What can I say in my defense when I go to court for my 2 speeding tickets?
Question Details: About 4 months ago, when I was 17, I got 2 speeding tickets. I just turned 18. Both tickets state that I was going 72 mph in a 55 zone. My court date is in a week. I graduated early and commute to a community college and I have 2 jobs. I have 3 siblings and both of my parents work, so I will not be able to get to work or attend school if they take my license.
Speak to the prosecutor when you first get there, tell him or her what you have written above, tell him or her that you otherwise have a clean record (assuming you do), and offer to take a defensive driving class. He or she will almost certainly not dismiss both charges, but he or she will likely dismiss at least one and/or let you pled to lesser speeds/violations, so you can keep your license. Be contrite, deferential, and respectful; wear a suit, or if you lack a suit, a nice shirt, etc. from your college. You want to show that you are worthy of some mercy or consideration.