Stop and Fight Your Ticket

The California roll is a popular term, it is also a violation of California stop sign laws.  Getting a ticket for failing to stop at a stop sign can result in a point on your driving record and a hike in your insurance rates.
Know Your Rights
The traffic court judge has the ability to use his or her own discretion when reviewing certain circumstances that may have been beyond your ability to control.  For example, if we are able to prove that your conduct was the result of an error that was honest and reasonable, the court might find that you made a “mistake of fact,” your ticket could be dismissed.

Some examples of these stop sign defenses include:

  • You did not see the crosswalk markers because they were not clearly visible
  • The stop sign was not hidden because a tree is blocking it

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If this is the case, we can introduce the proper evidence to prove your defense and get your stop sign ticket dismissed.  Often this argument comes down to your claim that you weren’t given fair notice as to the conduct that was expected of you. For example, a judge might dismiss a ticket for running a stop sign if it was brand new. However, the judge would probably not buy this defense if:

  • the stop sign had been there for a couple weeks or more
  • you were speeding

California Stop Sign Law

Obedience by Driver to Official Traffic Control Devices
California Vec. Code 21461. (a) It is unlawful for a driver of a vehicle to fail to obey a sign or signal defined as regulatory in the federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, or a Department of Transportation approved supplement to that manual of a regulatory nature erected or maintained to enhance traffic safety and operations or to indicate and carry out the provisions of this code or a local traffic ordinance or resolution adopted pursuant to a local traffic ordinance, or to fail to obey a device erected or maintained by lawful authority of a public body or official.
(b) Subdivision (a) does not apply to acts constituting violations under Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 22500) of this division or to acts constituting violations of a local traffic ordinance adopted pursuant to Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 22500).

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Fix-A-Ticket can get your stop sign ticket dismissed | Protect Your Driving Record
We work hard to get your ticket dismissed by setting the matter for trial in front of a judge.  There are a lot of legal defenses that are available to you in all cases.  We know them all.  It doesn’t matter if it is a radar, lidar, or speedometer, our lawyers know to contest the precision and accuracy of these devices as a matter of practice.

If you are a truck driver your CDL is your livelihood.  Let our expert trucker lawyers defend you.  We handle all kinds of legal issues for truckers, including log book violation, overweight, and many others.  Truckers from all over California have let us fix their ticket so that their CDL is protected by an attorney who knows the law.

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