Unicycle Road Racer
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: LA (Lower Alabama), Florida
Motorcycle: 03 sv650s, sold / 06 1k
Re: Help me beat this ticket!
Step 1 is to talk with the prosecutor. If this all went down exactlty as you describe, then calmly explain that. Be calm, and professional. Don't bad mouth the cop, or even imply anything negative. Simply tell them what happened, just the facts, none of the "I think the cop was chasing the other two guys". Ask what "other" means on the ticket, and explain that you wanted to ask the issuing officer but he didn't know since the officer involved departed the area before the ticket was issued.
Make it clear that this was just a misunderstanding, no hard feelings about the cop/city/govn't/court system/etc/etc and you just want to clear the situation up before the prosecutor and police spend (don't say 'waste') time on it.