YES. However you have to understand that MOST prosecutors also have full time jobs as defense attorneys. What that means, that if you call them about city business, on a non-city business day, they MAY or may not be willing to talk to you. MOST of the time these discussions take place at the pretrial, and not at prior to the pretrial. I would try if I were in your shoes, but you do not know what the result may be here. Good luck
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Speak with an Ohio attorney. Most deals are done at pre-trial.
ANDREW ROBERTS CRIMINAL AND TRAFFIC TICKET DEFENSE ATTORNEY
You are permitted to do this. Keep in mind that the prosecutor does not have to talk to you. There are lots of prosecutors that will only talk to defense attorneys and not defendant's. You can ask for a no points violation but should have a plan in place for what if the prosecutor says no. Even if it is a no points violation it has the potential to affect your insurance premiums. No contest would be the same thing as pleading guilty but can't be used against you in a civil proceeding. If you are interested in fighting the case or getting a favorable outcome you need to hire an attorney. Otherwise you are gambling.
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While you certainly could do that, many prosecutors in smaller communities have other jobs and might not get the message quickly enough to take care of that. Also, given that there is property damage associated with your case, some prosecutor's offices may refuse to offer any sort of deals, and may even demand that you pay restitution to the other person involved.
You may want to consider hiring an attorney who knows the law, can review the facts, and can engage with the prosecutor to increase your chances of a favorable outcome.
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