My question involves traffic court in the State of: California
so me and my friend were driving back from a car meet in milpitas to campbell. aprox. 30 miles. on the way back shortly after we hit 85 we noticed a few cars were following us and they were trying to race us so we did a couple runs starting at no slower than 40 and hitting about 4th gear. but at no time was i running against my friend we just did our own little runs against other people.
so it turns out there was a newer mustang that was undercover following us the whole time since our last stop which was 10+ miles ago at least.
we end up taking the next freeway 17 (the mustang didn't follow) and get off on the first exit to stop at jack in the box to tell the people we were just going home because we didn't want them following us home and by this time we are in the city of campbell. so we were waiting there for like 5-10 minutes at least standing in a group talking.
a san jose cop car rolls up and runs over to my friend and arrests him then tells everyone else to wait and then shortly after arrests me.
so in the police report it says me and my friend were racing each other, we slowed down twice to speeds of 15mph and sped up to over 110 without radaring or anything (just by eye) we both have valentine 1's so we would have known about any radar/laser.
so my questions are:
1. do we have reasonable doubt (being someone else was driving) because we were not caught in our cars, but 15 minutes later not even being around our cars.
2. having it be racing on the highway does san jose pd even have jurisdiction, isn't that chp's problem, and especially sjpd arresting us in the city of campbell?
3. and since the report says we slowed down to 15mph even though we only went down to a minimum of 40mph... assuming we can disprove the 15mph does that give us the ability to disprove the rest of the report?
then not a question but our excuse for slowing down and speed up twice:
we told them we were talking about where we were going to get rid of everyone.