My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: California. To be more specific, Stockton. I began using the bus transportation to my college on August, and received a ticket for fare evasion in September. I explained to the officer that It honestly slipped my mind that I had to buy a bus pass prior to entering the bus because the bus doors were about to close and I was going to be late for work at my college. Unfortunately, when cops start writing, they have to finish. I even showed him proof of about 20 recent bus passes I bought that month. And if this makes any difference, I'm a minor. Now I have court tomorrow and my father told me to say that I'm guilty with an excuse, due to forgetfulness and proof of a lot of bus cards, proving I wouldn't do it on purpose. Any tips on what to say tomorrow?