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Re: quattro-digest V3 #1429

On Mon, 25 Nov 1996 02:07:11 -0500 (EST)
owner-quattro-digest@coimbra.ans.net wrote:

>I know exactly
>how to plea bargain these things. I always show up in court on the
>day of the hearing and plead not guilty. Then they send you to the
>District  Attorney so that you can plead your case. I ALWAYS ask for
>a deferred sentence. 
> ....
> Sorry this was so long. Hope it gives you some ideas if Mass. law is
>anything like Colorado's.

While the idea of showing up in court and pleading not guilty is sound,
there is no such thing as a deferred sentence for speeding in Mass. But
you certainly can and should bargain for less points (or no points) and
therefore reduced fine and a smaller insurance surcharge. Almost makes
you forget speeding tickets are supposedly about safety, doesn't it...
Sorry 'bout the non-Q content.

Ivan - MA NMA Activist
97A4Q - GALA-Free Radio With Thousands Points of Lights...