I got a speeding ticket abour 45 days ago, i was driving on the middle lane about 50 feet behind an 18 wheeler , when al of the suden i heard a couple of rocks hiting my windshield so i decided to pass him because I don't want a rock chip on my windshield , but right when I pulled to the left lane to pass I see the cop with the radar gun pointing it at me, 5 minutes later I'm signing my ticket and on my way to work.
30 days later I'm in front of the judge (not Judge) telling her I'm innocent and asking for jury by judge; 15 days later (yesterday) I'm in front of the judge again (a different one)waiting for my ticket to be dissmissed since the cop is nowhere to be found , when they call my name I was thinking this is it I'm home free but to my surprise and a couple of other people she tells me that the cop is not there but I have 2 options : either wait what she said could be 20 minutes or 5 hours ,she is not sure since the cop is at another court room or pay $200 and just have the ticket dissmissed , but the funny part is that the 4 people that was there without an attorney all where told the same story .
What ever happened to a fair and speedy trial? I guess that doesn't exist anymore unless you are paris hilton.
I waited 1 more hour and then I decided to surrender my trust for the goverment as well as my $200.