Im not to familiar with VA laws but just sounds like the Cop was on a bad day or just a douche. Just having to pull the tint is no biggums!
I know the VA laws and only reason I was cooperating was because I knew I was at wrong and I have some other tint tickets as well as things he also listed wrong. (Tail lights, no front plate, no orange amber)
Damn. Sounds like the cops wife stopped ****ing him. Lol
Sucks Johnny. Luckily no big deal, easy to pull off.
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I agree. I'm mad because I could have ended up leaving it on because he had to leave and never came back, but I'll get it done again at some point.
Wow, that's harsh! That would've been pretty hard for me to keep my cool I think. I know the law here in Illinois is 35% on front side windows, however I've always had 5% on every vehicle I've owned. It's a simple $65 ticket if you get pulled over so I usually always keep it in my glove compartment, give it and drive away without having to sit thru all the bullshit talking and such. I haven't got pulled over in my jeep yet but it's only a matter of time as these things stick out as you all know.
Thing is, the officer didn't want to hear anything from me, just the guy driving who really wasn't aware of all the things not legal on the Jeep. I was only keeping my cool because I knew the position we are in and I wasn't 100% on the laws..
That's some BS Johnny, not sure about the law there at all. I think he was probably just being a d!ck & having a bad day. I thought I remember reading you had a RX for the tint though. I guess all in all just pulling it off & the other guy not getting any tickets isn't to bad in the end. Can't believe there were some waiting down the street though, that is kind of weird IMO. So when is it going back on?
Yeah, I'd imagine he was having a bad day or looked up the license plates and saw all the previous tickets. Thing is, he never got MY name, only the drivers license. I had the RX but it is only from the doctor and not confirmed from DMV, which then only allows you to do a strip on the top of the windshield and tint to 35%... It'll be back on after school or when it gets warm again
Take your license plates and have your Jeep impounded?!?!?!?! Holy cow Johnny what a di*khead. Before I got into the uscg I use to do ride-a-longs twice a week every week for a while bc I was wanting to go into law enforcement and 90% of the guys were cool as hell. But there were definitely a couple who lived up to that A-typical stereotype that would do things like this. Most of them though wouldn't even waste their time with something like that. Either that or like DJ said he was just having a real bad day. I'm suprised the officer took it there right off the bat. That's the kinda of reaction I would have expected from the driver poppin off and gettin verbal. I think you did the only thing you could have done in that situation not knowing about the laws. Good for you for keeping a cool head.
Yeah, when he said I had 2 options, I was like what.... I refused to remove the tint from the entire car and he started to get pissed, I said he could write a ticket for that but I would remove the windshield tint because I know that can be dangerous and is not legal whatsoever here in Virginia.
I dunno bout VA, but NORMALLY that is supposed to be a fix-it ticket and you have 30 days to do so. Having you do it there on the spot is complete BS. kinda like a broken headlamp etc. They CANNOT keep your jeep there. I'd look more into the VA laws. I got pulled over for window tint here in NM, (once in 10 years). Guy was a d!ck. But he wrote a warning and i went about my way. Never fixed it.
Not a fix0it ticket here unless you get it fixed and let the judge determine it. If you are a repeat offender, they usually won't drop it. Luckily, I was at my ex-gf dad's dealership, so I had the proper tools and could have left it there if necessary, but I was heading to school that afternoon.....
They can't take away your plates. Period. He was lying and trying to scare you. Did you happen to get the Badge number or his name?
I asked him how could he take my plates and he didn't want to talk to me so much because I wasn't driving nor in the car. He just said those were my 2 options. Didn't get his badge but I got his name. I've already sent my local county cop a text about it.
I have a similar experience in VA with my previous jeep that had a tinted windshield. Cop wrote me up for 4 tickets just because he was a d1ck. Hate to hear it Johnny but you handled it the right way. The law always wins.
Yeah, I mean I was pulled over twice in the past 2.5 months for the tint on the side and they never noticed the windshield. Those are my only 2 tickets in like 3 years and a tinted tail light one.