My question involves a speeding ticket from the State of: CA (s/b Hiway 17)
I received a citation for allegedly speeding on my way over to Santa Cruz 1 Sat. morning. The officer who pulled me over said I was clocked with radar (never showed, or offered to show, me the readout). It was morning ~8AM with light traffic conditions, dry road and good visibility. I was near the summit (one of the few places where the road is straight) and pulled out from behind a truck to pass in the left lane. I believe that was the point where the officer may have gotten me with his radar because he pulled me over not too much more down the road.
I have not admitted any guilt and I am curious what errors on a ticket could be used to get the ticket dismissed. I did not notice it at the time (too upset w/being pulled over for the 1st time in ~15 yrs.), however, a week or 2 later I noticed that the officer left the spaces blank where the citation asks for registered owner as well as address of the vehicle. Instead, he checked the boxes that indicate these are the same as the driver (me). In addition, the officer put down as my address the address of where the vehicle is registered. The car isn't mine and the address on the registration isn't mine, either.
When I gave the officer my license, he asked if the address on it was correct. I told him "No" and that I had not yet written my new address on the back of the license. He never inquired as to what my new address was...I also figured he had access to databases which could have given him that info.
I saw in other postings and responses that some mistakes are not defensible and not worth trying to fight. Are these the kind of mistakes which make it worth fighting the ticket? In my mind, it calls into question the accuracy and validity of any any information the officer entered on this citation.
Thanks in advance.