Q: I am looking for some guidance relating to a "failure to obey traffic control device" ticket
I am looking for some guidance relating to a "failure to obey traffic control device" ticket I received tonight, I was leaving from the store and came to the stoplight and came to a complete stop and looked to my left and saw a vehicle that was slowing down. So I thought that the light was turning red and proceed to turn right ( there are no signs at that intersection saying no right turns on red) as I did that the car speed up and turn on their emergency lights and I proceed to pull over and stopped for the officer. What would you recommend? If I pay the fine will I get points on my license or any issues?
A: You may have been cited for the wrong offense. What you did was a failure to yield, if your state allows right turns on red lights except were posted. Usually traffic is construed very strictly. You might consider a not guilty plea and take your chance at trial or going to Traffic School. You should contact a traffic ticket attorney in your local area.
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