Originally Posted by Jgresch
Forgot to update this thread last week.
So prior to my hearing I called the officer requesting his notes. He was really helpful with how the process was suppose to go and what I needed to exactly do. So I just flat out asked him if he would consider a lesser charge that wouldn't put me at risk to lose my license. Right away he said of course, seeming almost relieved that I asked, and he said he was re-thinking his charge anyways and said he would come up with something more appropriate before the court date and we would just go in and request a change.
I can't exactly remember which charge he went with but I believe it was something along the lines of negligence causing vehicle malfunction. It was only $109. I'll get the exact wording when my ticket is updated.
The judge actually laughed at what happened when the officer explained it, asked if I caught it on video.
Anyways, thanks for all the help everyone, all the feedback was greatly appreciated!
**ticket was actually changed to: Driving improperly equipped vehicle contrary to section 219(1)