I am $266 poorer...i went to court on Monday for my speeding ticket. I've gotten about 4 speeding tickets in my lifetime - 2 of which were out of state. In my experience, when u go to court, the fine is lowered considerably. Well not this time....it was lowered by a whopping $16!! I am looking on the bright side...they actually lowered the speed from 82 in a 55 to 72, so i get 2 points on my license as opposed to 4 - that is good news!
I swear if there were 5000 people living in Atlanta, 4950 of them were in that court on Monday. The place was lukewarm-ish, smelled frowzy and all those people!!! OYE!! I got there at 2 and left at 4:15and I had to pull out the MS card too. Of the 4950 people, 4900 were in line for the cashier...I had to tell 1 of the cops there that I was unable to stand for long periods of time and he worked with 1 of the employees to allow me to sit while I waited.
Did i learn any lessons? YES! keep a closer eye on the road looking for those torturers (cops)!! I'm still speeding...I can't help it. Like people who choose not to drink alcohol, I jes don't get people who drive slow!