My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Wisconsin.
I have been cited with running a red light and underage person transporting intoxicated in motor vehicle. Three others were in the car with me. Police found three bottles of vodka in the vehicle in plain view.
I was originally handcuffed because I "smelled like weed". After being put in the back of the police car for around two hours, the officer read me my Miranda rights and I refused to answer his interrogation questions. He then conducted a mandatory field sobriety test, which I passed. He also asked if I wore contact lenses (I do), and the answer seemed to be a factor into my passing of the test.
I also refused a breathalyzer test.
Two minors in the vehicle were not cited. 1 minor was cited for possession of alcohol.
I have a mandatory court date. Should I be fighting this or should I attempt to have the issue resolved so that it does not go to court? Can the judge punish me more than the monetary fine for the citation (and the 3 points for the red light violation)?