Running a stop sign can create a dangerous situation which could result in a traffic accident. Therefore, drivers can be ticketed for running a stop sign without coming to a complete stop. However, this violation is not always as clear cut as it seems. Sometimes, a stop sign can be obscured by another object such as a tree and the driver has a legitimate reason to have missed the sign. If you have been cited for running a stop sign and you don’t feel that is was fair, you should fight the ticket to avoid the penalties that will come along with pleading guilty.
The punishments for running a stop sign aren’t severe, but they can have a damaging cumulative effect. You will be fined an amount based on the circumstances of the incident, and three points will be added to your driving record. Since just 11 points can result in the suspension of your right to drive, it is important to fight traffic violations whenever possible.
At the office of David Galison, we will be happy to give you a free consultation when you call us at 516-242-4477. Our team looks forward to working with you in this case and helping you defend yourself in court.