I would suggest either making a call to the traffic clerk of the court you were originally scheduled to appear and asking them to check their system or go to the DMV and pull a print out of your driving record. If either state that you did not complete traffic school make sure to go to the court with your certificate of completion. Best of luck - www.fix-tickets.com
you are testifying under oath so whatever you decide to do you need to know the penalty for perjury is severe. there are many legal arguments that may be raised in defense to a red light camera. I suggest you consult with an attorney.
The officer has a lot of leeway in how they write up a ticket, but it is possible that this type of ticket may be reviewed by the court and amended as a criminal (misdemeanor) complaint. The best thing to do is to schedule a consultation with an attorney. Bring the citation with you to the consultation and discuss the facts. Based on the facts you present it sounds like you need an attorney.
No you need to get the ticket fixed. This should be as simple as showing up to court on your appearance date and showing proof of correction to the bailiff. This means you need to bring your correct proof of insurance showing you were insured the day of the violation. The court will then dismiss your citation and charge you a $25 dismissal fee. Do not ignore this ticket even though your name is spelled wrong.
If you have a FTA you need to go to the court where the ticket was issued to request an abstract and set an arraignment date for the citation. It would be best if you hired an attorney to do this for you because it will save you time and most likely money.
This is interesting. If you fight this ticket by appearing in court personally you may risk the chance that the complaint is amended to add additional violations against you. This may be one of the few times where I recommend paying the fine and moving on because it appears that the officer did you a huge favor by not citing you for driving out of classification, lack of insurance, etc. If you do want to fight this I highly recommend hiring an attorney
keep looking up your ticket - every 3 weeks. have the court stamp your ticket that you went to court and checked in but it was not in the system, then if after 1 year if the ticket is not in the system askyhe clerk to dismiss the ticket.
I agree with the posted answers. That said, the next time you are pulled over ask for the officer's badge number and when pulled over do not answer questions, ask them the reason for the stop. If it is for a traffic violation be sure to ask the officer if they intend to cite you - if the answer is yes ask to transfer the ticket to the county seat closest to your home /work. This does two things, one if the stop is for no purpose you can report the officer to your local agency for annoyance....