Lake Orion, MI asked in Traffic Tickets for Michigan

Q: Should I fight an impeding traffic citation if I didn't properly tell my side of the story to the citing officer?

I was making a right turn into the right lane of a divided highway, a car came out of the left lane and there was a collision. At the time, I was too shook up to properly tell my side of the story to the officer. He gave me a citation(reduced, no pts) and I was listed as at fault. Upon reflection, I realize that I was fully established in my lane and accelerating at impact. I think what really happened is that the other driver was trying to squeeze by slow traffic in the left lane, and because I was accelerating he misjudged the gap and hit me. Should I deny responsibility and get a hearing, or would it be a waste of time? Thanks very much for any help!

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Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: You can; although you're going to have to explain how your "reflection" is more true and accurate than what you initially told the officer.

You may want to take the no points and move on.

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