Two Violations Disputed but no longer have my car
I've tried searching the forums as well as Google to see if I could come up with any results before posting on here.
Back in 2013 I was pulled over for two reasons. The cop said my exhaust was widened. (This was an greddy evo2 on my tsx) and as well my brake light above my trunk was accidentally unplugged by some stuff I had in my trunk moving around.
After the officer did a few rounds my car to see if my front plate was relocated etc etc, he handed me a ticket to sign. I refused to sign the ticket as I was told my exhaust was legal to a certain decibel as well as a certain diameter. Him and I argued a bit and eventually he just gave me the ticket and handed me a VI with the violations and said "we will see if your car is illegal when you get the VI." He was giving me a lot of attitude, but when he first approached I had my license and papers all ready and was very polite, I even asked if he would be kind enough to give me a warning for my tail light as I had no idea and all my others were perfectly fine.
The two violations were:
7.03(4) No person shall drive or operate a motor vehicle propelled by an internal combustion engine equipped with a muffler the exhaust outlet of which has been opened or widened.
4.02(2) A vehicle on a highway must be equipped with lamps equivalent to those provided by the original manufacturer in accordance with the requirements that applied under the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (Canada), or a predecessor to that Act, at the time of vehicle manufacture.
So it is now 2015 and I have since sold my car, of course since there was a VI on my car I couldn't have sold it unless it passed the inspection, which it did. This was done at Kingsway Honda which he requested that I have it done at a Honda/Acura dealership on the ticket.
So my question now is since I no longer have the car, how do I argue this in court? How do I argue that everything was legal on my car except for a tail light that was unplugged?
Or do I just pray that the cop doesn't show up?
Thank you for everyone's time and help.
Last edited by Way2ricey; 04-10-2015 at 09:12 PM.