Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas

Q: Do I have a reasonable excuse for rolling a stop sign?

I have a torn ligament on my ankle on my left foot and I usually drive with 2 feet which is a habit that I have. Before getting my citation, I twisted my ankle on my injured feet because I hit the side of the car door getting in causing my ankle to swell up and thus losing mobility/range of motion. I was planning on heading home anyways to soak it in ice. Do I have a valid excuse to fight this in court? I have a doctor’s note and everything.

Related Topics:
1 Lawyer Answer
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Newport Beach, CA

A: Your condition is not an exception to the law for stopping at a stop sign, but you can try to get the judge to be merciful. Of course the Judge could determine that you were physically unfit to drive and should not have been driving in the first place. I recommend you contact several attorneys in your area that practice this type of law, as soon as possible. Thank you for using Justia ask a lawyer.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.