Asked in Car Accidents for North Carolina

Q: Do certain types of minor car accidents, no other cars involved, get a court case dismissed?

Car accident, passed stop sign, no other vehicles involved, first offense

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Brian F Davis
Brian F Davis
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Asheville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Generally, if there were no other cars involved, and you ran a stop sign, the case should get dismissed. Most stop sign charges arise out of an officer actually seeing you run the stop sign. Here, the officer has no first hand knowledge of your running the stop sign. To play it safe, I would hire a lawyer to help you get this dismissed. If nothing else, you should be able to get it reduced to a lesser charge, like improper equipment, so it does not cause your insurance rates to increase.

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