My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: California
I was driving east bound in the left hand lane. Needing to make a left hand turn I proceeded to move into the left turn lane, following the driver in front of me and moving with the flow of traffic. Hitting a minor and sudden traffic halt, and I was unwittingly stopped over the double yellow line, which put a portion of my car in the west bound left turn lane (per the notice I got "stuck behind stopped cars"). It was such a small portion of my car that I wasn’t aware of having crossed any yellow lines. I was simply being courteous to the drivers around me by moving with the flow of traffic, avoiding any congestion or gridlock in the left hand east bound lane while also keeping the west bound left turn lane open for any drivers that may have needed to use it. The officer even went so far as to compliment my driving skills, minus the infraction, when he pulled me over.
Is there anything I can say in my written declaration that could help rule in my favor? This is an infraction that I see at just about every intersection, but for some reason I was the one picked out of the crowd.