Originally Posted by GregLee
In Hawaii, driving without a valid license (as I was doing) carries a possible jail term, and I had to appear in court before a judge --- a new experience for me. I learned, by observation, that one is supposed to approach the prosecutor beforehand to arrange a guilty plea and a standard moderate fine, so that's what I did..
Oh yeah, been there, done that. While in college, I committed the most heinous crime you can commit in CA, I let my inspection expire because the car was basically not being used. The last day of the semester, I pulled out onto the road and a policeman coming the opposite direction, spotted the sticker and chased me for several blocks, lights and siren in full use.
Gave me a ticket, I forgot to pay it on time, and low and behold a warrant was issued for my arrest. I actually got taken to jail but not locked up because I signed for bail.
I could no longer just pay it and had to go into a courtroom, new experience for me.