So, one of the more interesting things about traffic court is that, regardless of your crime, everyone in the room has to sit and listen to your case. Be it a drunk driving charge or hit and run, everyone gets to listen in. And to add salt to that wound, the judge is a real, umm, jerk. He revels in ridicule. I just witnessed a woman have to confess, even though she pleaded not guilty, to being an alcoholic. Made her say it outloud before he would continue. So not only do you get the joy of appearing in court, you get the added bonus of being verbally bitch-slapped. Ah, what a wonderful system.
It's like watching Gordon Ramsey in a courtroom. Sweet.