Chief traffic magistrate Brenda DiIoia is the latest law figure in Broward County to join the reality TV circuit. Her show, Speeders Fight Back, airs Thursdays at 8:30 pm ET on truTV. Magistrate DiIoia tells the Juice that she is paid a small consultant's fee (she declines to say exactly how much) for her participation in the show. "It's kind of like fun money," she says. "Everybody thinks, oh, now you're going to be like Judge Larry with these million-dollar contracts. It's nothing like that." When the crew is filming, DiIoia says her 8-hour workday becomes a 12-hour day because some exchanges in the courtroom require do-overs for sound quality and other production glitches. Even so, she doesn't think the show interferes with the county case load. Broward County processes 60,000 tickets a month, making it Florida's second-busiest traffic court jurisdiction after Miami-Dade. Read on for a Q+A with DiIoia, including how she feels about those defendants (like the woman pictured in the video below) who call her the B-word on camera after she rules against them.
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