I’ve always considered myself to be an upright member of society- a responsible citizen. So imagine my surprise, just a few months ago, when my city filed a charge against me for something I didn’t do. The charge was minimal, and the fines were something I could certainly handle, but I didn’t feel right about passively accepting my unjust fate. I notified the court that I wanted to fight the ticket and a few, short weeks later, I was at a bench trial fighting for my justice.
I had researched a bit about the legal system, but there weren’t many resources out there specific to my situation. I considered hiring a lawyer to aid in my defense, but due to the low cost of the ticket, it just didn’t make financial sense. Once the trial was underway, I was immediately lost in a sea of judicial jargon. I almost regretted taking the time to go to court and definitely wished I had someone on my side- someone to fight for me. Read More