My opening statement:
The defendant made a choice to break the law. Now she must bear the consequences. She chose to get behind the wheel and drive without a license, thoughtlessly endangering herself and countless others. She thought “The law applies to you, you, and you, but it doesn’t apply to me. She didn’t consider that, According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, an average of a little more than 8,000 people were killed each year in driving-without-a-license crashes from 1993 to 1999. That's 20 percent of all fatal crashes. I’m thankful no one was injured, but that doesn’t change the fact that others could’ve been killed, as could she. No one should be able to drive without a license and get away with it. The law applies to everyone.
After Teen Court we went to a County Council 4-H meeting. We held elections and gave out the photography awards. I received a third and fifth place ribbons for my photography. I was elected secretary!