My question involves traffic court in the State of: CA
I heard that most people can request trial by declaration to fight in writing even before you show up in court. I got ticket for crossing over yellow line to carpool, but I am sure it was dotted. I was driving in the carpool for a good one min before I saw the sirens. He didn't even have proof so its his word vs my word in court = judge will go with his word.
I don't know how to fight this one as it is probably not going to work. Assuming the written declaration will be rejected, so when I request a trial de novo and IF the cop shows up in court, can I request traffic school? Or do you automatically lose if the cop shows up???
What else can I do to ensure I have better chances? I heard changing court locations help, but not sure how exactly to do that. You can't call court to change locations....thoughts?