My question involves traffic court in the State of: Florida, County of Orange
I was given a ticket for the written cause:
by a city officer outside city limits though the location he cited me for is within the city limits. I am investigating whether or not they have a reciprocal agreement that allows them to write in the other's territory.
During the stop I went against my general do not answer questions policy thinking there's no way I had done anything wrong. I admitted to having an aftermarket exhaust but my car does have proper emissions equipment and I can datalog to prove that it is functional and it does have a muffler which I stated during the stop.
During the stop I asked the officer to please write on the ticket what staute I am being charged with and he said no. I then asked him to tell me what statute I am being charged with and he declined again. He told me I could go in the online myclerk system that orange county has to look up the ticket. The problem is it takes 7-14 days in my experience for citation to show up in this system and it is very frequently down. For example it has been down all day today and is currently down right now.
I looked up the law governing citations and the rules of traffic court regarding discovery but came up empty handed.
Rules of Traffic Court:
Any help you could provide is greatly appreciated. I am a resident of the city I was cited in. I live in a wealthy area that has a lot of modified cars. I think they would have to write up half my street if they were going to start enforcing this as even my next door neighbor the former mayor of the city has modified exhaust on his truck.