I need help I got pulled over on my moped and im facil jail

its a 1978 puch freespirit and its 48.cc s i need to show the court official specs that this is a 48.8 ccs moped because i have no license and the law says i dont need a license if its under 50ccs but i cant find specs i need to go to court tomorrow can someone please help me i am in deep trouble i live in Illinois USA can some one help me

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Re: I need help I got pulled over on my moped and im facil jail

I'm not a lawyer, this isn't legal advice. According to Illinois law, you have a moped but you NEED a valid driver's license to use it (not a motorcycle license). So if you were riding without a license you have no legal basis for any argument you make.

Moped definition:

"(625 ILCS 5/1-148.2) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-148.2)

Sec. 1-148.2. Moped. A moped is a motor-driven cycle, with or without optional power derived from manually operated pedals, whose speed attainable in one mile is at least 20 mph but not greater than 30 mph, and is equipped with a motor that produces 2 brake horsepower or less. If an internal combustion engine is used, the displacement shall not exceed 50 cubic centimeter displacement and the power drive system shall not require the operator to shift gears.

(Source: P.A. 96-554, eff. 1-1-10.)"

Moped license law:

"(625 ILCS 5/6-104) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-104)

Sec. 6-104. Classification of Driver - Special Restrictions.

No person shall operate a motor vehicle unless such person has a valid license with a proper classification to permit the operation of such vehicle, except that any person may operate a moped if such person has a valid current Illinois driver's license, regardless of classification." (edited)

Re: I need help I got pulled over on my moped and im facil jail

No offense but it sounds like someone sold you a moped off Craigslist or something and said the typical line "you don't need a license or insurance just add gas and go!" Best of luck in court maybe that could be your argument and play dumb

Re: I need help I got pulled over on my moped and im facil jail

Jail time? I feel we're not getting the whole story here.

Re: I need help I got pulled over on my moped and im facil jail

Dirty30 Dillon /

Was just going to reply, you do need a license for a moped in IL.

Sorry bud.

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Moped Lar (OFMC) /

Ignorance is no excuse for breaking the law. Just saying.....

Re: I need help I got pulled over on my moped and im facil jail

What are you in for? Moped.......Surprised they didn't put you in shackle's

Re: I need help I got pulled over on my moped and im facil jail

You do need a license, I doubt they are going to lock you up for it though, especially right now, unless you have a string of the same charge? Or are on probation for other traffic charges? If not you might ask for a continuance for dismissal, where they agree to hold off on your punishment for a year as long as you have no same or similar offences in that time. Get to court early and try to talk with the prosecutor, if there are other circumstances you have not shared with us that make this more serious than it seems, get a lawyer, or plead not guilty and have the court appoint you one if you can't afford one. (be ready to prove you are indigent though) at this point they should really try to make a deal with you as it is not cost effective to have a trial for such a trivial matter. They don't want to waste jail space on things like this and there is the Corona...they don't want to have to take care of you if you get it in there. Best of luck.

Re: I need help I got pulled over on my moped and im facil jail

So you're in "Illinois, USA", huh?

lol

Re: I need help I got pulled over on my moped and im facil jail

It should describe the motor type on the VIN plate on the steering head tube. If you bought a moped without a VIN then... I suppose you could pull off the cylinder head and measure the bore to prove it's 49cc?

Re: I need help I got pulled over on my moped and im facil jail

There's a Free Spirit manual at https://pdfhost.io/v/icFoziWM._20190829_1945.pdf and on p. 12 it says the engine displacement is 48.8ccs. I don't know if that's gonna solve your problems, and you're gonna have to explain why your bike looks different from the one in the manual, but it's from the manufacturer.

Re: I need help I got pulled over on my moped and im facil jail

Oh, cmon. If the dude was arrested and the bike impounded, then the vin is on the impound record. They'd know the year, make, and model so the "court" would already have that information.

I sense a "Can someone send me a copy of a title?" question any minute now.

Re: I need help I got pulled over on my moped and im facil jail

can someone send me a copy of a title?

Re: I need help I got pulled over on my moped and im facil jail

Wow! If she's in Chicago, I understand the need to go after those vicious moped girls. After all, preventing wholesale murders should not be as high on their agenda.

They probably pulled you over for no tailllight/brake light.

Just be meek and plead ignorance that you needed a driver's license.Make sure they know it's not a scooter. (edited)

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> Born to be WillD Wrote:

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> can someone send me a copy of a title?

SEE!!!!?!?

Re: I need help I got pulled over on my moped and im facil jail

> Don Ohio Wrote:

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> Wow! If she's in Chicago, I understand the need to go after those

> vicious moped girls. After all, preventing wholesale murders should not

> be as high on their agenda.

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> Potr zebie Wrote:

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> > Don Ohio Wrote:

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> > Wow! If she's in Chicago, I understand the need to go after those

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> > vicious moped girls. After all, preventing wholesale murders should

> not

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> > be as high on their agenda.

> >

That commercial has always made me sick. A guy HAPPY about catheters. LOL!

Re: I need help I got pulled over on my moped and im facil jail

Emil Kniemel /

Anyone know what seat that's from? I'm diggin it.

Re: I need help I got pulled over on my moped and im facil jail

Tweaker trash /

Your going to really have to suck up to the judge! Do you have a car? If not I would talk about how the moped it your essentials transportation at the moment, and your working on geting a license and Buying a caR. You could also talk about how covid19 has effected your income, maybe you don’t like germs,Maybe you don’t want to go into a crowd area like the dmv or have a under lying conditions. The judge should go easy mybe a small fine if anything

Yea cops are kinda hot right now! They need our love, they feel misplaced

Re: I need help I got pulled over on my moped and im facil jail

Ask the Judge to go outside and race you in his car, when he sees how slow you go, he'll just laugh at you and dismiss it.

Re: I need help I got pulled over on my moped and im facil jail

Terbo Speghetti /

> Don Ohio Wrote:

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> Wow! If she's in Chicago, I understand the need to go after those

> vicious moped girls. After all, preventing wholesale murders should not

> be as high on their agenda.

>

> They probably pulled you over for no tailllight/brake light.

>

> Just be meek and plead ignorance that you needed a driver's

> 's license.Make sure they know it's not a scooter.

Shut your goddamn mouth you ignorant old piece of shit

Re: I need help I got pulled over on my moped and im facil jail

thanks for the manual that helps and no i dont need a copy of the tittle tnx

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Tweaker trash /

> . Chudas. Wrote:

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> Ask the Judge to go outside and race you in his car, when he sees how

> slow you go, he'll just laugh at you and dismiss it.

Exactly!

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Re: I need help I got pulled over on my moped and im facil jail

Welp, this thread is under control no thanks to DoNoHiO. Carry on...

Re: I need help I got pulled over on my moped and im facil jail

> Emil Kniemel Wrote:

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> Anyone know what seat that's from? I'm diggin it.

Moby seat, I just swapped mine out for the same style on my 40t.

Re: I need help I got pulled over on my moped and im facil jail

Jack Rutherford /

It’ll be fine.

Re: I need help I got pulled over on my moped and im facil jail

Pushrod Fifty /

Wear dress clothes and a tie, and say as little as possible. If its your first offense they will just let you go.

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Ѭ ɞŦЯʚOluv Ѫѫ /

Dress up like a catholic priest and hire actors to be your altar boys you rescued from 3rd world hell holes and that you are secretly training to be assassins.

Have them burn incense and flank you as you stroll down the aisle to approach the judge and give him your deepest genuflect.

Re: I need help I got pulled over on my moped and im facil jail

He said he had to go to court today. The suspense is killing me.

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