I was going on the left lane, normal speed. I noticed the police car behind me, who just started to flashing light. I didn't hear any sound, but I could be wrong. I slowed down to watch the surrounding for safety but the police car was already behind me so I decided to stop, pulled over on the left lane, cause I thought he was pulling me over. He then gave me a ticket for failure to yield for an emergency vehicle. I admit that I was very nervous and handled the situation wrong.
I'm wondering if I can request a deferred finding on this traffic infraction?
If you received a regular traffic ticket and have not used a deferral in the past 7 years; then yes, you can take a deferral. However, if on top of the ticket a checkbox is marked "criminal" and/or you have a hearing date and time printed towards the bottom of the ticket, then you are being charged with at least a misdemeanor. It is a crime and you can go to jail. Deferral doesn't apply. Hire an attorney before the hearing.
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