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Snitch Ticket Stories
Story # 1
Sheriff's Website Confirms
There's Another Kind of
This 2006 email from "Thankful" (in box below) talks about
San Diego Sheriff documents entitled "Traffic Violation Notice" and
"Notice of Traffic Violation" - but please note that we cannot count on
the San Diego Sheriff, or the police and sheriffs elsewhere, continuing
to use titles that the public can use to easily tell real tickets from
Snitch Tickets. As of 2009 the authorities statewide are using
the two titles above interchangeably, and they are so eager to deceive
the public that I
fully expect that one day soon many will begin putting "NOTICE TO
APPEAR," which is the officially-prescribed heading for a real ticket,
on their fake tickets.
Edits by highwayrobbery.net are in [[ ]].
| Thanks so much for your
This past summer I received a "fake/snitch" red-light camera ticket for
an intersection in [[a city served by the San Diego County Sheriff
]]. I followed your advice and did nothing. I never
received any sort of follow-up demanding that I reply.
I was worried that my registration would be put on hold, but I just
re-registered my vehicle and the new tag is supposed to be coming in a
couple of weeks. I'll let you know if it does/doesn't.[[*]]
Being a skeptical person, I wasn't sure if your site was accurate or
not, so I did some more research on the web before deciding whether or
not to believe your site. I found some interesting information on
the San Diego County Sheriff's Department Website that you might want
to include in your website to convince other skeptics like me. Here's
[[ Editor's note: I expect that as
soon as the San Diego Sheriff finds this Snitch Ticket Story, he will
do some severe
editing of his FAQ's, or take the page down. So, I have
archived his FAQ page here.
"Thankful" continued... ]]
If you scroll down to the middle of the page, you'll see the following
"I received a 'Notice of
Traffic Violation' and I was the driver, what do I do?"
"I received a 'Traffic
Violation Notice' and I was the driver, what do I do?"
Hmmm... Why would they have two different types of notices for the same
violation? Sounds a little fishy.
Although they are deceptively similar, both have clear descriptions
showing the difference between the two. Sure enough, just as you
outline on your site, the one with "Notice of Traffic Violation" is the
official one from the court, and the "Traffic Violation Notice" is the
"fake/snitch" one. [[ Not a reliable way of recognizing a Snitch
Ticket - see note at top. ]] This made me completely confident in
highwayrobbery.net, so as I said above, I put the Traffic Violation
Notice in a drawer and did nothing.
So again, thank you, thank you.
*[[A few days later, this motorist sent the following
postscript.]] I wanted to let
you know that I received my new registration today! I would think
that this proves that (at least for [[this city]]) ignoring a
snitch/fake ticket will not result in any sort of hold being put on
your dmv vehicle registration.
Story # 2
An El Cajon Snitch Ticket,
One Year Later
From an Email Received October
"I was just sifting through old emails and found one of yours.
"Just wanted to give you an update that maybe you can relay to the
skeptics out there:
"It has been well over a year since my fake red light ticket was
received. As you may or may not recall, I ignored it just as you
recommend on your site.
"I never received any sort of follow-up. I had no problem when it
time to renew the registration for my vehicle (in fact, my second
registration bill since the fake ticket just arrived in the mail), and
I had no problem renewing my license.
"I really owe you, buddy. Thanks again."
Story # 3
A Compton Snitch Ticket, 3+
From an Email Received January
"Thanks for all your work in this area. I remember
how bad I felt a
couple years ago when I got a photo radar ticket in Compton. You
my email and correctly identified the notice as a "snitch," although I
don't think you had coined that term at the time. I ignored the
and have never heard anything back on it. I've registered my car
renewed my license since then!"
Story # 4
There may be some more stories
posted in the next few weeks. Mark your calendar to remind
you to come back here and look!
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