Q: Will a TN judge dismiss a due care ticket if the other vehicle has been repaired?
I was in an accident in Morristown TN and received a due care ticket. A car was behind my trailer and I could not see him in my mirrors when I backed up. If I can prove the vehicle has been repaired and the police officer and other party do not contest, will a judge dismiss the ticket as long as the fine is paid, or reduce the ticket so I do not receive points on my license? I live in NC. If the judge does not drop the ticket will it show on my MVR?
A: If you or your insurance paid for the other vehicle's repairs, then get a paid in full receipt from them. At Court this will help getting the Failure To Exercise Due Care Citation dismissed. More than likely noone opposing you will show up at Court. Even if they do, be respectful to the Court and ask it to be dismissed. At worst the Judge may make you pay Costs. If a guilty adjudication goes down, then it is possible that Tennessee DOS may send a notice to NC, but it is not certain.
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