What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Texas
The police car was parked right outside the school zone in an area where the speed is 45. I checked my speed (only 43) as I saw him and looked up to see the school zone lights flashing ahead and immediately applied my brakes in a safe manner. I was pulled over and the office says I was doing 43 in a 35 mph school zone. This happened in my hometown, which has a population of about 800. I am aware that Texas state law set up certain requirements to prevent small town cops from creating speeding traps for revenue.
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 same cop has sprung the same trap on a friend of mine, and I'm sure a countless number of others. Meanwhile, this cop let my sister off with a warning for doing 50 in a 35, though not a school zone. I have had no previous violations.
I work at the school in question and would never do anything to endanger the children there.
I would like to plead Not Guilty, as this ticket is complete non-sense in every aspect. Is there any chance for me to have the charges dismissed? Would showing that this officer is profiling based on age work? Any suggestions at all?
Thanks for any help that is offered.