My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: CA
I was driving on a small downtown street in California early in the morning. I did a U-turn across double yellow lines directly into a parking spot on the opposite side of the street and received a ticket for crossing the double yellow lines.
Here is my dilemma, I would like to contest this ticket based on the fact that I often cross yellow lines to enter driveways, etc. and I really wasn't aware at the time that doing the same for a parking space was illegal. I have a clean driving record otherwise and am hoping a judge would be lenient with this violation. However, I have the option of requesting traffic school & paying the fine and then I am guaranteed not to have any points on my license.
If I plead not guilty and they uphold the ticket, can I still request traffic school? Do I even have a chance at the ticket being dismissed?