QUOTE(jen @ May 22 2008, 10:21 AM)
I know all about how to fight a ticket, but I did it so I can't imagine trying to get out of it on a technicality. I would have accepted it if the officer had let it go with a warning, but he didn't. He was very polite and didn't try to make me feel worse than I already did. I'll take the traffic school option to minimize insurance issues (I haven't had a ticket in about 15 years).
And no, I would not take the case of water. I would assume that the person who left it would go back looking for it so I'd give it to the people at the door.
I personally would take Agent 007's advise - If you can take a day to go to the traffic court- it often pays off. Not sure in Folsom though as the cops don't have a lot to do ...
One item before admitting guilt is to ask yourself- were your front tires over the white line before the light turned red ? If you think NOT- then you did NOT run the light as that is the the point where it is still legal ( although not always safe) to pass through the intersection on a red light.
Another great day in the adventure of exploration and sight.
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