The officer that issued the traffic ticket didn’t even show up to give his side of the story
A week ago my child got a traffic citation for running a yellow light. My child told the cop that the light was still yellow, but the officer gave my child a ticket anyway. My child came back home plus she was absolutely upset. She told me that the light was really yellow when she was going through the intersection.That ticket was a $300 one and multiple points on her new driver’s license. I told my child that we could fight the traffic citation by going to the courthouse to talk to the judge. A buddy of mine is a criminal attorney. I called her for some advice plus she thought it was also a good idea to fight the traffic ticket. I thought we might need an attorney for the hearing, but she assured me that everything would be fine. When every one of us arrived at the courthouse, I saw a lot of attorneys sitting outside of the courtroom. I started to wonder if every one of us should have brought legal representation. When they called my kid into the courtroom, it was just the two of us and the judge. I expected to see the police officer with an attorney. The officer that issued the traffic ticket didn’t even show up to give his side of the story. The traffic ticket was waved plus the judge apologized for bringing us to the courthouse for no reason. Even though my child missed a whole day of school, I’m glad that she got to see how the criminal system works. I feel it’s pressing to stand up plus fight when you are right.