Q: My gf got in a wreck while driving on suspended license but was cited for not having license on her. She paid ticket..
My gf got in a wreck while driving on suspended license. They wrote her a ticket for not having a license on her because she was injured at the time and had to go to the ER. The officer originally wrote the ticket for driving on suspended license, but changed it due to her being injured. She has paid the ticket, but the report says driving on suspended license. Will she still have to go to court even though the ticket was changed and she paid for the ticket?
A: By "report," I am assuming that you mean the accident report prepared by the investigating officer. If my assumption is correct, then what the officer wrote on the accident report is irrelevant. What matters is what the officer charged your girlfriend with and what she paid the ticket for. If the charge was driving without license on person, and she paid the fine for that offense, she may not have to go to court. However, some offenses carry a mandatory court appearance, so she needs to verify that fact by calling the Clerk, whose number should be on the back of the ticket. My website is www.statesboroaccidentlawyer.com.
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