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Fail to Stop at Red Light - but wrong charge?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:28 am 
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I got busted for running a red light, however it doesn't seem correct to me. I come to an intersection. The light is red. I come to a complete stop. I turn right (while the light is still red) and proceed. I get pulled over. The officer tells me there is a sign there that prohibits a right turn on a red (he was correct, I missed it). But he writes me a fail to stop at a red light ticket. Shouldn't it be a disobey sign or unsafe turn violation? Can a charge be simply changed in court to a different charge to suit the situation? Or can my ticket be thrown out completely with no new charge refiled?


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Re: Fail to Stop at Red Light - but wrong charge?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:58 am 
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The officer has 6 months from the offence date to withdraw the charge and re-issue the correct charge. File for a trial, when you get your trial date request disclosure. If the officer's notes reflect the wrong charge (he wrote that you stopped) and your trial is at least 6 months after the offence date, the prosecutor should withdraw the charge. If your trial date is LESS than 6 months, you will have to ask for an adjournment. If your trial starts I believe this is where they could amend the certificate to the correct charge also.


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Re: Fail to Stop at Red Light - but wrong charge?
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It sounds like the wrong charge. Did you actually stop? If you actually stopped then you can beat this charge.

Plead not guilty and request a trial with the officer present. Once you get your notice of trial, request disclosure (officers notes). Once you get the officers notes, scan and post here with personal/officer info blacked out and we will confirm that it is beatable.

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Re: Fail to Stop at Red Light - but wrong charge?
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Thanks guys for the great advice. I requested a trial right away. I'm awaiting a notice of date. I'll post an update when disclosure arrives. Thanks.


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