I received a citation for "failure to keep right" in 2003. I remember the incident; I was driving in the left lane on a two-lane highway on a rainy night. I was going the speed limit; drivers in the right lane, which had heavy traffic, were going significantly below the limit. The officer who pulled me over first drove very close to my bumper and put his high beams on. I disregarded him, not knowing it was a police car in the dark. Then, he put his flashers on, and I pulled over. the officer was screaming in my face, saying he was trying to get a speeder but he'd "get me instead". I tried to explain I didn't know he was a police officer until the flashers were on, but he was livid. The fine was $100, and I sent in an appeal. I heard nothing more about it, until today (27 October 2009). The court date notice says there is now a $25 fee to even appeal citations. This fee was not in existence when I originally received the citation. Is this legitimate? I'm confident it will be dismissed due to the circumstances and the length of time which passed, but will I still have to pay extra fees just for showing up?