That is even more of a reason to hire a lawyer. An experienced DWI attorney cn really help in these situations. The last thing you want to see is for her to have any penalties on a case as strong as hers.
Best of Luck
Massachusetts has a two hearing procedure for appealing speeding tickets. The first hearing is before a magistrate and not a judge. The officer who gave you a ticket need not appear. If you disagree with the magistrates decision you can appeal to a judge. Then the officer must be there or the appeal will be dismissed.
If the ticket is reduced you will still be hit with an insurance surcharge. You should try to get the ticket dismissed.
First It is never ridiculous as an another claimed to fight a ticket. Never Never Never. I believe that advice is just wrong.
The answer to your question is yes. You SHOULD fight this ticket.
Did you know that you may face license consequences, lose your good driving discount and see a surcharge on your insurance if you just pay the ticket. Did you know that clerks consider good driving when ruling on CMVI appeals. Did you know that the police must present a ticket to the clerk and if they...
I don't practice employment law however I do not believe that the owner can force you to remove your sticker. Remember the courts have called political ads speech therefore he may be violating your right to free speech.
First I would not pay the fine from KMart as a former prosecutor I can tell you that the civil fine has no impact on how the case is handled.
Second, a conviction for a misdemeanor still carries a jail sentence and the collateral consequences of a conviction can impact your life.
Third, it is very unlikely you would be sentenced to jail especially if you have no record.