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Q: I have a failure to yield ticket is it worth getting a lawyer to go to court

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David G. Parker
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A: This will depend on a number of factors. These include, but are not limited to, the following: how comfortable you are testifying and presenting evidence in court, whether you feel like you have a legitimate chance of beating or reducing the charge as alleged and would prefer an experienced advocate arguing your case, whether you feel there's a need to have a lawyer explain the court process from start to finish (including potential civil ramifications of a motor vehicle collision), etc. If it's a highly contested case then having an advocate with some emotional distance from the incident and its costs might carry some benefits, regardless of your rhetorical skill.

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