My question involves traffic court in the State of: California
I received a ticket. The facts are unimportant other than the case was solid with picture proof etc. I followed good instructions on discovery requests certified letters to no less than 3 offices at the court, the bench clerk, the officers dept, district attorney, etc and..... no response was ever sent by anyone at all.
I filed the TWBD anyhow and the clerks office sent a letter asking a question regarding it. Then later sent a letter saying I had never filed it, then a third letter indicating that it was filed. All this went into the second re-filing of the TWBD asking the court to dismiss based on the complete incompetence of the court thus far, and losing my initial filing and then finding it.
The TWBD decision was made quite some time later, I think well over two months... and I was found guilty with no reason given of course.
I went to the court clerk in SF which is a half day task at min, to file a trial de novo, and request the copy of the officers statement. The court clerk had no idea what i was asking for on either request and tried to get me to leave after waiting in line for 1 and a half hours (typical in San Francisco traffic clerk line). I insisted to speak with a supervisor who showed the clerk that I can file a trial de novo, though they stamped it with the wrong date and I had to make her correct it, HOWEVER neither the clerk or the supervisor would provide ANY COPY of a officer statement insisting they DO NOT have this information and I need to get it at "police legal" upstairs. I insisted and they did not in any way shape or form appear to have any access to this information. The run around begins. I went upstairs and spoke to a very nice officer who appeared to be at sergeant level and he looked in his system and said they don't have this info there at all once it goes to the court they don't have it any longer. He suggested showing up at the court during one of the traffic hearings and asking the bailiff what to do or the court clerk in the court.
I''m at a complete loss. I have NO way of getting any evidence so far against me not before the TWBD and not now to see what statement was used against me. What can I do to force them to give me this evidence? Subpoena ? who in SF has this info if the "traffic court clerk window does not know of what I speak" Any advise is welcome.