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I was to appear for a jury trial for a seat belt violation on October 4, 2010 at 8:30 AM. I arrived 30 minutes early to ensure I was able to be in the right room of the court house.
Around 8:45 someone walked in the room I had been instructed to wait, along with a handful of other people. This woman asked for names, making marks for the others, I wasn't on her “list” and she told me someone else would be in for me shortly. After waiting for another hour, I was called out of the court room and taken into the “Judge's Chamber.” The man sitting behind the desk (never introduced himself as “Judge” or anything else) asked me if I was “guilty” or “not guilty” of my seat belt violation. I replied, “I've requested a jury trial.”
He asked once again, I again replied that I had requested a jury trial. He said, “I know, but were you or weren't you wearing a seatbelt?” I replied that I was not, but that I had requested a jury trial.
He asked why I wanted a jury trial if I was guilty. I responde
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