Re: Advice on a Ticket
The officer did not need another reason to pull you over other than his computer screen telling him/her that the registered owner of your vehicle was suspended. If there was "no way he seen me in the vehicle," that just increases the reasonableness of his/her stop. It would only be if it was obvious that the driver was NOT the registered owner (example, registered owner is named Fred Smith and driver is a woman) that the stop would be unreasonable. If the registered owner is suspended, that is reasonable suspicion to stop the driver and determine if they are that person without any further suspicion of any other violation.
As for the notification not getting forwarded, that is the responsibility of the post office, not the court. The court (or department of licensing or whoever) is going to mail the notice to the address you provide as your address on your license. That is precisely why you are required by law to notify the department of licensing of any change of address. Once they send notification to the address you provide, their full legal responsibility is fulfilled. If you no longer live at that address, that is on you.
Behind the badge is a person. Behind the person is an ego. This is as it should be, person at the center and ego to the back.