I was involved in a 3 car collision accident earlier this month. This was an unavoidable accident but of course I still received a citation from the officer handling the accident. I must appear in court for the violation and the officer also lied about details in the police report which impact my case. I would like to have this citation dismissed if possible. Is this a case a ticket lawyer can handle for me or would this be best handled by an accident lawyer?
You probably want a ticket attorney, but there are a number of attorneys that practice in both areas, so if you can find someone like that, it would be idea. Good luck!
You need a ticket lawyer. The ticket lawyer should fight aggressively for dismissal or try your case for acquittal. An "accident lawyer" is a personal injury lawyer who usually does not handle traffic violation cases.
Let them eat civil lawsuits! This is a criminal matter, and you need a criminal attorney for it.
Nothing wrong with cooperating with the insurance defense lawyer the insurance company hired to represent you (mostly to represent it) but they should not be the lead here. Criminal law is not their bread and butter. They may know some, or even a lot about it. But knowing about it, and doing it all day nearly every day, are two very different things.
There are different standards of proof, different discovery rules and considerations, different rules of procedure, different legal concepts involved. Your criminal attorney must be adept at navigating through all of this at flank speed, not hesitatingly or unsurely.
Lastly, be VERY careful what you say, write or post about this. Social media is discoverable. Period. Saying it was unavoidable may be tantamount to admitting that you were following too close. Mum's the word, except to someone you have hired to represent you. Hire that person, with all due consideration and dispatch.
This answer is in the nature of general information only and DOES NOT constitute legal advice or the formation of an attorney-client relationship.
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