Originally Posted by Maestro
do not solely rely on google maps, go and take pictures yourself, especially form the officers view point, with those pictures you can show the judge that the officer did not have clear line of sight so there was no way for him to determine if in fact the turn signal was one at the time.
The best thing to do is get the officer to state what the conditions were at the time how many cars were there and traffic condition, if he remember, i highly doubt that there was a van that slowed and allowed you to change lane which also indicated you signal since why else would the van slow and allow you in front of them.
The more you can get the officer to say that helps your case the better, if you design your questions correctly he will not know you going for the line of sight angle.
That's probably a good idea. It can't hurt to have actual pictures. I'll go back to that area this weekend and take some pictures to have on top of the google street view.