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Old 08-08-2003, 07:46 AM   #1
 
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Default Illegal Exhaust Ticket in Virginia

I got a ticket for an illegal exhaust in fairfax, va. The cop was a total *****. He didnt even do any kinda of db reading. Is it possible for me to fight and win? If so any ideas on what I could do win this? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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i had one in nyc before, all the judge did was tell me not to get another one within 6 months and itll be ignored.. or you can find out your states db and get a test done somewhere and somehow try to prove it... some place where you buy your exhaust they give you a stickerlooking thing or a card thing that tells you all the info about it ... if not yahoo.com it :] pretty sure you can find the info.
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nothing you can do, but pay for it
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Here's the Va. law on exhaust systems:

§ 46.2-1049. Exhaust system in good working order.

No person shall drive and no owner of a motor vehicle shall permit or allow the operation of any vehicle on a highway unless it is equipped with an exhaust system of a type installed as standard factory equipment, or comparable to that designed for use on the particular vehicle as standard factory equipment, in good working order and in constant operation to prevent excessive or unusual noise. An exhaust system shall not be deemed to prevent excessive or unusual noise if it permits the escape of noise in excess of that permitted by the standard factory equipment exhaust system of private passenger motor vehicles or trucks of standard make.

The term "exhaust system," as used in this section, means all the parts of a motor vehicle through which the exhaust passes after leaving the engine block.


Technically, anything louder than the stock system for your vehicle is illegal. There is no decibel limit.
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Like in GA....and you will pay the fine anyway plus cost of court appearnce (Lost and wages if you have to take the day off to fight it...knwoing you're going ot lose. Call close
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I got a ticket for an illegal exhaust in fairfax, va. The cop was a total *****. He didnt even do any kinda of db reading. Is it possible for me to fight and win? If so any ideas on what I could do win this? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
Shoot the cop.

Or, go to court and call the cop a "******* *******" in front of the judge Click the image to open in full size. Click the image to open in full size.
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Like in GA....and you will pay the fine anyway plus cost of court appearnce (Lost and wages if you have to take the day off to fight it...knwoing you're going ot lose. Call close
what do you mean like in GA? all you have to have is a working exhaust system...

GA CODE:

40-8-71.

(a) Every motor vehicle shall at all times be equipped with an exhaust system, in good working order and in constant operation, meeting the following specifications:

(1) The exhaust system shall include the piping leading from the flange of the exhaust manifold to and including the muffler or mufflers and tail pipes;

(2) The use of flexible pipe shall be prohibited except on diesel tractors or according to manufacturers´ original specifications;

(3) The exhaust emission point shall extend beyond the rear or outside of the passenger compartment. The trunk shall be considered as part of the passenger compartment;

(4) The exhaust system and its elements shall be securely fastened, including the consideration of missing or broken hangers; and

(5) There shall be no part of the exhaust system passing through the passenger compartment or any exposed stack so located that any individual entering or leaving the vehicle may be burned.

(b) The engine and power mechanism of every motor vehicle shall be so equipped and adjusted as to prevent the escape of excessive fumes or smoke.

(c) It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or offer for sale any muffler which causes excessive or unusual noise or annoying smoke or any muffler cutout, bypass, or similar device for use on a motor vehicle or for any person to use, to sell, or to offer for sale any motor vehicle equipped with any such muffler, muffler cutout, bypass, or similar device. Any person violating this subsection shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
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Shoot the cop.

Or, go to court and call the cop a "******* *******" in front of the judge Click the image to open in full size. Click the image to open in full size.
Are you going to start another "Cops Suck" thread?
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I dunno, if you have a cat-back exhaust, I'm pretty sure the manufacter states that it is legal in certain states. If it is, take that writting to court. If it's custom made, like welds...I doubt it will work. I usually get work orders for my exhaust to change it but i cap it up and go to he inspection station and he signs it.

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Are you trying to imply that cops are not profiling, discriminating, law breaking, holier-than-thou, above the law, egotistical ******?
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Same as in MA..ANY aftermarket exhaust is illegal and you may receive a ticket for it. ($25 fine)
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Are you trying to imply that cops are not profiling, discriminating, law breaking, holier-than-thou, above the law, egotistical ******?
No way man. Just the other day, some cop pulled me over in front of the boys&girls club because I was trying to drift in their parking lot. And then I got arrested for having a pound of weed in my trunk. I bet this kind of **** never happens domestic drivers. Click the image to open in full size.
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See I told you! Discriminating against the import owners. Such profiling ********!
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See I told you! Discriminating against the import owners. Such profiling ********!
Your preaching to the choir man. Just this morning, the protective force here at the lab pulled their machine guns on me cause I blew through the security checkpoint in front of the plutonium facility at 80mph. I guess prospective terrorists only drive modded Honda's cause dudes on Harleys do it all the time Click the image to open in full size.
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Was she a hundred too?
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ROFLMAO.. Click the image to open in full size.
George, did you.. score? Click the image to open in full size.
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