I did a right turn in a busy zebra crossing. I was driving on the right lane of a street to make a right turn. There's not arrow that will tell me the right moment to cross. In the green light, I was perpendicular to the zebra's whites lines with my wheels straight waiting for the people of the corner to cross (they were waiting for the light as I was). After they crossed. I turned my wheels toward the right to make the turn and advanced slowly. Its a busy zebra crossing so there's always people trying to cross. the people respect me and waited (no one stopped suddenly) so I crossed I didn't see no one complaining (they actually wait). For the record, No one was in front of me. After, I made the right turn I increased my speed and moved towards the left lane of the street . The police officer stopped me and told me "I cut a pedestrian". That's my version of my unpleasant experience. Should I try to fight to dismiss the ticket?.
Your earlier post made it seem like you got tired of waiting.
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They do not plea bargain these tickets. You have nothing to lose but your time and money in fighting it.
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You can make motion to dismiss but only the judge can dismiss the ticket. I suggest you consider retaining counsel since making a "smooth" turn is not an affirmative defense to a charge of failing to yield to a pedestrian in the cross walk.
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