Okay so I got a speeding ticket. No big deal right? Well then you don't know me very well. I have to make it a big deal. Because that's what I like to do. Make things a big deal, and I wasn't disappointed with this.
So I have my ticket in hand and call the court. I find out the fine is $170 dollars. "Well I wasn't speeding" I say, "I would like to fight the ticket".
"Sure" says the clerk "just show up at the courthouse on the date printed on the back of the ticket".
Fine. So I call up the officer and ask for the brand of radar gun used to clock my speed so I can find out any information about it, like how well it works in the rain with windy conditions. The officer tells me he can't give me any of that information and that I will need a subpoena to get it... A subpoena?
Okay so I call back the court. How do I get a subpoena. "Well you have to come to court and ask the judge for one, and it will cost another $25". You have got to be kidding me. I could see that this was going nowhere.
So I show up for court. I plead not guilty and tell my story of trying to get the information I need to defend myself, and the judge suggests that I go to traffic school and he would wave the fine. I decline. Its an hour drive to the town and I would have to plead guilty. That was out of the question.
Then the judge did understand my position and dismissed the case. Yeah! All I would have to do is pay the court costs. $170 dollars. "Sigh".