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November 2015 Archives

Helping a Marine in Need in Traffic Court

While sitting around in a Westchester County courtroom waiting for my client's traffic ticket case to be called one morning, I noticed a young Marine in uniform sitting close by holding some documents.  Like most non-attorneys, he looked uncomfortable being unfamiliar with the procedure and the inevitable "hurry up and wait" that is endemic to court appearances. It can get quite frustrating waiting around long after the announced start time before speeding ticket and similar cases are finally called.  The rooms are often crowded and the seats are uncomfortable. No one waiting is in a good mood.