My question involves a speeding ticket from the State of: California
Ticket cited 06/17/08 @ 11:10 AM. The officer checked "No" in the Correctable Violation Box. First of all, does this completely eliminate my chances for traffic school? I was cited for 22349(a)VC MAX SPEED (65). In Speed Approx. he wrote 99+, what does that mean? When I was pulled over he said he had clocked me going 104, but when he returned to the car he said that because of the speed he said I was going I could have my license suspended and he had decided to "cut me a break" and write me as going 99+. Does this mean he wrote me for going 99, or faster than that? I am not really sure.
Is there any way possible to avoid having this ticket on my driving record? How many points would this ticket be?
Prior to receiving this ticket in June, I had also been cited Memorial Day weekend while driving in Southern California on the freeway for coming out of a car pool lane (double-yellow line) before a line break... I was unaware at the time that I was required to stay in the carpool lane. I suppose it sounds ignorant to say I didn't know a double-yellow on the road meant that I couldn't pass, but I am from Northern California and very unfamiliar to the Southern California freeways as they are quite different.
Am I going to get my license suspended? This is the biggest thing that I am worried about! What am I going to have to do when I go to court in order to avoid this? Other than the citation I received for my lane violation in Los Angeles, this speeding ticket is the only other citation I have on my driving record.
I have been reading other various threads and have found that it could be possible for me to receive traffic school depending on the leniency of the Judge.
I am really just seeking some advice as to what steps should be taken so tat I can try to pacify my current situation as much as possible. Aside from the bit that I have read on this forum, I am mostly inexperienced when it comes to details of the Law and what not.