I was at a red traffic stop, the light turned green so I’m supposed to yield to the vehicle coming at the opposite direction but I did not because I thought it was safe to make the turn left turn which I did safely without causing any car to brake or swerve but the man on the motorbike said I cut him off.
Plead not guilty and set the case for trial. If the officer does not show up at trial, you win. If the officer shows, you can either go to trial and have the decide whose testimony is more credible, or ask for traffic school before the trial starts. Another alternative--hire an attorney to represent you,
You say cars didn't have to brake or swerve, but a man on a motorbike says he was cut off. Both of these can be true at the same time since a motorbike is not a car. Go back to the drawing board on your defense. Also, it's not clear if you are contesting a ticket, or trying to dispute liability for a car accident.
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If this is connected to a collision, uou absolutely should not plead guilty. That guilty plea could be used against you should someone want to sue. Instead, of you want to resolve it, you can go to traffic school (if eligible) or ask to enter a no contest plea. A no contest plea cannot be used against you in civil court.
If you want to fight a citation -
Unless the officer that wrote the ticket witnessed the alleged violation, the motorcyclist would have to testify to prove this case. Unless he is subpoenaed and shows up, you’ll win. The officer cannot just testify to what the motorcyclist said - that’s hearsay.
If this is a question about defending yourself because you’re being sued, turn this over to your insurance company to defend you. That’s why you have insurance.
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I would consult with a defense attorney who specializes in traffic citation defense. That's your best bet.
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