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I'll answer the second question first: Changing the court date it pretty easy, and it generally just takes a call to the court clerk to explain that she would like a continuance. Generally speaking, the first continuance is given as a matter of course, so it'll be approved.
With regard to the ticket, your granddaughter will need to prove that there was a problem with the car if that caused the accident. Therefore, she should be prepared to present testimony
from an expert witness who will verify that fact. If she cannot prove that there was a problem with the car, then she'll likely lose the case because the only other reasonable conclusion is driver error. It may seem like the burden of proof
is backwards ... in other words, it may appear like she's is having to prove her innocence rather than the prosecutor proving her guilt. However, that is not actually the case. If the prosecution doesn't first prove its case, then she won't even need to defend herself. That said, it won't be hard to prove its case against her because the evidence is clear: She hit a fixed object while driving
, and the most logical explanation is driver error.
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