The police officer reduced the fine to 55 in a 40 and advised him that he had been videotaped and audio recorded and should not fight this in court or the court would re-instate the original fine of 67 in a 40.
My bf relies on a clean abstract for his work (and was in his work vehicle when snagged) and feels like he has no option but to go to court in order to keep his abstract clean.
Any advice? Should he fight in court? Is it fair for the police officer to tell him to not try to fight this in court?
HOWEVER He is perfectly within his rights to ask for a trial review disclosure and head to his court date, if the cop shows up just plead guilty (no harm, no foul). This strategy will add many months before a conviction ever appears on the record, and gives you possibility of getting a officer no-show, or some other technicality.
But lets be real: 1 minor speeding ticket isn't going to get anyone fired and if it were then he'd never driver over 40 (even on a highway).