Often, when a minor car accident occurs, the responding law enforcement officer will issue a failure to yield ticket to the party he initially deems responsible. If you have been involved in a minor car accident, contact the Durham traffic attorneys at Guirguis Law at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to handle the ticket.
The worst thing you can do is completely ignore the ticket, which will ultimately result in a failure to appear on your record and eventually could lead to an order for arrest. Next, you should never pay a failure to yield ticket off without first consulting an attorney. There are likely options to have the ticket dismissed, but they do take time. It is highly unlikely the ticket will be dismissed upon your first court setting, and most assistant district attorneys understand you need time to gather the necessary documentation.
Be aware that once an ADA has dismissed the ticket, you are not necessarily free from legal consequences. You may still face liability in a civil court. However, your insurance company often will help guide you through that process and may provide legal advice or even an attorney.
If you have received a failure to yield ticket in Durham or Raleigh, contact Guirguis Law at (919) 832-0500 for more information about how we can evaluate your charge to see if you are eligible for a dismissal. In most cases, you will never have to attend court, as the lawyers at Guirguis Law will attend court in your place.