It doesn't sound like you have a defense going. Your chances of beating this ticket are just as good as anyone else who requests a trial for a ticket without a defense. Maybe you'll catch a break along the way, but there's no secret handshake that will make it go away. If you want to go down this path, request a trial, request disclosure, and go from there.Sinjin wrote:but I'm wondering what my chances are of beating the ticket, or if I should even bother.
Some would argue every ticket is worth fighting over. If you're going to just plead guilty, at least try to get your ticket reduced.
Sinjin wrote:I'm considering calling to see if there is any way of doing it over the phone (doubtful!).
You can't have a trial over the phone.
A vast majority of officers who are radar instructors or assigned to a traffic enforcement unit will either write the ticket at the reading displayed on the speed measuring device or not write the ticket. Reduction of a ticket is left to the prosecutor. This is the most fair and consistent way of dealing with speed enforcement.
Where someone lives, what they're driving and prior convictions don't come into play at the roadside.
Same charge, same method used, same authority, same# of officer, same location.
If I can choose again, I will choose option 3 for the ticket without doubts.
I paid the ticket not because I committed to the violation, but my new job prevented me from taking a day off to visit the court.