haha thanks for the responses and the laughs, I am from canada here. I want to go to court and atleast try something since i have nothing to loose here. The deadline to pay it is 7 days before the court date, do i need to pay and then go to court, or not pay it and appear in court?
1st of I am hoping she was your ex was girlfriend not wife
2nd - 3 houses a way - where the frig in no where land Canada do you live. I walk 3 house way
My wife used to be in traffic court all the time before she went to criminal court. I awlays got of my tickets because she knew all the cops and would speak with them beforehand and then they would not show for the court date or I would take a lesser offense outside of court.
For you. on the ticket there should be a place where you plead:
Guilty, guilty with explanation, or not guilty. Tick not guilty and take your ticket to the courthouse to set a trial date (usually about a year out where I live in Toronto). On the day of your trial get there early and try and find out if the ticketing officer is in the courthouse. If he is not and your case is called and he isnt in the room you case will be dismissed as he/she is not there to tell their side. Be aware that sme cops love their court days and others hate them.
If they are at the courthouse, ask to meet with them prior to court going in session and a lot of times they will work out a lesser charge for you (i.e. minimal fine $ or no demerit points) it still hits your record though...When your case comes up the cop says you have agreed to a lesser charge and the judge says great. If the case continues w/o you talking to cop before your only hope is a lenient Justice of the Peace who might reduce your charge for you.
Were you doing 25kms over in an 80 zone? Was ticket about $200.00 bucks? If so you should easily be able to get that down to something like 10K over. One other thing you could do but I dont think its worth it for 1st ticket is go to legal aid/x-copper type of guys for help.
It won't ne your last btw
. Unless you start riding like ahh umm...the legal way and we all know thats just about impossible to do all the time on an R1.