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You can ask your mechanic to come and testify that he repaired the tail light because it was flickering, but that in these situations the driver has no way of knowing that the light is flickering because the driver hears the clicking sound made by activating the turn signals. Your mechanic will be providing independent proof.
The only problem with this situation is that it is not enough for a motorist to use his or her turn signals; the turn signals must actually work and if they are not in working order, then the motorist actually did not signal, even if they thought they did. If your mechanic can truthfully testify that he had recently inspected the rear lights and everything was in working order and that there was no way that the driver could know that the signal lights were not blinking the way they should blink when a turn is being signaled, the Judge might be impressed by the fact that you have gone to such lengths to prove your innocence and equally impressed that you immediately had the plug in sockets replaced when your mechanic told you that that they were going bad,
You never know how a Judge will rule. Some individuals have such a great case, but it is presented so poorly that they actually lose, while some individuals who do not have a great case, but they have a stellar presentation will win their case.
In any event, you should plead "Not Guilty" and even if your mechanic does not come in to testify, you can explain it to the Judge and have copies of your receipts showing that your mechanic changed the plug in sockets. you will do just fine, I am sure of that,
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