whole lot of places it IS illegal to have a vehicle parked with expired plates where it can be seen from the street.

In some places it is illegal merely to own an unregistered vehicle.
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Re: can cops pull you over in your driveway...?
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2005, 07:34:14 pm »
ok, I can see that then.  Here in WI it isn't uncommon to see old vehicles sit out on lawns growing weeds around them.

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Re: can cops pull you over in your driveway...?
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2005, 08:26:29 pm »
If it was the same cop that actually saw your car, then he's within the law by ticketing you in your driveway.  If he radio'd another cop to run your plates, the line gets a bit blurrier, but basically it would be your word against his.

If you were just in your driveway, and not driving at all, then no, he couldn't have ticketed you... at least not in NJ.  I don't think it is illegal to have an unregistered vehicle in view in NJ.  I know a few people who have done so with no problems... it just has to be on your property, not the street.
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Re: can cops pull you over in your driveway...?
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2005, 08:30:15 pm »
oh boy here we go again with <colorful euphemism deleted by saint>.....
You probably wasn't DRIVING your CAR in your DRIVEWAY and you will a ticket  also if you don't PARK your CAR on the PARKWAY  ;D

I hate silly tickets.....Concentrate on DRUNK driving, drugs and speeding will ya....Stop giving tickets on the easy ones, what the matter, you don't want to get killed ?  :o



just in case you missed that thread...I got a ticket for changing lane at 3:45AM cause I did not put the blinker on.  :o It's 3:45AM in the morning, there was no other <censored by saint> driving at that time except me and the <colorful euphemism deleted by saint>.(hiding somewhere).  :P


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Re: can cops pull you over in your driveway...?
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2005, 08:39:15 pm »
another story....A friend of mine got a ticket cause he forgot to put the little tiny sticker that goes on the corner of your plates. Here in Jersey, they started that and after a couple of years later, they drop it. But he got the ticket in between those years.  :P
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Re: can cops pull you over in your driveway...?
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2005, 08:41:13 pm »
and then, they have the nerves to call you for DONATIONS, KISS my buttload  of you know what ::)
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Re: can cops pull you over in your driveway...?
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2005, 08:52:02 pm »
"my fault im driving with a bad registration"
I'm just curious, what exactly does "bad registration" mean?

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Re: can cops pull you over in your driveway...?
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2005, 08:56:22 pm »

I'm just curious, what exactly does "bad registration" mean?
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Re: can cops pull you over in your driveway...?
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2005, 09:53:52 pm »
Please tell me you increased the power on that talon somehow.  I'm not a fan of carbon fiber on most cars, but I especially find it stupid when people put carbon fiber on slow cars.

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Re: can cops pull you over in your driveway...?
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2005, 10:28:10 pm »
What I hate is being held up by two Mustang GT's with full ground skirts on a winding Forest Service road--while I'm driving a Jeep Wrangler FULL of camping gear.

My other favorite was having to pass a Porsche going UP the Rockies, while I was towing a 2000 lb. trailer.

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Re: can cops pull you over in your driveway...?
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2005, 10:39:31 pm »

Seph... if he saw you driving it, then yes, he can ticket you for driving with a bad registration.  He witnessed the traffic violation.  Fight it and go to court, though, and he probably won't show up.

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Re: can cops pull you over in your driveway...?
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2005, 11:36:10 pm »
Seph, still just wondering vas ist "bad registration"?  ???

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« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2005, 11:51:05 pm »
Please tell me you increased the power on that talon somehow.
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Re: can cops pull you over in your driveway...?
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2005, 12:01:47 am »
Also, laws about unregistered vehicles will also vary wildly from munincipality to munincipality. In some places you won't get hassled at all, in others if an officer spots an unregistered vehicle at your house the whole house will get labeled "Unfit for occupancy" and will have to pass a full inspection before you move back in (common tactic to drive out problem people in my area).

When I was much younger I rented the basement at a friend's house, we were working on my truck in the driveway rather late, didn't get it finished that night, so I had to walk to work in the morning. We didn't put the tools away though, we just left them in the driveway because we were going to work on it more when I got home (and the weather was nice, etc).

When I came home the house was marked "unfit for occupancy". The city had been looking for an excuse to drive them out for a while, and the tools left out happened to go against some ordinance.
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Re: can cops pull you over in your driveway...?
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2005, 12:24:23 am »
I would have ignored the cop and walked in the house. What's he going to do then? I have a TransAm, and I get "the look" all the time. Of course, I also have modded the car, and it sounds like it, so that pisses them off.

