I did a search but didn't find anything this specific. I am scheduled to appear in court tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m. because of a speeding ticket I am contesting. I was clocked three weeks ago by an officer claiming I was doing 82 mph in a 55 mph zone. He 'did me a favor' by writing the citation for doing 79 mph in a 55 mph zone. Here in Minnesota, they are not required by law to show you the radar/laser printout even if asked. And I asked and he flat out denied showing me the information. I still don't believe I was doing 79 mph and certainly not 82 mph on the morning I was pulled over. he also checked the box marked 'careless driving' which increases the amount of the fine in Minnesota by $10.00 So... I set up the court appointment with hopes of obtaining a continuance of dismissal. I cannot afford to have this ticket on my record. I'm obviously willing to take a defensive driving class, be placed on probation, if necessary and pay the court costs... but I simply cannot afford to have it be shows on my record. Two weeks later after returning home from a crappy weekend while vacationing in Houston, I obtained a second speeding citation. This time written for doing 69 mph in a 50 mph zone. I knew I was speeding this time. After begging and pleading for a warning... and even being honest about the first citation issued two weeks prior, he still gave me the ticket. Granted, it's my own fault. This entire month... no wait, the last few months have absolutely sucked for me. I guess I don't want to get into all kinds of gory details... but I just haven't been myself lately. It just seems like I've been having the worst luck with everything in my life right now and NOTHING has gone right since this past December. These two speeding tickets are the icing on the cake for me. I know I have to kiss the DA's ass tomorrow. I am assuming I should mention to them the second ticket I obtained last week, right?? I would assume they would want to know about both of them. I want to contest both of them, but it would seem my getting a continuance of dismissal would be slim to none. For what it is worth, my brother is a CSO at a local police department. He checked my driving record a couple of nights ago, and aside from these two speeding citations in a span of less than three weeks... my last citation was issued in March 1995... nearly ten years ago. My record was spotless up until these two speeding citations. Anyone have any tips or tricks on what I can do to convince the prosecutor to let me off easy?? I know they don't want it to go in front of a judge either because it costs them money. If anything, they would like it settled by the DA... or so I have heard. Help??