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  •  asdf (1+ / 0-)
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    I don't know how it works in your state, but generally speaking, what you just described was just the arraignment. You say "not guilty, your honor," and then you get your other due process rights at a trial.

    Because this costs more they are less likely to lower the fees if you don't just plead guilty. That's not unreasonable.

    In my experience, it's best to (1) do traffic school; (2) try and do it again even if your within the time limit by asking the judge; (3) then and only then try and use procedural tricks and waiting for no one to show up to actually contest the ticket.

    If you exhaust all of those every 18 months, then (4) pay the fine until you are out of points. If you still exhaust that every 18 months (before you can get back into traffic school in my state) then you probably need to try and cut a deal with a DA or just not get caught so much.

    All I've got is an orange blog, three paragraphs, and the truth.

    by Attorney at Arms on Thu Apr 08, 2010 at 11:07:58 AM PDT

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