What is the name of your state? California
Must workers be present for it to be regarded as a construction zone? There were none and I have already went back, since it was 1/2 mile from my house, last Friday and asked what time they left. The foreman said they leave the job site at 2:30, my ticket is at 2:45. There were those little orange/white speed limit signs that say "Speed Limit 35" on light poles, but there were no signs indicating it was an active work zone at the time of the citation.
Does the speed limit of 35 still stand? Or would it be the normal of 45 since no one was working?
I have already requested Trial by Written Declaration. So I also need to know if I should just try to deny everything and then if I lose, go to court and try to get a lesser fine, or attempt to make a bargain in the mail trial first. I was charged with 60+ in a 35mph limit *construction zone*, which is $397 with no traffic school option. Honestly I would not mind pleading to 60mph in a 45mph non-const zone, provided I can attend traffic school. Is it wise to make such a request, or will they just think I'm guilty of everything?