I was on the downward slope of a hill and was also passing a semi. All of a sudden I looked to my left and saw a cop car going around me on the shoulder with his lights on. I had not seen him behind me because I had just gone over a hill and could not see traffic behind me until they also went over the hill. Also, the cop did not have his sirens on, so I could not hear his approach either. It turns out he was chasing down another vehicle. He pulled over the other vehicle and then when I was passing the scene he waved me down to pull over as well. He gave me a ticket for a failure to yield. Is this something I should fight in court? Do they offer a diversion for this?
Unfortunately there is no way an attorney can tell you how you should handle your case in this format. Find an experienced local attorney who handles traffic matters. He will know the court, judge, and prosecutor and so will know how they will respond to various paths the defense might take. He will be able to ask you the questions which will explore whether you have a decent chance of being found not guilty or not.
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