How can I fight a stop sign violation?

Is it worth it to fight a ticket for running through a stop sign? A few days ago, a police officer pulled me over and said I ran the stop sign. I live on this street and drive it several times a day; I know stopped! I shouldn't have to pay for this ticket but I don't know if the court will believe me.

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“Fighting a traffic ticket in court can be challenging, but if you feel that you are in the right, it is worth doing! Since moving violations increase the rate of your car insurance, you have nothing to lose.
Unlike traffic lights, stop signs usually don’t have any type of camera attached to prove your word against the police officers.
Was anyone else with you in the car? Did you see a neighbor standing by watching? If so, ask them if they will be your witness in court. Involving another person can help.
Was the stop sign partially obscured or is the crosswalk faded? Take pictures of the area to show that you might not have seen the stop sign as clearly as the officer did. If the police officer claims that you had a rolling stop, these pictures would give your defense more validity.
There is also a possibility that the citing officer is too busy to show up to court that day. If they don’t, there is a substantial chance your case will be dismissed!
If you try to fight it and lose, you will see a hike in your car insurance rates, but that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank to pay for insurance. Try using the Jerry app to help you compare rates from the top companies and get the best deals delivered to your phone for free.”
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Shannon Martin
Answered on Aug 26, 2021
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