I got a $190 ticket at the beginning of September while driving my mom's car; I was helping my parents move. I was doing 58 in a 40 (no posted limit), I didn't have my liscense on me, and I couldn't find my mom's registration. I had my court appointment yesterday (on my birthday no less) with a court officer, and a police officer from the town where I got the ticket (not the officer who issued it). After hearing my case, the court officer took off the no liscense/no registragion charges, and reduced the speeding charge to 48 in a 40, putting me in a lower points bracket. He reduce the fine to $75. He then offered me the option of accepting this reduced violation, or appealing it in front of the judge and the officer who issued the ticket. The catch is, I would have been facing the entire $190 ticket with all three charges again. I opted to pay the $75 fine. This will add a point or two on my insurance. This was my first ticket, and my insurance just went down for safe driving. So my question is, did I make out ok, or should I have fought the charge further? The road I was on was a relatively rural one, but I was hauling @ss. Thankfully, the cop hadn't seen the illegal pass I had made 15 seconds prior http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif. He had me on radar from 1/4 mile away on a straight road. I wouldn't have been able to afford a traffic lawer, and I've never appeared in court before, so I would have been defending myself. Did I make the right choice?