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By atreides (Sat Jan 20, 2007 at 02:46:23 AM EST) (all tags)
...and we made it back to Austin in one piece (or rather two and a machine since it was Welsh Girl, myself and a car) but suck still occurred.

So, remember last month when I got that ticket for going 10 MPH over the speed limit? Well, I was intent on fighting it. My court date, however, was the 18th. I tried to call on the 17th to let them know that I'm trapped by ice in another city and might not make it, but the court was closed. I called on the 18th on the road there and found they were open. I was told that I needed to file a motion for continuance when I got to Austin. Well, this morning I went to file it and they had me down as a no show with a default judgment of guilty. So I took my next recourse. I filed a mitigation motion and explained what happened and my attempts to contact the court and the information I was given. If it comes up, I've got proof that I wasn't in town when I called. Now I just have to wait until the judge goes through all the other people who were scheduled for the actual days the court was closed. This sucks. I was going to use court apathy against my ticket and now it looks like said apathy will work against me in this case. :(


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