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I had to appear in front of a judge for a traffic violation the 2witnesses were sworn in but not me. Is that a mistrial?

Erie, PA |

The judge swore in the police officer and the other witness but not me. I was wondering if the case was a mistrial or even legitimate because I was not sworn in.

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It probably was an over site but not a cause for a Mistrial. However, if you were found guilty, you can file a summary appeal and receive a brand new trial. It is suggested that you hire a criminal defense attorney to handle the appeal. Good luck.


I wholeheartedly agree with Mr. Keller's observations. Consider retaining a good attorney with experience handling traffic cases.


It also depends if you actually got to testify. I assume you did. Where you found guilty? If so, I suggest going for an appeal.
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