My question involves a speeding ticket from the State of: California.
Hello everyone, I recently found this forum doing a google search. I have two tickets that I received, one I am contesting is set for court date (or arraignment) on December 2, the other I received today. They are both 22349 (a), and the first one I have delayed for a while. The first ticket states I was doing 80 in a 65, and I guess the officer paced me. The online info (both tickets are in LA county) states my last action was an arraignment, though I never entered a plea, so my court date might be the trial date, I am not sure, I will check with the court sometime soon. The second ticket, which I got today, states the same thing. I've been driving this particular freeway for not much longer than a month, and he pointed out that the limits were 55mph. I just never made a mental note of that. The officer verbally stated that we was writing down 80 in a 65 maximum on the ticket (which comes through on the yellow copy) and I guess I was the only car in the #1 lane so he chose me instead of the other 2 cars in the next lanes going the same speed. It looks like he used Radar/Lidar and clocked at a distance of 836 feet (I don't have a radar detector). I am aware of the TBD forms I am allowed in LA county and have done it with some success in the past. I am already in the process of fighting the first ticket but don't know if I can win, I don't know if I have a basis for fighting the second one but should I? I am eligible for traffic school for one of the violations at this point. Does it make a difference if the sign is posted as a "Speed Limit" or "Maximum Speed"?