I got a ticket for fail to display fastrak on a carpool /express lane on 237 near Mountain View, CA. I went on fastrak to see if I can get evidence, like a statement. I found out that the day I got a ticket, the toll did not take out any money from my account. Now I have no proof to show I did pay, and I do often take the carpool/express lane. Now I'm not sure what I can do.
If you use fastrak every work day and this one day it just did not register, then that would be pretty good evidence to try to prove, to convince the court, that it was the device that failed for some unknown reason, and the court might cut you a break. However, if you use it irregularly, and cannot show some problem, then it is purely based on if the court trusts you or not.
Dispute the ticket. It sounds like The radar just didn't pick it up that day. You were in the car pool lane, so did anyone in the car see the fastback gadget? If so, get an affidavit(s) from the persons(s) in the car with you.
Mr. Dastrup's answer is very good. I would follow his advice or hire him to represent you in this situation. Best of luck to you.
Definitely fight it- especially since you use it everyday. The evict probably did not pick up your fastrak.
ANDREW ROBERTS CRIMINAL, DUI AND TRAFFIC TICKET DEFENSE ATTORNEY
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