Is it legal that the judge changed my "impeding traffic" ticket to a "speeding ticket"?
Question Details: I was pulled over for speeding. The officer to give me a break wrote the ticket as Impeding traffic instead. I wasn't impeding traffic so I went to court to protest. The judge then changed it the speeding ticket which was a higher fine and has points. So I made a real bad move. Is this legal? It doesn't seem right. I was always polite to both the judge and officer and my penalty and fine were made worse.
If the facts (i.e. that you were speeding) support the ticket the judge changed it to, he could do this: while you can't be ticketed for worse than you actually did, the judge can change the ticket to reflect what did (i.e. that you sped) and take away any more favorable treatment the officer may have offered you.
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