Re: What Should You Do at an Arraignment
At this point, you can't.
If you showed up at 9, you'd already be late.
I've heard stories that it can take hours just to get in the courthouse so I'm worried about just showing up at 9am and hoping for the best (because not getting in to see the judge would result in a second FTA which seems to be the worst case scenario.)
If I were you, I'd show up at 6:30
So do I show up at the court house at 7am and just plan to be there all day long?
We're closed on Saturdays. We have families too and we like to enjoy them on the weekends like other folk. In fact, we've never been opened on Saturday.
If there was someone to talk to on a Saturday to get more info... or if there was some online registry that could help me out, that would be great.
I happen to be so intimately familiar with the LASC system AND this particular courthouse, that I can tell you about every secret entrance and exit and when not to buy the coffee
I realize you guys are probably not intimately familiar with the LASC system, but any insight here would save me a lot of worry this weekend.
There is no plan of attack. You'll be in a courtroom with 90 other cases on calendar and probably 60 other people. You'll stand before the judge, plead guilty, not guilty or no contest and receive the applicable fine. There won't be 20 minutes for you to give some long drawn out story about why you broke whatever law you broke, you either did it or you didn't. You either want to go to trial or you don't - and only you can decide that. If you plead not guilty, be prepared to post the bail in court that day.
2) (this one is probably more up your alley) Once I get in front of the judge, what's my best plan of attack? I really just want to get the penalties/late fees reduced (or dropped) if possible. Should I just explain my situation in the same manner I explained it here and assume full responsibility for my mistake? What should I plead? etc.
If you wanted babies all to yourself, you should have created them by yourself. Until you do that, children have the right to BOTH parents, especially since you found them suitable to procreate with.