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First, if all other red light cameras in Los Angeles County were turned off, I believe that it is discriminatory for Beverly Hills to keep theirs active.
That aside, when the light turned yellow I believed that I still had time to stop, which I attempted to do. When I realized that I would end up stopping in the middle of the intersection, I had a split second decision to make . . . slam harder on my brakes and send my 90 year old mother into the windshield, or attempt to make it across the intersection on the yellow. Unfortunately, the yellow light was so short that I didn't have adequate time to clear the intersection.
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX your follow-up response. Your advice about "not committing to statements in a declaration prior to trial" made sense, and I appreciate being reminded of that. Since time was running out on the 23rd to make an appearance on the ticket, I asked for an arraignment in person because I could avoid paying the humungous bail in advance doing it that way. I will take my chances with a trial in person as you suggested.
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