Ok, so me and my friends had just came from my boy’s pro debut MMA fight. We went to a bar/restaurant to celebrate and shit and my other boy brought these 2 white girls to chill with us. We were making them laugh and whatever, and they decided to invite us back to their hotel.
Long story short, my boys and I get to the hotel and my boy sent me to go to the store with one of the girls, cause I know the area better and we could get to the closest store faster.
So we’re driving or w/e looking for a store to be open at 2 am. She does a U-turn on the highway and we see a cop pulled this other car over. She goes around the cop car, but she did it in the same lane and the police pulled us over. So when he pulls us over, she starts to freak out because she left the hotel room without her license…he takes her name, D.O.B. and social and goes back to run it, cause she’s from R.I.
He asks her for her L and she claims she forgot it and she’s like super apologetic about it. I offer my ID and he says “I didn’t ask for your ID, I only asked for hers” So I put my shit back in my wallet and I don’t say a WORD cause I know that asshole cops like that are looking for reasons to come at big black dudes like me.
There’s 2 cops apparently and they seem to be playing a good cop, bad cop routine…cause the 2nd cop was real apologetic and polite towards shorty in the car.
He’s searching the car with his flashlight and he goes in the back and finds an open container of alcohol, some cognac at that. Keep in mind, this isn’t my car nor is the registration in my name. I didn’t even know the container was there.
I pass it to him and bad cop comes back and goes “You realize I could have you locked up right now” and “In MA, it’s a $500 fine having an open container of alcohol in your vehicle” and I’m thinking she’s in trouble.
To make a long story short, not only do the POLICE RETURN THE OPEN BOTTLE OF ALCOHOL TO HER, they gave ME the $500 fine!!!
Like really. The time I DIDN’T DRINK (I legit had water in the bar, cause I’ve been trying to stop drinking lately) I get hit with the wombo combo!
I’ve never gotten a ticket for anything before, ever. And the most I’ve ever been in trouble before was when my sister’s boyfriend at the time put his hands on my sister and I had to tighten his ass up. But that was back when I was 18. I just turned 26 this past Friday. I have literally nothing else on my record.
I want to try to appeal this ticket because I feel like it was bogus and he had no reason to do that, especially if he’s going to return the bottle to HER and fine ME…especially since she was driving without a license…she got a “citation” but no fines at all…
They even found a toy gun in the back and she got away scott free!
How should I approach appealing this ticket?