well today was my court date. my buddy and i both got nailed for 53 over the limit (in a 55 mph), and drag racing. i had already talked to the county atty. and he said he would work something out with us. just to be sure we took a lawyer with us.
when he called me over to talk (before my atty. got there) , he told me that he was not aware that we were charged with "drag racing", he said "this is serious, we have a problem...". i told him we were surely speeding, but under no circumstance was i drag racing. he told me to go sit down and wait.
our lawyer showed up, and i told her what the DA had said. i told her that i would not plead guilty to drag racing. i told her my bike would run 180 mph. if we had been really racing, i would have been going 180! my buddy has a 1993 yzf 600 with a top speed of about 130, what would be the point of drag racing him? i told her that i realize that this argument doesn't make the situation look any better, and i know i should just act sorry, and promise not to do it again. BUT, i told her i could not plead guilty to something i wasn't doing. speeding...yes. racing...no!
she went and talked to the county atty for a few minutes. then came back and said she was going to go pull our license histories. both came back clean.
we went before the judge, and he read the charges and then read the county atty's reccomendation. drag racing...dismissed. speeding, 26 over the limit...amended to traffic school. 199.50 in fines and court costs. AND no points on our licenses!!!!!!!!! the lawyer was charging us 75 bucks each. we both gave her 150$, and said thanks for saving our bacon!
after court i went and bought a radar detector