yeah as you can see i majorly fucked up. Class A misdemeanor. i'm officially a criminal.
the worst part is it wasn't even on the bike. it was in my car which i had just sold (picking it up tomorrow). i took it out for one last blast and bam...i'm fucked. i know i have to lawyer up. just curious what i can expect. i have nothing on my record not even a warning. i also just sold my car so i won't be driving.
i know charge can carry a $2500 fine with up to a year in jail. i figure with my record and a lawyer i will just see a hefty fine and a lower version of the ticket. anyways, guess i'm just looking for some hope that that is all i will get.
had my court date this morning. was in and out in about 30 mins.
the arresting officer put that my court time was 9am but on the bond he put down 10:30. we called and confirmed it was 9 but when we got to the court house they told us it was actually at 10:30. i was already nervous so this didn't help.
After talking to the prosecutor and what not they moved me to the head of the line. my lawyer talked to the prosecutor for like 15 mins and when they called me i was told this - 30 days supervision and a $205 fine (which included court costs). the ticket was officially knocked down from 41 over to 39 thus making it a simple speeding ticket and not a misdemeanor. so regardless of what happens, i.e. another ticket it can't come back to get me, at least from a criminal aspect. my lawyer then tells me that even if i did get another speeding ticke t (knock on wood) that he would get me supervision for that too.
but at $750 a pop,
i would hope so.
my lawyer was even surprised that's all i got. he at least expected twice the fine and 4 8hr classes. the best part was when my lawyer was talking to the prosecutor and he tells him i was driving a sentra. the guy goes "A SENTRA!!"
, well he didn't know it was the spec-v.
anyway, i'm grateful it's over and want to thank everyone for all the recommendations, especially leavundst