I was pulled over by the Police in Forest Park, GA, for my tags being expired.
I am orginally from Plamdale, California and I had explain to the officer that I had paid for my new tags on 12/23/11 and was waiting for California DMV to send me my tags. He also ask me to roll up my window and said my tint was too dark on my front windows. I told him that I live in Plamdale, CA which is in the middle of the Mojave Desert and that I am just visting Atlanta, GA, and that my tint was legal in the state of California. I received two tickets for the tags and the tint.
The officer ask me to step out of the car I told him I could not becuase I am a parapelgic confined to a wheelchair. He told me I should have told him about my disabilty eairlier, and that becuase I was from the state of California that he was suppose to arrest me, I ask him to repeat himself again and he said the same thing. He said before I let you go I want to take your photograph and finger print you. I thought this was very odd, becuase I am a former Los Angeles County Probation Officer who has never been arrested nor had any warrents and I asked the officer I'm I being arrested? He told me that if I did not comply with his request that he was going to arrest me. I thought his request was illegal, becuase useally when you finger print and take photograph of a person. That person has been arrested and charged with a crime.
I let him take the pictures and finger print me because I had a passnger in the car who could not drive my vehicle.
I went to court
on 03/28/12 and showed the solicitor that my new tags were paid way before I came into the state of Georgia, and that I received my new tags two days after I got these tickets. He drop the tag charges and ask me how I plead on the tint charges, I told him not gulity! He said that I will have to go to court about the tint ticket.
So, I was waiting in court to see the judge and speak to her about this tint charge. The solicitor came back and said that my court date on Aug 08, 2012. I told him that I do not live in Ga, and ask to speak to the judge, he said I will have to fly back for the court date.
What shall I do?