Update from hell (aka traffic court):
My whole body is frozen, and I can barely keep my eyes open.
My case was NOT dismissed.
The officer is here.
We have to wait for him to get back from breakfast before my lawyer to negotiate.
I’m taking my 15 minute break in the car with the heat on high to defrost.
On the bright side, a lady who did have the good fortune to have her case thrown out offered me her parking pass for the rest of the day.