I was in traffic court two days ago and the lobby was packed with "victims". I mentioned to my stepson that out of all these people, I bet we're the only one's to go through with a trial. And I was right! Every single person pled down to a lesser charge, rather than stand up tall and defend themselves. Of course, that meant we had to wait until the very end, but were rewarded with a crushing victory over the under-prepared officer.
I wish the general public would actually read all these articles.