I plead guilty on Friday and I'm happy about it?
So, my lawyer called the prosecuting attorney to discuss a lessor sentence than a misdemeanor citation. The prosecuting attorney agreed to drop the charge of misdemeanor citation and lower the charge to a traffic violation. The traffic violation that I was charged with, and plead guilty to, was a speeding ticket. So, I went into the courthouse in Burley Idaho and paid the fine for my speeding ticket and somehow, I was happy to pay it.
The misdemeanor citation would have cost me $90.00 but having a misdemeanor citation on my record could have cost me a lot more.
Now, the final chapter in this story will be the cost of the attorney. I had my friend work on the deal and I am not sure yet how much he will charge me. It could be up to 3 hours worth of work and at $170 per hour, it could cost over $500 for the whole deal.
What a lesson to learn about using the Emergency Cross Over on a Freeway. Don't Do It! Not even in an emergency.