Dim Sum Diaries
Here is random link I'm filing away just in case. If you live in California, Ticket Assassin (via) is a good legal guide for beating tickets, providing

"an arsenal of forms, examples and guidelines assembled to help you fight your ticket via Trial By Written Declaration, a process you can do entirely by mail. This collection includes specific court documents needed to contest your case, dozens of examples, and comprehensive, easy-to-follow directions and guidelines for their proper use."

You never know!