i was going 66mph in a 45mph zone. i was rushing because I was late to a doctors appointment. the ticket is $274 dollars, about as much as my entire paycheck. im a student and part time employee. will the trooper show up to court? or is there a chance they wont waste their time (im in a smallish town)
The court dates are scheduled into the officer's schedule. Besides the cost of the ticket, if you just pay it, you will receive points and most likely an insurance increase. Read over your options and chose what to do.
Wishing you good luck.
Q: Will they show up to court?
A: I don't have ESP, a crystal ball, Tarot cards, an Ouiji board or any other way to tell you what WILL happen but I can predict this... if your defense is the Trooper failing to appear then your defense sucks.
The best defense for any traffic citation anywhere is to hire a local traffic ticket lawyer. I can't speak to the Swamp area per se but in Miami, Fl, where I have been a practicing criminal defense lawyer for nearly 30 years, there are many skilled and experienced traffic lawyers who know the law, the procedure, the Judge and probably the cop. In short you will almost certainly get both competent representation and a better result for a relatively small fee / investment.
Wishing you luck and hoping that I have been helpful in answering your question.
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In my experience troopers will show up. I suggest you hire a lawyer to cover this for you. There is no good excuse for speeding and trying to get out of a ticket because you were late is a sure fire bet to receiving points or a class or a higher fine.
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