My question involves a speeding ticket from the State of: California, Los Angeles County. City of El Segundo. This is my first moving violation. I recieved 22349(a) and 22450 vc no lights to rear of vehicle.
I received the ticket on June 17th, early Wednesday morning. I played a league hockey game late Tuesday night at in El Segundo. Every week we go to a local sports bar / restaurant to unwind. Upon leaving my friends and I noticed my keyless entry would not work. After trying to start the car we figured it was the car battery. There were 3 of us with the hood open around my car and a Police SUV drove into the parking lot looking at us and then drove away. We push started my manual transmission car. Apparently also a fuse had blown and I had not noticed, this had caused my running tail lights to not work. When we started the car my gas light was also on, now because I was on a dying battery and low gas I was worried and this was the reason I was driving faster to get home. Driving down El Segundo Blvd the same officer in the SUV pulled me over.
He asked me if I was drinking and stated my tail lights were out and I was speeding. The tail lights were a surprise to me because the headlights worked. It was apparent that he thought I was drunk but then figured that I wasn't. After some time he issued me my ticket and then I left.
Please advise me of what I can or should do at this time. My court date is tomorrow.. Thanks in advance.
my main concern is this effecting my insurance rates.. what is the best way to try to avoid this?