Q: I got a ticket for unsafe backing up going 5 miles an hour and struck an object. Should I explain in court or just pay?
I intend to plead guilty but wanted to explain how this happened. I was in a small convenience store parking lot and someone parked very close to me. I was trying to navigate around him and when I turned the wheel, I backed into an old gas pump. I did no damage to my car, but when I hit the pump, the sides came off. No damage or gas leak to the pump, just the old aluminum sides popped off. Is it worth it to explain or should I just pay the ticket and call it a day?
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