Commonwealth v. S.L. - TRIAL VICTORY for biking through a stop sign
In what was certainly the most fun day in court for Ms. Harris this August, she secured a swift victory for a client who had been charged with biking through a stop sign. The charge was under the city code, for operating a vehicle and disobeying a traffic sign. Fortunately for client, a bicycle is NOT a "vehicle" under the city code. Had client been charged properly under the state code, there would have been no defense - but Ms. Harris pressed the advantage and the Court spent the proper amount of time cross referencing the code sections at the bench. At the end of the day, the client will be more cognizant of stop signs while biking, but for this case his charge was DISMISSED!