Asked over 3 years ago - Lincolnwood, ILFlag
I am on 1 year supervision for speeding going 133. This was my third ticket. After many months I just received an Seat belt ticket. I have 2 choices either I pay 55 and its becomes an conviction on my driving record or I pay 95 and go to 4 hr traffic school. Which should I go with traffic school or conviction will be ok?
It's not a great idea to represent yourself in traffic court . You do, however, have the constitutional right to do so. I would recommend spending an entire day in the traffic court to observe how judges handle self-represented defendants to get an idea of how irritated they get at amateur lawyering - some of it by licensed lawyering at times, regrettably. If you really want to represent yourself, you should purchase an hour of a traffic attorney's time to have her or him coach you on how to handle things. A better choice is simply to hire an attorney.
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