My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: California
I was cited for violating 22350VC. The officer claimed that I was speeding at 43 mph on a road with 25 mph school zone posted limit(normally 40mph). I was coming from Shady Lane, Turlock, California, United States) when I passed the school(3951 North Walnut Road Turlock, CA 95382) and made a right turn onto Monte Vista Avenue when a police motorcycle pulled me over(1636 West Monte Vista Avenue, Turlock, California, United States). He told me he had used a radar to measure my speed, which he alleged was 43mph. He asked me "Is there a reason for going 43 mph in a 25 mph school zone?" Although I wasn't looking at my speedometer, I estimated that my speed was somewhere between 35-40mph and not the alleged claim. But I didn't argue with the cop, thinking that it was pointless as he was claiming he had used a radar so I said "I did not even realize".
Conditions at the time of my stop: it was clear(morning @ 7:00am, by the time he finished writing the citation, it was 7:09am), visibility was clear, traffic was light (in fact, I think I was the only one on my lane at the time), and there were no pedestrians on either side of road that I saw during my stop. I went to the school and found a sign on the school premises that clearly states the school hours are from 7:50AM - 2:25 PM. The catch is that the school site it says the first bell rings at 7:00 AM.
I took a picture of the sign, and submitted a written trial by declaration. I received the notice in the mail and it claims that I am guilty. I do not know how to upload the picture of the sign onto this forum.
What do I need to do to win this case? I feel really frustrated because I feel like I've been wronged. The time of citation is 41 minutes before "school hours" according to this sign and there were no children present.