Illegal Left turn ticket??

Asked almost 2 years ago - Chicago, IL

I was in chicago one night driving and i wanted to turn left. Some streets Have multiple turming lanes and i so happen thought i was in one. So i turn left and a cop on a bike pulled me over and wrote me a ticket. What is a defense i can use??

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  1. Ted Harvatin


    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Traffic tickets are strict liability. They don't have to prove intent. The fact you thought you were legal does not help.

  2. Samie Ata

    Contributor Level 9


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    Answered . If you made a left turn from a lane that was not designated as a left turn lane, there is no defense as to that specific issue. It does not matter if you did not realize it was not a left turn lane. Maybe there is something with how the ticket was written, etc. Visit a traffic attorney and see what they have to say.

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  3. Judy A. Goldstein

    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . You do not have any defense. Making a mistake is not a defense.

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