Should i appeal my reckless driving case?
Originally I wanted to plead with the judge that it was a first time offense and take a class before court, in hopes he would lessen the charge. However since i missed the court date I was found guilty by being absent. My only option now is to appeal by tomorrow.
Now I’m wondering if I should appeal and get a new court date, in hopes that this next judge would consider lessening the charge, or is it a waste of time. I’m not saying I’m not guilty, i was just wondering if the next judge would give the opportunity to complete community service,etc, and reduce the charge.
Also- I was only given a fine after being found guilty for being absent, and I was told by somebody else that if I appeal the next judge may worsen my consequence for this reckless driving (ex jail time)
I have contacted a lawyer and am waiting to hear back, just wanted opinions.
lessening the charge, or is it a waste of time.