So yeah a couple weeks ago I got pulled over. Cop didn't say I did anything wrong but as I went for my wallet.... it wasn't there
So I told him I was sorry I ran outta the house and left my wallet there. I told him all my information so he could run my name.
He comes back and says that I don't have a license to be riding my bike. I explained to him that I have a permit. He says "WEEELL I don't know anything about that" I paused for a second cause I didn't understand what the **** he didn't understand.
So I told him the only difference with a permit and a license is I have to renew my permit every 6 months (I've just been to lazy to get my license, I will this week or next) and I cannot have a passenger. Again he comes back with "Well I don't know anything about that" So he gives me a ticket for
"Operated a motorcycle when driver's license not validated for such operation"
I called the court and explained that I have a permit and would like to just come in and show them and get this taken care of instead of waiting till Sept 2nd. They told me nope, can't do that.
Called my lawyer, explained it all. He tells me he'll take care of it for $100. I said no no no, shouldn't I not have to pay anything when I have a permit and just didn't have it on me. Same thing when you don't have your insurance on you, go to court and show them. Bam, thrown out the window.
He says "well, I dunno, they may do that they may not" WTF !!!
Call my brother who is a cop. He isn't sure either. I'm giving him the ticket this Saturday and he's gonna call around and probably get it taken care of.
Anyone know what would happen if I went in front of the judge and showed him my permit. I mean the damn DMV has records of me renewing it 3-4-2009 as it expires 9-4-2009 (funny enough my court date is two days before it expires)
EDIT : On a side note another cop pulls up and talks to the other cop for a sec then comes up to me and we start talking about bikes. He loves my bike and is askin me this and that. Admiring the bike like a cop should. Then asks me why I don't have my Motorcycle endorsement. I asked him if he ment the MSF class or my license. He says MSF. I tell him I don't have $230 to pay for it cause I'm laid off. He then says "HOLY **** that's expensive" hahaha, really cool cop.