My question involves two traffic tickets from the state of: CALIFORNIA (both in Orange County)
Hello - I found this board online and am new to the site....I hope you can help me...Thank you in advance!
I was recently stopped two separate times for speeding in the past two months and now have two tickets in Orange County (different courts). As I haven't had a ticket in over 10 years, I am eligible to take traffic school for one of them. I extended them both out until October 24 and November 9th, so I have time to figure out my strategy.
I have a few questions:
1. If I ask for discovery on both tickets, will I forefit my option for traffic school?
2. If I do not ask for discovery and just go ahead with a "trial by declaration" then do I forefit my option for traffic school?
3. By asking for discovery, does the officer who cited me get alerted that I requested it, or is this all done by the administrative office?
4. Would it be better to say "not guilty" for one of them and schedule a court date and if I lose, then request traffic school at that time (this gives me the chance to see if maybe the officer does not show up)
5. For one of the tickets, the officer stopped me for speeding, but ended up citing me for a "NON-CORRECTABLE" No Front Plate violation. (I thought this was a "correctable" violation, so a little confused here). My car is a lease and I purchased it in Reno and it was shipped to me in California. The lease ends in October. Because he made it a non-correctable violation, the ticket ended up being $150 or so more than it would have, had it been correctable. Would it be better to just go ahead and take traffic school for this ticket since it has two citations on the one ticket?
Any advice you can give me is very-much appreciated!!