22349(b) controls undivided 2-lane highways, and sets the speed limit at 55mph with exceptions.
Compared with VC 22349(a), the (b) charge is easier to win in general. Often times an officer will fail to introduce evidence specific to this charge. I always recommend fighting every ticket, good things often happen when you do.
There are many arguments against red light camera tickets that can be used in court.
Whether or not they are successful depends on who the judge is that is hearing the case.
I have had many Red LIght Camera cases dismissed or reduced to no-point violations in San Francisco. If you are not eligible for traffic school I would highly recommend hiring an attorney to represent you. San Francisco is a tough court, and I have honestly never seen a citizen win a red light case without the help of...
These are the easiest violations for an experienced traffic ticket lawyer to win.
If the officer used lidar or radar to obtain your speed, a valid engineering and traffic survey must be produced. Often, the engineering and traffic survey is invalid. VC 22350 cases are extremely complex; behind red light camera cases they are the most complicated type of traffic case.
I agree with all the above. Also, you may want to check if you have an outstanding warrant as the completion of the alcohol classes are routinely a condition of probation. I'm surprised you never had any issues with warrants or probation violations. Though, your probation is likely finished at this point since these occurred 5 years ago..
However, you were only 19 at the time - were you charged with VC 23140 or 23136? Alcohol classes are generally not a condition of probation in these...
You will have to take care of the hold on your license as a result of the ticket. It is so old it is probably in collections. Contact the traffic clerk's office for the county where you got the ticket. A traffic lawyer can also be very useful in these types of situations, you may want to contact one in the appropriate location.
You don't have to use all that motion language. Just say "Your honor, I do not want to proceed with trial, and I'd like to go to traffic school...." Also, the citation usually just has a due date on it, or an arraignment date- are you sure you are set for trial?
Better yet, keep fighting your ticket!