After waiting almost 30 days, I pled not guilty and got a court date as far away as possible. I did very well by getting a March 2010 date. The case will be 7 months old when it is first scheduled and I can “buy” another 3 to 5 months with just one adjournment.
With traffic tickets, time is on the side of the motorist. The longer out you can get it, the better. Officers’ memories fade, notes get lost, etc.
A funny thing about this incident is the amount of feedback that I have gotten from friends, family and clients. There is a strong consensus that it is very comical that a traffic lawyer got a traffic ticket. People I didn’t even know read my blog are coming up to me with big grins saying things like “I hope you know a good lawyer?” and “How could YOU get a ticket, don’t you know the traffic laws?”.
I guess overall I should thank the officer for issuing me the ticket. Its given me great blogging material and got people talking.
Stay tuned in March for a further update.
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