Not to sound callous, but you broke the law and now have to face the consequences. Your financial situation doesn't matter to the judge (though some courts will allow you to set up a payment plan). It doesn't change the fact that you were speeding. Nor does it matter that you didn't intend to speed. If you were to get into an accident do you think it matters whether or not you intended to drive that fast? Of course not . . . physics doesn't care about intent, just speed, mass, etc. And to make matters worse, you admit that you've gotten tickets before (at least one in the same area) yet obviously haven't learned your lesson. You need to learn to pay more attention, slow down, and obey the laws. Until then, you'll have to pay the price each time you get caught. If you can't afford a ticket, work harder at not getting one rather than whining about how much it's going to cost you after the fact.