My question involves traffic court in the State of: CA
I requested a trial and pleaded not guilty. They gave me an arraignment and court trial date at the Orange County Sup Ct in CA. I did make the infraction- went straight on a right turn only lane (22101d). I am trying my luck and hope the officer does not show up. At what point will I know? Is it before or after I enter the plea? I am asking because if he is there I will probably be found guilty. So maybe I could ask for traffic school? Lesser fine? Also, if I were to recognize the officer, would it be wise to talk to him ahead of time? He is the one who suggested I go to court and tell them I was unfamiliar with the area (true) and realized at the last minute I was in the wrong lane. Thanks so very much.