I made a left turn crossing crossing over two sets of double lines. I thought i could go in the middle section safely while i wait for the oncoming traffic to finish before i can continue my left turn but it turned out that because the imaginary island was 2 sets of solid double lines it was an illegal turn. I understand i did wrong but i cannot afford to pay the $1200 fine i was issued.
Set the case for trial and maybe the officer won't even show up. If s/he does, ask the judge for a reduced fine, traffic school, and monthly payments. Good luck to you.
SAN DIEGO CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY--20 years experience
It's possible. Set the matter for trial. Hopefully officer will not show- case will be dismissed. If he does show , make sure you ask for a reduction when you plea before trial- and community service to deal with reduced fine.
ANDREW ROBERTS CRIMINAL, DUI AND TRAFFIC TICKET DEFENSE ATTORNEY- 40 YEARS EXPERIENCE
Why is the fine so big? Did you fail to appear and get hit with more fines? Were you charged with multiple offenses? Did you not have insurance? That might explain it and you can get some insurance and reduce the fine substantially. The only thing close to $1200 I can think of that does not involve insurance or an FTA would be driving solo in a carpool lane and crossing the double line at the same time, but even that is not quite $1200. Go to the court and find out what your options are and take care of it.
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