Petersburg, VA asked in Traffic Tickets for Virginia

Q: should I fight a failure to yeild ticket when other driver was a minor with permit and mother, he never breaked.

turn in to my drive way, left turn and I was turning in front of him, there was a far distance then all of a sudden very close to me, he never touched breaks and no break marks on road. I think he was speeding and might have been able to react better. I know I got the ticket but not sure if I should go to court and fight it, also sun was shining in my eyes at the time.

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David G. Parker
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  • Richmond, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: If it were me, I would appear if possible. A judge has options for reducing or even dismissing a ticket like this. An amended charge of improper driving (only 3 demerit points) or even dismissal with completion of a driver improvement clinic might be possible depending on the circumstances of the case, your driving record, the judge's typical policy on collision cases, etc. Good luck to you.

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