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Tactics to Use to Contest a Stop Sign Ticket

Tactics to Use to Contest a Stop Sign Ticket blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

Officers are human and can make mistakes just like anyone else. Just because you got a stop sign ticket doesn’t necessarily mean you really broke the law. Here are some tactics to consider when deciding to challenge a stop sign violation ticket:

  • Read the language on the ticket.

Did the officer write that you failed to stop at the limit line or failed to stop at all?

Now, if the officer wrote that you failed to stop at the limit line, depending on the facts of your case, one angle might be to argue that you while you made a complete stop, you were unable to stop right at the limit line because it was faded, obstructed by mud, not visible at night, etc.

  • Raise Doubt that the officer’s observations were accurate.

The best way to do this is to go back to the location of the stop sign and position yourself where the officer was. Take photographs and make a clear diagram showing anything that could have obstructed the officer’s view of you at the stop sign. Think trees, bushes, fences, sign posts, parked cars, etc.

  • Get a Witness to Testify to Your Version of Events

The officer is technically just a witness who will argue that he witnessed you doing something wrong. You are arguing you didn’t do anything wrong, so if you had a passenger with you or know of a bystander who witnessed the event, consult with them to see if they agree to the same version of the event as you, and if they are willing to testify on your behalf to make your version of what happened more credible.

–  blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

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This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only.

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