-Accident actually happened on a different street than the one i stated on my police statement. The accident actually happened on a street that ended just before the one i said happened and the officer saw the accident site but did not check the location therefore probably has it down the same as my report. can i fight it to be inadmissible?
-In addition, I was not aware or did not understand the statement the police read to me before assessing the accident. I did not know it would result in a CD ticket. The police officer also made me feel obligated to write more and explain what happened. He told me to add more details after i was done giving my statement so i had to take back the statement and write more stuff. From a short counsel with a xcopper paralegal, the above angle seemed more favorable to him.
My first attendance is next week and i was wondering does an offer of no demerit point and a money fine still have an effect on my insurance? Does it count as a conviction and have a reciprocation on my insurance?
Also the officer also asked me if the ABS locked on me which i said "i don't know... hmm... it did". At later research i found out that steering won't work if the ABS braking system locks. I tried to steer towards the road but i couldn't direct the car so it jumped the curb (side walk) momentarily and came back down. I was not speeding i was driving around 35 km/h when entered the street and slowed before i even got to the turn. Just stood out in my memory.
Can i ask for disclosure for the trial date after the FA meeting ?
P. S. Thanks Paul for your advice and thanks for the rest of you in advance.
In regards to the mix up in streets, that can be amended at trial. The big issue is that the mistake is based on information you provided the officer, not an error on his part. The onus may fall on you to show the location is incorrect. Can you provide credible evidence to show that the accident didnÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢t happen where the report says?
Not sure what youÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢re talking about with ABS lock. ItÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢s cars without ABS that have their wheels lock up. ABS prevents the wheels from locking to aid with steering. YouÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢d probably have to have some type of mechanical inspection and report done showing that your ABS failed if that was your argument.
I agree with the paralegal that a plea deal may be your best option. YouÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢re going to really have to research case law if you want to try and argue you were driving with due care and attention and couldnÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢t have avoided the accident.
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