I feel your pain. I just got a notice in the mail of a judicial judgement against me for having an expired safety sticker. I never received a ticket, the first notice I got, the letter today, is that I lost because I didn't show up in court. I called the court and the woman told me that I was parked on the street and the policeman put a ticket on my car. This is not true. I have never parked on that street in my life. He also never pulled me over to give me a ticket. The only thing I can think is he saw me driving by (I have driven on that street) and wrote down the license number and a ticket without ever pulling me over.
$70. And no way to defend myself. It is a done deal. Charged and convicted without ever even knowing it. I was guilty, I was a little late getting the inspection done, but that really isn't the point. I still have a right to defend myself and a right to face my accuser.