13. Fighting a Ticket in Court (1)


A: You're here today to argue your ticket?

B: I am.

A: Plead your case.

B: The police officer that pulled me over said I was speeding.

A: Were you speeding when you got pulled over?

B: I was not speeding.

A: How fast were you going?

B: In a 40 mph zone, I was only going about 35.

A: Seeing as the officer that pulled you over isn't here, I'll let you go.

B: Do I still need to pay the fine?

A: No, you don't.

B: I appreciate your understanding.


A: You want to argue your ticket today?

B: Yes. That is why I'm here.

A: Tell me your argument.

B: I was pulled over for allegedly speeding.

A: Are you sure you weren't speeding?

B: To be honest, I really wasn't.

A: What speed were you going?

B: I was under the speed limit. I was going 35, when the speed limit was 40.

A: I'm just going to let you go, since the arresting officer isn't here.

B: What about my ticket? Do I still need to pay?

A: Don't worry about it.

B: I'm so glad for your help.


A: Are you here about your ticket?

B: Yes, I am, Your Honor.

A: What is your argument?

B: Your Honor, the police officer pulled me over for speeding.

A: You must've been speeding.

B: No, Your Honor, I was not.

A: Tell me how many miles per hour you were going.

B: I was going 35 in a 40 mph zone.

A: That's fine, so I'll let you go with a warning.

B: So, I don't have to pay the ticket?

A: You won't have to pay the fine.

B: Thank you very much, Your Honor.

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