I've got ticket "Disobey stop sign - fail to stop" (this is the exact wording on the ticket), HTA 136(1)(a). The officer said that he has a recording, which I, unfortunately, didn't ask to see.
Is there a way to dispute charges? What are the chances to have the points dropped? What is the best way to handle it?
I am not sure if the recording was done by the officer, from the vehicle, or there is a camera at the intersection.
Also, even if you had asked to see the recording, the officer would not have had any obligation to show it to you at the roadside. If you want to see it you should request disclosure and see if it's in there. Even if it's not, that doesn't preclude the officer from obtaining a conviction by testifying as to his observations that you failed to stop.
There may be some way to defend it, but of course it depends on what defence might arise on the facts of your particular case.
NOTHING I SAY ON HERE IS LEGAL ADVICE.
On that morning I was driving in my son's car - sport, red car. After this insidence I start questioning may be there is something to saying that red sport cars drive more police attention, very often with no reason.
It's very easy to claim I didn't stop, because he is very much aware that it's hard for the driver to prove. So why not?