Q: Can i fight a one year old citation in Oregon
I was involved in accident in Oregon . The officer wrote me a ticket for wreck less driving warning which Idint know can it be challenged ? Now I am looking to work for different company & it's showing up on my record I am holding a Cdl license . & new company won't hire me.
if the officer gave you a tix it probably was no a warning......it was a citation for a misdemeanor Reckless Driving.
as a misdemeanor it carries a potential jail sentence but handled correctly, at least in california, with a lawyer and a good excuse you would not do any jail time in most courts.
but in addition to a Reckless you also have a Bench Warrant for not showing up........that increases the severity.
in calif a lawyer might run a Serna motion for the failure of Oregon to contact you to bring you to court.......at least in Calif one could argue that though there are new cases that cut into that argument.
if you really thought it was a warning that would probably be your defense and since you were not contacted again you did not think it was anything to worry about.
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