I'm in the unenviable position of paying $960 for two right-turn red light violations happened in November-2011. Both happened a week apart at the same intersection. Below are the details:
a) Location: Fremont, Alameda county
b) Date: violation: First week of Nov and second week of november. Court dates: 1/31 and 2/16
c) Violation: Rolling right turn. Both are 21453a.
d) The "are you stupid to let this happen twice?" question: No I'm not stupid. I was going through a very rough phase and was not paying attention.
d) Additional details: The second time, I did realize what was happening and put a hard brake. Unfortunately it was too late.
I'm ready to pay the fine of at-least one and pay the traffic school to get it out of the records. I'm trying to see if I could do something about the second. $960 is way too much for a single dad . In both cases, it's clearly shown that I had put the breaks(back break lights are red), however vehicle might not have come to full stop.
I was going through this thread and was wondering if I could put up a similar defense? If yes, How do I get all the documents that MIVGTI put up as exhibits? Is there any down side to pleading not guilty and do a trial by declaration? Some one told me that I could get my fee increased if I loose. Is that true?
Please help. I know nothing about law, courts and stuff. Last time I went through was for my divorce and trust me that was not a pleasant experience . Is there anyway I can get this reduced or atleast get one tossed out?