My question involves a traffic citation from the state of: California
I got a ticket the day after Christmas (yaayyy..) while driving home from Elk Grove to East Sacramento. I got pulled over around the Elk Grove area for not having my headlights on.
Initially, I had my high beams on, then turned them off, thinking the headlights were still on. At the traffic light, there was a cop car across from me. The car next to me flashed their lights to indiciate mine were off, so I turned mine back on. The police pulled me over after my light turned green and questioned why my lights were turned on once I saw them. I tried to reason with them and tell them what happened, but they dismissed my reasoning as a made up story.
My violation says, 'traffic', '24000 (a)(2) CV - no headlight on during darkness', and it says it's not correctable. I'm trying to locate more information about the violation to compose a trial by written declaration letter. All the information I can find just says, "24000. Wherever in this division the word "department" occurs, it means the Department of the California Highway Patrol." I am wondering if anyone knows what this code refers to and if anyone has some advice on how to handle this. I also tried to locate the amount for the ticket. The results indicate my ticket has not yet been entered into the system or something.
My first scheduled court date is on the 8th. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance!