||[Nov. 13th, 2007|09:39 pm]
The Question Club
Ok, so I'm hoping the internet can halp me again.
Short backstory: last month I got in a minor (and I mean minor) traffic accident. However, the way it happened, I was just short of the turning lane on the median when the accident occured. Officer gives me a ticket for 'improper lane usage' and for whatever reason, it has a mandatory court date. I don't understand WHY, and it seems like a phenominal waste of time, but whatever.
My court date is tomorrow. What should I expect? I'm bringing my ticket and accident report, anything else I should bring? Why is this a mandatory court appearance in the first place? What should I expect once I'm there, and just what are my rights? Will I end up paying court fees? (God I hope not)
I'm kind of miffed, because I know I was in the wrong, but why couldn't I just pay this ticket? The only other time I've set foot in a courthouse was for jury duty, so I really don't know what to expect. Any advice is appreciated.
ETA: yay! It got dismissed! Thanks for the advice, guys :D Somehow, I think my case was dwarfed by all the speeding in school zone people. Shame on them.