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    Default Can You be Cited for Jaywalking on a Street That is Closed to Traffic

    My question involves criminal law for the state of: California
    I received a citation for jaywalking (walking in the roadway) on a street that had been barricaded on both ends with sawhorses and marked police cars. Is this a valid citation? Thanks in advance for your help.

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    Default Re: Can You be Cited for Jaywalking on a Street That is Closed to Traffic

    Yes. You can't cross the street between two intersections controlled by a stop-light or stop-sign. Cities also have local ordinances which, at the very least, increase the fine amount.

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    Default Re: Can You be Cited for Jaywalking on a Street That is Closed to Traffic

    Ok but is it relevant if the street is barricaded to prevent vehicle traffic?

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    Default Re: Can You be Cited for Jaywalking on a Street That is Closed to Traffic

    California Vehicle Code section 21955 states: “Between adjacent intersections controlled by traffic control signal devices or by police officers, pedestrians shall not cross the roadway at any place except in a crosswalk.” It does not contain any exceptions for when there is no traffic or traffic is barricaded.

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