I got the 1st for going 51 on a 30 and the second for going 81 on a 60..but on the second one, I was so scared I tried to get out of a ticket by lying to the officer: he put that in the addtl comments and I confessed to him and said I was sorry for lying. How will this affect my travelling abroad?
What is the best thing to do?All these happened in Houston TX
You need to get a lawyer for your tickets. Often, a lawyer costs no more than doing your ticket yourself. You will probably get nervous at traffic court when you talk about the incident with the police officer. When your lawyer talks to the prosecutor, she won't be a bit nervous.
In my experience, the prosecutors and judges do not usually have access to the actual ticket itself, so I doubt anyone will see the officer's comments.
Also, believe me, people lie to traffic cops all day long, and they are used to it. You were unusual in that you admitted it!
Always remember, there is only one main thing that traffic courts hate--being ignored. That means, take care of all tickets in a timely manner. A warrant will be issued if you fail to appear or have a lawyer appear for you in traffic court.
It is always an issue when you come in contact with any law enforcement officer and you have a warrant for any reason associated with your records. They can arrest any person with a warrant should they be so inclined.
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