"I like the plot!"
Can it be? Is our local court system corrupt? You decide. Read the novel (or at least the Wikipedia page for the novel - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Trial).
Personally, my skirmishes with the local law enforcement system have all been in their favor. That's because I don't want to fight even if I'm innocent. I pay the fine - that's what they really want. I'm a good sheeple in court.
Speaking of which, the last time I had to stand before a judge in Racine, none of the people preceding me addressed the judge as "your honor." I did. The judge didn't say anything about it, but I could see his smile broaden when I said it. Most of the people there were dressed more appropriately for a hoe-down. I didn't see bare feet, but it wouldn't have surprised me.
Also see: http://racinecountycourtcorruption.blogspot.com/