christhelawyer : HiWelcome to JustAnswer. My first response will follow shortly. Please feel free to follow up if anything is not clear
christhelawyer : You may be charged with an infringement or with careless driving which is more serious, but both would seldom mean more than a fine. You can defend the charge of course if you say that your trailer meant it wasn't safe to stop. Realistically the court usually believes the police however. I doubt if you would lose your job over this however.
christhelawyer : When you get the tickets, and it is just an infringement you can just pay the fine. If this is careless driving you may want to discuss this with a lawyer.
christhelawyer : So wait until you see what the police decide, which will govern what you do.
Customer: What amount is the fine likely to be please?
christhelawyer : That can depend on the charge. If it is just running a red light then there is a standard fine of 150 and for careless driving in the range $300 to $600.
Customer: Do you have to go to court if its a careless driving charge?
christhelawyer : No, you can plead guilty by letter to th court.