My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of California.
I made a right turn on a "Yellow as it turned Red" light without stopping. I understand that I needed to stop before making the turn if its Red but I know it takes a few seconds for other cars to actually reach my end of the intersection when there light turns Green so I didnt stop, I slowed looked and made the turn. It wasnt a camera but a cop who saw me. I got a 21453A violation which says I ran a red light. I have been driving for 2 years in California and this is my first ticket and I am an international student. I leave the country in 2 months. I have a $500 ticket now. I extended my court date hoping the cop wont show up on that date. What are the chances I have?? Since its my first ticket, Im an international student with a california driving licensce and I leave the country soon and $500 can last me 3 months living expenses in my home country. What could I do??? Thanks