I couldn't resist throwing in a little adulterated MLK. It's not really that earth-shattering, but I can FINALLY quit feeling like a criminal.
It's taken ninety days of painfully careful driving, but my deferred adjudication is over. I am no longer on probation with the State of Texas for the two stop signs I blew through (oops).
I think I have learned something in my probationary period:
If there is an officer of the law behind you, turn right at the first available street or parking lot, pull over to the side of the road, and send a text or make a phone call or get out a piece of gum or something. Otherwise, the nervousness of having them behind you as you drive may cause you to do something illegal. Like not notice a stop sign and drive right through it. Twice.