I made a right turn on red onto a major drive in Atlanta, GA. The police officer who pulled me over wrote the wrong intersection on the ticket which did have a 'no right turn on red sign, however, the intersection where I actually did make a right turn was 3000 ft (more than half a mile) south of the intersection where the officer indicated the violation occurred. There were no 'no right turn on red' signs where I turned and I have pictures to prove it. I am a college professor and I was making a right turn on the street behind the college where I work which has no signs prohibiting right turns on red. I pulled over immediately after he turned on his lights and I remember the store where I stopped and received the ticket. The distance between the street where I turned and the ticket stop point is 244 ft according to Google maps. The distance between the street where the officer said I turned and the store where I stopped to receive the ticket is 3272 ft according to Google maps.
There is no way I traveled more than half a mile before I stopped for the ticket. I pulled over immediately after he turned on the flashing blue lights. Perhaps he made a mistake and just assumed that the street I turned on had a sign prohibiting right turns on red just like the other sign at the previous intersection.
How should I proceed in this situation? Should I pursue dash cam film footage for that date and time? I don't think there were cameras at either intersection. Are there any other options available in this situation? I know the court systems prefers the word of the officer and assumes they never make mistakes :-)
If I cannot defend this, how can I keep my insurance from going higher?