What are my rights? Officer investigating the accident never questioned me. I received a ticket based on bad information.

Asked over 1 year ago - Newark, DE

Accident was 2/15/13 approx. at 6:30pm, it happened in Elizabethtown, PA. Witness 2 said my headlights were not on after impact. Front of my car is completely smashed in. The officer also took my registration and insurance card without my permission and did not ask me for my ID, he took it from the EMT. There were 4 witness and only 2 in the report. 4 ambulances were dispatched and only 2 in the report. I do not understand the discrepancies in the report. None the documents have my correct name. Every document has different spelling to different arrangement of my name. I need someone explain the law to me. Am I still living in the United States?

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  1. Jeffrey Mark Adams

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    Answered . You have the right to contest the ticket, consider retaining an attornorney; you have the right to try to speak with the officer, or supervisor; you should report this to your insurer.

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  2. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . Retain a local traffic court lawyer to fight it.

  3. David J. McCormick

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    Answered . You should contact a local traffic attorney about contesting the ticket.

    Good luck.

    DISCLAIMER: David J. McCormick is licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin and this answer is being... more
  4. David B Pittman

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    Answered . Hire a traffic ticket attorney to fight this for you. It will be money well spent.

  5. Lars A. Lundeen

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    Answered . You have a right to contest your ticket. I suggest you attend a hearing on your ticket and, if necessary, take ticket defense counsel with you to represent your interests. You should be able to locate someone through your local Yellow Pages.

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