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Please allow me to assist you this morning. I am reading through your question.
I am just going through your points here.
Sunglare is not an issue. It is not a legitimate excuse the courts would accept.
The fact the sign was blocked and invisible is potentially a good defense if you can prove that was the case.
To do so consider taking images or pictures of where the sign was, and how it was blocked.
so I can go and take a pic after the fact and that could hold up
In addition you cannot state that the infraction 'cannot stand' as it was written--it is their job to evaluate your claims so a tone where you essentially tell them what to do would not likely be taken positively.
Sure, you can go back and take images to claim and show that the sign was posted in such a manner that you were unable to see it.
Also discussing policy--"there ought to be a law" is also not something they wish to hear. They have no ability to change the laws, merely to enforce them.
what else can I focus on to strengthen my defense
Making a conclusion that it is a speed trap for police would not be taken positively either. You may want to reword it into stating that the officers were observed by you after giving you this ticket as utilizing the same location for more ticket and more stops, which then could be deduced means that the sign was posted in such a way that the police are aware that it is partially obscured.
so i can say i observed the officer after the fact
This way it is not a direct attack on the police and makes you appear more of a victim of circumstance
Requesting that this be removed in the interest of justice will also likewise disfavor your petition.
Requesting that this be removed based on your facts above AND in the interest of justice is much stronger.
Does that make sense?
so can you think of any other facts I can throw in there to make this stronger
in california officers dont get overtime to return written declarations so Im hoping that plays into this
The best fact is that the sign was invisible and/or partially obscured, and that you were not able to see it. If you can provide evidence of that, then th ticket should be removed.
That really is your best claim, and I do agree that the officer is less likely to appear.
Hope that helps and please let me know if I can assist you further!
diitry youve been a pleasure
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