Q: Question about getting a ticket for Operation to endanger in M.A
I was driving last night and someone was in front of me on my college campus. The street is divided by a single solid line. The person infront of me was brake checking. So I tried to go around them and then they sped up. So I went back in my lane. Well campus police saw that I was trying to pass someone on the wrong side of the road and pulled me over.
So one cop car pulled behind me. Then 2 more cop cars came.
So they gave me a ticket for operation to endanger which is a criminal offense and I’m freaking out. I told the cop I was trying to get around him.
The cop looked at me gave me a ticket and said I could be arresting you right now but you seam like a good kid. Then he said I have to go to court and he’s going to give a recommendation to throw out the ticket. What should I do?
A: You will be summonsed to appear in court. Hopefully it will be for a clerk magistrates hearing. If it is, then with the assistance of an attorney, you may be able to have the case dismissed before. A clerk magistrates hearing will determine if there is probable cause to charge you with a crime.
If it bypasses a clerk magistrate hearing, you will be summonsed to appear in front of judge at which point you will be formally charged with a committing a crime. Again, with the help of an attorney, the district attorney may dismiss the charges prior to arraignment.
Get an attorney before doing anything. Best of luck with everything.
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