I have had my license for 4 months and recently I hit a tree on the side of the road. I was not exceeding the speed limit; I was actually 5 mph under, although it was wet out. On a turn my car skid over a sewer grate and I lost traction, started skidding towards a row of trees. I tried to counter the skid but only made it worse by jumping the curb and hitting a tree with my right hand fender. I had to get a tow because my tie rod snapped and thus had to call the local police. The officer was very brusque in manner and issued me a Careless Driving ticket with a description of ‘too fast for conditions’ on it.
What are the chances of getting the 2 points taken off my record? Should I plead guilty or not guilty? Many people have told me that because this is my first offence and I have had my license for so short a period of time the judge will most likely take off the points. I haven’t the money to hire a lawyer and I don’t really know how these things work. Any court etiquette/advice/opinions would be greatly appreciated.