I should also say, it is surprising to read those words for you. It is nice to see you break away from your online persona. I was expecting you to say something like "The prosecutor has every right to deny you the SMD, and there's nothing you can do about it!" I honestly believe if someone you cared about came to you for advice on a speeding ticket, you'd listen and try to help. I don't think you are this way in real life.
Overall, You partially agree with me, and you aren't as biased as your posts would leave one to believe. I have not paid the ticket yet. The reason I was considering paying it was because that county is far away (14 hours round trip) and unfortunately I cannot afford the lost wages from work. Plus the gas costs and hotel fare.
Missing a full day of work and having to leave early one day, plus gas costs (at least $200) and hotel (another $60) It's a lose-lose either way. Even if the lawyer filed discovery, and it was denied, that could still mean I lose. The lawyer fees of at least $500 aren't worth it either. If I can get a change of venue myself, I'll fight it. I've been working on the discovery motion using a template. I'm not saying I expect it to work, but I'm doing everything I can within reason of my abilities. If I had the time and was my own boss, I would make the drive.
When I say I've moved on, I meant from asking advice on this board. Anyways, we do agree on one point.