In summer this year, I was involved in a T bone car accident where I was given tickets for failure to stop and failure to yield.
My car hit the other car and people in other car suffered from minor injuries requiring Emergency room visit.
My insurance took care of car repair payments. To my knowledge so far there is no claim filed for personal injury.
My traffic tickets were set up for arraignment and when I pleaded not guilty it was set for trial.
I did not recall details of crash. I remember drivers behind me tailgating as I was driving slow which did stress me out and I was additionally under stress as I was going for my screening test for cancer and I have positive family history of cancer.
What should i do to prove myself not guilty?
You would do well to hire a traffic ticket attorney to handle these tickets for you. There is a tendency of cops to ticket drivers involved in a crash which they have not witnessed first hand. This is to your advantage, but an attorney can help you figure out when the statute of limitations for the crash tolls and and also help guard whatever statements you make in connection with defending this ticket--definitely seek legal representation on this.
The issues raised in your post are too complex to fully address in this format. Strongly urge you to consult directly with a lawyer in your area who handles tickets and criminal defense. The Avvo “Find a Lawyer” link is a good place to start: https://www.avvo.com/find-a-lawyer
If you have the mindset that you need to "prove myself not guilty" then you are not in good shape for a trial. An alternative is to have an attorney go to court instead of you. These tickets can be dismissed or reduced if handled properly.
The Benjamin Goldman Law Office fights traffic tickets exclusively.
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