I got a ticket for not stopping at a stop sign. I slowed down for the car in front but took a right without stopping. I didn't even notice the sign. Not sure why, maybe because it was sunny etc...anyway I screwed up. I also wasn't wearing my sunglasses instead of my glasses, which although being very low power (1.25) are required for driving. The officer said he could give me two tickets (not wearing glasses, stop sign) but was being lenient.
At my court date the prosecution offered to reduce the ticket to 'Disobey Sign" which will be two demerit points. I asked for a later trial date so I could consider my options.
The officer wasn't present at the trial but upon asking the prosecution, I was told that he would come when the trial commences and if he is needed.
My retrial is tomorrow and I am wondering if I should take the reduced charge or should I fight it and take my chances with the judge?