There's no guarantee; but it almost seems routine for the traffic magistrates to withhold adjudication and points in exchange for you paying the court costs. That being said, there are many exceptions to that. For example, if your driving record is real bad, then you might not get a break. I would consult a local firm that does ticket defense for specific recommendations.
Dennis Phillips, Esq.
Negligence is no "Accident"
Florida state-wide personal injury, wrongful death, and insurance disputes
I would go to court. The cop did not see anything so his/her testimony is hearsay and you have an accident report privelege. The other driver could say it was your fault but would also admit that he was backing out as well. The Judge may be reasonable just because he doest not want a hearing. The Judge may keep the points off your record-withold and reduce the fine if you explain that restitution has been paid.
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