By emptypockets - 31/10/2014 13:35 - Australia - Sydney
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If you go to court and prove you have it, it may be dismissed.
Chances are good to dismiss it. I once got ticketed for not having proof of insurance with me. I fought it in court with the proper paperwork and it was thrown out. Only had to pay a $10 clerk fee. Fighting it still sucks for the OP because it's taking time out of their day to go to the courthouse to dispute it. But hey, if he can save $100. it might be worth the trouble to him?
I have the same experience as #20, they've looked me up a few times because I left my license in a work truck or something. I'll add that I live in California where I get pulled over weekly either for my tint or because "It looked like you were speeding." Douchiest cops in America patrol my town and they still look me up when I forget my license.
#8, like everyone else said, it doesn't matter. If you have a driver's license and go to court and show you have it, whether it was in the car with you or not, you'll likely get the ticket dropped. Same with a proof of insurance ticket; easy to dismiss if you actually have insurance and go to court for the ticket.
From other Aussie commenters apparently it is a fine no matter what. When I was there I just had to go to the us embassy and then to a local court to get a ticket cleared up. Had a 5 day port call swerved to dodge a camel, yes camel, and ended up blowing two tires and apparently passport and American ID wasn't good enough. Guess I was lucky I was a tourist.
generally police can look up your license. at least where I live. maybe its different where you are. but damn, that sucks. I'm sorry.
Car manufacturers should make a device that tells you if something is in between or below the seats, and lifts it up for you to retrieve. It would solve so many problems.
Wouldn't it be great if you could call your wallet when it's been misplaced, like if it were a phone. Maybe have a "i'm right here!" ringtone.