Speeding ticket...help me!
I was driving yesterday, about 40 miles away from home, first time on the highway, coming off into a town I've never been to to drop my friend off. I just got off the thruway, right into his town and passed a cop going 47 in a 30. Keep in mind I have absolutely no clue what the speed limit is, it's 12 in the morning, it's my first time riding on the thruway and I've never even been in this town. Now, I'm trying to keep this from my dad, of course he's the registered owner of the car, but I'm gonna try and hide it from him because I'm 18 and can go to court without him.
Now I'm thinking of pleading not guilty, and trying to talk to the judge, or whoever I'm assigned to talk to, and hopefully get off with a parking violation and no points on my record. Honestly, I DO the speed limit posted, and I never speed, I just didn't realize what the speed limit was because I just pulled off the highway and didn't see any signs. It's my first ticket too, so I'm hoping they reduce it. Any help or advice?