Can I fight a failure to maintain lane ticket?
I was involved in a car accident two months ago. It was raining very badly, and I hydroplaned while I was driving on the interstate. I crashed into the median of the interstate, and there were no other cars involved but mine. The police officer that came wrote me a ticket for “failure to maintain lane”. I am wondering if there is any possibility of the ticket being reduced/thrown out, or if I should just pay the ticket?
5 attorney answers
You definitely can challenge that ticket based upon what you are saying. However, challenging that ticket might cost more than paying it. Consult with an attorney who is familiar with the court where your citation is pending.
You can always fight a citation but there is no guarantee that you will win.
If you want to fight the citation issued, you should not attempt to do so by yourself.
Contact an experienced defense attorney who specializes in traffic citation defense. He or she may not be able to get the charges completely dismissed but may at the very least mitigate any penalties against you and may be able to keep any points off your license.
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Yes, you can fight it, and you should. NEVER "just pay the ticket." You need to consult and/or hire a good defense attorney. Many of us offer free consultations and payment plans.
Without question you should challenge the ticket. If you hire a competent attorney there is a good chance you can get the ticket reduced to an expensive "parking ticket." You don't want your insurance company to raise your rates for an accident and traffic ticket.