In January i was sut off by a VW Jetta with a broken taillight. I had to pull to the shoulder to avoid an accident, i laid on my horn pretty heavy. Long story short it was a state trooper, off duty, in plain clothes. That day i got no tickets, in the mail a few days later, i recieved Careless driving, Reckless Driving, and turn signal violation. The off duty officer said i cut him off and never used my blinker, on all 3 tickets it says i didnt use a blinker and passed him without enough room. I pled not guilty. they changed the court date 3 times, they said v=because the officer had surgery. I missed the magistrate hearing because of all the changed dates, and was found guilty of everything. They told me i can appeal to a appeals court. What should i do and what penalty should i expect, i cant find any info about a first reckless driving offense in PA. careless is 3 points, the turn signal is no points.