Hi everyone, thanks in advance for your advice on this matter:
This evening while returning home from my parents house, I was pulled over for running a stop sign. My girlfriend was in the car with me, and we both insist that I made the stop. I am absolutely sure of it. The officer claims that I did not come to a complete stop, but rolled through it.
Does having a witness in the car with me that agrees that I came to a complete stop help any, or will the ticket still be upheld in court?
Also, the officer was in a patrol vehicle heading northbound on the street perpendicular to my eastbound direction of travel. He was watching me through his rear-view mirror. At the intersection in question, I turned left, so I was now on the same road he was. The officer made a three point turn so that he was now traveling behind me, then followed me to my apartment complex where we finally pulled over. I do not believe that he could have had a good view of the limit line from the rearview mirror of his moving patrol car, at least 20 yards away from the intersection.
Also, I think that he became disoriented as he made his three point turn, as the side of the intersection where I supposedly rolled through the stop sign is incorrectly marked on the citation. Could this error be another possible defense against the ticket?
I have a perfect driving record and have never gotten a ticket before. I really don't want to have to pay for this ticket for an infraction that I know I did not commit. Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you all.
Sorry... I forgot to mention that I got the ticket in Placentia... Orange County... California.