The Florida Statute 318.14 (10)(a) states that any person an offense listed under this subsection ((322.03(4) No Motorcycle Endorsement) in lieu of payment of fine or court appearance, elect to enter a plea of nolo contendere and provide proof of compliance to the clerk of court, designated official, etc.. In such case adjudication shall be withheld. It says I may make this election 3 times in my lifetime but no more than once during a 12 month period.
My question in reference to the statute listed above is in regard to the fact that in my research, I found out about this too late to use this option before the court date but was hopeful that I could still request the use of it either to the state attorney or before the judge without showing any disrespect.
So your saying bringing it up in court at all would be pointless and possibly make me look like an ass for even trying pushing them away from my hopeful direction of leniency?
Feeling much more relieved about court, thanks for that. So back to how I should present myself in court. Is it appropriate to bring up the FL Statute along with my no contest plea, or better to give the plea and simply state that I now have a motorcycle endorsement offering the license for proof and hope they go the route of adjudication?
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