What should I expect in traffic court?
November 29, 2010 7:37 AM Subscribe
I have a date in traffic court coming up, for choosing to plead not guilty to a moving violation. What should I expect? I've never been to court before.
posted by rachaelfaith to law & government (22 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm worried about dress code, 'court costs' and whether I made a huge mistake to do something other than pay the ticket and accept the points on my license.
I truly believe I did not do what the ticket was given for, which is why I chose to plead not guilty- but perhaps I would be better off pleading guilty but with a reason behind it (and hope for a reduction in fine and points). I'm really not sure of how this whole thing might play out.
Have you successfully fought a traffic ticket and won? What should I expect in regards to court in general? This is in New Jersey, for what it's worth.