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The system worked beautifully for me. I received a ticket in the mail for speeding through a work zone. I took the time to go to court, not to contest the ticket, but to see if I could get the fine reduced. The experience was well worth it on several counts. First, after carefully explaining how the process works, the judge gave everyone in the courtroom 20 minutes to meet with the officer who gave us the tickets. Next, the officer who game me the ticket showed me the video of me speeding. Third, the judge reduced my hefty fine by about a third, and last, I enjoyed seeing the fair and efficient process of the system. Yes, it takes time to do this, but the education was well worth my time. I highly recommend that citizens take advantage of this opportunity to see how the system works. P.S. Accepting responsibility for your mistake, with or without an excuse almost always results in a reduced fine.
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