Right turn on a red ticket...Obeyed then disobeyed
First time poster, long time reader.
I was at an intersection in Guelph, ON and there was a sign above the lights that says no right turn on a red between 8am-6pm. I noticed this sign and obeyed it. I looked down at the time, then looked back up and the light was red, and for some reason I turned. The light was still red, but it was safe to move (no traffic or peds) and I actually made sure of this, but the instant I started moving I remembered the sign. A stealth cruiser was behind the car behind me, flipped the lights and siren and pulled me over.
I have a trial but I didn't request disclosure (didn't really know I should). I'm wondering what the defense is/could be here. I'm thinking of asking to plea down because I'm really just concerned about accumulating the points.
I was thinking of the bilingual defense, but I don't know if Guelph observes the French language Act.
Can anyone offer their two cents?