My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: California
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department 4/18/2017
22350 CVC Speeding Infraction
Max Speed: 30 (Construction Zone)
Normal Max Speed: 45
Location: 5800 Washington Blvd. Commerce, CA
Extended Date to appear: 8/21/17
I was caught accelerating to the speed of 44mph starting from a stop light in a construction zone of 30mph. When I was pulled over, he asked for the usual driver's license and my registration. Everything went smoothly and when the officer came back with my speeding ticket, he told me that he will leave the "construction zone" part out of my ticket which definitely saved me some money. However, he told me he will jot down on his notepad that this was indeed within a construction zone.
I would like to request a trial by written declaration but I am worried that once I submit my TR-205 and it gets rejected, they'll hike up my speeding ticket fine with the additional "construction zone" infraction. Can the courts change the amount of bail after they see that the ticket should've been for a construction zone speeding ticket and/or after reading the Sheriff's summary? Also, in my Trial by Written Declaration, do you recommend stating that this was a construction zone (since the Sheriff kept note if it) or should I write it as if this was the normal speed limit?
OR.. Should I just pay the speeding ticket (Total: $308 w/fees) since the officer did me a favor?
Any type of insight would be appreciated.