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Speeding ticket options

Hi all!

I've got to contact the magistrate tomorrow for the speeding ticket I
recieved on my way to Chicago a little over a week ago.  He lasered me at at
night doing supposedly 83 in a 70 mph zone.  As you might recall, I was
speaking to my friend in Chicago over my car phone (not what I usually do)
when I recieved the ticket.  This was noted on the citation.  Officer was
friendly and suggested I contact the magistrate.  My option would be:

A) deny responsibility

B) admit with explanation

I just changed my wheels back to understated highway originals today and
measured the diameter including tires and found the new ones which I got
caught in (8x17 235/45) to be 25.25" whereas the stock ones (7.5x15 215/60)
are 24.5"  I calculate this to be a 2-3 mph difference from the speedo read
and probably not significant enough in itself, but something I would mention
to the magistrate.

Any suggestions?  I remember someone posting that they successfully faught
laser a while back. The magistrate would be 1.5 hrs away.