So on the way back from hunting a couple of months ago, and earned a speeding citation. So yesterday I went to court. The fine was less than the cost of the gas to get there...
Interesting to watch the procedure in a different place. This particular court had four separate dockets at once- jail overnights, on bail criminal, traffic citation, and review. The Judge started with the standard lawyer speech, got lawyer request affidavits to the people who asked for them, called the on bail criminal docket and set the DA to work there, and then did the traffic citations.
I found it refreshing that the court ran its docket to get things done, rather than to make sure the lawyers were served first.
The Judge also told us traffic citation defendants what the result of a guilty plea would be, and so it was easy for us to decide to take our medicine.