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it was a straightaway, but it looked like a 90 degree turn.

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it was a straightaway, but it looked like a 90 degree turn. I took a right on red. It was a three way intersection. Can i successfully argue this ticket?
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking.

If the turn looked 90 degrees and you show up in court with pictures of the intersection showing no sign indicating no right on red, you have a good chance of getting the judge to throw the ticket out. The issue will be a visual issue of fact for the judge to determine based on the photograph you present of the intersection showing that the turn was a real right turn and as such it would be a permissible turn.

When you say it was a "straightaway, but it looked like a 90 degree turn," I cannot actually picture what you are talking about so perhaps if you could include a picture we could help you better, but without a picture, what we can tell you is that if this did require you to make a right turn, 90 degrees, then you have a good case of showing the judge that it indeed was a right turn even if it was on the same road and without a sign prohibiting such a turn it would lead a reasonable driver to believe the turn was permissible because it was indeed a turn.

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