Thanks to MADD a first offense now days can be almost like a death sentence. I mean you can lose your job and everything. Good luck. I was in court about 20 years ago for a minor speeding ticket and failure to show proof of insurance. Had it but had to go to court to show it otherwise I would have paid it off and skip court.
They had a 20 year old kid in there in orange on crutches. He was charged with driving with a suspending licences and violation of probation. You see 9 months earlier he ran his car off the road hit a tree, lost his left leg at the knee and was charged with DUI. Didn't have any money to pay the fine so on first offense his lic. was suspended and put on probation for one year.
His dad had a heart condition (single car accident) and could not drive and had a small HVAC business and needed to visit job sites. Just barely made a living so he had his son drive him. Well he was caught at a road block and the judge threw the book at him. The boy couldn't afford a processes for his leg. His court appointed attorney showed proof of all this and begged for mercy and consideration.
The judge fined him $1000. and three months in jail in addition to the month he already served awaiting his judicial lynching. What a total miscarriage of justice as I have ever seen the the land of the free. Made me sick. Thank you very much.