In April of this year I got a photo enforcement ticket while using the hologram plate covers and beat the ticket on August 1 after following the directions on Fighting Your Ticket On Red Light Camera In California.
While that case was pending I got a ticket for covering the plates under CA 5201(f) VC on August 8. I told the officer that the covers we're illegal and that I'd had two prior tickets dismissed so he added 24004 VC - Unlawful operation following notification of a peace officer.
So, I wrote up a motion to dismiss based on photos of the cover from straight behind the vehicle and the fact that even though the cover was on the vehicle at the time the photo enforcement ticket was issued the camera could still "read" the plate and issued the ticket. Therefore, the cover couldn't be a violation of 5201(f) VC!
I'm scheduled for "trial" on October 20 and would like to have the advice of any other member as to how to proceed, what to subpoena, arguments and what motion(s) to file before the hearing with the objective of getting the 5201(f) and the 24004 VC dismissed.
I really believe that I have a chance to get this one dismissed as I have done on two prior occasions before the law changed in January.