I'm just going to guess that your court date has come and gone and you probably have a warrant if you haven't already paid it.
If your court date hasn't happened yet and you live close enough, show up to your court appearance (Washoe County Courthouse is in Reno). Generally if you show up, explain your situation, they knock off the moving violation part and lower the ticket. This has worked for me in the past.
A lawyer??? Really???
Mike, LoR is correct, and I HOPE you at least called and asked for traffic school; maybe you don't qualify? yikes. (btw, the punishment should fit the crime, insur. co's just want profit, assholes )
I'm bored so I'll post two Nevada ticket stories I lived through (and maybe lighten up the other heavy crap on the board)
A few years ago, I got a ticket in Reno, Washoe County, for making a right at a red light, wtf? The cop pointed at that sign off I80 & West McCarrann (the one that is difficult to see and it was a newly contructed off ramp) anyway, the cop said "Yeah, it's rare you CANNOT make a right on red, but it's there, see it" as he's pointing to the tiny obscure sign. "Ask for online class bla bla, here's your ticket"
So, When I went to court in D.T. Reno Courthouse, the judge was presented on a TV screen! (then he appeared but was rushed, big time) The court basically gave 3 choices, all of them sucked, pick door # 1, 2 or 3...3 you could win big, or lose HUGE! IDK, to me they made it too scary to even THINK about talking to the judge!
I asked the bailiff (sp) and he said just pick door # 2 or whatever it was offering traffic school. So, I just went for the traffic school...but felt railroaded.
(btw, during the traffic stop the cop became rude and agressive bc I did not find my lic, insur and reg fast enough for him, again wtf? That is now ready when I go to Reno with out of state lic plates--IMO, Reno has predatory cops, they HATE California plates, sorry, but it's true in my experience and I don't drive a beater or hippie looking truck, lol)
29 years ago, I got a ticket for running a red light downtown, there are soooo many lights downtown, I didn't see that particular traffic light..LOL...(my town has ONE light total) and no casino lighting! Same courthouse, I bring my puppy and tie her up on a horse post outside (yes I know, cruel, I'm a mountain person it's NOT cruel, she had a water bowl it was mild weather, get over it) I run in to tell the gals my puppy is tied up, and I wanna pay and/or get traffic school...the gals tell me "Oh bring her in, we'll take care of her!" I am like huh? wtf? oookkkaayyy....so I bring the puppy in to the lobby and 5, then 10+ gals and men are petting my puppy and flirting with eachother...meanhwile I am thinking "Does the judge inside the courtroom have pigs, horses, cows, and other livestock in his courtroom? Maybe he has a live chicken perched on his head!! Where am I? Hill fucking billyland?
...(I'm orig from NYC & L.A. soooo, ya can't blame me for wondering!!) Anyway, turns out the gals and a guy (I think an assistant D.A? flirting heavily with the gals) they had the ticket excused BEFORE I ever got to see the courtroom...how niiiiiiice...to this day, I STILL wonder, what was
in that courtroom! DID the judge really
have a chicken perched on top of his head?
These are TRUE stories, I mean who could make this shit up?! (and I miss the older, smaller Reno
I'm the MAN in a truck, burner who is stuck, you're in luck! I'll whip out my BIG tow chain and not charge you, not even one lousy buck!