Just a quick question about a ticket I got.
A little background: I turn 29 yrs old next week and this is the first ticket I've ever got. Closest has been a written warning about 6 years ago. I was coming into this little town called Barnsdal in Oklahoma.... typical small town. The highway(11) comes into town and slows down to 35 MPH and I observed the speed limit. I pass a gas station and turn left on to a side road(Chestnut) about a block past the store. I go about 5-6 blocks up and make a right, then go about another block and part at a school. I see the officer pull in behind me lights flashing.
He comes up to the window and asks me twice if I saw him sitting at the convenience store, I replied twice that no I did not. He says that he clocked me while sitting there going 35 in a 25. I thought to myself that I was in a 35 MPH zone but accepted the fact that I could have been wrong. He takes my information back to his car and comes back with a ticket. Wrote on the ticket as the site of the infraction is 7th and Chestnut. I again questioned as to where I was speeding and he changed his story to say that I was speeding on the side-road. My Fiance' was with me and can attest to that.
My question is, will that information hold up in court enough for it to get thrown out? Or should I just rely on the fact that it's a first offense and hope the judge takes it easy on me? Should I even bring up the fact that the officer changed his story?