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  • #16
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    "Dispatch, please have a WHAAAAAAMBULANCE enroute to this location, code-3!"

    Oh, and to answer OP's question "So are cops allowed to do this?" - - - YES!!
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    Last edited by cajunguy; 10-21-2009, 01:36 PM.
    "Yes sir, I know you have rights."
    "In fact, I know your rights better than you do!"

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    • #17
      I KNOW for a fact that that cop does not like you. The reason being is the color of your car. Paint it a different color and the tickets will stop.

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      • #18
        Louisiana Revised Statute: 32:353

        §353. Modification of exhaust systems

        No person shall modify the exhaust system of a motor vehicle in a manner which will amplify or increase the noise emitted by the motor of such vehicle, above that emitted by the muffler originally installed on the vehicle and the original muffler shall comply with all of the requirements of R.S. 32:352.

        Acts 1962, No. 310, §1.


        Pretty much says "If it ain't stock, you are SOL"

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        • #19
          Maybe you should have taken the hint the first time that your exhaust was to loud when he stopped you the first time. I guess you think that laws dont apply to you dont worry though you arent the only one to think like that. FYI he can follow you around as long as he wants 1 mile, 10 miles, or 100 miles. Instead of acting like your so innocent get your crappy aftermarket exhaust off of your car. Also its called discretion kiddo. I may stop you for your brake light being out but another officer might not. Its all up to the officer.

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          • #20
            "and I got caught with a few things".... IED's? Guns? Drugs? Counterfiet Viagra? PUH-LEEEZE....
            "The wicked flee when no man pursueth
            but the righteous are bold as a lion"

            Proverbs 28:1, inscription beneath NLEOM lion.sigpic

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            • #21
              LMAO...the stop wasnt "BS"....AND he found the "other stuff", so GOOD JOB OFFICER!
              we call 'em "fart tubes", here
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              • #22
                Originally posted by crass cop View Post
                LMAO...the stop wasnt "BS"....AND he found the "other stuff", so GOOD JOB OFFICER!
                we call 'em "fart tubes", here
                I know, I call that proactive police work.

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                • #23
                  Ok, so the fact that my county doesn't have anything to do DB reading means that they can say whatever they want? Called the sherriff station police station and state highway patrol station... none can say that they have anything to measure the loudness of my exhaust henceforth HOW CAN HE TELL ME MY EXHAUST IS TOO LOUD WHEN HE CANT EVEN PROVE IT!

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                  • #24
                    As others have said, a good stop & good police work. What you don't seem to understand is that like many States, the law regarding mufflers is subjective, not OBJECTIVE, so after being warned, he stopped you & did his job as he felt you were continuing to violate the law. The 2nd stop may have been partially predicated on the fact that due to prior contact he knew you were, were about to, or was going to commit further offenses-- this is called "reasonable suspicion" & justified the stop. Once stopped he investigated further & found " a few things". This is called good police work & was based on reasonable suspicion which was used to establish Probable Cause which legitimized the search of your vehicle.
                    Was it BS? Sorry, not really. I'm extrememly liberal when it comes to equipment regs., but how much slack do you expect? If you ignore the break he gave you and you don't know the "game" (vehicle laws) you shouldn't "play" or at least not complain when you get popped. Pay the fines, chalk it up to experience & move on. The officer simply did a good job & you don't like it----sorry......

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                    • #25
                      "Henceforth?" Oh SNAP! That'll get the case ruled in your favor for sure!

                      Go to court. Let us know how that works out for you.
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                      The police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence. - Sir Robert Peel

                      Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats. - H. L. Mencken

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                      • #26
                        sometimes we just know.....oh AND YOU GOT A TICKET BEFORE AND DIDNT FIX IT!!!!
                        "I don't go on "I'maworthlesscumdumpster.com" and post negative **** about cum dumpsters."
                        The Tick

                        "Are you referring to the secret headquarters of a fictional crime fighter or penal complex slang for a-$$hole, anus or rectum?"
                        sanitizer

                        "and we all know you are a poser and a p*ssy.... "
                        Bearcat357 to Dinner Portion/buck8/long relief

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                        • #27
                          In regards to your db meter theory, the code says excessive (louder than stock) noise. Let's say your car is a 1992 Honda Civic Hatchback. The officer you were pulled over has obviously seen hundreds of these in his career and would be able to tell what's louder than stock. He doesn't need a db meter to determine this. good luck.

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                          • #28
                            First of all... if you're going to use a $5 word when a $1 world will do, you should at least use it correctly. Henceforth is an adverb meaning "from this time forward," Henceforth, if you are going to use a word like "henceforth", please consult a dictionary and/or thesaurus.

                            I understand getting a ticket sucks and getting 2 for the same thing sucks even worse. However, the reality is your vehicle was clearly in violation... twice. Just because the statute is not often used and is termed by some as "BS" does not mean it can not be enforced. If you go to court and ask them to throw it out because it is "BS" (rarely enforced) the Court is going to laugh at you.

                            You can bring it to court and argue the officer did not have any instrument to measure the noise. However, keep in mind, most officers spend the majority of their day driving and have seen and heard lots of cars. The courts are going to be reluctant to tell Officers they don't know an "unreasonable noise" when they hear one, with a decibel meter or not.

                            Best advice I can give you... stop looking for someone to blame because you're riding dirty. Step up, take your licks, and decide if you want to keep doing the same thing and gamble in court or change what you're doing. If you always do what you've always done.. you'll always get what you've always got.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by DevonN09 View Post
                              Ok, so the fact that my county doesn't have anything to do DB reading means that they can say whatever they want? Called the sherriff station police station and state highway patrol station... none can say that they have anything to measure the loudness of my exhaust henceforth HOW CAN HE TELL ME MY EXHAUST IS TOO LOUD WHEN HE CANT EVEN PROVE IT!
                              The key word is: Ready? EXPERIENCE. Add to that, the fact you have added after market equipment to your vehicle. A risky option at best. It's been suggested, maybe you missed it. Take your car to Midas, Meinike, some other reputable shop, and have a proper muffler installed. It'll be a one time cost, which is in distinct contrast to all the fines/court costs you'll be paying if you keep the current aftermarket equipment on the car. Of course, this would be a common sense solution, and possibly one you're not yet ready to consider. Should you desire to continue your one student war against police oppression, and fight the massive conspiracy directed against your individual freedoms, be prepared to pay the fines and penalties associated with your choice. Oh, and BTW..........He can prove it.

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                              • #30
                                ok numbnuts its just like tint in my state. I dont need a tint meter to determine that the tint on a vehicle is to dark. Basically what it comes down to is that if it was put on by the manufacturer its legal. Anything else is illegal. Trust me its very easy to point out violations such as tint and exhaust. Dont you think a police officer would know the law better than you? I highly doubt your the first person he ever stopped for trying to be a need for speed wannabe. So like the previous poster said go get a new exhaust put on. Unless you want a third ticket. Maybe the third time is a charm for you and then you will realize to get it fixed.

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