I live in Washington State and was ticketed for speeding. Since I had no traffic violations within the last 7 years I asked for a deferral, which I was granted due to my good driving history. Unfortunately, I have been ticketed again this time for going through a red left hand turn light. The officer was empathatic with situation but ticketed me anyway.
He did however mention that I should have the judge hear my situation. My question is should I choose a mitigation hearing or should I contest the ticket claiming that I am not guilty of the infraction?
If I choose the mitigation hearing the ticket says I agree that I am guilty and it will go on my record. My goal is for the judge to allow me to continue with deferred sentence for speeding and make another finding on my current ticket