How should I plead to a careless driving ticket caused by a deer hitting my car and causingme to hit a pole?

UPDATED: Jan 4, 2012

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How should I plead to a careless driving ticket caused by a deer hitting my car and causingme to hit a pole?

Driving at 45 in a 45 at 8:40 pm. My wife and I were injured.

Asked on January 4, 2012 under Accident Law, New Jersey


Kelly Broadbent / Broadbent & Taylor

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

In Massachusetts, you could appeal the ticket and look for either a not responsible finding if you were cited civilly or a dismissal if you were cited criminally.  If you were obeying all the laws of the road, and travelling at the speed limit, you could not control that a deer jumped out and hit your vehicle. It may be possible to have this ticket dismissed.

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