I once got pulled over just to check the tint on my freaking window. Figures the jerk actually had a meter to check light transmission. I just pulled the film off, went to the police station, got the ticket dismissed, then put some new film on. Can't have a black car without black windows...

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Re: can cops pull you over in your driveway...?
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2005, 12:38:44 am »
Seph, I asked because here in KY we must re-register ($15) every year, birthday month, at which time we pay tax again on the "taxable" value of the car and have to show proof of current insurance at the same time.  Tax is due even on non-running cars!

I don't mind so much the re-registering but I do resent paying a "property tax" each year.  I feel that it is just a repeatable sales tax in disguise.  Our reminder comes in the form of a tax bill postcard!
And cars not registered with valid plates, even when sitting in your driveway, CAN be ticketed at $100 a day until it's junked or registered!

Sounds like you did all you could to make it right, show up at court with proof, leave attitude at home and maybe you'll get lucky and the judge wil dismiss it.

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Re: can cops pull you over in your driveway...?
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2005, 01:28:09 am »
What, you think your house is "safe"?  What if you were driving like a bat outta hell, cops were chasing you, and they lost sight of you seconds before turning into your driveway?  No ticket because you weren't tagged out before reaching home?

TheNasty, are we gonna have to hear about your 3 a.m. ticket for the rest of your life, or are you gonna take this fight to the Supreme Court, or what?  Just guessing from your continued retelling of this tragedy, but I'd bet some of that "attitude" leaked out when speaking with Officer Squarenuts, causing ANY chance of "just wanted to give you a warning" to leak right down the drain.

I got MANY tickets due to my breaking motor vehicle laws.  You don't hear me whinging on incessantly about it or asking if the cop was somehow wrong in giving me a ticket.  That's what "your day in court" is for.  Use it.  You'd be surprised how many "25 over" tickets end up becoming "defective speedometer" tickets, and if they weren't pulling over people at 3 a.m. for failing to signal, we might not have "COPS" to entertain us with endless car chases to the Mexican border on their rims.
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Re: can cops pull you over in your driveway...?
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2005, 01:39:06 am »
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That's what "your day in court" is for.

Yep. In many cases, you're already paying for court to be held anyhow. Might as well use it! ;)

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Re: can cops pull you over in your driveway...?
« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2005, 08:35:05 am »
In MA, it's indicated right on your plate, when your registration expires.  You get a sticker when you register and it has the month and year of your expiration on it, that goes on your plate.

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Re: can cops pull you over in your driveway...?
« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2005, 08:42:20 am »
In MA, it's indicated right on your plate, when your registration expires.  You get a sticker when you register and it has the month and year of your expiration on it, that goes on your plate.

Same in OK. Actually, you're lucky it didn't happen here. If you get caught driving an unregistered vehicle here, it will be impounded until you get it registered.

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Re: can cops pull you over in your driveway...?
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2005, 08:48:19 am »

Us too, though they may not impound it if it is already in your driveway.

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Re: can cops pull you over in your driveway...?
« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2005, 08:52:50 am »
Yeah, I'm not sure how that would work here. The local cops are mostly 22 year old buzz-head aholes, so they'd probably impound it.

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Re: can cops pull you over in your driveway...?
« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2005, 08:57:21 am »

My town is really small, about 7000 people.  The cops are decent to the residents, but will be pretty aggressive with people passing through or here from out of town.  We have a massive outlet mall, a harness racing track, and two major highways pass through our town.  They have plenty of nonresidents to hassle.

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« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2005, 08:59:46 am »
yeah it was your typical early 20s cop, you could tell he hasnt been one long just by the way he talked and did things he didnt have much confidence. Its just ridiculous how cops around here just harass people with "hot looking" cars, i dont drive like an idiot i save it for the track, when i was 17 i used to drive like that but not anymore and i had a different car then
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Re: can cops pull you over in your driveway...?
« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2005, 09:00:30 am »

I would like to submit to the court that driving without a registration is idiotlike.

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« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2005, 09:02:55 am »
yeah and i went and drove over to the DMV this morning incognito, took some back roads so cops wouldnt see me. I got no one to give me a ride so I had to, but all is good.. 43$ registration fee btw... wtf.   and then i have this nice ticket for 130$. and i owe my cell phone company like 40$. it never ends, heh
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Re: can cops pull you over in your driveway...?
« Reply #28 on: September 23, 2005, 09:20:06 am »

I have a rinky dink little RMV satellite office within biking distance of my house.  When I discovered my registration had expired, I did that.

