A California court of appeals saved Detrice Garmon’s civil case against LA County prosecutors, reversing a dismissal. The Illinois supreme court is making Christopher Geiler pay the speeding ticket he’d beaten at trial. Self-represented litigants win and lose their cases every day, but a judge’s decision at trial is often not the last word.
I’ve had plenty of traffic tickets, and I’ve hated every one. But there’s nothing worse than getting one in the mail for something you can’t remember doing. Luckily, there was a link to a video of my car running a stop sign. Well that settles it, right? Not quite. I have many questions, starting with ‘Why is a private company billing me for driving on a public road?’ We will have to see about this because I’ve never lost in traffic court. Things could get ugly.