What is the name of your state? California
I got a citation for throwing a lighted cigarette onto a street from my car (CVC 23111) for dropping the unlit cigarette filter onto the the roadway while stopped at an intersection. My son was with me in the car and he saw that I really dropped the filter by accident (I had my hand outside of the car and the cop was right behind me). I already went to court and pleaded not guilty (the fine is 281 while even severe traffic violations like speeding and redlight are half of it). Do I have any chance of beating this ticket or should I just rollover and cough up the money before the trial starts? Can the court increase my fine just because the case goes to trial or will the initial fee still stand? I assume I have very little or none chance to win this... Am I correct?