Originally Posted by nerazzurrri
Well, my mom and stepfather are getting divorced and he does not like me so he probably will
So then tell him to pound sand. Even if he rats you out there is no police officer to come track you down. The Court isn't going to issue YOU a ticket separately. The only thing that will occur at your Step-father's hearing is he will either be found guilty or not guilty. You have nothing to do with it. You could voluntarily go in to accept responsibility, but there's no summons out for you, so you don't have to show.
Originally Posted by coopster
I have a question about the legality of a ticket cited by a camera and served via mail.
I was under the impression that you had to actually be served a ticket, i.e. have it handed to you by a law enforcement officer (Thats why the cop always ask you to sign the ticket even though you are not admitting to guilt, because you are saying that you were served the ticket)
What am I missing?
You are under a mistaken impression. Service via mail is almost universally recognized as sufficient.
Originally Posted by otc
So what you are saying is that everyone should trade cars?
If I register my roommate's car and he registers mine, then we can contest all of our tickets?
Not quite. This would only work in those red-light stop light cases where the photo clearly shows the driver, and the driver is not the registered owner. It would never work with an actual police officer because he or she would have your license at the time of the offense.
While your ploy might work once or twice, should you show up to the same local judge pleading the same case multiple times he might get very tired of seeing your face and find you guilty just to spite you.