A driver of a vehicle approaching a yield sign must slow to a speed that is reasonable for conditions of traffic and visibility, and stop if necessary. Additionally, a driver must yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian legally crossing the roadway. Failure to comply may lead to a failure to yield charge. If you have been charged with failure to yield, you may be confused and have questions regarding what happens next. Contact a traffic violation attorney Minneapolis to not only help you get the answers you need, but also to help you navigate your case and get a favorable result.
Failure to Yield Consequences
In Minnesota, a conviction for a failure to yield or stop a stop sign is a petty misdemeanor. A petty misdemeanor will usually result in a fine and does not have a jail penalty.
However, the charge may be enhanced to a misdemeanor depending on the particular circumstances of the case. A misdemeanor offense is punishable by up to 90 days in jail and/or a $1000 fine.
Should I Contact a Minnesota Traffic Violation Attorney?
If you have been charged with a failure to yield violation having an experienced attorney is essential to ensure you get the best result possible. Gerald Miller PA, a traffic violation attorney Minneapolis, has over 35 years of experience in traffic violation defenses. Contact us today at 612-341-9080 for a free consultation.
For more information see the Failure to Yield Statute 169.201.