Wow, you did a very good job at explaining the process to me. I contested my ticket, and went in very unprepared. I showed the judge some pictures of why I don't feel the officer could have a good visual of the intersection to fully asses me stopping at the stop sign but the judge was very short and didn't give me much time to talk at all. He set my court over so the officer could be subpoena'ed.
i have a question though to you. The officers sworn in statement had some facts that weren't true.
-The officer stated he was north of the intersection, when in fact he was south of the intersection. Is this grounds for dismissal?
-The officer also wrote that I stated I am sure that I stopped, but that I may not have come to a complete stop.This is not at all true and far from it..
I stated after he said I blew through the stop sign, "I most certainly did not, I may have stopped quickly but I defenitely did stop"
I told the judge this and he just had a smirk on his face. He brought up the statement that said the officer observed you approaching the intersection and saw you slow down but not stop.
I brought in photos from where the officer was (in a one alley/parking lot) which he was in going the wrong way (which I think is bogus, private property or not, he should have to follow the one way painted arrow on the ground just like it's intended. There were two buildings on both side, and a sidewalk in front. The photos showed his limited view of where I was. It was dark no street lights. He would've probably had a view of my headlights but i am not sure if that is enough evidence.