My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: California.
My name is Tommy. Today I got a ticket for California violation 21453(A)VC. Officer wrote on the ticket "Failure to remain stopped at a red signal light".
Well my case is a bit different from the usual 21453(A)VC violations. What happened was:
I was at a stop light waiting while listening to some music, in the middle of the lanes. I was in the lane adjacent to the left turn lane. There's a bit of traffic as I was in the SoCal area, and as I was thinking to myself about some matters, I see a green light. I instinctively put it in gear and gas a little but then I realized it was a green light for the left turn lane. I quickly brake and reverse back into my spot. A officer pulls me over as our lanes turn green and I get the ticket.
I did drove forward about a few feet before I realized, but nothing that would endanger the opposite lane's left turn cars. Now I'm wondering if there's any way I can contest this ticket and be successful? Thanks for all the help in advance, as nothing I googled was really useful in my case.