Q: I was driving and used my signal to get over, an officer noticed and signaled me to slow down, she then asked me to stop
In the course of the stop she gave me 4 tickets, i did not have my license. She accused me of careless driving, improper passing, failure to show license and disregarding officer signal, is there a way to beat this without a lawyer, can i file a complaint against the officer? Im confused because she acknowledged that the car stopped behind me so i could get over. How can i fight this.
A: If you file a complaint against the officer it will probably hurt your chances of reducing or elimiating the tickets you face. Get yourself a good lawyer as you need to save your license.
A: You always have the right to try and fight the tickets without Counsel. Also, if you plead Not Guilty timely, you will be given a date and then you can discuss the matter with the Prosecutor and probably come out with a plea deal. As for the failure to show your license, bring it with you. As for the others, talk with the Prosecutor who will probably merge some and downgrade all into one or two tickets. If you have a clean record ask to be allowed to use a "97.2" which has a higher penalty ($), but ZERO POINTS. All that being said, I still suggest that you hire Counsel.
A: With so many tickets and with serious potential consequences, you are best advised to consult and hire an attorney. Remember this: as worldly and as intelligent as you may be, as a non-lawyer you will be facing a judge who is a lawyer and a prosecutor who is a lawyer as well.
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