^ spelling? LOL
Ticketassassin.com Thats where you can learn a lot of the info and what you can do right now. yeah getting a ticket sucks man.. i JUST got one this past week for a 78 in a 65 going to Big Bear (California). I know for sure that the cop went after me cause it was the day after xmas and i was the only one driving the "sports car" in a shiny blue color. Everyone else was driving a SUV packed with snowboards etc.. and going faster than i was but nooo he decided to be a jerk and go after me. Whatever, i know i wasn't going as fast as 78 and i was in the way left lane too. i'm thinking of contesting it cause he didn't even get me by radar, so i can attack his argument cause it was his JUDGEMENT, and also i can ask for his squad car's paperwork on the most recent speedometer calibration and all that stuff to be effective in pacing and speeding blah.
Also, don't count on the cop NOT showing up to court. They get paid overtime 200-300 bucks for that tiny little appearance so bet your money that they'll be there. Unless of an emergency. Contesting a ticket, everytime you contest your chances get better, but if you lose, consequences are maximum punishment which is why im still hesitant to contest.
Oh yeah go to ticketassassin.com and read the thing about the Written Declaration. It's your right (here in california at least) to have a Written Declaration and not appear in court. YOu and the officer both have to write a report and send it to the Judge. There's a chance that the cop won't do it or wont remember to write a effective report and on top of that, he doesn't get paid 200-300 bucks overtime to write that report, like he would if it was a court case.
my advice to you and gluck. i know i need it too.