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Yes, it sounds like you can fight this on your facts! However, your husband's testimony regarding the length of time of the yellow light may not be so effective, as he may 'have reason' to lie and/or not be experienced in such measurements (I'm only presenting to you what the prosecution's position may be). Therefore, at the very least, video tape the timing of the light so you can present it in court AND, better yet, have a unbiased professional do so who can then testify that he timed it himself and then also video recorded it, via the tape, et. et.
Many years ago my father fought a speeding ticket based on the state law at the time that the amount of distance between houses or buildinging on X road dictated how low the speed limit could go. He Showed that the speed limit posted was not legal...
It will take time on the part of your husband, but they have probably been making tons of money on improper tickets for ages with this ill-timed light. Good luck!
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