Q: In Pennsylvania, I was issued citation for failure to come to complete stop at stop sign. Can I plead not guilty…
I was issued citation for not coming to a complete stop at stop sign. At the time, my vehicle was not inspected. I am making inspection appointment on Monday
Police officer never looked at my inspection. I feel as if I came to a complete stop but was guilty of an expired vehicle inspection. I want to plead not guilty. I know it’s his word against mine.
Can I claim that the police officer is incompetent because he failed to look at my inspection? I took photo of expired inspection, then I will take photo after it’s inspected?
Can I be retroactively issued a citation by presenting evidence of expired inspection?
A: You should plead not guilty. Bring proof that you had the vehicle inspected to the hearing, and the officer may withdraw that citation. The officer may also be willing to change the stop sign citation to a section that does not add points to your license. Consider reaching out to a traffic attorney in your area for a free consultation.
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