Thank you.ShrekTek wrote: ↑Sep 7th, 2017 8:28 amCongratualtions on the win!
As far as prosecutor saying "you will be paying full fine if we go to trial" what they mean is that if your speeding ticket was reduced by officer at roadside, then if you go to trial and lose, it will be raised back up to the original higher speed. If the speeding ticket was not reduced by officer then they can not raise it higher and you have nothing to lose by going to trial. Only if it was reduced can they raise it back up, so depending on the reduction the officer gave you, it may not be worth fighting and losing.
One more thing I noticed (which was already mentioned by many folks in this thread) is that there were only three policemen present and I noticed in the list that 25 cases were all assigned to these three policemen. Which reitrates the fact that they get the court date with all their cases on a single day and it is very unlikely that they would miss this date !
So the chances of policemen not showing up is very RARE !
Also paralegals/lawyers did not go to trial and just went for an early resolution ! So it is better to fight on your own taking a day off and save that $500 and get a reduced fine.
Your only chance is if they don't have evidence (no notes or other technicalities).