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Good afternoon,I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today. I am a licensed GA attorney.
Unfortunately, while telling the officer that you never saw her was the truth, it also acted as sort of an admission that you were negligent in looking out as you backed up and the citation is going to be valid in court. You don't have a legal defense to the citation and should probably please nolo contendere---meaning that you don't dispute the citation but your plea cannot be used against you in a lawsuit by the neighbor or her insurance company for the damage to her vehicle. This is the way that your insurance company will best be able to try and protect you. See this definition of nolo contendere: http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Nolo+Contendere
I understand that you fear the traffic point(s), but your case is not a winnable case and if you fight it and lose, it will be a conviction that could hurt your insurance company in their efforts to argue that each of you was at fault---in an effort to decrease any settlement that will have to be paid.
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You wrote: They told me payment to send to the other driver in the amount of $600 for the damages on 8/10. They didn't even request a police report, they just paid. So, there's no other recourse right? Yes, that is correct.
As you stand to gain nothing by going to court and entering a plea (because your carrier already paid) then you might as well just pay the fine and just be sure that they take the hearing off calendar. Pay in person today to ensure that the hearing is taken off calendar and you are not charged with a failure to appear.
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Your insurance company will handle all possible lawsuits. If you have approval to pay by phone then that is fine. Just make SURE that your hearing is taken off calendar as well.
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Hi,Is there anything else I can assist you with today?Doug