Fight the ticket. There could be larger ramifications of just paying it and admitting guilt. You could still get possibly sued for personal injury. You'd be surprised how many people report no injuries at the scene, then later (after they talk to a PI lawyer) they become injured. It is actually important if the officer saw the accident or not because of hearsay rules. I'm in traffic court everyday and can explain in detail. We may still be able to save you from points, even if all the witnesses show up to court. Call me if you'd like a free consultation. Thanks
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If you either elect driving school or enter a no contest plea, there will be no civil ramifications. The fact that you were issued a citation would also not be disclosed to the jury should your case proceed to a civil trial. Whatever you do, do NOT take the points on your Driving record.
Robert E. Heyman, Esq.