So, You Want to Plead Guilty
Before you plead guilty, I would encourage you to consider the possibility of a trial by declaration. This may be done by mail, so you do not even have to go to court. If you submit your declaration and the officer fails to submit his/her declaration, you win automatically. If you lose, the result is the same as pleading guilty. At least this gives you a chance of beating the ticket.
Some people say, "Even if I wasn't guilty on this one, I've broken the law often enough that I'll just pay this one." By the same philosophy, the cops (local police, Sherrif's Deputies, CHP, etc.) have written enough bad tickets, that you should hold them accountable for this one, even if you think you deserve it.
If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."
-- Samuel Adams
If you really want to plead guilty, thank you for visiting my site.
If you're not sure you want to plead guilty, you may continue the tutorial.