Re: Getting Traffic School After Losing a TBD
No explanation is ever given!
Traffic school may be requested by the defendant at any stage during the process; however, once you get past the initial stage (the arraignment), and plead not guilty and request a trial or a TBD, it becomes up to the discretion of the judge. Meaning you can still request it, but no guarantee you'll get it even if it was available previously! And the court need not provide a reason for the denial.
Some judges will automatically grant it after a TBD/trial, others maybe a bit more strict with it and base it on the circumstances of the case.
Not sure what writing to the judge will do... More often than not, letters to the judge aren't even delivered to the judge! But who knows... If you were told to do so by the clerk, I see no reason why they would not deliver it!
Yes you can!
Well, when you get the Notice of Decision from the court, comeback and let us know, we'll go from there.
Claimed as in "made it up"? IF so, you can expect to lose... If you did in fact obtain a copy of the most recent survey and it was last conducted longer than 10 years prior to the date of the violation, then yeah, it maybe too old. However, there are several ways to have a 25mph zone without having to have a survey justify that particular limit. Additionally, and before you do anything else with a survey, one must establish that the speed was measured using RADAR or LIDAR; if it wan't (which would mean it was a pace) then speed trap laws do not apply!
I am right 97% of the time... Who cares about the other 4%!