Hi, I was in El Paso a few weeks ago and received a jaywalking ticket along with two other people. It occurred at 12am and at a controlled intersection. The crossing meter had 3 seconds left while I was in the middle of the intersection. We received tickets even after explaining this to the police officer. Regardless, I was very polite throughout the whole process.
Do I have options? Court date is on December 24th, Christmas Eve, ironically.
Any defense? Does the police officer HAVE to be at court?