Q: What is the best way to fight a out of state traffic ticket?
About two weeks ago my father was involved in a minor out of state accident in WV during a merge lane situation. His semi truck trailer was hit by a passanger vehicle when the motorist tried to get ahead of him and clipped his trailer at about the halfway point. Initially when the parties pulled over the driver and passenger of the passenger car apologized since she technically at that point should have yielded to the semi. However when the police showed up, their story changed and my father was given an "Unsafe Lane Change 17c.7-9" ticket. My dad takes the onroad safety and driving record seriously so for him to get ticketed is a pretty big deal. What is the best way to fight this ticket remotely? This occured in Mercer County,WV. Thank you in advance!!
A: You should contact an attorney in the county in WV where this accident occurred to discuss representation for your father. Due to his CDL privileges, it is important that the offense does not end up on his record. An attorney may be able to fight the ticket or attempt to have it amended to a non-moving violation. Ideally, the attorney would appear your father's behalf. However, only a local attorney is going to be able to discuss specific options. Best of luck!
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