Deerfield Beach, FL asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida

Q: Can I beat my careless driving ticket in court?

Im 33 years old and this is my first accident. I have had 1 speeding ticket about 10 years ago. I was on a 2 lane, passable road. I was behind a woman on her phone, obviously distracted and not knowing where she was going. She was going 10-15 miles an hour on a 30 mph road and kept stopping every few hundred feet and then continuing on slowly. I decided to pass her. I put on my directional and made sure no other cars were coming either way and made to pass. She decided to turn left, without a directional blinker, just as I was passing her and hit my passenger rear door. I pulled over and called the police and waited for him to get there. He was there for an hour. He spent about 5 minutes getting my story and 45 minutes laughing and chatting with the other woman. He then told me I was 100% responsible and told me he highly suggests I don't try to fight it in traffic court. I want to try to take this to court. Should I? Or was he trying to tell me it would turn out bad for me?

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Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: From what you indicate, it seems like you have case. Give it a shot if you want.

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