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I am sorry to hear about this situation. First, lying to the Court will not only make matters worse as it can lead to sanctions, but will also likely make the punishment of the conviction worse, as well.
If you went to the local police station, it is very, very likely that they have 360 degree surrounding video of the facility, and your driving is on the tape. If you are smart enough to know this, assume the prosecutor is as well.
As such, someone in your situation may wish to plead NOT GUILTY still. Pleading guilty will only end the case then and there. Pleading not guilty will RESET the case months down the line for a trial. he prosecutor is normally very backed up. They are handling literally dozens of cases at once. Setting a matter for trial - jury trial, more so - is a serious issue since they have little time to prepare, file the proper motions, and generally make room for the trial to happen. As such, the prosecutor would very likely be willing to work out some kind of a plea deal which involves a lesser charge, a non-moving violation, or something that has no conviction at all. Using counsel is best, ***** ***** So one would normally have a chance to negotiate with the prosecutor before or after pleading "not guilty," and/or in the time before the case is set for trial way down the line.
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