Yes, you should hire an attorney to represent you too. The few hundred you pay the attorney will save you many times that amount in lower insurance premiums down the road.
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Traffic tickets are usually worth fighting because fines are often high, and they add points to your records which mean rate increases from your insurance company. Was the other person cited as well, or just you? Any injuries? If you were both cited, it may be possible to get both tickets dismissed if there were no injuries. Even if you were the only person cited, it may be possible to get a dismissal if the damage was minor and no injuries. Call an attorney to get some advice on options.
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I agree with my colleagues. Protect yourself - get a traffic ticket attorney. Good luck.
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Even if you ignore the fine and the points (and you shouldn't), a hidden cost of a ticket is often increased insurance rates. So it certainly makes sense to see a lawyer before court and discuss what you should do.
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