I am wondering if someone could help with the correct wording to the DA to convince him/her to drop this ticket.
Let me explain why. First, I lack sufficient income. I get less then $30.00 every month. AND that is split up to $14.50 every two weeks from DSS. I only a have a violation of tail lamps. It is superficial of superficial of the violations. What I need to dismiss the ticket or if I was to continue the ticket that I need a way to convince all parties that there needs not to be any ticket fees or court fees. Is there any way?The question about my ownership of the vehicle might make things difficult. I do not, nor did not own the vehicle. I was merely a temporary driver for the owners of the vehicle. I would ask them to pay the fine. But, they have there own legal issue with the local Attorney and any money I ask of them would take away from there current legal obligations to that cause. If you understand what I mean.
You might have a hard time explaining how you are able to afford a car with your limited income. If the violation is just for tail lamps and you have a clean driving record it is possible the prosecutor will dismiss on proof of repair. If not, go to court in person and try to negotiate with the prosecutor. Good luck.
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If the lights were repaired, (even outside the 24 hours window normally given), and you can show that it was not your car - by bringing a copy of the title and/or registration to court, you may be able to convince the prosecutor and judge to grant an ACOD - Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal. However, a lot is going to depend on your driving record. You should also get a copy of your drivers abstract from DMV.
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