Originally Posted by fiddler
Your phone call record should show wether or not you were on the phone at that time.
That would be a good defense however he gave the ticket to the driver not the phone. Since there was no record of the cell phone serial number that he was "allegedly" using, that phone record could not be presented in court as "credible" because sometimes, people have more than 1 phone or using their wife's or whatever.
Good thought but easily discredited.
IF you contest this ticket, this would mean that
A. whoever saw you make the violation would have to appear in court along with whoever wrote you the summons as long as you KNOW that the officer that wrote you the ticket did not actually SEE or cannot CLAIM to have seen you committing the offense.
B. you would have an opportunity to question these officers and possibly take a few bites out of their credibilty AND possibly, if you can do it tactfully, shake them up a bit and make them stumble or become emotional about your questions.
C. you would have an opportunity to present a credible and professionally presented argument on your own behalf which would require YOU to be more credible than BOTH of those officers AND to do it all without showing ANY levels of spite or malice and only present facts as they truly existed.
Court does not always require you to have MORE truth that the police, just a much more credible position and if you can ask them questions that will make them appear, even if only for a second, unsure of themselves about something, you have just gained 75 yards to the goal line and your presentation of YOUR facts will carry you the other 25.
This takes a plan, a cool head and a good suit. Are you up to it Slayer?