My question involves a speeding ticket from the State of: New York
While driving on I81 I got caught in a snow storm and the road was covered with snow. I was not driving my vehicle and it was not handling well so I slowed my speed to 30 mph and put my flashers on as traffic was moving at about 40 mph. The normal speed limit was 65.
Anyway for whatever reason the car decides to slide sideways with my wheels straight, I cut the wheel the other way and tried to get traction, but it wasn't happening. It was basically like sliding on ice. A cop shows up awhile later while I'm waiting to merge back into traffic and he give me a ticket for Speed Not Reasonable and Prudent. He did not witness this happen and there were no witnesses other than my friends in my car.
So I pleaded not guilty and requested the supporting deposition. I received the deposition and it states the charge is based on Officer's "Direct Observation." This is an obvious lie because there were no police present.
So I think I have a pretty good case based on the fact that this ticket is ridiculous and the deposition is a lie. I'm just wondering how to go about proving he did not observe it as it seems like it's my word against his. Will having my friends explain what happened help a lot? Can I get any other advice?