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My son, 16, got a duty to drive with due care ticket after…

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My son, 16, got a duty to drive with due care ticket after not seeing a truck in a blind spot and getting in accident

Lawyer's Assistant: What state was the citation in? And have you consulted a local attorney?

Our car was totaled and no one was injured and the truck driver had no damage nor injury

Lawyer's Assistant: Do you need to appear in court?

We appear this Friday

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Do we even need a lawyer? what is the worse offense? he wasn't speeding, just didn't see the truck he passed

Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Criminal Law
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Criminal Lawyer: RobertJDFL, Lawyer replied 1 month ago

Good evening,

This offense is considered a "petty misdemeanor" which means a petty offense which is prohibited by statute, which does not constitute a crime and for which a sentence of a fine of not more than $300 may be imposed. A person charged with a petty misdemeanor is not entitled to a jury trial but shall be tried by a judge without a jury. If convicted, the person is not subject to imprisonment but shall be punished by a fine of not more than $300.

The typical fine with court costs looks to be about $118. Doesn't seem worth it to hire a lawyer (since it would cost more than the fine).

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