My question involves a speeding ticket from the State of: California
I received speeding ticket (cvc 22347) which was for 84 in 65 I might add on a empty highway at 4am where the CHP officer did not mark radar/lidar (implicit pace?). The officer must have been a half mile behind me when he turned on his lights to pull me over. It seemed as I recall that another officer was fairly close behind. I opted to do trial by declaration knowing that I have a second chance if this fails. Anyways, I followed the instructions precisely from http://www.helpigotaticket.com/proc/discover.html on filing a discovery request to the DA and court. I have not received anything from either the DA or court about my discovery request and my trial by declaration must be received by the 16th of this month.
I am wondering what I should do/write on my trial by declaration. Besides for stating the simple facts and a plea of not guilty should I just directly ask for dismissal because the DA hasn't responded to me? Everything I've read doesn't mention using this technique until the actual trial or appeal. This makes me wonder if I should save this method until the real trial (maybe the court would disregard my request and be prepared for a trial de novo). I also wonder if its possible or advisable to get more time for my trial by declaration in order to wait for a reply for my discovery.
Any other advice would be greatly recommended.