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The fine will be $260 to $305 - but you also need to weigh the points that are attached which is 4 points. If you decide to plead not guilty, you can then give an explanation and request that mercy of the court with the lesser amount of the fines and no points.
If you plead no contest, you also can request no points and the lesser of the fines.
If you plead guilty, you have no opportunity to talk to the judge.
I cannot tell you not to get a local lawyer, you understand? I can only provide information.
If you plead no contest, it is the same as guilty, though you have an opportunity to give an explanation and request lower fine and no points. The same with a not guilty plea. Either one will allow you to explain and request leniency from the court.
You wanted the amount of the fine and I provided that information for you. As to an attorney representing you, you need to decide that for yourself. Yes, you can tell the court the same thing an attorney will.
Please tell me what else you need information on.