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New York VTL § 1113 Disobeying a Signal Defense Lawyer

Have you been charged with VTL § 1113, failing to obey a signal in New York?

Our New York failure to obey a flashing signal defense lawyers and attorneys can represent you when you have been charged with New York VTL § 1113, disobeying a flashing signal. Our lawyers can represent you throughout the State of New York. We have extensive experience in fighting a failure to obey a flashing signal ticket, NY VTL § 1113. If cited for running a failure to obey a flashing signal call our firm and speak to a NY lawyer for a free consultation to find out how we can defend you against your failure to obey a flashing signal violation, NY VTL § 1113.

VTL § 1113 – Flashing Signal Indications

Under the law, only the colors red and yellow can be used as a flashing signal to control traffic. When there is a red flashing indication, the motorist is prescribed to stop at the intersection before entering it or traversing the intersection. See, NY VTL § 1113(a). However, upon a flashing yellow indicator the motorist does not have to come to a complete stop but must proceed through the intersection with caution. See, NY VTL § 1113(b). In other words, a flashing red light is akin to a stop sign, and a flashing yellow light is akin to a yield sign. In addition, the flashing signal can be a round, circular flashing signal, or an arrow type signal. when an arrow, the signal only applies to those vehicles which will be turning in that direction. However, this statute does not apply at railroad crossings. NY VTL § 1170 governs railroad crossing regulations and prohibitions.

Defenses to NY VTL § 1113 failure to stop

There are numerous defenses to a charge of NY VTL § 1113. Our NY running a failure to obey a flashing signal defense lawyers can defend you against the charge. For example, we can call into question the visibility of the light, the timing of the light or whether you were permissibly in the intersection. Also called into question is whether the arresting officer had a clear and unobstructed view. When NY VTL § 1113 is charged with other infractions there is also a double jeopardy defense as well as other defenses such as failure to provide disclosure, a supporting deposition, and failure to convert the complaint into an information.