Would you fight this in court?

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    There are lawyers who specialize in this sort of stuff. I know because I got a ticket a few weeks back and my mailbox was filled with attorneys offering to represent me. Of course it will cost you more than the ticket to hire one, but some costs might be made up through not having your insurance premiums go up.

    If you are fighting this on principle anyway, then the costs should not matter; only justice. I would hire an attorney to represent me and fight it if I were you. Unfortunately, I was at fault for my ticket, so I just had to pay Ceasar.
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    I'm posting to see if you fight it and how it comes out. Good luck.
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    I'd fight it. The officer could of been having a bad day, or could have been one of the 1% of officers that make it bad for the rest.
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    Good luck with your day in court.
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    I will keep you guys posted on the outcome of this. I just feel so wronged by this and like another poster has stated this cop was probably 1% that make it bad for the rest. I have a question about the video camera his car might have had. What if he dosen't have the tape and what if I go with out a lawyer? Is the oficer's word enough vs. mine the lowly citizen to find me guilty? Dosen't HE have to prove that I commited the offense not the other way around? If by some chance I'am found guilty can I then have it ammened to a nonmoving violation in the state of florida,can the judge oder me to do anything else besides pay the ticket? I could also pay the fine and take a drivers ed course to keep the points off my license,but to me this is wrong because I did nothing to warrent a ticket in the first place.

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    What county did this happen at?

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    If you are innocent and have the time and money, fight it. If you are guilty, pay the fine, go to traffic school and avoid the points on your license.

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    if he doesnt have the tape, you're one lucky man.

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    I hope he has the tape it will prove I'am innocent. I'll keep you guys posted

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    First you plead not guilty, then they will set a court date.
    Never call the judge any except your honor or Sir.
    Go for the dash cam tape as evidence you also have the right of discovery.
    You can pull a FOIA on the officers work record to see if he has a history.
    Their are books avilable that will walk you through the process buy one and read it.
    They will attempt to plea bargin you to a lesser charge.
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