Re: Speeding Ticket in California but Live in Canada, VC 22356b
No you weren't!
Unfortunately, there isn't much you can say or do to dispute his Radar estimate. Additionally, you were cited for driving in excess of the absolute maximum speed limit in California.... So you're admitting to 80 makes you just as guilty as you're admitting to 91... The fine is higher for the higher speed, but again, you're pretty much stuck with 91. And for future reference, and unlike Washington State, California does not allow you to exceed the speed limit when passing. Also, those four trucks (I assume you mean tractor trailer/18 wheelers... etc), weren't driving under the speed limit, they are restricted to a 55mph limit.
Your one option to fight it would be via a trial by written declaration (TBD), but I'm not sure what sort of defense you could offer... Keep in mind that for you to be able to do a TBD, you will have to post bail equal to the fine amount (which is refunded to you if you prevail after a trial). Your only chance at prevailing as I see it, is if the officer failed to submit his declaration, though you should keep in mind that if this is a California Highway Patrol issued citation, they usually are pretty diligent about declarations and court appearances and such.
I am not aware of any "warning" citation that is tracked for 2 years, but even if... That is Washington, this is California!
For 21mph over the limit, you're looking at approximately $360.
I am right 97% of the time... Who cares about the other 4%!