Originally Posted by alan_scott
(1 Never offer any info while your pulled over, only answer whatever questions are asked.
(2 Never tell the cop that you are going to take it to court, he'll see that as a reason to take better notes of the traffic stop
(3 Always take your ticket to court. If the cop doesn't show up, you win. If he didn't take good notes, you might win.
Good advice. I've disputed every ticket I received over the last 20 years. I am doing about 50/50 on getting them dismissed. Give as little information to them as you can and take responsibility for nothing. Of course you are taking a big risk if you really are in the wrong. Judges can add to the fines if you try to beat an obvious violation, say like doing 70 MPH in a school zone.