Re: Ticketed for Failure to Stop at a Red Light when I Had Stopped for the Yellow Lig
Did you admit to that while you were talking to the officer? Regardless, and assuming you are going to fight it, stay away from that statement.
You posted the code and it is not really that ambiguous:
Based on what you posted, it seems the you were correctly cited.
Note that the code requires you to:
FIRST: Stop BEFORE the crosswalk (and with your wheels being (as you described) "slightly over the crosswalk", it would be safe to assume that your front bumper was even farther ahead "over the crosswalk")
SECOND: Remain stopped -BEHIND THE Limit line- until an indication to proceed (that being the green light) is shown...
So, as far as the citing officer not witnessing you crossing over the line, it is conceivable that the court will rule that your presence within the intersection/in the crosswalk while the light was red does constitute a violation.
You're free to make all those arguments in court if you so choose. I would be extremely careful about how you phrase and present your arguments though... If I were you, I would exercise my right to not testify...
You can start by either requesting discovery in hope that you can get a look at the officer's notes OR you can file for a Trial By Declaration and assuming you lose that, then you can request a copy of the officer's declaration (his statement that he files in court) and that should give you an opportunity to see what he will testify to in a Trial De Novo, if you choose to excercise that option. (Do a search here on the forums for the terms I underline above and you'll find plenty of info on how to proceed.
I am right 97% of the time... Who cares about the other 4%!