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Good morning. I certainly understand the situation and your concern. While I believe you thought your turn was legal, the fact is, the law does now allow it and if your drive on the roadways, you agree and acknowledge to follow the rules. As such, it is not a legal defense to say that you thought what you were doing was legal and you had not intent on violating the law. In order to fight this, you need to have a legal defense. If you do not have a defense, then the only way to beat this ticket would be to take the case to trial and hope the officer either fails to show or appears but does not recollect the event. If the officer is unable to testify, the Judge will dismiss the case. You can always appear in court and explain the circumstances to the Judge, asking him/her to use that as a mitigating factor, which may allow them to reduce the fine
imposed. Was it a mistake? Yes. Unfortunately, it is not a defense to fight this, when relying on the actions of other drivers ( which are illegal) or explaining to the Judge that you did not know.
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