Q: Citation Costs
I backed up into a postal service car in the court that I live in. I had only lightly tapped her front end before seeing she was there. No damage or injuries were brought to the car or driver or myself. Her work managers were called and so was 911. A state officer was the one who came to check it out. I would like to know why I’m being charged $143 dollars if there were no damages and if I could fight it based off of that AND the fact that the officer at the site filled out my forms wrong, including spelling my insurance wrong and putting in the forms that I am the owner of the postal service car. I am a minor and neither of my parents were contacted by the officer.
A: Fortunately no one was injured and there were no damages. Unfortunately, often times citations will be issued following a motor vehicle accident, however slight. This is a trend that has seemed to increase in recent years, at least in my experience. You should contact a local attorney for a free consultation to assess your options.
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