My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: New Jersey
I encountered another driver after I'd picked up my son from school. This person cut me off at 2 turns, & was directly in front of me. As we approached a "merge" lane onto a highway they suddenly "locked up" the brakes as if to cause me to rear-end them. I was far enough back to allow me to avoid that & went around them on the left side, then merged onto the highway. I could physically see that they were speeding up quickly to catch up to me & my son asked that i just get away from these people ( we thought they might be drinking, their actions were irrational ). As I picked up speed, they did too, & continued to chase us down the road, until I did a U-tuern to avoid them once again. They did the same U-turn a kept following us for about another 2 miles. I told my son we were gpoing to head for the Police Dept. at that point. As I reached the next red light, they turned off & were no longer following us.
Now [I]'ve recieved a ticket for reckless driving in my mailbox, & have a court date for next week. Is this a common traffic scam, some way people "set others up" to make us spend money, or what? Also, can I fight this, what should I expect at the court appearance? i can't afford an attorney, & don't see that i need one.....do I? I am a single Mom, no child support. The ticket also has the year & color of my car wrong, I saw that another person posting mentioned the same thing. This is wierd, can you give me any suggestions?
Worried in NJ