Probably just a fine and restitution, maybe probation. But keep in mind that you are charged with a criminal offense. The more important question is what impact this might have on your record. Consult with an attorney to learn more about your options.
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I have changed this to a criminal defense question rather than car accident question. You should consult with a criminal attorney on this issue, especially if you have received a ticket.
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If handled correctly, you should be able to avoid a criminal conviction with a minimal fine assessed. Get legal advice to learn about your rights.
There may be defenses and you should consult with counsel. A misdemeanor is punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a $1000 fine.
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Sorts of penalties depend upon the charge and the full facts. Restitution is one sort of penatly which may be appropriate. You should seek attorney assistance in this matter. Tricia Dwyer Esq.
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