My question involves traffic court in the State of California: concerns a recent VC21453(c) Citation. I entered an intersection with the MAIN traffic signal still GREEN. Since the VC states an exception to a "red ARROW" being: "...unless entering the intersection to make a movement permitted by another signal..."
Is that grounds for a DISMISSAL?
BACKGROUND: After making my left turn, an officer pulled me over and said, “Did you know you went through a ‘red’ light up there?” When I replied that the light was “Green” when I turned, he said, “No, that light was ‘green.’ I’m talking about the ‘red’ arrow you drove through.”
The Officer repeatedly admitted:
1) “The Main traffic light was still “Green” when you turned left.”
2) “There was no other traffic at the intersection.”
3) “I saw that you had noticed the bicyclist on the corner. And, I saw you slowed and maneuvered to avoid getting near him.”
4) “The only issue is that you missed seeing the ‘red’ arrow.”
THANKS for your ASSISTANCE. My "Due Date" is Tuesday, October 20, 2009.