I was going southbound as i tried to go around a parked car(to the right) this truck tried to do the same(from left lane).
I was in his blind spot and he didnt signal or anything just turned slightly and stopped as I kept going.
AM obviously not going to hit the truck because hes closer to the drivers side...
I thought i had enough room on the right side(where parked car was) so I tried going because i didnt have any chance to stop.
I got out of my car as i heard a sound i had hit their car.
I then asked my passenger who i was driving to work if he was fine, and he was.
I got out of my car walked around and looked at the damage my right side mirror top cover fell off and there was slight barley visible paint scratches near the door which i buffed out with a cloth later on.
I didnt care about the other car that was parked, didnt even look at it because no one was inside of it.
AS i saw this to be less than 1000$ damage and no one was hurt I drove off and went to work.
I called my parents and advised them of the situation and they didnt say anything.
I then received a call from them saying a police officer came and got my car info down because someone had reported seeing my plates.
The police officer shortly came to my work and gave me a fail to remain ticket with a summons.
MY CAR WAS NEVER LOOKED AT i had parked it at another place and had another friend drive us to work.
He gave my friend a fail to report as well, no summons or witness for court to help state my case. (real dick move)
The police officer told me that the truck that had cut me off had reported it (*EDIT* did it to cover his ass, cause he knows it was his fault!)
The parked car filed insurance claim against me 2 weeks later and i had no chance to pay the damages myself nor do i know how much was claimed...since i never had their contact information only the police officer had taken it from my parents............
MY court date is tomorrow morning i really need advice PLEASE.
What do i do please dont say get legal aid.... because i know this is serious charge. I graduated police foundations and am looking for same career path i cant afford this to be on my record or i will never find a job. say something to prove to me if i should hire you if your going say anything helpful.
* no one saw damages on my car other than me and my friend inside the car.
what can i do if the police officer doesnt show up?
wheres their reasonable cause or any proof to show i was there and actually did this...or can say that i was even driving....
thinking to ask for full disclosure and push date a little..........reallly stressing over this mess
If this is your first attendance date, I would suggest requesting disclosure to see what the evidence against you is. Due to the very serious nature of the charge and your intended future career path, I would not consider trying to represent yourself. Best bet is to probably contact local paralegal services. Shop around, see what fees they charge and what services they offer.
http://www.OntarioTicket.com OR http://www.OHTA.ca
am going to wait and see if there is any notes from the cop to even place me in the car as a driver, or even any witness thats coming...
I believe i have 24 hours to contact collision center the cop only came 2 hours after it happened.
any other useful tip?