Failure to Obey Traffic Device Ticket
The title of this type of ticket is pretty straight forward. Essentially, it means you did not follow the instructions of a sign. Technically, this statute could be used for pretty much any type of sign, such as a speed limit sign or a stop sign, but in reality, it is used as a catch all when there is not a more specific applicable statute.
There is a specific stop sign statute. So, most officers will issue a stop sign ticket as opposed to a failure to obey traffic control device ticket when stop signs are in question.
Common examples of failure to obey traffic control device tickets include, disobeying a turns prohibited sign, using a lane which is restricted at certain times, disobeying a sign restricting lane changes, etc.
Typically, these types of cases are easier for the prosecutor to prove because they are pretty matter of fact. The sign told you not to do that but you did it anyways. The end.
It takes an experienced attorney who is familiar with the different courts and types of signs to know all of the little arguments that can get a ticket dismissed. Our Everett traffic attorneys are ready to take on your case and fight for your record.
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