Atlanta, GA asked in Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for Georgia

Q: Am I going to be found guilty when I go to court?

The police gave me citation number: M933789 o.c.g.a $ 40-6-43 with a trailer. He insisted that I was trying to beat the trailer from making his right turn. What happen was that i was behind the trailer on the left lane and i thought I saw his emergency lights on so I switched to the right lane to give the truck driver his space. When I was already on the right lane he was still on the left lane and once I noticed I was being crushed on the left side of my car. This is my first accident ever and I’m nervous and scared about what’s going to happen. My intentions were to never to beat the trailer or sneak around him. I got injured but the trailer was spotless. The office gave us both citations.

1 Lawyer Answer
Ken Shigley
Ken Shigley
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: It sounds like the officer didn't want to decide and just gave both drivers tickets in order to let the traffic court judge sort it out. It may be that a judge hearing your story, presented calmly and in detail, perhaps with supporting photographs, would dismiss your ticket or find your not guilty. Some traffic courts offer to let people plead to a local ordinance violation that is not reported to the state so there are no points on your license. You didn't say where this was. You might want to do a Google search for a lawyer who handles traffic tickets in that municipality or county.

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