My sister was just killed and buried the week before, I was coming around the dark bend on 65S already keeping with the flow of traffic, when a semi with an open load started swerving in and out of my lane. (slow lane) I speed up to get around him so he wouldn't push me over the drop off coming ahead, and within seconds I get pulled over. I had my cruise set at 55, but I did speed up, I don't know how I could have gotten to 73, but nonetheless, the officer didn't want to hear it, came on the drivers side even though I thought that was dangerous since the interstate was packed with pacer fans. He came back and gave me a ticket and when I asked if he was going to ask me any ?'s or for my insurance etc... he said nope, just go online and pay the ticket at the address in the box. Please help
You should call the court listed on the ticket and see if they can put you on a payment plan.
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Most courts will give you time to pay if you appear and request an extension either with the clerk's office or with the judge). Ask the clerk of court for details.
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You HAVE to contact the court.
DON'T IGNORE the ticket as
they'll default you and issue
an arrest warrant against you.
MOST courts do have some
type of payment plan available.
They WANT your money . . .
and will work with you. Good
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If you have a good driving record, explain your situation to the court and ask if you can complete a court-approved defensive driving course (DDC) in exchange for reduced or waived court costs/fine. As my colleagues have noted, nearly all jurisdictions will give you time to pay. The DDC only costs about $25.00 and will take at least 2 points off your license.
This would go much smoother with an attorney but I understand the impracticality of hiring counsel if you cannot afford the fine.
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