Oh, and in case you're interested, I will construct my defense using the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (1791):
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
Of course it's my opinion that the search was unreasonable. I had no alcohol with me. The cop asked if I had been drinking and I told him "No." So where did he have cause to search me?
I do agree that I'd be better off just paying the fine, but for $145 I get: a judges time, a city attorny's time, and a police officer's time which combined with the magistrate's and clerk's time I'm already responsible for using will cost the city even more than the $145 my ticket is for. And I even have a slim chance of not having to pay the $145. What better way do I have to get back at the city? (not that I'm entitled to 'get back' at them, I just want to)
And think about this: Why do we pay fines? Because we've harmed society and owe a debt. Well, who did I harm?