Re: Proving that an 'Unsafe Lane Change' was Safe
I'm curious about a few things...
What type of vehicle do you drive? What class driver's license do you carry?
What do you mean when you say "it has taken all these months to make its way through the system..." (From September 2011 through May 2012)? What was you're original appearance date on the citation and what stage are you at now? Arraignment, Trial, Trial de Novo, Trial by declaration?
Was the 21655 the original charge on the citation or was that amended at some point in time?
Yeah... Too many questions, I know. And I haven't even got down to the real problem; that is your description of what led to the traffic stop and the citation! Your description of those events is ambiguous and confusing to say the least... It seems that you opted to include issues that aren't relevant while leaving out those that are.
To answer the questions you asked, first, your chances of winning are a huge mystery specifically because you're alluding to an illegal lane change and yet you were cited for failure to use designated lane, but then you claim to have been in the exit lane and 21655 does not apply to vehicles exiting/entering a highway/freeway... etc.
If you do show up to trial with and you do provide an invalid defense, you will lose, you will be assessed a violation point, you will have to pay the penalty amount as indicated on the courtesy notice you may have received. As for traffic school, and if you're eligible now you obviously will be eligible after a trial however, and while your request maybe granted simply by you pleading guilty and asking for traffic school where as after a trial, you can ask but the matter is up to the discretion of the judicial officer hearing your case.
Lastly, you can lay off the drama... Statements such as:
Are not bound to help you one bit... Not here and certainly NOT in court!
I am right 97% of the time... Who cares about the other 4%!