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    Sh_Sa is offline Junior Member
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    failure to yield to oncoming traffic

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? IL

    I was turning right from a private drive into the main road...The sun was hitting my eyes and was almost blinding me. I did not yield to an oncoming police car going straight on the main road due to the sun. Is this worth contesting not guilty?
    The policewoman took my license as bond but said I could drive without it. If I plead not guilty can I get my license back before trial?

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    Hey There is offline Member
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    Driving without a licence?

    What was the violation you were cited with?
    The police car yielded to your car?
    Every driver cited for a traffic violation is entitled to enter a not guilty plea.
    The driver is simply saying to dismiss his case if the violation can't be proved in court.

    Regards,
    Hey There
    Last edited by Hey There; 07-15-2008 at 07:36 PM. Reason: added info
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    Sh_Sa is offline Junior Member
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    Exclamation

    I was cited for Failing to yield -entering from Private drive
    I was supposed to have yielded to the police car.
    Will the case hold if I say the sun was blinding me? Thats the truth really.
    I will be honest n say the sun blinded me n I couldnt see the Police car coming. Will the judge dismiss the case since I am guilty of the citation but it was a genuine mistake.
    I had attended a defensive driving class in Jan for a speeding citation last Dec. WIll that class apply for my new citation? Or can I take the class again? I don't want my insurance rates shooting up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sh_Sa View Post
    I was cited for Failing to yield -entering from Private drive
    I was supposed to have yielded to the police car.
    Will the case hold if I say the sun was blinding me? Thats the truth really.
    I will be honest n say the sun blinded me n I couldnt see the Police car coming. Will the judge dismiss the case since I am guilty of the citation but it was a genuine mistake.
    I had attended a defensive driving class in Jan for a speeding citation last Dec. WIll that class apply for my new citation? Or can I take the class again? I don't want my insurance rates shooting up
    So, you decided to pull on to the road while you were BLINDED by the sun. By doing so, you COULD have caused an accident. In fact, you failed to yield to the police officer.
    What was your defense?
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    VeronicaLodge is offline Senior Member
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    blinding sun is not a proper defense.

    on a side note when i was married to my exhusband he pulled out across traffic to go left and the sun was very blinding, he was hit broad sided by an SUV going around 60. it was clear that it was my husbands fault even though the sun was blinding him, we never contested and neither did our insurance. luckily no one was seriously hurt or killed although both vehicles were totaled. you can not enter until you are SURE it is clear, if you are "blinded" for any reason then you should wait.
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    Lightbulb

    What is the Vehicle Code # you were cited for?
    Some lawyers will give a one time consultation for no fee or a moderate one($50.00?)
    A local lawyer should be able to advise you on why your licence was retained by the officer and you were told that you could
    drive without it.???
    In failure to yield if the other driver
    didn't have to brake sharply,
    swerve to avoid an accident
    increased speed suddenly
    was going at a speed faster than the usual
    it is questionable that a failure to yield has occurred

    Best Regards,
    Hey There
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    VeronicaLodge is offline Senior Member
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    when you get a ticket in IL they take your license and you drive on the ticket. its weird. and it causes problems when you need to fly or something and your court date is a ways off, you have no picture id!

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