So how fast were you going as you passed the sign declaring the new speed limit?
Originally Posted by lschmitz
Your failing point here is going to be how Texas defines a "speed trap". Officers are allowed to be parked on the side of the road observing passing traffic, and, if appropriate, issue citations.
I am aware that Texas state law set up certain requirements to prevent small town cops from creating speeding traps for revenue.
This shouldn't have any bearing on your case.
The officer spent some time in his vehicle with my drivers license, which clearly states my birthdate, and comes back with the ticket marked that I am a juvenile (I am 19).
this cop let my sister off with a warning for doing 50 in a 35, though not a school zone.
This may aid in any potential attempts to strike a plea bargain.
I have had no previous violations.
You have the right to do so.
I would like to plead Not Guilty
That's for the court to decide.
this ticket is complete non-sense in every aspect.
There's always such a chance. I would advise, however, seeking legal representation. A local attorney knows exactly what the courts like to hear, and as such present the highest potential for yielding the most favorable odds. Many attorneys offer free/cheap consultations, so take advantage of that and sit down with a couple to see what insight they may have to offer.
Is there any chance for me to have the charges dismissed?
Not in the least.
Would showing that this officer is profiling based on age work?
The only thing worse than getting into an argument about politics is getting into an argument because you refuse to argue politics.