You can also talk to a traffic ticket attorney to see if the recall notice you received would be sufficient for your ticket. If you were injured, be sure to talk to a products liability attorney to see if you have any recourse.
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If you have already paid the citation and admitted guilt, then unfortunately, there may be little that you can do about the points on your licence and payment of court costs.
If the automobile was at fault, and the automobile caused damage to you or someone else, then you may have a product liability claim against the automaker. My firm handles many automotive product liability cases, and one crucially important fact that most people don't know is this: YOU NEED THE CAR AS EVIDENCE. So, IF you are considering bringing suit against the vehicle manufacturer, it is crucial that you do not sell the car or allow it to be destroyed.
I'd suggest you consult with a qualified local lawyer.