Re: URGENT- Should I Contest My "Failure to Maintain Control" Ticket or Pay Fine
Quoting J. Alfred Braun
let's think about this for a minute.
Officer responds to the scene. Observes the damage to the cars, maybe in exactly the same position as they were when they hit. Officer asks OP: so, what happened.
OP goes to court. Officers report is submitted. Prosecutor or judge asks OP: is this (referring to the report) what happened? Is this what you told the officer?
It was a two-lane ramp, as soon as the car skid my car began swerving (I think I oversteered it while trying to gain back control). I tried really hard to steer it to the left to avoid hitting the car in right lane beside me..ended up side swiping said car.
Now, do we really have to guess the outcome after that?
a confession is worth so much more than the officers opinion.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.