I remember one night, I was stopped by a police officer who was obviously trying to reach his quota. He asked me if I knew why he stopped me and I told him I had no idea. He told me one of my license plate lights had gone out. This was his way of telling me he was trying to find an excuse to stop me. He checked my paperwork and was informed that my license had been suspended. He cut up my license right in front of me, gave me a ticket and told me I needed to get insurance. He then handed me my insurance card back, told me he could have arrested me and drove off into the night. The problem with the situation was I had insurance and the police officer actually verified my proof of insurance. My former automobile insurance company reported me as not having insurance. I knew it was time for me to fight tickets and get the satisfaction of proving the courts wrong.
I went to court, proved my case and the judge threw it out of court. To my disbelief, I still had to pay court costs and buy a new license. I thought this was a real sham. How could the authorities be incorrect and I still had to pay the price. This is why there are lawyers out there that can take care of situations (like this) for you. They can cut through all the red tape and make sure you are not cheated. It is a shame things have to go this far sometimes, but this is one of those life lessons I will never forget.
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