Luckysis ~ 1 mo, 1 day ago Feb 27 2020, 5:19pm
So I got a speeding ticket today in Texas City. If I go to court and the officer is there, can I still opt to take defensive driving? Or should I just go ahead and request defensive driving and skip court? I blame Prince...he makes me wanna drive fast.
@luckysis i used sullolaw.com spent 80 went to court, all the people they repped that were easy dismissals were called and dismissed the few left overs were the ones where the cop was going to show, whatever. so they look for reasons to make a motion to dismiss. we were getting set to go to trial over it and i asked that she pursue deferred, i didnt really care about anything else. i just wanted to pursue deferred with an atty instead of taking any chances asking for myself. the risk was still there that they would make me take defensive driving.
i got deferred and had to pay court costs, which was another 140 bucks or so. (this was harris county pct whatever from a dps officer)
@Luckysis : Once you go to court that option is off the table. Call them and let them know if you want to take the defensive driving course. ASAP They will give you a deadline date and the amount you need to send them by money order or cashiers check.
sandman : you can show up and request deferred adjutication
@redneckroy : Good Advice (best-cause DA is much better than DD), except even better, you can call. 90 plus % of departments have the DA form ready to send with instructions, I you sign it, get it back in the mail with a MO, it's a pretty simple deal. Last one cost me like $70, then $150 after the 6 mths. It's a "just pay me" deal. I'm all about Deferred