My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Maryland (but on Federal property).
Earlier, I got a moving violation ticket for not following a one-way sign within a gas station parking lot. I did go the wrong way against a sign, but the signs were situated at a 90 degree angle to the path of driving, which means I couldn't see them at all until it was too late to turn away, nor did the pathway I was driving on have any signs signifying that it going to become one-way only. The small, perhaps 10 feet-long length of road had enough room for two lanes. Here's a (very crudely drawn) representation of the path I took and the arrangement of the parking lot:
Would I be likely to have a decent chance of getting the ticket waived in court, because the signs were pointed 90 degrees from my field of sight, making them not visible until I was too close to turn away? This is my first ticket ever in 14 years of driving, if that matters.
Also, while I was in Maryland when I got the ticket, I was on an army base, and the ticket mailing address is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. If I had a court appointment, would it be in Maryland, or some kind of federal court?