Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Facing the Judge
Last week (on Nathaniel's last day of being 16), Nathan decided it was time to get his first speeding ticket. I handled the news quite well, as I informed Nathan that he would be paying the fine himself. However, since he was a minor, I had to appear before the judge with him today. I thanked my son for the chance to not miss an experience like this during my mothering days.
It was not that bad. The judge was fairly laid back. Nathan had the choice of paying a fairly big fine or opting for teen court. Since he has experience in the teen court system, this was an obvious choice and will appear before a jury of his peers to receive his punishment (community service hours) the first week in August.