My question involves a speeding ticket from the State of: california, Ridgecrest
Legal Help - Post New Thread My question involves a speeding ticket from the State of: California
My 17 year old son made a right rutn as he left school and proceeded to go down the street. He made anothe right turn at street and proceeded north. Then after crossing the light an officer pulled him over.on Moyer street. (I had called and spoke with the watch commander because my son thought the officer did not give him a paper copy of the ticket).The location where the cop pulled him over is approx. one mile away. The officer said that he was going 45 miles in a 25 school zone.
The address of the offence was 200 W drummond. He school is 140 west drummond. This is right next door to the school's driveway. It is impossible to pull out of the driveway at a speed of 45 miles per hour due to the line of cars that are leaving the driveway of the school and the foot traffic of children walking. it is a small continuation school. it has one driveway to exit. The bell rings at 12:10 and it takes a while to go to the eat lucnch and then go to the car. (By the way the school also has a survalience system.) i have a letter from the school saying he was in class all day. And i have a statement from the people who do driveway duty that they saw my son turn right going out of the school and the way he pull away. I can get a statement from the cafeteria that he ate lunch. The time on the ticket is 1220.
Here is the violation cvc22350 unsafe speed children present. location: 200 w. drummond moderate traffic
I intend to go monday and during this week to take picture of the location to show how close it is to his exiting and that it is impossible to obtain a speed of 45 miles an hour. I will take pictures of the driveway at the exit time to show the judge how congested that area is. He would have had to be in another place to achieve the speed of 45 in front of the school. But I have statements stating he was in school all day and that he ate lunch and then left which shows him in the area at the time the officer stated. I will also measure the distance between the driveways to show how close 140 w drummond and 200 west drummond are and that the officer statement that he was going 45 in a 25 mile an hour school zones is a mistake. I know he has to first enter a plead of not gulity and go to court. what else should i do . This just happen yesterday 8-29-2008