My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: California VC21950(a)
I was making a left turn at a stop light. The light turned green and a lady with a baby carriage and young child began walking towards me in the crosswalk to my left side. I waited for another vehicle to come through the intersection and started to make my left turn watching the pedestrians closely letting them clear the lanes I was turning to. The lady actually was looking at me to ensure that she was not in danger. When I saw that they had reached the median (1/2 way across) I proceeded to make my turn into the far right lane (there were 2 lanes for me to choose) to provide sufficient room between me and the pedestrians. A policeman observed this and pulled me over citing me for VC21950(a), saying I was within 6 feet of the lady with the baby carriage. Obviously his sense of distance is off because a traffic late is much larger than 6 feet. He also told me I could not make my turn until the pedestrian(s) is completely across the street. Should I plead not guilty and fight this?