About a month ago I recieved a speeding traffic ticket. I submitted a trial by declaration asking the officer to show the equipment used in catching my car was properly calibrated. I also asked the CHP officer for video proof that my car was the car that was "speeding". I got back an empty sheet of paper with a guilty verdict and an itemized list of fees and penalties that added up to the bail money that I already submitted. They also stated that I could ask for a trial de novo. I don't know what to ask for since the court didn't submit a detailed response to my original request for evidence. How are these matters normally handled? Is it worth gettng an actual trial? The ticket was for $420. But I am seeing more people getting tickets as a form of extortion or for "public safety".