Please tell me more about the situation.Originally Posted by studmonk3y
California has many, many, MANY procedural requirements for the officer and the state to prove you have violated the basic speed law, CVC 22350 (I assume that is what you were cited for, since you said he cited you for 41mph)
Tell me the size of the agency that cited you, such as the area it covers, and how many cops if you know, tell me about the street you were on, how many lanes, is there a school nearby, or something else that justifies the reduced speed limit?
Were you paced at all?
There are ways to beat it, though it may not be worth it for you, since you have never been cited, you could take traffic school, and it is like you never got the ticket, BUT, if you can't take traffic school, or if you can DEFINITELY beat the ticket, it might not be worth it to fight it at all.
Just so you know, I have never been convicted of a speed violation, and i have been cited at least 7 times in the 5 or so years I have been in California.
The officer has shown up to all but 2 court appearances. I have been cited for 75 in a 35 zone (and beat it with the officer there) I have helped numerous friends fight tickets by mail and never lost, and at least 3 people who have appeared in court, and only one lost.