I received a red light camera ticket in Millbrae. I was not driving at the time of the violation and the photo shows a driver of the opposite gender who I am not married to. I was told by the company that handles the cameras that I can leave the driver identification section blank or crossed out, and send it in with a copy of my driver's licence and the ticket should be dismissed. I am concerned about waiving my right not to testify and being forced to identify the driver. I understand that they could subpoena me and require me to testify that way, but my understanding is that they are very unlikely to do so.
My options seem to be:
1) Send in the affidavit of non-liability with the driver identification section left blank.
2) Plea "Not Guilty" via trial by deceleration.
3) Show up for arraignment in person and request the ticket be dismissed.
4) Have an attorney represent me, making my arguments for me. Not having to go to court to deal with this is worth about $250 for me.
What is my best option? It seems very unlikely I would be convicted at a fair trial, so at this time my primary concern is to avoid identifying the driver and minimize the time I need to spend dealing with the ticket.