That is true, but this is because most people would rather have their ticket dropped on a technicality over having to fight for a not guilty verdict. Because of this, I have attempted to first position people so that they are able to explorer those options first before having to proceed to trial.ticketfighter wrote: ↑Oct 15th, 2012 1:06 pmYou are quite right in that I have not read the entire thread. I'm only through about 40 or so pages. So far, it's delay this or disclosure that. Some discussion of fatal errors on one's ticket. Anyhow, I'll reserve my opinion until I am through the entire thread.
Does this not make sense to you?
Of course I understand a ticket is a ticket and a conviction can impact ones insurance premiums. Its the very reason why we have this thread. The first paragraph on the first post mentions this very point. I think we both can agree on this point. You just seem to disagree as you appear to believe that everyone should be hiring a ticket fighter for every single circumstance (which makes sense coming from someone who is a ticket fighter).ticketfighter wrote: ↑Oct 15th, 2012 1:06 pmWhat is lost in that however, is that minor tickets can affect insurance rates too. A ticket is a ticket. So the real question is how important it is to the defendant that s/he wins his or her case. If s/he doesn't care because s/he doesn't understand the indirect penalties or does not fear them, you are quite right, why pay a paralegal. If you want or NEED to win, you better believe a good paralegal has a far greater chance of that result than someone on their own. The scenario I posted could be the defendant's fourth speeding ticket in a year's time.
If you do not understand the law and do not know about many defenses one can present at trial and do not care to inform yourself with the information in this thread, then sure either hire a legal professional or simply pay the ticket and move on. The information offered in this thread is alternative to those two options. Most people viewing this thread would either have just paid the ticket (accepted a plea deal), or came with some sort of LAME defense at trial, prior to reading this thread. Having the info in this thread, people can now be better informed about the options they have. Options they did not believe they had before reading this thread. <-- This is pretty much the main point here.