My question involves traffic court in the State of: Maine
I was ticketed for 86 in a 65, failure to provide insurance and failure to display inspection sticker. I decided to contest all charges, since the MSP officer that bagged me said that if I show up in court with my insurance card and inspection sticker (I have both, but they weren't with me on the bike at the time) those charges will most likely be dropped.
I was careful to put my correct address on the back of the summons, and mailed it back within the 20 day time period. Low and behold I got a letter Saturday from Bureau of Motor Vehicles titled: Suspension.
Drivers license, privilege to operate, privilege to register a motor vehicle will be suspended on the 20th. Reason is due to an adjudication on Feb 7, 2011. The kicker is that I <never> received any notice of the hearing. Since the violations bureau failed to notify me of the hearing, I presume at the least I can have the pending suspension lifted. I would love to have the whole thing dismissed on the grounds that the court failed to properly serve the hearing notice first time around. My guess is the court will simply want to reschedule at their convience (again). Thoughts???