Hire a traffic law attorney to represent you in court to try and get the ticket amended to a non-moving, no-point infraction. The prosecutor will review your driving record prior to agreeing to reduce the charge, so there is no guarantee that your attorney will be successful, but that is your best option if you don't want additional points on your driving record.
You will have to speak to the police officer prior to your hearing and ask if he/she can reduce it to "disobeying signs" or similar. However, if you are not an attorney, they will ignore this request and you will lose. You will need an attorney to represent you.
Edward Ramsey, Esq.
ATTORNEY DISCLAIMER TO THE ABOVE ANSWER: The information that I have provided to you is for general information purposes only and shall not be construed as legal advice for your individual circumstance. This information is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship and you should consult with an attorney in your State directly so that the attorney has the full facts, documents, and an account from other witnesses that help support your contentions. If you like my comment, please click on the thumbs-up link below.
How do you reduce it? Get an attorney to negotiate it. I handle traffic cases in Contra Costa County - feel free to contact my office for a free consultation to discuss your case.
Mr. Feasel is a former Deputy DA in the SF Bay Area with over 10 years of criminal law experience. Nothing stated on this site shall in anyway be construed as legal advice, or as creating any attorney/client relationship. If you would like to hire Mr. Feasel to further investigate your situation, feel free to contact him thru this site.