ride4fun, you sound like me about 30 years ago. I had a lot of ticket issues back then and all I was trying to do was have a bit of fun. I've mellowed out now (but not completely
) . Anyway, you may want to look at using a specialized traffic lawyer. There are some who are very reasonable and money back if they don't solve your problem. Just do a search for Traffic Lawyer in LA and check em out.
I've had good results over the years here in San Diego. Of course nothing is for sure and YMMV. Good luck!