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You can talk to the prosecutor and they may or may not listen to you. I have found that some prosecutors are more willing to talk to a defendant's attorney than they are the defendant. I know that this does not seem fair and can cause an additional expense. If your court date is several days away you may want to go to court on a prior day and see how the prosecutor and court treat people who are represented compared to those who are not.
Prosecutors typically are not interested in having to conduct a trial
. They would rather resolve the case by plea. You could offer to plea to a backing violation or careless driving.
61-8-358. Limitations on backing. The driver of a vehicle shall not back the same unless such movement can be made with reasonable safety and without interfering with other traffic.
61-8-302. Careless driving. (1) A person operating or driving a vehicle on a public highway shall drive it in a careful and prudent manner that does not unduly or unreasonably endanger the life, limb, property, or other rights of a person entitled to the use of the highway.
(2) A person who is convicted of the offense of careless driving is subject to the penalties provided in 61-8-711 or 61-8-716.
Neither of these offenses carry a jail sentence for first time offenders.
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