My question involves traffic court in the State of: New York
I was just found guilty at my DMV court hearing for my "Failure to Signal" ticket.
My main argument was that there was a sudden change in weather conditions. The temperature had been dropping dramatically for the past hour, and there was a sudden onslaught of hail and snow. My windows had fogged up, visibility was extremely poor and it was dark. It was immediately necessary for me to adjust the windshield wipers and defroster controls to regain visibility. After showing my turn signal and making the right turn, I was pulled over by the officer ï¿½. I feel that the officer would have had difficulty seeing my turn signal in such weather conditions.
At the hearing, the officer failed to state the weather conditions. When I asked him, much to my surprise he mumbled that the weather condition was clear and visibility was good. That is a lie! I can prove the weather conditions during that exact date and time from various sources. He basically perjured himself and the judge failed to recognize that. The credibility of the officer should be questioned.
I plan to appeal, but need some help with wording my appeal argument. Would appreciate any help. Thanks!