I received a speeding ticket recently (75 in 60) and wish to keep it off my record (mostly for insurance premium purposes, but I enjoyed having a clean record). The speed limit is low for the road. Two lanes on each side, divided by a grass section, pretty straight road.
Couple notes about my ticket:
First, at the top it says State of OHIO, Wooster (filled in on blank) and City (box checked, choices are city, village and township). Later on it says I operated my vehicle in the TWP (filled into blank) of Chippewa (filled into blank) in Wayne (filled into blank) county. So they don't match.. no big deal though, right?
Next, it says my vehicle is a Toyota but I drive a Scion (a brand under Toyota, similar to Chevy and Pontiac under GM). So no big deal again.. right?
Finally, the ticket does not specify the offense I committed. No boxes are checked for Speed, OVI, Driver License Status Infringment, Safety Belt or Other Offense. The officer simply filled out my information, the weather conditions and filled "RADAR #13 C-650 V" into the remarks section.
So, the ticket does not accuse me of speeding in my mind. I failed to show insurance because I had an outdated card in my wallet, so that box is checked.
Also, the RADAR could very well have picked up the big black truck that was passing me in the outside lane.
Does anyone have any advice to contest the ticket? I am hoping the judge will throw the ticket out due to it not being filled out completely. Other wise I plan to request information from the DA via Discovery (don't know how yet, need guidance) and see if the RADAR unit was in need of calibration, etc.
Thanks in Advance,
Jon / Veg