I was pulled over for speeding in the Adirondacks. I went to court. The officer didn't show up. The judge told me that I could plead guilty to a (no-points) charge and pay $100, or the prosecutor would drop the charges and then refile them, forcing me to drive 2 1/2 hours to court a second time. So of course I agreed to plead guilty and pay a hundred bucks.
Is this legal? Or is it double jeopardy? Is there anything I could have done? YANML. [more inside]
posted by musofire
on Feb 19, 2010 -
YASTAM (yet another speeding ticket) I received a citation for speeding the other day. All of the "driver" information is correct. (Just about) all of the vehicle information is wrong. Are there any outs? [more inside]
posted by those are my balloons
on Feb 3, 2009 -
My husband is going to court in Atlanta/Fulton County next week for a speeding ticket. He has an unpaid speeding ticket in another state from two years back, but was able to renew his license here without any problems at all. The primary reason he's going to the court date is because we can't afford to pay the fine before then and they don't accept payments the day of the court date without you appearing in court. I'm scared the judge will somehow see the unpaid speeding ticket and my husband will immediately be thrown in jail. What is the likelihood of this happening? Am I being irrational?
posted by anonymous
on Nov 9, 2004 -
Out of state speeding tickets. Any way to avoid paying the fine? Non owner, busted in Arizona, live in Mass, liscense from NJ. Which state DMV or RMV do I need info from?
posted by brent
on May 3, 2004 -