My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: California
I was issued a citation when I pulled behind a friend who had been pulled over by the CHP. Our two cars were traveling together with my friend's car in front and in a different lane. Both of us were issued a 22349 (A) citation. I was traveling the slow lane at the time, the officer stated that he paced our vehicles when we passed a semi-trailer truck in the slow lane a half mile back. I explained that I did not believe I exceeded the speed limit and that I merely pulled behind my friend's car because I thought there might be something wrong since it was new and did not have a license plate. I contested the ticket, during the trial the officer gave testimony stating that the officer motioned my vehicle to pull over first with a hand gesture and then proceeded to stop my friend's vehicle. I explained that I voluntarily pulled over behind my friend and the CHP officer because I thought something was wrong with the vehicle since it was new and did not contain a license plate. He stated that he paced our two cars, and did not use radar. The judge found me guilty. But, the officer did not show up for my friend's trial on a later date. My question is whether I could appeal the ticket and win, on the basis that 1) The officer gave false testimony 2) The officer could not prove that my friend was speeding and therefore it calls into question my citation as well. Thank you for your help, I greatly appreciate it.