Join Date: Mar 2005
Sportbike: Multistrada 1100S; CBR600RR
Years Riding: Since 2004
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You're right, you don't need a lawyer to get supervision or do just about anything. Theoretically. Practically, a lot will depend on unrelated things - like whether or not a judge has a PMS or DAs coffee was good in the morning. Yes, this is fucked up. Yes, they're people just like us.
Why worry about the judicial system being fucked up, worry about it fucking you over.
Getting a lawyer improves your chances of getting off the hook tremendously, simply because a lawyer is likely to know a judge and a DA very well. And potentially saves you a lot of money. Search on the Internet, even 26 over can get you in a lot of trouble, if a judge/DA decide to make a fine example from you. If you come in with a lawyer, they won't do it, they will simply look for the easier target.
So, what are we talking about here - $100-200 to pay a lawyer for the court appearance? This is like a cheap insurance, shouldn't even be a question, just get a lawyer!