Speeding Ticket Part 3-THE END!!
All things must pass, as George Harrison said, and finally my saga with a speeding ticket has ended. Read parts 1 and 2, dated Dec. 12 and Dec.19 first, if you wish. In a nutshell, I got a speeding ticket for going 54 in a 40 zone. My bad. I paid the ticket, pleading guilty and sending in a check. Roughly a week later I received a letter from the Superior Court State of Connecticut ordering me to report to the courthouse on Jan. 9th. Why, they did not say. WHAT THE FUCK? When I called the clerk's office to find out, she said there was another charge that had to be resolved in court. For a simple speeding ticket?
My lawyer (needing a lawyer for a speeding ticket is a new one for me. First time last time) went to court, where the prosecuter said he THOUGHT there was a reckless driving charge on the ticket itself, but he had not seen it. My lawyer pointed out that the policeman had written down the wrong plate number to begin with, so the prosecuters were mixed up. What they needed to see was the original ticket handed to me by the cop. There were no other charges, or I never would have pled guilty and paid the fine. I knew that. They didn't. What, me worry? No way. Bothered? Yes way.
Now we come to today, the second court date, lawyer's fees growing quicker than pot under a gro-light. Wait, did I say that outloud? The prosecuters realized there was NEVER a reckless driving charge involved at all, and with the confusion over the wrong plate number and other tidbits of facts that were never clear to them, they threw the whole fucking thing out, including the speeding charge. The $200 I paid originally was returned to me, but that's just going to the lawyer when I get his bill. All in all, yes, a snafu. But a snafu that's over! YES! Idiots.They're everywhere! But I'm a happy guy now that this infernal little thing that has been tugging at the back of my mind is no longer there to tug. With that, I take a bow and say later, readers. I'm a free man!!!!