The American Addiction to Speeding

Balr14

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In many municipalities around here in SE Wisconsin, when you get a ticket, you talk to the city attorney first when you go for your court hearing. They will offer you a deal... higher fine in exchange for points and not having to come back for another court appearance. It's to your advantage to take the deal.

 

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I assume prayer for judgement is a deferral, meaning doesnt hit the record if you pay the fines and dont get in trouble for a probationary amount of time. I rarely hear about those given out. Not even sure if my area gives them out.
In some states, even the fines are erased (paid attorney, which is like a fine).

I've done that over the 30+ years in a couple of states. Normally you hire an attorney and "make it go away". Depending on the state, might not make it to court.

Only state it didn't work was VA. I was glad to get that ticket though... About 4 am and I was going to funeral for my uncle who I grew up with. Shouldn't have been driving, honestly (but didn't realize it at the time). Anyway, judge said he would have waived it, but I was driving in a construction zone (even though no one was working). He wanted to put it on my record, "just in case". lol.

A judge can do almost whatever he/she wants (depending on state). Wish I could tell you how many people get off for the obvious reasons (hardship/kids, etc.).
 

 
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