My question involves a traffic citation from the state of: California
First off I'd like to say love this forum, helped me out from google searches few years back getting information to fight a wrongfully issued ticket but I digress..
Recently, (I won't go into details on how stupid I got pulled over as it's extremely frustrating) I was pulled over for missing front license plate, but I was able to provide the plate which I had on my dashboard. Anyways, the 2 officers gave me a warning for that but stated my insurance paper date range was expired (few days past the expiration) and issued me a ticket no proof of insurance and non correctable. I had forgot to print out the most current proof of insurance paperwork, but oddly enough I had with me the receipt and confirmation of my renewing insurance account on a date that overlapped the expired date. Either way they didn't care and told me the judge MAY dismiss it, but no promises, if I prove that I had an up to date insurance and drove off.
Well that had me fuming since I am insured, and my first question is: are they able to call in to see if insurance is up to date or not at the time? I mean there has to be otherwise people can give them phony insurance paperwork, right?
Now the ticket is up on their website, and it shows fine of $800+ for the ticket! How do I proceed in getting this ticket dimissed as I have printed my proof of updated insurance? Do I schedule a court date and provide the corrected paperwork even though it's marked non correctable for the arraignment date appearance appointment? I tried looking through the website and all I get is self help hotline BS and no other phone numbers I can call. Either way there's administrative fee of $25 no matter if it's dismissed or corrected right?
I'm not sure how to go about this, though I've heard and read it's a simple matter. But I've noticed most of the threads and search results for correction ticket is they really don't have insurance at the time and looking to get out of it . Either way this is frustrating and takes time and money out of my pocket I guess for a silly mistake of not printing an up to date insurance piece of paper, my bad
Any advice and help would be appreciated, thanks very much in advance