What you can do is fight it, and tell the judge that there was no traffic and you were driving at a speed which was in your judgement was not a danger to anyone since the 10 freeway probably posted "Speed limit 65" and not "Maximum Speed Limit 65" therefore meaning that in law, technically, Speed Limit refers to what they believe is safe during traffic hrs, and at night when there is no traffic at all, you are actually allowed to go over that since there are no cars.
What you can try to do is fight it, go to court, if the cop shows up, just plead guilty and take traffic school, also try asking the judge for a discount, or a payment plan at least, let the judge know you are a student, so that way, you wont have to shed 3 bills.
If the cop doesn't show up, you win automatically.
You need to find the Trial by Declaration form anywhere on the web. It will ask you for proof of why you feel that you were wrongly accused for receiving the ticket. If the cop feels that writing to respond to your written statement is not worth his time, then you win. If you do end up losing, you can still request an actual court date and just postpone it over and over again until the memory becomes fuzzy in the cops mind.
Your speed is not that bad, anyway. You can probably go in, pay a fine of probably $300 - $400, and request traffic school to get that point removed. But don't waste your time on a traffic lawyer with something you can do yourself. I'm guessing you received V.C. 22349?
See the thing with your ticket is that you basically admitted you were speeding by saying "I was going with the flow of traffic." I actually heard a few stories when people said exactly that and they lost in court because that's just another way of saying, "Look officer, everyone's doing it!"
waitt.. you're telling me you wanna fight this ticket just so you don't have to pay the fine? what about insurance? here in canada (or at least ontario).. insurance is waaaayyyy higher than it is for people in the states.. any ticket you receive (excluding parking) will result in an increase in your premium most of the time.. i really wouldn't mind paying the fine as long as the insurance premium doesn't go up.. which it would here..
you worried about insurance going up or just the fine?