Not sure if these guys have had as many tickets as me, but I've never lost any points off my license. Over 84mph in Virginia is a reckless driving charge and I beat that with a faulty speedometer. I think its too risky to go in by yourself with 'evidence' of some photo without proof of a date. Unless you are gonna plea for a Prayer for Judgement or something like that, going in solo is an iffy move.
Pay a lawyer and guarantee you don't loose any points. It's all a scam anyway, they just want some damn money(Which they will get) so do it right and give it to your Lawyer. The court gets their money, you are free of severe charges and your insurance doesn't go up. You help the Lawyer send kids to school. And the cop turns out to be wrong. It's win win win.
maybe Ohio is different idk, but around here when its cops vs. us; cops are always right unless you got some video to prove otherwise :/