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Yes.  If the other driver was given a traffic citation, it was because the police officer concluded s/he had violated a traffic law.  However, unless the police officer personally witnesses the crash, the only way to prove what happened in court is for you to testify.  Also, you may be subpoenaed by the Commonwealth’s Attorney to appear in court.  A subpoena is a court order and you should not violate a court order.  You will feel more comfortable at the traffic hearing if you speak to a lawyer beforehand.

The other driver was given a ticket, and I was told about the date of the hearing. I will have to miss work if I go to the hearing. Do I have to go to court for that?

 

A: Yes.  If the other driver was given a traffic citation, it was because the police officer concluded s/he had violated a traffic law.  However, unless the police officer personally witnesses the crash, the only way to prove what happened in court is for you to testify.  Also, you may be subpoenaed by the Commonwealth’s Attorney to appear in court.  A subpoena is a court order and you should not violate a court order.  You will feel more comfortable at the traffic hearing if you speak to a lawyer beforehand.


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