What is the name of your state? NC
I am 19 years old and have not gotten any previous tickets or citations of any sort and was pulled today coming home from a friend's lake house on Gaston. I was unfamiliar with the roads and the speed limits and there was very light traffic so I guess I was going a little fast, when i looked it was about 70, give or take 1 or 2. I was on a highway (US-1) so I thought the speed limit was 65, but then i see a trooper with lights on come up behind me, so i pulled over, and this being my first time, I had no idea how to react. Of course he said "Do you know how fast you were going?" and i didn't want to suggest a number (though i was assuming 70 a reasonable estimate) so I just said that I didn't know. He asked for my license and whatnot and came back with a ticket saying that he clocked me at 81 and he told me my court date. I was speechless and didn't know what to say, though he did say that I should talk to the judge and maybe he could work something out.
As this is my first ever experience with this, it is slightly frightening. What do I need to do? Right now I am looking at a Class 2 Misdemeanor going greater than 15 over. Can I ask for a Prayer for Judgment? Do you think they will negotiate the speed and fine down? What should I expect? I have no idea. Can someone please help me out?