18.3.05

I fought the law and the law won

Yesterday, as I drove to the courthouse, I had dreams of telling them all to go screw themselves because I know the law…apparently, I don’t.

When the judge called me up to the bench, she only brought up the no license plate thing. I thought it was weird, but figured she just read the first paper. Well, this prosecutor came in to basically explain our options because it was a pre-trial and I inquired about the speeding ticket. He asked the judge and she asked the guy on the computer next to her bench to look it up. It turns out that the great employees of the City of Houston set me up for two different dates for each ticket. The other court date had been on the 15th even though my paperwork said the 17th. There was a warrant for my arrest. I was quickly sent back up stairs to the maze of windows to get things worked out. In the end, my wedding budget is now $427 less because of their fuck up. I don’t think I can even convey how angry this makes me. I know I should have fought it, but I was scared shitless of going to jail and wanted to get it all over and done with.

4 comments:

Cracked Chancla said...

ouch, i feel your pain. i would have been very upset as well.

mariposatomica said...

That sucks man!! Everyone is always trying to squeeze every dime outta you. Well at least your not in a jail cell with a woman named butch. Speaking of money I dread doing my taxes...

La Brown Girl said...

Thanks for your comments guys. Good luck w/ your taxes Mariposa.

cindylu said...

Damn bureaucracy.