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« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2005, 09:21:43 am »
getting pulled over when your young is part of growing up.  it sucks.  i got a ticket  for no front license plate in a brand new corvette once.   wasn't even driving.  sitting in the car in a driveway.  probably because i was a snot nosed punk who couldn't afford the car, but my father could  :P

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Re: can cops pull you over in your driveway...?
« Reply #30 on: September 23, 2005, 09:26:20 am »
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« Reply #31 on: September 23, 2005, 09:31:23 am »
im going to stash a power pellet in my driveway, so when the cops are chasing me there i can eat it, and then they all turn blue and i turn around and eat them
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« Reply #32 on: September 23, 2005, 09:32:03 am »

I'm gonna stash a power pellet at my nearest brothel.

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Re: can cops pull you over in your driveway...?
« Reply #33 on: September 23, 2005, 11:12:41 am »
A mate of mine told me recently that in Australia (state of Victoria at least), if you're just driving along, not doing anything against the law and the cops turn their disco lights on, you are NOT obligated to stop.
Most people who do run from cops get caught for speeding, running red lights, dangerous driving etc... but apparently not for refusing to stop.
This was told to my friend by a cop he knows.

I'm not going to attempt a low speed chase myself since my car has a few minor technical problems which they could turn into big technical problems but i'm wondering if there's something similar in other countries.

Funny thing is, I've actually been pulled over by the cops when I was walking home from the train station at 9am. They got really stroppy cause I had no ID (I didn't have a car at the time so no license) and threatened to take me down to the police station to run a check on me. I asked if I did something wrong, they said no and I walked away.

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Re: can cops pull you over in your driveway...?
« Reply #34 on: September 23, 2005, 11:15:15 am »

Wow, sounds like they hassle you every time you take a leak.  Maybe you ought to stop walking around covered in bloodstains.

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Re: can cops pull you over in your driveway...?
« Reply #35 on: September 23, 2005, 11:23:53 am »
I washed them out the day before. Maybe they didn't like my confident strut down the hill.
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Re: can cops pull you over in your driveway...?
« Reply #36 on: September 23, 2005, 11:37:58 am »
im going to stash a power pellet in my driveway, so when the cops are chasing me there i can eat it, and then they all turn blue and i turn around and eat them


Oooh that would be worth watching:

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Re: can cops pull you over in your driveway...?
« Reply #37 on: September 23, 2005, 12:09:26 pm »
Same thing happend to me sometime ago, i was driving so fast that the only time the cop had time to pull me over was at my house when i had stoped. I ended up getting a Field sobriety test done on me in my own driveway and was none too happy but felt lucky to walk in the house a free man with no ticket.


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Re: can cops pull you over in your driveway...?
« Reply #38 on: September 23, 2005, 12:13:13 pm »

That's when you pause and ask the cop if you can get a beer before you start because your buzz is wearing off.

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Re: can cops pull you over in your driveway...?
« Reply #39 on: September 23, 2005, 12:40:33 pm »
Actually in a whole lot of places it IS illegal to have a vehicle parked with expired plates where it can be seen from the street.

In some places it is illegal merely to own an unregistered vehicle.

My neighbor had her vw van towed from here driveway because it was unregistered.  I had my brothers truck w/ valid registration get a notice to have it moved with it parked on the street.  In this part of texas all you have to do is call and complain about a car that hasn't be moved in awhile.

And the wether or not he can give you a ticket is up to local and state laws to decide.

here's a local story of police that arrested two men in there driveway after a chase. The cop only got suspended
here is a quote telling what led to the arrests
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"It is important for everyone to know that Hispanic citizens flagged down the officer and told him the vehicle the men were traveling in was the suspect vehicle in the shooting," he said.

Swindle said that when the officer tried to stop the vehicle occupied by Gomez and Romero, the pair sped off.

"They were traveling about 50 mph on wet streets, traveling in the left turn lane and they spun out. They then went the wrong way on the up ramp at the Front Street overpass before turning onto Clayton," he said. "I am not trying to justify any of the officer's actions, but I am trying to show that officers responding to a shooting believed these two men, based on information they had received, were armed and had just fired shots at a home where children were present."

Swindle stated the video showed that Romero was not hit in the head with a flashlight or his head slammed into the truck's dashboard.

"He was out of the truck with the door closed when the officer approached him. It is on the video."

Swindle explained he would not tolerate any wrongdoing in his department.

"This is a serious allegation and I don't want an officer accused of using excessive force on the streets patrolling until the matter is cleared up," he said. "The investigation has been given to the district attorney and they will decide if it will be presented to a grand jury."
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