I was pulled over for - as cite in the ticket- "Empeding traffic" with remarks of "used private property to avoid traffic device". I didn't know that was illegal.I did went through Wendy's and used there property to reach a store right beside to Wendies.
What advice from you, that can help me to say in front of the judge which I will see him hoping that he will dismiss of reduce the ticket!?
Your help is much appreciated and Thank you in advance!
Get a local ticket attorney for this. That is the very best advice we can give you regarding this matter on this forum. At least have a full discussion with one.
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Agreed. It is worth speaking with an attorney, and seeing your options.
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Lack of knowledge is not a defense. It sounds like the officer tried to give you a break by writing you for impeding traffic which is a 0-point moving violation, whereas avoiding a traffic control device carries points. A judge cannot and will not reduce or dismiss a ticket; that would be up to the prosecutor. If you know the law and rules of evidence you can represent yourself, otherwise I would suggest you speak with an attorney.
Pay the ticket and do not go in front of a judge. Thus is a payable civil infraction that does not go on your record or have any points.
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